Shalesmoor Dream is a piece of arty nonsense video with nice music attached.
The technique used to shoot the video was a variation on timelapse photography. In normal timelapse, the camera is usually the fixed point (on a tripod or dolly) in front of which movement occurs as disjointed consecutive still images that are edited to play sequentially into films.
However, although Shalesmoor Dream employs lots of still images in a similar manner to above, the camera was handheld and moved around. The music is Clair de lune by Claude Debussy.
But hey, it’s just a bit of fun!
Sheffield Food festival started today and is running through this coming Spring Holiday Monday.
Featuring up to 100 artisan food and drink outlets, this great festival is spread over Pinstone Street, Parliament Square, the Peace Gardens and inside the Winter Gardens.
The city has gained a great reputation in recent years for locally made produce that’s available from independent traders and artisan producers. Sheffield Food Festival is an annual event that celebrates this success!
Sheffieldist interviewed stallholders and others involved this morning and the result is the audio podcast below (and now on iTunes!).
Sheffield is full of business networking opportunities and a major one is coming up on June 1st.
Sheffex is an event taking place at Ponds Forge and promises to provide networking opportunities for dynamic businesses operating in the Sheffield region.
Sheffieldist will be there – not least as I find everything I do is effectively brand journalism for the fine city of Sheffield – and will likely produce a report for this site.
But business networking isn’t really about selling. Despite common misconceptions, it is really about building networks and, hopefully, meeting people who will become ambassadors for anything good you’re trying to achieve.
David Watkins explains the ethos of business networking particularly well:
Access Space hosted the Do It Anyway Festival last weekend and the event was a runaway success.
The festival is a celebration of grassroots organising of arts and tech projects and is part of the Europe-wide Pixelache network.
Do It Anyway was a first not only for Sheffield but also for the UK. Hey! This city isn’t just about steel and industrial heritage!
A revamped Access Space is organising a timetable of activities and events. You can find more info about what’s on and how to get involved in many exciting projects by visiting their website.
Four years ago this month, I did a series of photographic portraits featuring Hillsborough traders.
The project was for Hillsborough Community Forum, in one of its previous incarnations.
Good to see that the Forum is alive and kicking again in 2015. However, too many of the traders pictured below have ceased trading entirely – some being replaced through the natural cycle of life, and at least one shop still standing empty.
Some had stalls in the indoor market and others were on the main drag.
Do you remember these people? They were all really nice to work with on the project!
View the photographs below: Continue Reading
The Sheffield Tap is a great real ale pub situated in the Midland railway station.
There’s an entrance from the outside pavement – or straight in off Platform One. Taps on the bar include craft beers from the US and across Europe, as well as locally made ales.
Sheffield Tap is a great place to meet friends, or just have a quick drink before going home after a hard day’s commuting.
Here’s a mock-up video ad I did a while ago:
Sheffield’s Supertram is a fabulous way to travel.
In it’s 20th anniversary year, Stagecoach Supertram has become a treasured feature of the city, and this is Sheffieldist’s fond tribute video:
It’s the best part of two years since Castle Markets closed and relocated to The Moor pedestrian precinct.
Many people say the new market has no real atmosphere. However, it’s still a great place for buying fresh produce, often locally sourced, and many other varieties of consumer goods.
Castle Markets is now in mothballs. It’s 1960s decor was utterly splendid and I captured a series of portraits of stallholders in the months before closure:
Land of Milk and Honey is the title of a documentary made three years ago by yours truly.
The film follows two independent food producers – Our Cow Molly dairy farm and Sheffield Honey – who both overcame adversity to become highly popular brands across and beyond Sheffield.
Land of Milk and Honey has proven a hit after being featured on several documentary film websites across the internet.