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Five Top Tips for filming your interviewee

Date: 21st September 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: hints and tipsinterviewproductionpre-production

Five Top Tips for filming your interviewee

Following our recent post on capturing better quality interviews, with this post we’re going to look at how getting your interviewee relaxed, feeling confident and responding with right answer can make all the difference for your video.

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#HackWinchester - technology, data and Playdoh

Date: 12th September 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: social mediaeducationlocalbusiness

#HackWinchester - technology, data and Playdoh

You should step out of your comfort zone and try something new and different, that was me on Saturday taking part in the first #HackWinchester event.

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From an idea to a shooting script

Date: 3rd September 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: cinematographyproductionscriptinghints and tips

From an idea to a shooting script

You’ve got the story or the idea for your next video, so what are the next steps for you to being ready to shoot?

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How to capture great interviews for your video

Date: 13th August 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: ideashints and tipsproductioncinematographyhow to

How to capture great interviews for your video

Interviews form the body of many corporate videos, from explaining and demonstrating a product to discussing services and solutions. They could be shot in a studio or on location; wherever you are and whatever the subject matter, you’ll probably be including an interview set-up soon.

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Making the most of video at a live event

Date: 2nd August 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: eventshints and tipslivestreamingvideo

Making the most of video at a live event

We’ve written about our live streaming successes and how they can bring live events of any size to a wider audience, but event video can go much further than that.

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Digital Innovation Award Winners for Live Streaming Solutions

Date: 8th June 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: livestreamingeventsproductionlocation

Digital Innovation Award Winners for Live Streaming Solutions

Earlier this week we shared our experience of winning at the Winchester Business Excellence Awards at Guildhall Winchester, and it really was an experience! Now we want to share with you more about the award-winning process, being shortlisted, why we believe we won the award last week and what our next steps are.

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Winchesters first unconference

Date: 15th May 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: eventsmarketingsocial mediaeducation

Winchesters first unconference

Last week I attended the first #unconference in Winchester at Guildhall Winchester, it was sort of what I expected, but also not what I expected at all!

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Why Influencer videos can create trust in your product 

Date: 26th April 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: ideaspre-productionmarketingvideo

Why Influencer videos can create trust in your product 

Who do you trust when you are deciding what to buy? Your friends, family, a celebrity, or an influencer?

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Shooting a feature film on your iPhone

Date: 27th March 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: cinematographycinemaideascameras

Shooting a feature film on your iPhone

We make videos, and we like to watch films too, and love to see new exciting ways of using technology to push the boundaries, so a film just out is very interesting indeed.

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How to improve your SEO with Video

Date: 14th March 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: -

How to improve your SEO with Video

Using the power of YouTube, we’re going to look at how you can maximise your videos listed on the platform for SEO and how you can make the most of your videos.

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Who will win the Best Picture Oscar?

Date: 2nd March 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: cinemaoscarsawards

Who will win the Best Picture Oscar?

It’s finally the Oscars this weekend and for best picture and best director it is the most open award season in years.

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Unconference and getting involved

Date: 19th February 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: social mediamarketingwinchester

Unconference and getting involved

Being based in Winchester means we are part of a thriving business community, and at the start of May there is a new event looking to expand and develop that

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Are you a Valentines winner?

Date: 15th February 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: funcinema

Are you a Valentines winner?

Did you have a fun Valentines? Did the quiz help make your day even more fun?

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Tearjerker or Rom-Com, take our quiz

Date: 14th February 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: funcinema

Tearjerker or Rom-Com, take our quiz

Valentines Day, a day of love and romance or a disaster of misdirected intentions, which is it to be for you?

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How to create a story for your brand, product or service

Date: 7th February 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: hints and tipsideaspre-productioncreative agenciesvideosocial mediahow to

How to create a story for your brand, product or service

Last year we looked at marketing campaigns that have used stories to get their messages across and the impact that good storytelling can have in video content.

