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  • blog date 19 June 2017

    Guide to Essential Video Filming Styles and Techniques

    Guide to Essential  Video Filming Styles and Techniques

    Whether you’re doing a 20 to 30 second commercial, a 1-3 minute infomercial or an indepth documentary, you’ll find this essential guide to the different types of video styles and techniques a useful platform to start from.


  • blog date 15 June 2017

    Media Production Show 2017

    Media Production Show 2017

    Media professionals are attracted to the show for a number of reasons. Main features of the 2 day show (the content of which is free) are seminars and workshops with high profile professionals from the industry and exhibitors sharing a host of information regarding new products, cutting edge technology and services across all sectors of the industry.


  • blog date 08 June 2017

    Planning your Video Shoot Guide Part Two

    Planning your Video Shoot Guide Part Two

    Let’s make a movie – part two of our hints and tips on preparing for a video shoot. Successful video that delivers a good return on investment needs a lot of planning and strategy; for a good shoot that goes to schedule and provides the best footage for post production, you need to plan. So we hope you find our hints and tips useful for your next production. Of course, if you want to discuss how we can work with you to create a powerful bit of movie magic for your business, just give us a call!


  • blog date 01 June 2017

    Planning your Video Shoot Guide Part One

    Planning your Video Shoot Guide Part One

    The filming of a corporate video is only a small part of the process; the most important part is the planning and preparation that takes place before filming. However, assuming you’ve got to the filming stage and are well prepared, in this 3 part guide we share a few tips on how to ensure a successful shoot based on our knowledge of over 25 years in the video production industry. We will cover preparation, location considerations, economical shooting, audio mishaps to avoid and value of holding shots.


  • blog date 25 May 2017

    To Green Screen, or not to Green Screen on Video?

    To Green Screen, or not to Green Screen on Video?

    Using a green screen can save you time in both pre-production, production and post. There is no need to scout locations, carry out recces or look for props to fill a set. So depending on the content, message and budget it’s worth considering a green screen studio and discussing with your video production company.


  • blog date 17 May 2017

    BAFTAS 2017 Review

    BAFTAS 2017 Review

    A brief review of the BAFTAS 2017, highlights and lowlights! We’re not big on Awards Ceremonies and patting on the back events, however it was interesting to see the winners and losers this year with some notable losers but few surprising winners. Still find the snakes and iguana moment from Planet Earth fascinating, a real jaw dropping moment.


  • blog date 11 May 2017

    How to encode video for YouTube video with best results Part 2 of 2

    How to encode video for YouTube video with best results Part 2 of 2

    YouTube is a user friendly platform, however there are some technical bits of ‘knowhow’ that will help you get the best out of your material when encoding. In part two of this How too… encode video for YouTube blog we start with best practice for getting the right format, then look at deinterlacing, bit rates, codecs, encoding software and share some of our recommendations for getting the best resolutions.


  • blog date 03 May 2017

    What is that 'P' on the TV screen for?

    What is that 'P' on the TV screen for?

    The ‘P’ logo was introduced with the change in law in 2011 but surprisingly few people know what it actually stands for.
    If a UK programme contains product placement the ‘P’ symbol is used to warn viewers that an advertiser has paid a broadcaster to include its product.
    The ‘P’ logo was introduced with the change in law in 2011 but surprisingly few people know what it actually stands for.
    If a UK programme contains product placement the ‘P’ symbol is used to warn viewers that an advertiser has paid a broadcaster to include its product.


  • blog date 28 April 2017

    Guide to encoding YouTube videos at the best quality (Part One of Two Guide)

    Guide to encoding YouTube videos at the best quality (Part One of Two Guide)

    You can upload any kind of video to YouTube, even those shot straight from your Smartphone. So what should you consider when loading videos to YouTube so as to get the best delivery results for your work? Our Technical Guru, John Groves, shares some of his insights in this Guide to getting the best quality encoding for YouTube video content, part one!


  • blog date 19 April 2017

    How to Calculate Data Rates and File Sizes for Video Output

    How to Calculate Data Rates and File Sizes for Video Output

    A data rate is the rate at which information being transferred. It’s expressed in terms of amount of information transferred per unit of time. So when describing the speed of a hard drive we talk in terms of Megabytes/second. Whereas compressed audio files are generally expressed in kilobytes/second. When you know the data rate at which your information is being transferred, it’s possible to determine how much storage you will require on your hard drive.


  • blog date 13 April 2017

    TIPS ON VIDEO MARKETING – PART ONE

    TIPS ON VIDEO MARKETING – PART ONE

    If you still need convincing, here are just a couple of persuasive statistics that illustrate how video can be a powerful tool in marketing your product:


  • blog date 06 April 2017

    Rise of YouTube for Video

    Rise of YouTube for Video

    The YouTube sensation is one that has dominated the video platform for the last 10 years and continues to do so, despite the best efforts of its rivals.
    So how did YouTube reach such meteoric status and why does it continue to dominate?


  • blog date 30 March 2017

    Guide to Filming in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

    Guide to Filming in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

    If you’re considering filming in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, you’ll needs to know a few things to help make the experience as stress free as possible; just a few pointers here from an experienced video production company on who to contact so as to prepare the way for a smooth programme of events.


  • blog date 20 March 2017

    What to wear on camera when appearing on video for your business

    What to wear on camera when appearing on video for your business

    Making your first appearance on camera to promote your business, or maybe given a testimonial for a supplier? Then here are a few tips as what to wear, or not to wear, that will help put you in the Director’s good books and make you look your best.


  • blog date 15 March 2017

    Facebook Live - 8 Tips for Video Content

    Facebook Live - 8 Tips for Video Content

    Live broadcasting platforms are becoming increasingly popular as a vehicle for marketing brands. But you need to choose your platform carefully as not all content works well on all platforms. Here are some content ideas to consider adding to your video marketing strategy in 2017 that will illustrate how to use your brand effectively and also show tasks that relate to your industry as a whole. People put a lot of trust in videos on line so it ought to be a consideration in marketing budgets going forward.


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