Multi camera recording and live streaming

Multi camera recording and live streaming

If we visit a traditional theatre, we’re very much used to viewing the action from a static viewpoint, with most or all of the scenes created to be viewed from the front. In this case, much of the skill of the actors, director, set designers and lighting...

Late Summer Startup Specials

Special discounts on photo, video and web design packages for small business startups, when booked by September 30th. Promotional photo shoot Up to 2 hours photo shoot of your premises, products, services or team; plus all necessary post processing and rendering....
Teradek Vidiu Pro Review

Teradek Vidiu Pro Review

I’ve been a big fan of Open Broadcast Software to live stream for some time. At the start of my streaming activities, OBS gave me pretty much all I needed: the facility to switch between two cameras and to customise my stream with graphic overlays, etc, and, of...
PIXAPRO VNIX 1000S Review

PIXAPRO VNIX 1000S Review

In recent years, budget lighting products have flooded the market, promising ‘studio quality’ lighting at a bargain basement price. As technology has improved, particularly with LED based units, the availability of good quality lighting has become more widespread and...
Which Camera Slider

Which Camera Slider

Film makers have longe since realised the power of camera movement, employing all manner of rails, cranes, jibs and dollies to introduce motion into their shots. Documentarian, Ken Burns, famously pioneered the idea of applying movement to still images that he...

Review: Decimator Design MD-Cross V2

There are great bits of kit, which perform their allotted task amazingly, are designed and built well and offer good value for money. Then there are indispensable bits of kit, which meet all of the aforementioned criteria, but that also fall into the ‘never leave home...

You get what you pay for.

I did a small job for a local school a few days ago, videoing their GCSE Drama performances, in preparation for moderation. Essentially this was very simple and involved only a single camera and shotgun mic. Because pre-designed stage lighting was used throughout, I...
Mobility

Mobility

The pitfalls of designing web pages on desktop platforms, in the mobile age. Over the last few days I’ve been putting together a website for a small theatre company, who are taking a production of John Godber’s Bouncers on tour later this year. Nothing...