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When The Video Editor Yells “Cut”

Reading Time: 3 minutesA video editor fulfils a vital role in video production, specifically in post-production. The final product is largely dependent on how the editor puts all of the footage together. The editor’s skills are used to effectively edit movies and videos to create a coherent and effective final narrative. It is…

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Are Demo Reels Still A Thing?

Reading Time: 3 minutesA demo reel (or show reel) is a highlight compilation of a videographer’s work consisting of approximately two minutes or less. They are used as a portfolio to convince potential employers and collaborators of your abilities. They effectively showcase the skills and abilities of a filmmaker in short video. When…

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The Wonderful World Of Sound Design

Reading Time: 3 minutesSound design is an essential part of video production. From the shortest commercial to film, the use of sound is directly linked to their success. During post-production, editors spend a great deal of time developing sound, scoring the video or producing music. Sound design is important as music evokes emotion…

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A Day In The Life Of A Video Producer

Reading Time: 3 minutesVideo producers wear many hats. They are a crucial part in the video production phase and often manage everything from pre-production to post-production to ensure that all goes according to plan. An ordinary day for a video producer can range from working with writers, to determining the content of the…

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Behind The Scenes Of Making A Commercial

Reading Time: 3 minutesEven though commercials are only 30 seconds long, they need to capture your attention and relay a memorable message. These short bites of information may seem effortlessly compiled when they appear on television or on social media, but they can take up to months to prepare and create. Here we…

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What Can and Can’t Be Corrected in Video Post-Production

Reading Time: 3 minutes“Just fix it in post”, is something you’ve probably heard in movies, or on some of your favorite reality shows. While what can be achieved in video post-production is staggering, there are some things that simply cannot be fixed. Here we address what mistakes can be fixed in post-production, and…

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Effective Corporate Video Production That Gets Your Message Understood

Reading Time: 3 minutesAny thriving business should already be interested in corporate video production. The ability to professionally release a professional, well edited, and distinct corporate video can only help build the brand’s image, and deliver an effective and clear message to clients, staff, and investors. Should you still be wondering about if…

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How to Pitch or Sell Your Reality TV Show

Reading Time: 3 minutesGetting your break in this entertainment industry has always been difficult. With almost every channel running their own reality TV shows, pitching your idea for the next big reality show will be increasingly difficult. This is especially so when faced with competitors who have already successfully pitched previous shows. Here…

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What You Need to Know When Making a TV Series

Reading Time: 3 minutesGone are the days where making a TV series included enlisting B-list celebrities, poor scripting and budget video effects. The world of film has become totally revolutionized by companies such as Netflix and HBO who are investing millions in producing high-quality, compelling and thought-provoking TV series’ which are attracting the…

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Common Problems with DIY Production Services

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe are undoubtedly living in a DIY age where we are encouraged to do it all ourselves, no matter what ‘it’ is – but one area you should not be encouraged to do it all yourself is video production. This is a skill which cannot be learnt overnight and one…

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