Whether creating a video for your brand or just having fun, using green screen technology provides countless benefits that can elevate your content to the next level.
There are advantages to using a green screen:
Improved Visuals: By isolating the subject from the background, green screen allows you to add any desired background image or video, creating a seamless, professional-looking video that engages your audience.
Increased Flexibility: No need to worry about finding the perfect location or reshooting due to weather conditions – with green screen, you can change your background on the fly and achieve the look you want.
Cost-Effective: Traditional location shoots can be costly, but green screen technology eliminates the need for expensive equipment, crew and travel.
Time-Saving: Green screen saves time in post-production as well, as you can quickly add visual effects, compositing and color correction without having to worry about matching the background.
Enhanced Creativity: The endless possibilities of green screen technology allow you to bring your creativity to life in ways you never thought possible, making your videos truly unique and engaging.
If you’re ready to take your video production to the next level, consider using green screen technology. Get in touch with us to learn more!
It’s shoot day, and I want to give you a behind the scenes look at one our shoots. Watch the video below and travel with me into central London and meet the crew and take a look at processes we go through on each shoot. Preparation is the key to success.
As a video producer, there are essential things you need for a successful shoot.
The first is having a robust backpack.
You’ll need a laptop.
Also, need a dongle to connect a hard drive to back up all the footage.
A call sheet, so the crew know the timings, and the location, and what we’re doing on the shoot.
A risk assessment form for health and safety.
Release forms for all the people we’re interviewing today.
A trusty clipboard so to look official.
An umbrella because this is England.
And last but not least, an Osmo Pocket, so I can get some behind the scenes footage.
We often shoot in a board room, which is very typical of what we get to film in when we do corporate work. We always try to avoid blank walls and thankfully, today’s camera’s with a prime lens, and some subtle lighting can make any boardroom look good.
After the filming, it is essential to check and back-up the footage. The media cards we shoot on are out your average SD Card and cost hundreds of pounds. So the cards need to be resued. On location on a Tallboy production shoot, we always back up at least twice. Back at the office, the footage is then backed up again onto our editing drive really for us to start post-production. We can then tell the cameraperson that they can reuse the cards for their next shoot.
So that’s a wrap. Hope you’ve enjoyed the behind the scenes of our shoot day.
I am a big believer in recycling. The same comes to video; I am amazed by how businesses spend lots of money on video and never think to reuse the footage or content. Here is a promo video that was made for my book launch and now re-purposed for my video challenge, which starts tomorrow. To recycle this video all I did was edited it shorter by 20 secs, updated the on-screen text, and made an end graphic (it’s a video wall, check it out) and recorded a new voice over.
Tallboy is looking forward to 2017 – it’s the year of the Rooster. In Chinese mythology, roosters are more motivated than any other animals in the Chinese zodiac, and we see a lot of similarity with Tallboy. They’re hard working, multi-talented, and can deal with a variety of jobs. And while we’re looking forward to what 2017 will bring, we can’t help but have a quick look back at 2016. After all, the common name for a rooster is a cock. Enjoy the best of 2016 and in our best Chinese, Gong Hey Fat Choy!
The ideal attributes for a cameraman include strength (to carry the gear), a strong visual sense (to frame that perfect shot), a sense of humour (to see you through the long days) and stamina (see previous point). (more…)