Simon Hardwick

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Testing the studio phone kit

It all started with an optimistic tweet: I've installed some phone kit in the studio and I need to test it. Who fancies talking to me? The number is 03302 ...
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Twitter: A longer bio and a little about what I use it for

I wrote this page to introduce myself on twitter with a little more detail than the normal bio section allows.  Thanks for your interest, I hope this may lead to ...
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How I learnt to manage anxiety

I suffer from anxiety. Today (10th October 2017) is World Mental Health Day. I’ve rarely discussed my anxiety, even with close friends or family. But I’ve learnt over the years ...
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Why your DSLR is not a broadcast camera

When DSLR camera manufacturers added video capability to their feature set it opened up an affordable way of creating video to a mass market.  Unfortunately they are not suitable for ...
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Eurovision’s Epic Sax Guy vs Sir Greg Knight MP’s Theme Tune

On the eve of a General Election my work colleagues challenged me to create a mash up of these two earworms. I apologise in advance for your brain slowly melting ...
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Defeating Encryption Is Not The Way To Defeat Terrorism

This morning I sent some tweets regarding Encryption. I subsequently had to delete them because they were retweeted out of context by those who wished to use them for political ...
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Badly Drawn Badgers

Back in May 2016 I wanted to do something to raise a bit of awareness and money for the British Heart Foundation – a charity that has particular relevance and importance to ...
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Review: Read this before ordering a marquee or gazebo from Dancover.

I’ve long wanted a gazebo/marquee.  They are handy for outside broadcasts to protect you and the kit from the elements, but also for parties and events in the garden.  They’re very ...
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Video: Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, 2016

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Video: Brighton Timelapse May 2016

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Video: Just walking through London carrying my dead squirrel

Having worked 7 years in TV news I’ve seen a lot of weird stuff happen to live reporters, but this is quite possibly the weirdest.  
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How To Use Your iPhone for TV Newsgathering

Article updated on 8th September 2017 to reflect that most broadcasters are now using HD, and to revise delivery methods to WeTransfer.   As the pressure to break the news ...
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