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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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