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Video content tips

Best settings for recording through Zoom

We’ve all had to contend with dodgy Zoom video quality in some way shape or form over the last year. Whether that be through a bad internet connection, a terribly framed shot, or just some bad lighting. These are usually just inconveniencing at best, but that all changes when you need to use Zoom to […]

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Educational

Mental health resources for schools

Recently we’ve been working with The Lily Jo Project to produce some brilliant in-depth video content for schools. The aim is to create resources that appeal to children and young people, and that don’t shy away from tricky mental health topics. Ben was a pleasure to work with, his calm nature put me at ease […]

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Video Video content tips

How to use slow motion to create emotion

Slow motion video has been a phenomenon for years, it’s not something new. If you go way back to the early days of film and flick through different films, documentaries, sport broadcasts etc… you will find glorious and impactful slow motion scenes. When watching a video, do you ever stop and notice the frequency and […]

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Charity Impact Video

Thanking Bury’s heroes

Bury Council have been really interesting to work with, because we’ve been producing video content for them throughout the pandemic. Think back to April 2020. The early days of the first national lockdown. That’s when my path first crossed with Nicola Appleby from Bury Council’s comms team. She mentioned that she had come across my […]

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Video Video content tips

5 reasons why you should stay positive about making video content during 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly tough for people across the world. It’s not just the health crisis itself, it’s the general sense of doom and gloom and uncertainty. As a marketer or business owner, you might not really feel like putting video content out there right now. Maybe you feel like nobody will care […]

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Video Video content tips

How to get great music for your video content

This might be stating the obvious, but music can make or break your video! It is essential that you use good quality music in order to enhance what’s happening visually and maximise the audience’s emotional response. However, sometimes it’s hard searching the web for the safest sites to source music. Many people make the mistake […]

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Video

Moving to Stockport: the best of both worlds

Together with my almost-two-year-old and Ellie, my wife and co-director, I moved to Cheadle Hulme at the end of 2020. This leafy suburb in the Greater Manchester’s Stockport borough is a big change from Moss Side. Still, that area was our home for just over 10 years and will always have a place in our […]

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Charity Video

Video memorial service for St Ann’s Hospice

We’re really proud of our work with St Ann’s Hospice, one of our longest-standing Stockport video production clients. It was an honour to produce their annual Light up a Life service. Every December they help people remember and celebrate their loved ones in a really beautiful way. Normally there would be multiple live events in […]

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Video Video content tips

3 ways to create video content on a tight budget

In 2020, the demand for video and other digital content is huge. At the same time, however, budgets are extremely tight for many industries. Fortunately, that doesn’t necessarily have to put a stop to your content strategy. Here are three ways to create video content on a budget, courtesy of our Junior Video Producer, Will. […]

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Video

What is the future of video content marketing?

In recent years we have seen a drastic surge in the advancement of video technology and social media. We asked our Junior Video Producer, Will, to take a look at emerging technology, new social media platforms and how both of these have an impact on consumers’ behaviour. By 2022, online videos will make up more […]