Blog update and Disney news

You may have noticed that things have gone a little quiet here at the moment as I spend time developing content to our new sister blog

Don’t worry, this is only a short break while I write up a backlog of nearly 30 posts!


Why don’t you check out some of the recently added content here:

A British tourist driving in America for the first time

Festival of Fantasy Parade at the Magic Kingdom

Move it, shake it, dance and play it street party at Magic Kingdom

Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley - Trip report

Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade - trip photos

CityWalk Hot Dog Hall of Fame - Trip Report


Holiday tech

My Holiday tech list

I will be heading off to Disney World in Florida during the summer holiday and have been planing the trip for about a year. We probably won’t be going back any time soon so I really want to make sure that I capture as many memories as I can.

Being an avid film maker and photographer I want to get plenty of content but I also don’t want to spend the two weeks watching all the action through a tiny screen.

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So my tech list is ....

1. iPad mini 2

The iPad will be my main device whilst away. It is crammed with videos and productivity apps. I am hoping to be able to do podcast editing whilst away using Garage Band.

2. Lots of SD cards and memory

You really can’t have enough blank media for capturing all those moments. I am sure that I will be buying more while I am away!

3. Canon EOS70D DSLR with 18-55mm lens

The EOS70D is my main camera for video recording when I am at home, although my main use while away will be photography. I love the 70D as it is the perfect mid point between a consumer and professional camera body.

4. Lots of GoPro mounts, straps and fixings

I intend to try and get as much first person POV ride footage as possible so I am bringing a chest-mount, hand grip and head-mount for the GoPro.

5. GoPro Hero 3

Where as I will be using the DSLR for mainly photography, I plan on capturing lots of video with the Hero3. I appreciate that I will be sacrificing audio quality but it does mean also that I won’t be spending the whole holiday looking through a tiny camera screen.

6. Michron time-lapse controller for DSLR

I would love to take some time-lapse photos of crowds and parades, so I am taking along the Michron time-lapse controller for the Canon. It is programmed with an iPhone app via the headphone socket and connects to the remote socket on the camera.

7. Cocoon GridIt

I absolutely love this simple, yet elegant solution to storing all those annoying cables etc.

8. Sennheiser Clip Mic Digital

The Clip Mic Digital is a tie-clip style digital mic for iOS which I plan to use to record some audio podcasts during the holiday.

9. Sennheiser OCX686G Headphones

I would love to take my Momentum headphones on holiday, but they are just too big so instead I am taking a pair of the Sennheiser OCX686G sports headphones instead. These are very light, very comfortable and provide excellent audio quality.