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Welcome to the video page - here you'll find an assortment of material (eventually) including animation, documentary, drama and visual humour - plus some other video stuff that's here because there's no place more suitable for it.

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Nutty Dance
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All this video stuff I've been playing with lately got David (my son) wanting a slice of the action.

So here he is, doing the Nutty Dance.

The Easiest Way
To Peel A Kiwifruit
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I mean, it's obvious, isn't it? Or is it?

You may already think peeling a kiwifruit is easy - but unless you've been doing it like this, you've been doing it the hard way.

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Making A Reed Corn Dolly

Making A Reed Corn Dolly

Here's an instructional video on making something similar to a corn dolly, out of five stalks of common rush.

Things With Accidental Faces

Things With Accidental Faces

For a few years now, I've been collecting photographs of things that look like they have faces - here's a video slideshow of some of them.

Replicative Fading

Replicative Fading - An Exploration Of The Beauty Of Information Decay

Have you ever wondered what happens if you scan a printed document, then scan and print the copy, then scan and print the copy, again and again, over and over?

This video explores the effect of just such an experiment.

Fire Roasting Peppers

Fire Roasting Red Peppers

Here's a video tutorial on an effective way to fire-roast a red pepper, using a plumber's blowtorch!

Also includes a bonus video on making savoury feast bread flavoured with roast pepper, butternut squash and bacon.

HDPE Recycling

HDPE Recycling - Tutorial Video

Several projects on this site have made use of recycled plastic - so I thought it was about time I documented the recycling process in video form.

Sharp Knife vs Blunt Knife - Which Is Safer To Use?

Sharp Knife vs Blunt Knife - Which Is Safer To Use?

It's often said that you're less likely to cut yourself with a sharp kitchen knife than you are with a blunt one.

On the face of it, that sounds like it shouldn't be true - but in fact, it probably is - here's a short video explaining some of the reasoning.

Pumpkin Seed Steam Jet Engines

Pumpkin Seed Steam Jet Engines

Just a tiny nugget of interesting science - well, I think it's interesting, anyway...

This video details how, when heated, pumpkin seeds spin under the pressure of steam jetting out of them - exactly like a steam jet engine.

Sock It To Me

Sock It To Me

Following on from (and including a reprise of) Also Sock Zarathustra - here's Sock It To Me - Atomic Shrimp's contribution to the Waltham Chase Christmas show, 2009.

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Also SOCK Zarathustra

This video was created by the kids at BCD Searchers - a local youth group I help to run - they made the puppets, rehearsed and performed it from scratch in about an hour.

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The Tortoise And The Hare

This is a Sunday-afternoon animation created by my Niece, Daisy, for school assembly - based on Aesop's fable of the Hare and the Tortoise.

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The concept for this video came from the accidental collision of two ideas - a conversation about stop-motion video, and an observation about a particular type of snack food

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The Dream Kitchen Of Tomorrow

A blast from the past - in more ways than one - it's The Dream Kitchen Of Tomorrow

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The Story Of Albert And Rose

The story of a man who went to war - and the wife he left behind - ordinary people who experienced an extraordinary event - the Christmas Truce on the Western Front in 1914.

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The Tower That Built Itself

Starting with a few hundred pieces of assorted K'Nex, this tower built itself before my very eyes!

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Mobile Phone Talkbox

Weird audio manipulation involving a mobile phone, an MP3 guitar riff, and my mouth.

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Grek- Leap For Leap Day

His name is Grek, and it's Leap Day

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Blup - Playing With Fire

Blup - his name is just blup

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The Neck Crunch Trick

Freak out your friends by bending your neck and making a really loud cracking sound. It's a trick!

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After The Kiwifruit

When I filmed the video 'The Easiest Way To Peel A Kiwifruit', I left the camera running.... Here is what I found...

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Handy Guide To Airport Signs

Travel can be a bewildering experience for the first time traveller. I can help.

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