V.Point launches

New year, new challenge and all that: I have joined a brand new website called V.Point as a Senior Producer and Writer. It launched yesterday, and its tagline proclaims it to provide “News, #notnews and opinion on stuff you care about.​” I’m part of a very talented team so it’s an honour to be involved from the very start, and you’ll be able to find my bylined content here or using the link in the menu above.

I won’t post every article on to this page, since other social media will provide the perfect outlet for that, but here are a few of my first pieces:

I’m also involved in the visual aspects, and in the past week have been producing graphics and video elements that will be used across the site and provide stylistic templates for future content.

iWonder guide: What’s the maths behind an amazing FA Cup free-kick?

iWonder hotspot image

Very glad to say that the first iWonder guide I’ve made for Skillswise in conjunction with BBC Sport is now live, about the maths behind three of the FA Cup’s best ever free kicks. I was responsible for its creation and production, also getting stuck into some duties for writing/scripting/editing/illustrations before ushering it out into the wider world. It’s the most ambitious interactive guide to date, incorporating a number of different elements that the users can play with. Give it a go here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zgxdwmn

iWonder guide: How do stories make children into better people?

Storytelling expert Alex Charalambous from the literacy charity Springboard, who I interviewed for the guide.

Storytelling expert Alex Charalambous from the literacy charity Springboard, who I interviewed for the guide.

Another of the iWonder interactive guides that I shot and produced, and which was made alongside a lot of other very talented people, is now live on the BBC website.

iWonder guide: Is my child emotionally ready for school?

This is the first of the iWonder guides that I created, produced, planned, self-shot, edited and photographed, to have come out. Another great collaborative effort, for this we had someone else write the planned guide steps, and I made all the After Effects titles and other flourishes in the video elements as well as editing, mixing audio and applying colour-grading.