What I’m up to

Library films

Of all the projects I’ve worked on I think the filming I have done for Yardley Libraries has been one of the most enjoyable. I have fond memories of going along to my local community library with my Mum as a kid, and it’s wonderful to see kids getting as ...

4am

The Birmingham Social Media Café has put me in touch with some lovely, lovely people, Karen Strunks being no exception. Not only did Karen badger me to sign up to Twitter (@RachelGillies if you’re wondering!), but she’s the brains behind the inspired 4am Project. What began as Karen wandering the ...

How RSS feeds work

For a while I’ve been badgering the students I teach to begin using RSS feeds to access a whole host of interesting and relevant information. Eventually I’ve found a (slightly cheesey) YouTube video which outlines what they are and how to set them up. I use my AppleMail programme to ...

Wonderful people

I’m working on a couple of projects at the moment that have got me quite excited. The kind of projects that make you want to shout from the rooftops about good people doing great things! I’m currently completing an edit for Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust. I’ve been privileged ...

CiB wins!

I’m really thrilled to pass on the news that Created in Birmingham has been announced as the winner of the Best UK Blog at the 2008 Weblog Awards!  A huge thanks to everyone who voted, I’m chuffed to bits that Birmingham is setting the standard for innovative and constructive ways ...

Created in Birmingham – vote now!!!

VOTE NOW!!! Brummies are notoriously bad at shouting about the things that we’re good at and when we do we generally end up reeling off names of bands that haven’t seen the inside of a recording studio for the past two decades. That has changed in the past few years ...

Social Media Café

I mentioned in my previous post about the Birmingham Social Media Café which takes place monthly at the Coffee Lounge in Birmingham.  I went along today and it’s really fired me up and reminded me how far things have come in a few short years. For the first few years ...

Current projects

As I’m going to be attending the 2nd Birmingham Social Media Café tomorrow morning and no doubt be surrounded by people with at least six up to date and well read blogs, I figured I should bash out a few words highlighting a few of the things I’ve been up ...

Them and Their Movie

The BBC ‘Me and My Movie’ workshop which I worked on last week turned out to be a really action packed day with lots of great ideas and enthusiasm from all of the young people who took part.  The finished two minute film will be put forward for a CBBC ...