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I’m aware that it is almost a year since I last posted on this here blog. I’m ashamed, I’m full of regret… But most of all I’m aware that nobody really reads this anyway so the following statement is probably falling on somewhat deaf ears!

From now on I will purely be posting on Twitter – www.twitter.com/markiddon please follow me /talk to me/ abuse me as you will.

Hopefully see you there!

Mark

Dear blog,

My posts are at a mere trickle these days… It’s not that I don’t love you… It’s just that you end up at the bottom of a very long list full of other lists. Regardless, I have decided to feed you some clips of things what I like. I hope you enjoy.

The Rethink Scholarship advert is also amazing… Well worth a watch.

Wow, I’m really dropping the ball on my blogging frequency! In fairness I’ve been pretty busy producing ‘Russell Howard’s Good News‘ for BBC3 and also ‘Mouth To Mouth‘ also for BBC3… Needless to say, it’s been a very busy end to 2009!

Anyway, I’ve seen so much good stuff on the internet that has inspired me that I thought I’d post a few links of things I’ve seen in the hope that anybody sniffing around here doesn’t think I’m just some creepy Michael Jackson fan (yes my last blog post was more ’emo’ than an episode of ‘One Tree Hill’).

So to kick off, I’ve just seen a beautiful animation by Andersen M Studio. I’m a huge fan of making things textured, hand made even. There is always something warm about images that look like they have been crafted by hand.

Some things have just made me laugh… Proper belly laugh.

Until the next blog… Adieu!

I am a life long MJ fan. Still very saddened by the loss of such an influential artist to not only the world, but on a very personal level, myself. Being a child of the 80’s I very much caught the MJ bug from as early as I can remember, watching his videos and listening to his music until I knew every nuance of every line of every song and dance move. I was so truly affected by everything he did, that it genuinely inspired me to do what I do today; which is make TV programmes with what I hope is the same quest for entertainment and energy that he had.

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss him, and miss the fact that I’ll never get to see what he might have done over the next many years. He was an icon. He  still is an icon. I can’t wait to have kids and hopefully pass on that same pure joy and excitement that watching MJ perform had for me. He was one in a million.

Here he is at his ultimate best. Moonwalkers – Smooth Criminal. I still catch my self holding my breath and twitching on the beat with his every move. He may be gone, but somewhere in me, he is still very much alive.

Sorry for this slightly personal rant. It may come across corny and it may seem a tad embarrassing to read… But it’s my blog, so deal with it 😉

Welcome to my blog. THE blog when it comes to my Multiplatform shenanigans.”What is Multiplatform?” You may ask. Good question. I work in the TV broadcast industry in the UK as a developer working with TV, Online, Mobile, Gaming and Radio… Hence the ‘Multiplatform’ bit.

In the ever changing world of TV production things have had to broaden out so that ‘content’ reigns supreme and the platforms for which it is made are becoming as diverse as Kylie’s hot pant collection.

The purpose of this blog is to bring together things of interest to those I work with and those who are interested in the exciting goings on in the world of multiplatform production. I hope to post interesting sites and news I have found alongside any insights that I gain in my day-to-day existence as a developer.

This is my first stab at blogging so any pointers, abuse, advice and support is always welcome. Please keep an eye on my Del.icio.us feed as well (over on the left sidebar) as that acts as an initial ouput for my discoveries, I’ll aim to expand on things of interest in the blog, but in between it’s a great place to find cool stuff. I Twitter too (when I remember) so follow the link (in my Blogroll) if you want to keep track of that.

As far as the ‘Monkey’ part goes… I’m sure it will become self explanatory over the coming posts.