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Time to Talk

Date: 1st February 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: videosocial mediaeducation

Time to Talk

Mental Health issues are no longer being swept under the carpet and hope they go away, and today is #timetotalk day.

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Oscar Nominations = 14, Win = 0

Date: 24th January 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: cinemaawardsoscarscinematography

Oscar Nominations = 14, Win = 0

You're wondering who could have been nominated 14 times for an Oscar and never won?

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Creative and visual trends for 2018

Date: 19th January 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: hints and tipsideaspre-productioncreative agencies

Creative and visual trends for 2018

This week Shutterstock have released their annual Creative Trends Report, this is based on analysing the billions of searches of the visual content throughout their collection.

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The best sound for your video

Date: 12th January 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: hints and tipspre-productionstudiolocationsound

The best sound for your video

When we built our studio, one of the major considerations for the build and essential feature had to be its soundproof qualities.

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Happy New Year!

Date: 1st January 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: funsocial mediaideas

Happy New Year!

We'd like to wish all our customers a very Happy New Year!

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Is Die Hard a Christmas Film?

Date: 20th December 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: cinemafunchristmas

Is Die Hard a Christmas Film?

There seems to be a great deal of disagreement about this, the argument has been running for years, but this year it seems to have become much more serious!

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What is a social video, and why should I make them?

Date: 15th December 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: social mediavideoproductionideashints and tips

What is a social video, and why should I make them?

Social videos are more than just fluffy kittens chasing their tails, and pugs eating ice creams; used astutely they can help you increase the awareness of your brand or company, and give you another way to tell your story in a memorable and cost-effective way.

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Through your eyes - using video to educate

Date: 8th December 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: charityadvertisingvideoideaseducation

Through your eyes - using video to educate

As we come to the end of the year, it gives us an opportunity to look at the different ways that video has been used to inform and educate as well as entertaining us.

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How to write a successful video brief

Date: 5th December 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: pre-productionhints and tipsideasmarketingcreative agencies

How to write a successful video brief

Sounds easy, doesn't it? If it were that easy, we wouldn't be writing this post would we? Find out how using the best practice for creating your video brief will ensure that you and your clients have your expectations set at the same level from the start of your video project.

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Supporting Small Business Saturday

Date: 1st December 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: businesscreative agenciesstudio

Supporting Small Business Saturday

Christmas now seems to be all about the 'special' shopping days, even men will have completed their shopping before the traditional Christmas Eve rush!

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How to make 2018 Video Trends work for you

Date: 28th November 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: hints and tipsideaspre-productionvideolivestreamingeventssocial media

How to make 2018 Video Trends work for you

It’s almost December so we’re into that time of the year for ‘best of this year’s’ and ‘next year’s top tips’ lists. I’m not quite ready to look back into 2017, instead, let's look forward to some of the video trends for 2018 and how you can use them in your own video content.

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Play Black Friday the Cards against Humanity way

Date: 24th November 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: hints and tipsideasmarketingadvertisingpromo

Play Black Friday the Cards against Humanity way

Sometimes in the build-up to Christmas, it seems like hiding under a rock would be a better option than facing the constant barrage of bad tv adverts, and perfume samples sprayed in your face as you try to go shopping!

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Inventive and creative ways to use music in your production

Date: 21st November 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: ideascreative agenciesmusicfilmcinema

Inventive and creative ways to use music in your production

Going to the cinema is an immersive experience, it's more than just sitting there stuffing your face with popcorn and killing a couple hours of time.

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Ideas for making the most of your event videos

Date: 17th November 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: pre-productionhints and tipscreative agencieslivestreaminglive streamevents

Ideas for making the most of your event videos

You’re thinking about using video for your next event, not sure what you should do, or if it’s worthwhile?

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Hints & Tips for your onscreen outfit

Date: 13th November 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: pre-productioncreative agencieshints and tipsstudioinfographic

Hints & Tips for your onscreen outfit

You've been asked to appear on camera and be interviewed, but what to wear!?

