8 seconds – or definately less than 30

8 seconds – or definately less than 30

A couple of months ago I wrote an article for the good people at NuBlue. It’s here if you’re interested. The thrust of the article was that when you’re making videos that sell (or have any impact really) you’ve got 8 seconds to get your viewer...
Case Study: ITC

Case Study: ITC

Many forward-thinking owners and managers of SMEs know that to grow their online presence, video is an ideal tool. But today, just having one or two videos doesn’t cut it.  Content is king; new videos (or Vodcasts) need to be added regularly to keep Google happy and...
Review: Tiffen Dfx version 4

Review: Tiffen Dfx version 4

As part of all my gear, I have a matte box and lots of filters. Sometimes I even get to use them. But more often than not it’s a run’n’gun or such a tight schedule that niceties like that are ignored with the caveat ‘we’ll sort it in post’. Of course there are certain...
Review: Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 12

Review: Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 12

What’s in a name? A lot or a little … but when it comes to roses, as Shakespeare said, ‘By any other name would smell as sweet.’ Coincidentally (but slightly tenuously) the headquarters of Red Giant, publishers of the Magic Bullet Suite reviewed here are a few...
Red Giant Shooter Suite Review

Red Giant Shooter Suite Review

Review: Shooter Suite Publisher: Red Giant (www.redgiant.com) Price: See text Reviewer: Ian Sandall F Inst V Written: 11 Sept 14 I still have a camera that takes videotapes. I know I should’ve sold it years ago when I could still get a decent price for it but...
Review: Red Giant Universe

Review: Red Giant Universe

Over two years ago I reviewed Magic Bullet Looks II for the IoV’s Focus magazine. I’d been a Magic Bullet convert well before that – almost at the same time as Philip Bloom picked up a DSLR! So that’s been a lot of water under the bridge and quite probably...
Aloft … in Scotland

Aloft … in Scotland

Twice this year we’ve had the great pleasure of staying at The Crieff Hydro in Perthshire, Scotland. First we were there in May for the AH2013 event – with almost 250 Austin Healeys from all over the world in attendance – and then we returned in...
The Austin Healey 2013 Event

The Austin Healey 2013 Event

We’ve just finished editing a two hour presentation of highlights of the Austin Healey European event held at the wonderful Crieff Hydro hotel in Perthshire. With almost 250 Healeys in one place, it was a sight to see for those (like me) who love classic cars....
Waterfalls and Goldmines

Waterfalls and Goldmines

Last weekend I decided I’d try some shooting with my iPhone – seeing as this is something we’re going to be training people on soon – and I made this little film. Just a quick edit and grade with Creative Commons music from the vast resource at...