The use of video in social media is on the increase. Vine, Youtube and Vimeo are popular services and video increasingly is being used in blogs, on twitter and Facebook. It is easy to make high quality video on mobile phones and increased internet speeds now makes it possible to zap out a quick video… Read More »
I’m very interested to see how the professional media world is merging with consumer level media. Calendar News, part of the ITV news network, is using online tools that are accessible to everyone. The ITV online news channel is basically a blog populated by videos hosted not by ITV but using Vimeo. Vimeo is… Read More »
I love the Diamond Jubilee song’s film. In this video Sheffield based Producer Eliot Kennedy is in conversation with The Star newspaper’s digital editor, Graham Walker. They went round the world recording the song on a small Zoom audio recorder mixing it as they went. What a great experience that must have been.
If you are a school wanting to go out and conduct video interviews can I recommend a video camera with an external microphone input and a microphone on a long lead. Google these suggestions:
On an ITV camera course I was on a couple of years ago the point was made that the most common shooting situation was the interview. So what are the skills?
The interest in Green Screen seems to be gathering momentum. I think it’s one of those techniques which is a mystery to many people but once you know how it works is really simple.
Shortcuts: Poor framing makes a video interview look amateurish. Of course there are many styles of shooting which leaves room for variation. But if you want to achieve the framing of a conventional TV interview then these are my suggestions.
This is one of my favorite films from the recent Keighley Creative Partnerships project. I like this one for a number of reasons but mainly because I didn’t have much work to do.
A creative project, like any other, has process steps and milestones. One reason why creative projects often fail is because not enough time is spent understanding the purpose of the project and refining the ideas around that purpose.
I love this piece created by Andi Mac and came across it again today so I thought I’d share it here. A very sad and beautifully told story with a message. Proost has it available for download.