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Vertical Video, wrong, or different?

Date: 7th November 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: videoproductionhints and tipsideascreative agencies

Vertical Video, wrong, or different?

So where do you stand on this, upright, or flat out wrong?

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Was that really shot in Hampshire?

Date: 3rd November 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: pre-productionstudioproductionlocationhampshire

Was that really shot in Hampshire?

Hampshire is a varied county including 230 miles of coastline, urban and rural locations, sites of religious and historic interest, so it’s no wonder that it’s been featured as a location in so many feature films.

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Making music match your video vision

Date: 31st October 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: musicpre-productionedithints and tips

Making music match your video vision

How many promo or adverts have you watched recently with no music? Very few I would imagine...

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How to make the most of your six second video!

Date: 24th October 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: hints and tipssocial mediacreative agenciespre-productionideas

How to make the most of your six second video!

Are you struggling to form your story for your video? Maybe set a length for the video first, maybe 6 seconds? Yes, you read that correctly, 6 seconds!

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How White Label works for you

Date: 19th October 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: creative agenciespre-productionproduction

How White Label works for you

We've looked at the different ways that your creative agency can create videos and the solutions that can be the best fit for you and your clients.

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Size matters, getting your video socially seen

Date: 13th October 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: ideassocial mediahints and tipsinfographic

Size matters, getting your video socially seen

How many times have you had to rotate a video to watch it on your mobile? Want to make better use of your social media space?

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Video Production solutions for Creative Agencies

Date: 10th October 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: creative agenciespre-productionproductionideas

Video Production solutions for Creative Agencies

It’s best to be clear at the start, if you know about us already, you’ll know we’re a video production engine for creative agencies, our cards are placed on the table!

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How to make the most of user generated videos

Date: 3rd October 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: social mediacreative agenciesproductionvideo

How to make the most of user generated videos

Sharing information is key when you are making the most of social media, and what better way to make the most of this that to use videos produced by your customers about your products or services! So what's next and what to consider?

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Storytelling – using stories to create great videos

Date: 29th September 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: pre-productioncreative agenciessocial mediaideas

Storytelling – using stories to create great videos

You may not think about it, but storytelling forms the substance of the things we identify with most.

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What to consider when creating your social media videos

Date: 26th September 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: videocreative agencieshints and tipsideaspre-productionsocial media

What to consider when creating your social media videos

You've got your brief for your video, and it needs to work for you across social media too, where do you start when you are creating for these outlets?

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Look, Feel and Style - be inspired

Date: 21st September 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: hints and tipsideaspre-productioncreative agencies

Look, Feel and Style - be inspired

When you start to have an idea about the video you want to have made for you, whatever the subject matter, you'll often have an idea in your head about the look, the feel and maybe the overall style.

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To Infinity and Beyond!

Date: 19th September 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: videoproductionstudio

To Infinity and Beyond!

When you're filming in a studio you can be limited, but your choice of background could make all the difference.

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Live Streaming the new £10 note and Jane Austen

Date: 14th September 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: videoproductionlive streamlivestreaming

Live Streaming the new £10 note and Jane Austen

Today is the release of the new £10 note across the whole of the UK, back in July we were part of the official launch of the new note at Winchester Cathedral.

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What’s the perfect length for social media videos?

Date: 12th September 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: videohints and tipsideassocial mediaedit

What’s the perfect length for social media videos?

Not sure on what length your video should be for the different social apps?

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Getting your brief on budget, or your budget brief?

Date: 7th September 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: videopre-productionhints and tipscreative agenciesideas

Getting your brief on budget, or your budget brief?

How do you budget and create a video that will best fit within your client's campaign?

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Welcome to our blog

Date: 5th September 2017   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: pre-productionproductionhints and tips

Welcome to our blog

Hello, and welcome to the blog for videofrog!

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