Video Production – How hard can it be?

Video Production – How hard can it be?

Over the last few weeks we have brought to you 12 different ways of saying Happy Christmas – we hope you enjoyed them!

Truth be told, I found the making of these videos harder than I thought.  I’ve worked in broadcast or video production since I was 21. I’ve done my time on door-steps, with a camera on my shoulder waiting for hours for someone to do something. (more…)

Feel the force of video and understand the true cost

Feel the force of video and understand the true cost

While we stand in hushed silence anticipating the release of That film, we marvel at the way the movie’s production team have managed to so carefully control how much information has been diseminated.

The rumour mill has been busy churning out stories about Star Wars:The Force Awakens. Speculation on plot lines, characters and who is on whose side, has been rife since the trilogy was announced following The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in October 2012.

However, the studio has gone to extreme lengths to protect what people know about the film, including lengthy non-disclosure agreements, setting up a drone shield, forcing studio visitors to put special tape over their phones, putting out spoilers and launching false rumours and misinformation. (more…)

Day 11: The View from the Street

Day 11: The View from the Street

 

It’s a fact: a lot of offices look alike. They are often beige, they usually have desks and chairs and sometimes there is a water cooler.  Occasionally, walls are accented with a splash of green or blue and sometimes the company vision appears framed or painted on the wall. To make a corporate video look exciting, it’s important to look beyond the office. (more…)

Day 10: The Moving View

Day 10: The Moving View

In the opening of the latest James Bond movie, Spectre, the first shot appears to be four minutes long. It tracks Bond through the crowds of the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico, into a hotel, into a bedroom, out the window and along the rooftops until he gets sees his target in gun-sights. (more…)