On The Fly with Jon Gill

On The Fly with Jon Gill

By Jon Gill
Everything in my working life has been 'on the fly' – I've been winging it for the last 30-odd years!
And this podcast is no different, except that it'll have the benefit of inspiring, creative and inventive people who have been pushing the boundaries of creativity and technology.

Every episode will bring you insights into how these people work and think – just enough to get you inspired to do your own thing.
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#OnTheFlyPodcast [Ep 5] with Robbie Cumming (YouTuber & BBC Canal Boat Diaries)
Hey, this is On The Fly with Jon Gill... where I speak to Inspiring, creative, inventive people pushing the boundaries of creativity and technology. This is episode 5 with English YouTuber Robbie Cumming! Robbie has been documenting his narrowboat life on the canals of the UK for several years. He captures everything on his mobile phone and edits on a tablet and posts to YouTube where he currently has just over 17,000 subscribers.  YouTube and Canal Boat Diaries (BBC) About a year ago he was approached by BBC Four to adapt his YouTube format into a short series of TV episodes. Subsequently five episodes of Canal Boat Diaries were broadcast in October 2019. Series two is currently filming under lockdown conditions. Amazingly Robbie is using the same mobile approach with some additional GoPro and drone footage from the BBC side of production. We talk about his process and what this means for the future of TV and mobile content creators.   Song of the episode Easy! Room To Roam by the Water Boys (from 1990 fact fans, which means I've final broken the cycle of hits from the 1970s by two decades!) Here's a great version recorded live with an orchestra in Huntley, Scotland. Conveniently, to find Robbie, his videos, BBC page, music, clothing, social media and Patreon page, you need only one link: www.robbiecumming.com  Robbie's recommendation is "ETTV" on Youtube... mesmerising!  Apps Robbie uses a couple of apps – you may be familiar with them by now... but here's the links anyway: Filming: ProCamera (iOS only) Editing: Luma Fusion (iOS only) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Thanks so much for downloading and listening – please share, subscribe, comment, review, etc – all most welcome and greatly appreciated. I use phones and tablets to capture, edit and share my short films and I can help you to do the same… I run learning sessions for all ages – anyone wanting to use video to tell their own story. Like most educators just now I’m  trying to inspire people via Zoom from my spare room. But I love it. So if you’d like to learn more about telling your story using a mobile then please get in touch. And remember, that this 'pod' was #MadeOnAMobile Twitter: @OnTheSuperFly Instagram: @OnTheSuperFly Web: www.MadeOnAMobile.co.uk Check out these hashtags: #MakeSomethingMobile #MadeOnAMobile #OnTheFlyPodcast
57:34
June 23, 2020
#OnTheFlyPodcast [Ep 4] with SJ van Breda (mobile filmmaker)
Hey this is On The Fly with Jon Gill Where I speak to Inspiring, creative, inventive people pushing the boundaries of creativity and technology. This is episode 4 with South African filmmaker SJ van Breda  Film school trained in Vancouver, Sarah has produced amazing work using traditional camera but also works on many personal projects using mobile. In this episode we talk about her creative process, love of match-cuts and bringing a spontaneous 'mobile–sensibility' to her process. Jane Digby I became aware of Sarah's work through #FiLMiCFest 2019 – her entry was Jane Digby and I recommend you give it a watch before listening to the podcast: https://vimeo.com/351055213 Song of the episode I've gone literal this week with Sweet Jane by the Velvet Underground Find Sarah on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/sjvanbreda And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sjvanbreda/ ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Thanks so much for downloading and listening – please share, subscribe, comment, review, etc – all most welcome and greatly appreciated. I use phones and tablets to capture, edit and share my short films and I can help you to do the same… I run learning sessions for all ages – anyone wanting to use video to tell their own story. Like most educators just now I’m  trying to inspire people via Zoom from my spare room. But I love it.  So if you’d like to learn more about telling your story using a mobile then please get in touch. And remember, that this 'pod' was #MadeOnAMobile Twitter: @OnTheSuperFly Instagram: @OnTheSuperFly www.MadeOnAMobile.co.uk Check out these hashtags: #MakeSomethingMobile #MadeOnAMobile #OnTheFlyPodcast
