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  • 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.


  • 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:


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