Your video needs to make a great first impression. It’s easy to get carried away and end up doing more harm than good. Here are some common mistakes that make videos look unprofessional and how you can avoid them.
Weekly Video Challenge
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 Unboxing Reveal The process of making something Where you hang out Introduce yourself Something you do everyday Here are 5 … Continue reading Weekly Video Challenge
The little book of Video Learning
Over a month ago I had the great delight of sharing The little book of Video Learning. After speaking to everyone involved, one thing stood out: don’t be afraid to give it a go and learn from the mistakes you make on the way. There are lots of Top Tips throughout the book, the first … 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?
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?
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
User-Generated Video Learning
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
Visual events and visual content
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