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The Movies we’re Excited for in 2021

Last year, we posted a blog on the upcoming releases for 2020 in terms of movies we were excited for. Alas, not all of them were released due to the pandemic. However, with a new year and better times ahead, we've got high hopes for film this year, and the even higher hopes they'll release at all! So let's go through what movies we're excited for in 2021. Dune This was one of the ones we were excited for last year, but of course, it was delayed an entire year. Sad times! At least we got a trailer for it, giving us a glimpse of this sci-fi epic, which is directed by legendary filmmaker Denis Villeneuve based on Frank Herbert's best selling novel. What is it? Think Game Of Thrones, but in space. It has a stacked cast too, including Timothee Chalamet, Oscar Isaac and Rebecca Ferguson to name but a few. The Suicide Squad The last Suicide Squad movie we got from DC wasn't exactly the best. The story of a group of supervillains being made to do the government's dirty work is a fresh idea for the superhero genre, but that last one really didn't do much for a lot of people. However this time around, DC has got Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn to take the reigns on their reboot. Judging from what we've seen so far, it looks like Gunn might be able to get it right. Featuring Margot Robbie, Idris Elba and Viola [...]

The Movies we’re Excited for in 20212021-01-15T10:23:09+00:00

Industrial Videography: Our Favourite Videos Of The Year

Despite this 2020's unfortunate circumstances, we've still been able to work and to create plenty of helpful video content for our clients and contacts. Industrial Videography has still been incredibly important to so many this year, and we couldn't be more happy to assist those looking for corporate video for this business. So what have we cooked up this year? Well, here are a few of our favourite videos, and why they are our favourite. Our Brand Film for Glencroft A few months ago we travelled to the Yorkshire Dales to create a beautiful brand film for Glencroft, a wool clothing manufacturer. It was very exciting to create this film and tell this special story. We mixed corporate video and drone videography to capture a sense of the Dales and the story of the family featured. https://youtu.be/FzwPqdDPhTs Our Product Videos for Gentex Europe We created a series of videos detailing the products of Gentex Europe, a company that manufacture industrial respiratory protections systems. We developed four videos, each focusing on a different product for different circumstances, in which we blended corporate video and 3D animation to detail their products, on how they looked in the flesh and also how they were put together, exampled by the animation. https://youtu.be/6Q8LsZ1pkVs Our Social Distancing Videos Mid-year, we developed a series of 2D animated videos outlining social distancing and COVID-19 safety guidelines, for use in all workplaces. This was a huge and important campaign for the year especially with the dire need of [...]

Industrial Videography: Our Favourite Videos Of The Year2020-12-17T10:58:34+00:00

2020: Our Year In Review

2020 has been a horrible year, and there's no sugar-coating it. The pandemic has damaged so much, including businesses, and we've all struggled this year.  But through these hard times we've pulled together and made what we can work for us. It's been a learning curve for absolutely everyone. We wish everyone the best for the new year, to a better new year. But there have been good, even great moments for us this year, so here are the things that we feel proud of accomplishing. New services We're very happy to say that we managed to launch some new services this year. We revolutionised 360 video by introducing VR video services into our plethora of expertise, an exciting new venture that will revolutionise our filmmaking future. We also launched our interactive video service, a form of training video that blends interaction and linear film, which has already drummed up a lot of excitement among our clients and contacts. We're always looking for new avenues to go down and this year has been no different. Our COVID-19 safety videos https://youtu.be/iym-YoMsvp8 We wanted to help people as best we could this year. Our COVID-19 workplace safety videos were a massive focus for us in lockdown. Our animated projects helped a lot of our clients this year and we couldn't be more happier for that. It's important that companies stay as protected as possible in preventing the spread of the virus, and it still is. So this campaign will continue to be [...]

