Jade Sambrook’s New Toy: The Periscope App

I recently discovered the Periscope app and wish that I had done so much earlier. Sometimes I get the impression that I am asleep at the wheel and missing the boat on just about every new trend, platform or invention. Hence the reason that Jade Sambrook only started to blog, vlog and podcast years after those became ”a thing”.

What is Periscope?

Periscope is an app for smartphones that was purchased by Twitter and that allows you to broadcast what you are seeing to the world. These broadcasts are commonly referred to in the Periscope community as ‘scopes’.  Continue reading


My purchase of the iRig Pre Mobile Microphone Interface (Video)

The camera on my iPhone 6 is what I use for pretty much all of my video making needs. As they say – and without wanting to sound cliché or dogmatic – the best camera is the one you have with you. My iPhone is at my side at all times, whether I am at home or out and about. It even sleeps beside me in my bed and is therefore available to start recording whenever I need to do so. Obviously there is no need for me to elucidate the merits of the iPhone 6 camera – we all know it can film in full 1080P high-definition, including 60 frames per second.  Continue reading

Jade Sambrook: My review of the Rode SmartLav+ Microphone

For quite some time I had been wanting to buy a lavalier microphone to improve my smartphone video productions.

For those that do not know what a lavalier microphone is, also known as a lapel mic, it’s what news desk anchors and talk show hosts have clipped onto their shirt or suit lapel. Generally speaking though, the ones used by TV personalities are both wireless and very expensive. Continue reading