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?
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?
Marketing teams have started using videos made by Influencers and organisations are finding these videos are heavily impacting buying decisions. Consider Chewbacca Mom, a lady who filmed herself in the car with a new electronic Chewbacca mask. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyp90txeNxM Her absolute delight was the most watched Facebook Live video in 2016 and by the end of … Continue reading User-Generated Video Learning
I recently heard the term 'Visual collaboration', which is described as learning via visual events and visual content. Historically people have learnt skills through an apprenticeship, where you would observe a skilled individual complete a task and that person would mentor you so that, in time, you too could perfect that skill. People still learn … Continue reading Visual events and visual content
Yesterday I attended the Girlguiding Trainers Conference 2019 and spent the day with the Digital Zone in the 'have a go' area alongside two other external facilitators Piers Ansell and Emma Gray. It was lovely to see Trainers look at a variety of digital learning solutions, think of ways they could be embedded into their … Continue reading Smartphone Video Training
If you want to capture video using your smartphone or are interested in taking part in Video Walks, I thought I would share some tips which could help get the best video when shooting with a Smartphone. 1. Shoot in Landscape Mode 2 black vertical lines will instantly make your footage look amateurish. Your TV and PC … Continue reading 10 tips for capturing professional Smartphone video
There was lots of talk around 'the Netflix of Learning' at Learning Technologies 2019 where people were promoting curated sites containing videos to support learners at the point of need. There is no denying that Netflix is a hugely successful organisation, but I believe Learning & Development practitioners should consider a few things before jumping … Continue reading Netflix of Video Learning
Some organisations want you to believe that you have to invest in specialised equipment to create in-house training videos or spend the budget on expensive services - this isn't the case. Everybody has the ability to create video and it's more than likely in your pocket! Prior to the release of his film, Unsane, Steven Soderbergh … Continue reading Smartphone Video Learning
What a year 2018 has been! On reflection it's been a very busy year having attended Learning Technologies conference in Feb, a number of #LnDcowork events in Nottingham, World of Learning Conference in October and Learning Tech's Summer Forum in June. I was part of a pilot course in Neuroscience in L&D held at CIPD … Continue reading 2019 for Niki Hobson
Credit World of Learning https://www.learnevents.comI attended the World of Learning exhibition at Birmingham's NEC earlier this month. It was lovely to find it was an intimate event offering the opportunity to catch up with people I'd met before and meet new connections. There was a wide range of exhibitors and free seminars in a variety … Continue reading Video at World of Learning #WOL18