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?
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
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
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?
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
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
Walking, inside or outside, improves creativity, influences cognition and improves physical fitness. Stanford released a research report following a study in 2014 claiming; Walking boosts creative ideation in real time and shortly after. It is well known that, Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs held walking meetings and others, such as Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, see the benefit walking can have … Continue reading How to improve creativity
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