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Subtitle safe zones for social video

Nearly every platform on social media uses subtitles nowadays. Youtube, TikTok, LinkedIn, the list goes on. Adding subtitles and captions to your videos isn’t essential but, they are great if you’re wanting to increase accessibility or to play into the algorithm. Each platform has their own ways of uploading, displaying and formatting these subtitles so […]

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The most underrated tools in our camera kit

When people talk about what you need to have in your video production kit, you will often find a list of the most expensive and newest camera kit, lenses and accessories. While yes, they are the essentials, there’s some items that deserve more of a shout out. The unsung heroes, the items that certainly don’t […]

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Personal Video projects

‘Ode to Manny’ – a love letter to Greater Manchester

We may be divorced from the sun, but we got soul in the prenup. Ode to Manny by Jamie Swaby One of our goals for 2024 was to make more space for the stuff that doesn’t pay the bills. The voluntary work and passion projects that excite us and flex our creative muscles. The stuff […]

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How to speak confidently on camera

For many, the prospect of speaking in front of a camera is as daunting as the act of public speaking itself. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or stepping into the spotlight for the first time, the challenge remains the same: delivering your message confidently and authentically. As someone with a rich background in TV production, […]

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What is an SRT file?

Sorry for the thoroughly un-sexy title, but this is a VERY important question when it comes to digital video. In my opinion, anyone responsible for publishing video content on social media for a brand or organisation needs to know what SRT files are, and how to use them. An SRT file works hand-in-hand with a […]

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Video projects

Magpies, shredders and pelvic thrusts: video production for theatre

That might just be the most clickbaity blog title I’ve ever written for this website. Before we get into the magpies and the pelvic thrusts of it all, I need to give you a brief summary of my history working with the brilliant theatre maker Wayne Steven Jackson. I first came across Wayne in Hull […]

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How we’re embracing AI in our video production

It seems like everyone and their nan is talking about AI at the moment. But how is it impacting video and how can we use it to our advantage? We’ve been subtly embracing AI within our video production for a while now and we love trying out new features to see how it can improve […]

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3 easy ways to create better DIY video content

We all know video content is an essential tool that can be used by almost any business to engage potential customers, boost brand awareness and strengthen brand identity. So if you haven’t tried it out for your own business yet…why not?! But if you have, and you’re now looking to improve what you’re putting out […]

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We’re a Better Business (work in progress)

Studio 91 is now a proud member of the Better Business Network, a growing movement to connect and support purpose-driven businesses. It does not mean we’re perfect, not by any stretch, but it does mean we care about people and planet before profit. Our mission is to create video content that’s good for people, good […]

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3 ways to post video content on Instagram

There are two crucial things to understand when it comes to posting video on Instagram. If you want, feel free to jump straight to the full version of this blog. Firstly, in the company’s own words, Instagram is no longer a square photo-sharing app. In its insta-infancy, it was all about putting vintage filters on beautiful […]