55:34
June 10, 2020
#OnTheFlyPodcast [Comp 1] featuring Jack Hollingsworth; Tim Bingham; Christian Payne; Robbie Cumming; SJ van Breda
#OnTheFlyPodcast [Compilation No 1]  The first in an occasional series of compilations with snippets from a variety of podcasts. The first three here are already live and available for download. Part two of the Christian Payne episode will follow soon as will the new Robbie Cumming and SJ van Breda episodes. Please subscribe, like, comment and share. Find out more at www.MadeOnAMobile.co.uk This episode: Jack Hollingsworth – Photographer (iOS/Apple) https://www.instagram.com/jackhollingsworth/ Tim Bingham – Photographer (Android) https://www.publiclens.ie Christian Payne (Documentally) – Social Technologist https://documentally.substack.com Robbie Cumming – YouTuber/Canal Diaries (BBC TV) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000bks0 SJ van Breda – Writer/Director/Filmmaker https://vimeo.com/sjvanbreda
31:04
June 5, 2020
#OnTheFlyPodcast [Ep 3] with Christian Payne aka Documentally (creative social technologist)
Hey this is On The Fly with Jon Gill Where I speak to Inspiring, creative, inventive people pushing the boundaries of creativity and technology. This is episode 3 with Christian Payne aka Documentally He’s got a very varied background – He was in a band, he was a press photographer... and he’s travelled… a lot..! Now He’s settled into an equally diverse mix of journo-documen-technologist, particularly knowledgable regarding all things audio...  but the bottom line is that he’s a great example of someone who has carved their own furrow and made it his job. In this episode we talk about social media, how he’s structured his business model, the secret life of his Italian grandmother… and there’s more, so much more. We said we'd keep it short but after a couple of hours we wrapped things up and I decide to cut this into two episodes. That's not to say it'll be two 60 minute runs because there's a metal/grunge music tangent that will never see the light of day. So part two will follow in a week or two..!? Song of the episode The tune for Christian is “3 is the magic number” from 1973 by Bob Dorough – you could also check out the DeLaSoul version but, for legal reasons surrounding the samples, you won’t find it streaming other than copies on YouTube. Apart from being episode three (which isn't the reason) let me know if you work it out why this song applies to Christian. There are a couple of musical-ish experimentations in this and the next episode… listen out for those! Find Christian's "Dispatches" here: https://documentally.substack.com Twitter – @Documentally Website: documentally.com    We’ll talk about "Dispatches" in the next episode but I heartily recommend them.  ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Thanks so much for downloading and listening – please share, subscribe, comment, review, etc – all most welcome and greatly appreciated. I'm Jon Gill and you can find me here: Twitter: @OnTheSuperFly Instagram: @OnTheSuperFly www.MadeOnAMobile.co.uk Check out these hashtags: #MakeSomethingMobile #MadeOnAMobile #OnTheFlyPodcast
40:12
May 27, 2020
#OnTheFlyPodcast [Ep 2] with Tim Bingham – Street Photographer (Android)
Welcome to episode 2 of my "On The Fly" podcast This episodes guest is Ireland based photographer Tim Bingham, who specialises in street photography. He uses both a Fuji mirrorless and a Samsung 9S. By his own reckoning 80% of the time it's the phone.  I highly recommend you check out his Instagram feed as well as his website for further visual stimulation. But if you're here to rest your eyes and focus on your ears then what follows is nearly an hour of what motivates Tim photographically, his process, tips for getting candid and intimate portraits and a forthcoming competition #ShotWithBingham. (For legal reasons I have to say that the last thing is not actually a thing. But it should be!) Song of the week is "Picture Book" by the Kinks – Tim needs a reason to put out a book. I think once you see his pictures you'll see why Tim needs to bring out a book – IndieGoGo anyone? Tim's exhibition featuring pics he talks about: https://www.publiclens.ie/subjectivemoments/ Find Tim online here: Twitter: https://twitter.com/publiclens1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/public_lens/ Website: https://www.publiclens.ie Tim's Recommendations: Shadow (15) https://www.netflix.com/ie/title/81034600  Memoirs Of A Geisha (12A) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG4qh5kbRHs 
