I make time-lapses sometimes

This is a really boring playlist of time lapses. Made with a GoPro and the Capture mobile app.


Harvard Referencing

This is an article I wrote for work last year, but it’s pretty on the nose with referencing. [Original Text Here]

How to Reference (Harvard Style) Like a Boss!

The reference list at the end of your work is one of the most important parts of your essay: it shows how much reading/research you have undertaken before writing the assignment. Every quotation or mention of another person’s ideas, theories or data must have a reference to the place you got it from. It is useful to keep records of all the references you use in your work as you go along.

Referencing splits into two separate parts, referencing in the body of the assignment and the big list of stuff at the end.

In the text

1. Short quote – with quotation marks in your sentence

2. Long quote – start on a new line, use single spacing & indent

3. Paraphrase – put another person’s ideas into your own words.


One author – surname comes before initials.

Two or three authors – second and third authors’ initials come before surname.

More than three authors – always use the first author, with or without the other authors.  If you don’t add the names, add ‘et al.’

No author – use ‘Anon’.

If the author is an organisation, use the company name.

Web pages are trickier and don’t include page numbers. If a page is divided into sections, use this to indicate which part of the source you are using.

At the end of the text

The theory is this list should enable the person marking your assignment to find the quote really quickly. Arrange the sources in alphabetical order by author then year, if an author has written alone and with others, the solo works come first.


1. Authors’ surnames can be written in capital letters or lower case

2. The year of publication can be enclosed in brackets

3. Authors’ forenames can be written in full or as initials

4. The titles of books, journals, websites etc, should always be highlighted, either by using italics or bold

5. It is optional to use ‘p.’ or ‘pp.’ before page numbers

Cheat Guide


AUTHOR(S), Year of publication. Title. Edition (other than first). Place of publication: Publisher


AUTHOR(S), Year of publication. Title of article. Title of journal, volume number (issue or part number)


AUTHOR(S), Year of publication. Title of article. Title of journal [type of medium], volume number (issue or part number), pages. Available: URL [accessed date:…]


AUTHOR(S), Year of publication. Title of article. Title of journal [online], volume number (issue or part number), pages Available: Database supplier/database name [accessed date:…]


AUTHOR(S), Year of publication. Title of article. Title of journal, day and month, pages


(Include the web address and the date at which you accessed it.)

AUTHOR(S), Year of publication. Title [type of medium]. Available: URL [accessed date:…]


AUTHOR, Date of entry. Title of blog entry. Blog title [type of medium]. Available: URL [accessed date:…]


Title, year. Material designation. Subsidiary originator (if applicable, eg, Director). Production details


Programme title, year. Medium, Channel. Date. Time


Include details on the materials used and where it is held. ORIGINATOR(S), year. Title of work. Material designation. At: Location


ORIGINATOR(S), year. Title of image or a description [online image]. Available: URL Filename including extension [accessed date:…]

POV Music Video

A band that I worked with wanted a music video to embody a 90’s feel, as well as show how a good time in a pub is not without its unfortunate after effects (the “Monday Comedown”).

I came up with the concept below, which used a GoPro on a head mount.  As the model had WiFi control and viewing it meant that I could direct and watch the action from out of shot at all times.

The video was influenced by the Prodigy video for Smack My Bitch up, although the one I made is admittedly a little bit more PG13!

Experimental things mkII

There was too much for one post – whilst the first looked primarily at the idea of traveling, this one is the random crap left over. Enjoy…

Laser Tag

I really enjoy laser tag and I turned the nightclub venue (capacity 1300) into a laser tag venue for the weekend. I made this possible by hiring in UV lighting to supplement that already in the venue, then renting the laser tag kits. To make this most effective I ran a ‘UV rave’ themed event for the weekly student disco then had a new set of staff come in at 5am and turn the venue from a nightclub to a laser tag playground and I also made use of the wall hangings from the ‘Infest’ events to block out the windows and add to the general aesthetics.

The video above uses a GoPro strapped to a laser tag gun for a 20 minute session (test phase for staff) which I then condensed into a 3 minute short video. There was hope to film more later but it got busy and I never had the time 😦

360 time lapse

This looks extremely dated and was filmed by students, with the exception of the GoPro footage at the 2-ish minute mark. A GoPro set on an egg timer taking a photo every second for an hour leads to some cool effects. In this case it was an apple shaped egg timer and lots of gaffer tape holding everything in place.  Since then I have improved on this with a lighter camera (the Hero 2 upgraded to the Hero 3 Black Edition) and gone through 12 different egg timer models – finally stopping on the one I have now which is a flat topped IKEA model with a magnetic base.

I also used this style of event capture at Fresher’s Fayres and other events, including graduation ceremonies.

Live Music Recording

When I was a sabbatical officer at the University of Bradford I did many strange and wonderful things with my time, but a standard thing was running live music events. This saw me learning (and subsequently teaching a group of students) to run a mixing desk for live band nights where each night had two supports and then the lead act. The drum kit belonged to the venue so only the breakables came with the band which made setting up far quicker every event. Sound checking was done for the main act before opening, while the support act had a live soundcheck just before their set.

“Party on the Amp is our huge end of year event featuring huge live acts, DJs, a fairground food stalls and more.

Party on the Amp is a huge free day festival on the amphitheatre featuring the best in student performers, acoustic acts, local bands and big headliners, but make sure you grab your wristband to get you access to our fairground and to our huge after party with three rooms of music, DJs and three great acts performing on our main stage.”


[TDTDJ from a gig at Bradford SU in November of 2011]

For Party On The Amp 2012 I wanted to do something really impressive (more so than in past years) so I put the stage on the roof and arranged for more commercial acts to perform. Below is the full set (including first track soundcheck) for the band That Drummer That DJ. The feed is taken from the master channel of the desk via an Edirol 203.

EDIT: Youtube is a pain in the butt and says no to the video. Dropbox link here

Experimental things

After sitting in week 2’s lecture on Mobile, Wearables and VR Filmmaking I realised that I have actually done more experimental things over the years than I originally thought. I haven’t for a while though but I am going to fix that.  I apologise for next week in advance!

Lone Train 

I was on a train all day… I filmed it… I was on my own.
The idea of the project was to create something unplanned and unstructured with the idea of ‘point and go’.  I covered the screen/ viewfinder on the camera and strapped it to the shoulder of my bag, so the 1st time that even I saw the footage was during the editing.

Morag the RC car

I built an RC car (rather I modded a Nikko Vaporiser RCC) with a GoPro mounted on the front. I have done quite a few things with this over the years but none of it ever really made it to YouTube, including the time I drove it on a frozen canal where it subsequently fell in…

I will drive it to class next week.

GoPro Kite test

In a very early attempt to get a camera into the skies I put my GoPro on a stunt kite and took it to the beach. It didn’t go well – as you can see from the footage.  After this I strapped the camera to a better kite in a park, and then to an RC helicopter.

Since none of this really did what I wanted it to, in 2015 I went on to complete my UAQ drone license for sub 20kg drones.



Online Presence

All things considered, my name is relatively unique.  Unfortunately, there are *some* people in the world with the same name and two of them have jobs that give them a need for rather prolific online presences: one is a professional violinist and the other is a sex and well-being therapist from Texas.


As you can see I only feature in two images on a name search, but it is worth noting that my LinkedIn profile image does come up quite high.

This is something I discovered a few years ago and addressed in order to stand out more as a professional entity in online media. I use the handle Rachelle Moose or Rachelle ‘Moose’ Hunt which gives me a considerably more unique identity and makes me much easier to find – as demonstrated in the below images which come up when you use the new search term.