Corporate Portraits

Corporate Portraits

Getting great results when shooting headshots, environmental portraits and corporate teams, can be tricky; but not necessarily for the reasons you might expect. If someone is running a small to medium sized business, there are any number of reasons why they might want...
Basics of cinematography, an overview.

Basics of cinematography, an overview.

Whether described as video or film, any movie production relies on a crucial group of elements that are grouped under the label of cinematography. Cinematography is essentially the craft of telling stories and invoking emotional responses using moving images. Although...
Choosing and using mics for video production

Choosing and using mics for video production

As more and more individuals and organisations share their stories and marketing messages via video, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure the quality of your video production is as high as possible, in order to compete in a crowded market place. While a...
Scouting a great location to film an interview

Scouting a great location to film an interview

If you’re conducting a video interview, choosing the best location for your shoot is one of the most important decisions you will make. A good choice of location can help you to avoid a host of practical problems, add context to your interview, and provide a...
Pixapro LINEAR80 Review

Pixapro LINEAR80 Review

I’ve recently taken on a project for a regional charity for the deaf, which involves producing multiple instructional video lessons, around 60 in all, for learning British Sign Language. Footage will be shot on location, at the charity’s premises, over several weeks,...
The importance of Pre-production

The importance of Pre-production

One of the most common mistakes I see in self-generated media work is a simple lack of any pre-production planning whatsoever. OK, not every 5-minute vlog posted on YouTube requires in-depth research, audience targeting, storyboarding and scripting; but in reality,...
Producing a Company Profile Video

Producing a Company Profile Video

A company profile video is a great way to get your company’s key messages and personality over to prospective customers, vendors, employees, potential investors and community. However, shooting an effective company profile video takes far more than simply grabbing a...