59:02
May 14, 2020
#OnTheFlyPodcast [Ep 1] with Jack Hollingsworth – Mobile Photographer (iOS/Apple)
Welcome to my podcast... "On The Fly" It's been a long time coming, but I bet you never gave it a second thought! My first guest is one of the first people I stumbled across online who helped me realise that using a mobile phone for photography or filmmaking was legitimate. I'd been using my mobile in this way for 5 or 6 years at this point and Jack's Twitter feed and e-news letters were an oasis of both inspiration and validation. I met him in at MoJoFest 2019. Today (Wednesday 13 May, as I write) would have been MoJoFest 2020. So to commemorate I set myself the deadline of posting not one but two podcasts. This is the Apple flavour – Jack has a history with the phones and the company. Episode 2 will be Tim Bingham – street photographer extraordinaire – who is a fan of "the Android". Both make stunning work with their tools of choice so no-one has an excuse not to be inspired and go out and be creative. Song of the week – It has to be "Going Mobile" by The Who. Dedicated to Jack who, after 30 years as a pro, DSLR man, switched to mobile and hasn't looked back. In our chat he explains why and his hopes for the future of mobile photography. Jack's recommendations: FiLMiC First Light photo app – available for both Apple and Android in their respective stores. www.FiLMiCPro.com Movies and music, anything epic! Gladiator (15), Lord of The Rings (12A) My recommendation for all you homeworkers... Hanz Zimmer live in Prague – available to stream on both Netflix (video) and Amazon Prime (audio).   Jack Hollingsworth/bio Jack Hollingsworth is one of the most recognized names in Travel, Lifestyle and Portrait photography today.  His client list includes some of the biggest names in Travel, Leisure and Hospitality-American Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Marriott, Intercontinental Hotels, Emerald Waterways, Silversea Crusies, Star Clippers, ITC Hotels (India), to name a few. Over the course of his 4-decade, award-winning career as a commercial photographer, Jack has owned and operated studios in India, Singapore, Boston and Austin. Hollingsworth was recently ranked in Eyefi’s "Top 100 Most Socially Influential Photographers"  and in Chillisauce’s 2019 "Top 100 Travel Photographers of the World” https://chillisauce.com/blog/post-5ea5e4e9bd05b7643419 More recently, since 2011, Jack has fallen in love with his iPhone camera as his primary capture tool.  Jack is an accomplished Portraiturist. He photographs people... with his beloved iPhone camera: https://vimeo.com/271596955 His work has appeared in Apple’s #ShotOniPhone campaign, “The Human Family", narrated by Maya Angelou:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9adfIFfYaCM Family man. Hippie roots. Seeker heart. Lovecat. For further contact information: • Twitter https://twitter.com/photojack  • Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jackhollingsworth/  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jackhollingsworth  • Vimeo https://vimeo.com/manage/videos • Blog https://www.iphonejourney.com
55:40
May 13, 2020
On The Fly – Episode one coming soon...
Today (Wednesday 13 May) should have been #MoJoFest in London as part of the The Media Production & Technology Show...   So, the time was right to reach out to some of the folks I met last year and help bridge the gap between the mobile community and everyone else who also owns a phone or tablet.   Week one is Jack Hollingsworth, pro photographer of 40 years. Almost 10 years ago he went mobile – exclusively – in the podcast he explains why and share tips and tricks for anyone interested in going mobile with photography.  This is a teaser – the podcast will be available later today along with a bonus edition... more later!  #podcast #CPD #photography #MadeOnAMobile
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May 13, 2020