Jul 142020
New Studio Build - 2020

Two years ago I bought a new (old) house and have been using a small spare bedroom as my studio. I’m now converting the carport into my new studio and building a store room on the side of the house. Twenty years ago I converted the carport in my old house into a studio and […]

Dec 252017
The Barron River Revisited

I’ve been going through a difficult time over the last few years, but most of that is behind me now. So now it’s time to get back to my Barron River documentary. I’ve set up a Facebook page and website devoted to the documentary and will be getting back into filming as time allows. Due […]

Jul 032012
IOS - Integrated Operating System

It occurred to me recently that I created iOS long before Apple came up with the idea. Admittedly, mine was for a much larger device and for a much smaller distribution. A distribution of one system. In 1993 my boss built a rather nice new house, and I thought of a great project to incorporate […]

Feb 122012
Panasonic HDC-SD90 Modification

The Panasonic HDC-SD90 (and HDC-TM90) has several good features that interest me for shooting nature. It has a 26x zoom lens with minimal flaring and chromatic aberration. It has manual control, albeit with rather clumsy menu driven control, and it produces quite a good quality HD video picture for a consumer camcorder. But there were […]

Dec 052011
The Barron River

About 20 years ago my friend Ivan and I thought we’d like to make a documentary about the Barron River, which flows across the Atherton Tablelands and enters the sea just north of Cairns. We didn’t get very far, partly due to the difficulty in finding detailed information on the river.   A couple of […]