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It’s been an animal-heavy week, now that I think about it. And here are a couple of videos that came about during some research I was doing for an article I’m working on for Capital Parent Newspaper. You may want to turn your speakers down a little for the first one. (That is me shrieking, in […]

13 Jun, 2013

SNAIL IN A TIZZY

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Multimedia experiments

He’s rushing! He’s in a mad panic! He’s never hurried so much in his life! Will he make it? Will he get crushed? Will a bird swoop down and grab him? SO MANY QUESTIONS. Share the post “SNAIL IN A TIZZY” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

10 May, 2013

Tulips and Vine

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Multimedia experiments|Ottawa

How much of a story can you tell in six seconds? You might be surprised. I’m experimenting with Vine, a mobile app that enables users to create and post 6 second video clips and share them with a social network. Think of it as the video version of Instagram (which is what I used to […]

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14 Aug, 2012

Starring yours truly

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Multimedia experiments

Remember my day of adventure with Ford last week? One of the things I did was participate in a fun little shoot. Well, here are the results! Share the post “Starring yours truly” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

29 Jul, 2012

Post camp

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Easy ways to make kids happy|Multimedia experiments|travel talk

We have returned from an amazing trip to Lake St. Peter. I have so much to share! In the meantime I want you to meet one of the friends we made while we were there. :) Share the post “Post camp” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit


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