2020: Our Year In Review2020-12-17T09:47:46+00:00

Netflix at Christmas: What To Watch This Festive Season

It's that time of year again, the Christmas holidays are upon us, albeit feels a little different this year. There's a guarantee that we're going to be indoors a lot more this festive season, and thankfully we have plenty of entertainment to binge on Netflix over the period. But of course there's so much to choose from, so where do you start? Well, look no further. Here are our picks for what you should give a go for the holidays. The Queens Gambit You've probably heard through the grapevine that this show is all the rage at the moment. It has broke various Netflix records and seems to be getting a lot of praise from everyone. Anya Taylor-Joy plays Beth Harmon, an expert chess player defying all odds during the 60s, as a prominent woman of the game. Chess? Might not sound like everyone's cup of tea. But like Rocky, the show focuses more on the character than the sport, and it's that what elevates this show majorly. It's a seven episode miniseries that's a breeze to get through, but an entertaining one for sure. Mank This is one for the cinema lovers, the story of the acclaimed writer of the acclaimed Orson Welles film, Citizen Kane. Directed by the legend that is David Fincher, Gary Oldman plays the titular writer Mank, as he navigates his way through an old Hollywood landscape to write one of the most famous and critically acclaimed scripts of all time, which fought the Hollywood system [...]

Netflix at Christmas: What To Watch This Festive Season2020-12-14T11:35:07+00:00

Promoting Health Protocols To Prevent The Spread Of Covid 19

There's a lot of confusion as to what video production actually is. Now, that may seem quite bizarre to say, but the confusion comes from a lot of people just thinking that it is the standard live action filmmaking that is more than well known. Yet, video production has a lot more to it than that. As a video production company, we specialise in lots of different types of filmmaking, so here's a rundown of all of the video formats that fall into this term. Video Production The one that everyone knows right off the bat, is your standard video production. If a picture paints a thousand words, just imagine what video can do. You only need look on social media to recognise the power of media and its impact on business as we know it, which is why video production is perfect for that. Whether it be filming on all kinds of sites, from power stations to factories, construction sites to multiple shop floors, specialist video production companies are incredibly savvy with challenging work conditions and site limitations. Post-filming, the magic kicks in to transform our footage into a piece of premium and compelling film. https://youtu.be/UbZ1ua1nGg4 2D Animated Video A truly memorable film-style, animation quickly wins over the hearts and minds of its audience. It’s safe, it’s familiar and it’s clear – making it a genuine story-telling winner. Showcasing business communications whatever their shape or size, using custom or stock graphics – or both – to transform [...]

Promoting Health Protocols To Prevent The Spread Of Covid 192020-12-14T10:31:54+00:00

Video Production Services: What Types Are There?

There's a lot of confusion as to what video production actually is. Now, that may seem quite bizarre to say, but the confusion comes from a lot of people just thinking that it is the standard live action filmmaking that is more than well known. Yet, video production has a lot more to it than that. As a video production company, we specialise in lots of different types of filmmaking, so here's a rundown of all of the video formats that fall into this term. Video Production The one that everyone knows right off the bat, is your standard video production. If a picture paints a thousand words, just imagine what video can do. You only need look on social media to recognise the power of media and its impact on business as we know it, which is why video production is perfect for that. Whether it be filming on all kinds of sites, from power stations to factories, construction sites to multiple shop floors, specialist video production companies are incredibly savvy with challenging work conditions and site limitations. Post-filming, the magic kicks in to transform our footage into a piece of premium and compelling film. https://youtu.be/UbZ1ua1nGg4 2D Animated Video A truly memorable film-style, animation quickly wins over the hearts and minds of its audience. It’s safe, it’s familiar and it’s clear – making it a genuine story-telling winner. Showcasing business communications whatever their shape or size, using custom or stock graphics – or both – to transform [...]

Video Production Services: What Types Are There?2020-11-27T16:30:37+00:00

A Review of 2020’s Innovative Christmas Adverts

With 2020 being a restricted year in many different ways, the world has had to adapt and innovate in whatever ways it can. For Christmas adverts this year, the same has applied, and many brands have had to push the boundaries with what limitations they've had. So, as the Christmas season approaches, here are our picks for the most interesting Christmas Adverts of 2020. John Lewis We know, we know. John Lewis is the go-to advert every Christmas. Although, we will say they have been lacking the past few years (apart from that tear jerking Elton John one!). However, this year they've managed to shine again. This ad displays a range of different types of filmmaking, including various types of 2D and 3D animation, with a little bit of live action mixed in there too. John Lewis worked with a whole host of different video production companies up and down the country, really giving back to the creatives who have lost just as much as everyone else has this year. This one really goes to show that a lot of passion and bright ideas can really pull something dynamic together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Juv2c0xgGno Sainsburys Sainsburys are also well known for putting on quite a show with their Christmas adverts. This year is no exception. Instead of something grand and huge this year, Sainsburys have a gone for a three part, minimalistic campaign. Their three ads show three different families engaging in traditional Christmas activities, from the perspective of a home video [...]

