I have been taking part in a weekly video challenge on Instagram organised by Cielo from TheStoryographist. We’re 13 weeks into the year long project and some of the themes so far have included: Hands UnboxingRevealThe process of making somethingWhere you hang out Introduce yourself Something you do everyday Here are 5 things I’ve discovered … Continue reading Weekly Video Challenge
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The little book of Video Learning
Over a month ago I had the great delight of sharing The little book of Video Learning. This was a project I’d been working on with The Charity Learning Consortium for a few months and one where I discovered so much about how people use video in their organisation. After speaking to everyone involved, one … Continue reading The little book of Video Learning
How video makes you feel?
Do you remember how a film was shot or do you remember the story and emotions you felt? This time last year 1917 was showing at cinemas across the UK and I went to see how a film was shot as it was made to look like it was one continuous take. I remember walking … Continue reading How video makes you feel?
Where to begin with 2020…
I went into this year full of optimism despite my personal life being thrown upside down. It rapidly went down hill as the bad news kept coming, things started to get back on track in March, we all know what happened then! Video Walks The #VideoWalks initiative was put on the back burner, which was … Continue reading Where to begin with 2020…
The rise of Smartphone Video during COVID-19
As the world continues to see the affects of COVID-19, we find ourselves in a world where filming for many shows and films has been halted. However, this hasn't stopped some production teams. The show must go on According to reports, producers of Keeping Up With the Kardashians decided that instead of putting production on hold, … Continue reading The rise of Smartphone Video during COVID-19
2019 Video Walks Highlights
I find myself in self-isolation as the pandemic COVID-19 effects the world. Lockdown has given me a great opportunity to review the videos captured during 2019's #VideoWalks and create a highlight reel. It's been reported that Steven Soderbergh, who has released 2 films using smartphones, puts his device rigorously through its paces. I challenged myself … Continue reading 2019 Video Walks Highlights
What crew do I need to create a video with my smartphone?
Steve Follows is an established data researcher in the film industry. Between 1994-2013 he discovered the average top US-grossing Hollywood films had 588 people in the crew. Full details of his research can be found here. Films in the lowest budget bracket (under £150,000) credited an average of just 32 people. The actual number of people who worked on … Continue reading What crew do I need to create a video with my smartphone?
What a year 2019 has been!
Wow, where did this year disappear to?! Professionally, it's been a great year. Video Walks I started the year on a high and launched the #VideoWalks themes. The aim for this project was to encourage people to create video using their smartphone. It has been inspiring to watch people share their videos via Twitter or … Continue reading What a year 2019 has been!
Equipment for Smartphone Video
The Smartphone Video Training sessions I deliver are hands-on and provide plenty of opportunities to capture video using your phone. One question I frequently get asked is 'what equipment do you use and how much does the kit cost?'. There are many options when considering investing in equipment to create professional video using your smartphone. … Continue reading Equipment for Smartphone Video
Visual language in learning
When you use visual language you don't need to worry about your audiences first language. Everyone is visual literate. Wikipedia defines visual language as: a system of communication using visual elements. Diagrams, Maps, Paintings, Photographs and Film/Video all rely on visual communication and these can be used in learning to transmit a message which crosses language … Continue reading Visual language in learning