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Looking after video equipment in winter

Filming in winter is a beautiful thing. The magical blues and golden moments gifted by the low sun is like no other season. But just as videographers need to wrap up warm in filming-friendly attire to ensure maximum functioning (read our blog for some tips),...

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Videography in winter

With the first UK winter frost behind us, the subject of filming in cold to freezing climes becomes topical. The colours of winter are without doubt striking;  the white-wash that snow provides transforms any scene, dramatically giving subjects center stage as the background and surroundings are...

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The Ice Bucket Challenge owes a lot to video

The latest ice bucket challenge in aid of the motor neurone disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is another reminder of the power of video and how we all love to watch moving images (as well as our friends squeal when gushes of ice-cold water land on...

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4 Tips for presenting to camera

Presenting to camera is an opportunity to get a step closer to your audience. If you get it right, it gives you a window to show people who you are (and with that comes trust) and to get your message across, ultimately with a view...

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What makes a good Vlog?

Like a good book, a great vlog has to be interesting and inviting within the first few seconds. If it doesn’t grab your target audience quickly, they’ll be off as quickly as they came. And it doesn’t take a natural or even made-up beauty to...

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How a company vlog (video blog) can boost your brand

YouTubers Zoella and Sam Pepper Do the names Sam Pepper, Zoella or Miranda ring any bells? If you’re a parent, you may have seen your children watching them on YouTube. These young rising Internet sensations, otherwise known as vloggers, are making a...

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Sky view: Videos from above

There’s something wonderful about seeing images of the world taken from an elevated position. Piloting a drone or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is for some more than just a fad, it’s a passion. Award-winning photographer and expert at National Geographic Expeditions , Kike Calvo decided to become...

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Summer holiday gadgets

If you're going on a summer holiday, why not top up on a few handy gadgets to make your journey more comfortable and inject some extra fun into your stay. First up is the flight. You’ve probably bought one before, but inflatable pillows to rest your...

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Video cameras abroad: is it really worth the hassle?

It’s such a hassle travelling with photography gear, so much so that it pushes a lot of people to buy a compact and travel light, especially when journeying with young children who take up untold amounts of luggage space. Shame isn’t it? You have a great...

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7 reasons to use video on your website

With the exponential growth in the use of video, it’s a useful exercise to take a look at just why video is SO popular and how it can serve individuals and companies well. Here are our 7 top reasons to use video: 1) Because people prefer to...