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  • blog date 14 August 2017

    How much does it cost to make a 60 second video?

    How much does it cost to make a 60 second video?

    How much does it cost to make a 60 second talking head video? Well that’s a tricky question because you see buying a creative service is not like buying a box of Rice Krispies off the shelf in a supermarket (other breakfast cereals are available!). Surprisingly, it’s also not necessarily the length of the video that determines the price, and often shorter pieces are more expensive than longer format videos.


  • blog date 08 August 2017

    What type of video would work for my business?

    What type of video would work for my business?

    Video is memorable, easy to ingest and thus appealing to the on line audience. Obviously, it’s vital to start planning your video content with the end in mind, that is who is your target audience and what are they looking for that you can supply? We always find it’s useful to ask clients, ‘What is it that your potential clients are searching for when they are looking for your products or services? Depending on your audience and your message, different styles of video may be more or less appropriate, and effective. Here are 5 types of video to consider.


  • blog date 31 July 2017

    Casualty - A One Shot Wonder?

    Casualty - A One Shot Wonder?

    Celebrating 30 years of their flagship drama, Casualty, the BBC pushed the boundaries with a 60 minute episode shot as a continuous piece using one camera – several camera operators, 40 microphones, 8 weeks of rehearsals and 7 takes before it was good for transmission! During the rehearsals, it was found that the cameraman was unable to hold the camera steady for more than 20 minutes, so a way had to be devised to change camera operators whilst maintaining the continuous take. This was done by attaching a flying harness to the first cameraman and lowering him over a balcony whilst he tracked the actors walking down stairs. A second cameraman was waiting at the bottom to take over the camerawork. This was a seamless transition, and an impressive piece of camerawork.


  • blog date 25 July 2017

    Guide to Using Instagram for Business - Part 3 of our How too....series

    Guide to Using Instagram for Business - Part 3 of our How too....series

    Instagram is a top site used for promotion of products and services for businesses.
    There are currently 8 million registered businesses using Instagram business profiles.
    In March 2017, over 120 million Instagrammers visited a website, got directions, called, emailed, or direct messaged to learn about a business based on an Instagram advertisement so it’s definitely worth looking at as a part of your digital marketing strategy. This week’s blog (thanks to Gina again) is the third part of our series on how to make Instagram work for businesses.


  • blog date 18 July 2017

    Guide to Using Instagram Part 2 - Sharing Photos and Top Tips for Use

    Guide to Using Instagram Part 2 - Sharing Photos and Top Tips for Use

    In Part 2 of 3 of our ‘How to make the most Instagram for your Business Marketing’ on line Gina, (our guest blogger from Homer Green Senior School) looks at the best way of sharing a photo on Instagram and also shares us her five top tips for best use of the platform including updates on Stories and Boomberang!


  • blog date 12 July 2017

    Guide to Using Instagram for Business - Part One: How to Set up an Account

    Guide to Using Instagram for Business - Part One: How to Set up an Account

    Out blog this week is the first part of 3 guides on how to use Instagram for business. Many thanks to Gina Darvill from Holmer Green Senior School who contributed to researching and writing this blog during her work experience placement with us. Hope you find it useful; next week we’ll be looking how to share a photo and some further tips on how to get the best out of Instagram for business.


  • blog date 05 July 2017

    Royal Society Summer Exhibition - visionary science and technology feast!

    Royal Society Summer Exhibition - visionary science and technology feast!

    The Summer Science & Technology Exhibition starts today! This is a week long free festival of visionary science and technology taking place from Tuesday 4th to Sunday 9th of July at the Royal Society in London.

    This is an amazing opportunity to learn more about the most cutting-edge science and technology currently in the UK, and to meet the scientists behind it. There are 22 exhibits and also talks and fun activities that appeal to all and target all age groups.

    Think scientists are boring boffins that don’t leave the lab? Think again. The scientists of yore spent hundreds of years breaking the rules, blowing things up and performing dangerous experiments! Get inspired and get creative.


  • blog date 26 June 2017

    Case Study for using video for Business Growth in Professional Services: Solicitors

    Case Study for using video for Business Growth in Professional Services: Solicitors

    Case Study for use of Video for Professional Services:

    INT: What difference has having the video made to your business?

    PETER: I think it’s made a crucial difference to our business. It makes us present differently to other solicitors; often clients are considering coming to talk to us about sensitive subjects so giving them an opportunity to ‘virtually’ met us before they call is a real benefit. In fact, we had one client come to us who had scoured the internet and looked at 23 or 30 different firms in the region and had chosen to instruct us specifically because of the video on the website.


  • 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.


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