When you just need to run and gun!

When you just need to run and gun!

My one-man, low footprint, highly mobile interview kit, for when getting fussy just isn’t an option. This article concerns a recent assignment for which many accepted production niceties had to go out of the nearest window, in favour of simply getting the job...
Live Streaming School Celebrations

Live Streaming School Celebrations

Any new school year brings with it new challenges, non more so than in 2020. Schools face unprecedented restrictions on their activities, due to social distancing rules imposed to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As we begin the Autumn term, when many schools...
Virtual Open Week 2020

Virtual Open Week 2020

2020 has undoubtedly been the most disrupted year in UK schools in living memory. Although students will be attending school regularly from the start of September, there are still aspects of school life that, under COVID -19 restrictions, remain unworkable in their...
Unsexy but essential video production gear

Unsexy but essential video production gear

If you’re finding your way into the world of video production or filmmaking, call it what you will, and let’s face it, these days the boundaries are more blurred than the bokeh from an F1 prime lens; chances are, that in addition to your all-consuming passion for the...
Marketing videos and the power of narrative

Marketing videos and the power of narrative

Imagine a sales campaign that had one simple, unambiguous message: “Buy our product!”. No attempt to engage, motivate or in any way persuade anyone as to why doing this might be a good idea; just a crude call-to-action. I don’t think it takes too...
Beginners’ Tips: Audio Recording for Video

Beginners’ Tips: Audio Recording for Video

Introduction One of the most common failures on the part of rookie video creators is capturing really poor audio, because of basic misunderstanding regarding how sound, and the equipment they’re using to capture it, actually work. While technological...
Creating Video Adverts for Social Media

Creating Video Adverts for Social Media

Whatever type of business or not for profit organisation you’re involved in, the growth in popularity of video marketing won’t have escaped your notice. In fact, the world of on-line marketing is now dominated by video adverts. What used to be the province...
Capturing great B-roll for corporate video

Capturing great B-roll for corporate video

While much corporate video production inevitably features interview material, where key players discuss unique selling points, products and services, company philosophy, eco credentials, and so on; talking heads, however well dressed up with great filming, can be...
Sound advice for corporate video

Sound advice for corporate video

One of the most common beginner mistakes made by video creators is to treat the audio component of their work as either a secondary consideration or worse a complete afterthought. In particular, the rise in use of DSLR and bridge cameras for video production has seen...