Tim Peake

This was the most exciting job I’ve had for a long time: the opportunity to film and photograph astronaut Tim Peake for his talk at MOSI.

The event itself certainly did not disappoint, Tim was a fascinating speaker and the talk itself was well put together and guided by the interviewers whose questions were on point and considering the talk was aimed at children they were not needlessly simple or silly. One of the things I particularly enjoyed was Tim sharing his photographs taken from the ISS. To see the world as so small was humbling and to see the thin layer of atmosphere protecting us all was humbling. But more than that, they were beautiful. Please, take the time to look through his images on Flickr.

Once again I was working for Nathan Rae Productions and I feel I should say a special thanks to Nathan for letting me bring my camera along so I could get a few shots of the event.

 

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Here you can see Nathan and James fixing an issue with the white balance.

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and right at the end, Nathan was able to grab Tim for a quick question about checklists.

 

Here is Tim’s talk that we live streamed.

Andre Geim

Sometimes a job just lands in your lap and you have to pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming, and I’ve had two of those recently. The one I want to talk about today was the opportunity to be part of the team, Nathan Rae Productions, that was brought in to live-stream an evening with Noble Prize and Ignoble Prize winning scientist Andre Geim at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Happily this was a rather relaxed talk with Andre and none of the science was above my head, which I’m sure it would have been if it had been just a lecture on graphene. Prior to the job I had read up on both graphene and levitating frogs:

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