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Using video to define you and your business

Date: 17th April 2019   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: hints and tipspre-productionsocial media

Using video to define you and your business

Recently more business owners, from CEOs of large companies, through to freelancers, are using video to help to define themselves as a person, within their company and their shared beliefs.

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Video Trends for 2019

Date: 7th March 2019   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: hints and tipsvideosocial mediaproduction

Video Trends for 2019

Suddenly it's March, so what's changed since 2018? Very little, except that the elements already being used in videos are potentially developing further, but people love to have 'trends' to attach to a year.

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Creative trends for 2019

Date: 21st January 2019   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: hints and tipsideaspre-productioncreative agencies

Creative trends for 2019

Now into the eighth year of Shutterstock annual Creative Trends Report, and it's full of great ideas that could influence your next video.

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Why you should be sharing video socially

Date: 6th November 2018   |   Author: Alice Bloor
Categories: social mediainfographichints and tips

Why you should be sharing video socially

Are you missing out on more people interacting with your video, are you being sociable with your video plan?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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