The last day of February 1931 came with snow. Fred, the postman from Little Walsingham in north Norfolk, was making his way home to his wife, Ruby, in their bungalow in East Barsham. Ruby was the school mistress at the village school in East Barsham, a woman of indomitable spirit and firm views; she had been an advocate of women’s rights in the 1920s and had, significantly, been photographed with her bicycle — a symbol of female emancipation!
More and more of my clients are using their own devices to create video content. It’s a interesting by-product of the smart-phone/smart-device revolution and puts video production in everybody’s pocket.
There is of course still no real substitute for the quality that camera and sound professionals bring to a production, but there is no doubt that ‘User Generated Content’, as it is termed, can provide an authentic viewing experience, which the audience instinctively finds credible, and that professional productions can struggle to emulate.
As with all media, print, design, photography, etc. there is a place for both professional and user generated…
Whether it is recording best practice, documenting case studies, collecting interviews or ‘vox pops’ from professionals or customers, or video diaries, video production is an engaging and powerful way to deliver your key messages onscreen or online.
But how do you go about organising and delivering a project using video?
This brief guide outlines some of the key steps you need to consider before, during and after filming. It is not intended to be a definitive list of everything you need to know nor does it go into boring technical detail. …
Amongst the many challenges facing schools at the moment is the question of how to introduce themselves to prospective students and their parents when open days, and similar events, are impractical due to social distancing. Here we will look at a potential solution for schools and colleges and walk you through some key points to consider in order to maximise the impact of online video content, and consider the resources you will need to create to make a success of a virtual event.
Many schools we have been speaking to lately are looking into the concept of a ‘virtual open…
Stem Exports are becoming are much more frequent requirement in all sorts of areas from music production to film post and even for theatre or live backing tracks. This last scenario was the case in point that made me go looking for this feature.
I was working on a show where the MD produced some excellent backing backing tracks which were well mixed and balanced but of course there is no substitute for hearing a track in the venue itself and adjusting your mix accordingly. This is even more relevant for live backing tracks than complete recordings because, of course…
For anyone who has enetered the video prodction industry in recent years the craft of authoring a DVD can seem an arcane skill, but it is something we are still asked to do from time to tome so it’s as well to know how to do it.
A young relative of mine is making her way in the world of video production. …
Research conducted by the BBC apparently reveals that around 60% of viewers admit to having some difficulty hearing television programmes. Sadly I don’t think there are comparative figures for previous decades but I can’t help wondering if there might just be some correlation between this and the growing tendency in TV production to save money by not using a Sound Recordist or employing the skills of a Dubbing Mixer.
On a related topic, many of you will have experienced the annoying
If you have ever suffered from a strobe effect from overhead fluorescent lighting on a video shoot then this quick video tutorial might just offer a solution. This example is in Adobe Premiere Pro but the principle should be the shame in any editor.
Originally published at https://www.brodiefilms.net on May 16, 2017.