A Review of 2020’s Innovative Christmas Adverts2020-12-01T12:14:42+00:00

Working From Height: A Guide To Safe Working

https://youtu.be/NEqii0TMlqU Working from height is a dangerous business, and it still remains the most common cause of workplace fatalities and should be avoided wherever practiced. But if you have to work from height, take a sensible approach when considering precautions. If you're using personal fall protection ensure that it's fit for purpose and users are adequately trained, but is this enough to guarantee everyone's safety? There are a few more important safe practices that will guarantee this where access is required. To work at height, ensure that the equipment used is fit for purpose and all users are competent. Workers should ensure that prevention measures are in place and where necessary supplement measures with collective protective devices. Have you got a rescue plan in place? This should be prepared before any working at height takes place. Common causes of falls from height include falls from ladders. Do not work from ladders. These are for access only. If you have to access the roof do you know if it's designed to be load-bearing? Falls through fragile roofs can kill. Ensure you do your research carefully before accessing the roof. Sometimes you might have to access another area through a scaffold structure, never use a scaffold structure unless it has been inspected and tagged by a competent person. You are required to wear your safety harness so always remain clipped onto a fixed point at all times when you're working at height. Working outside presents further challenges. Have you checked [...]

Working From Height: A Guide To Safe Working2020-11-23T12:32:25+00:00

Using Existing Video Content In Lockdown

https://youtu.be/ncrbwJXOQ1Q Hi I'm Lotty from Shot Blast Media and I'm going to give you three top tips on how to work with your existing content to get the most from it. The first thing you can think about is accessing the B-roll. The B-roll is the kind of supplementary footage that would go alongside your main communication, so if you'd shot a case study video for example you'd have people giving an interview or giving a narrative, this would be the kind of cutaway material that would sit on top. The great thing about b-roll is variety so out of a b-roll shot you may have 40 or 50 clips worth of usable content. Some of the b-roll clips might require a little bit of editing so that could just be tidying them up at the start and finish of the shot and then giving a little bit of colour information in there just to brighten the footage. This sort of stuff you could do yourself, so you could use an app potentially or if you've got access to Adobe software then Premiere Pro is a great piece of kit you can use. Failing that you can always get back in touch with the production company that shot it and ask them to prepare the b-roll for you. The second way that you can work with existing content is looking at your video clips and taking screenshots or images from them. A lot of companies now will shoot [...]

Using Existing Video Content In Lockdown2020-11-19T14:30:29+00:00

What is 360 Video Production?

What is 360 video production? 360 video production is a video that is shot with a 360 degree camera, allowing for interaction to get a full view of a taken shot. How much does it cost to make a 360 video? Depending on if you’re filming a 360 video production with a drone or you’re doing a corporate video production, price can differ. However with this being a relatively new technology it can be expensive in getting equipment and also the process for the editing process. Why is a 360 video production important for your business? 360 video production is set apart from the rest, as your audience can interact with the film whilst it plays, it allows them to move and toggle around the shot to see a full 360 view. Utilising this new technology effectively will help companies to differentiate from their competitors. How does a 360 video work? Your audience can pause or even keep the video playing as they click around the shot to see everything happening around them. That interactivity adds an extra layer of engagement from your audience. Is a 360 film hard to produce? It’s relatively easy to do as you use a fixed wide shot. The editing part to process the footage and stitch it together can be a little more complex depending on what exactly you are wanting out of it. Your Industrial Story Starts Here Press the button. Make the call. Transform your media. [...]

What is 360 Video Production?2020-11-17T15:51:06+00:00
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