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?2021-07-27T12:39:46+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

What Is Corporate Video?

What Is Corporate Video? Corporate video this is essentially video commissioned by businesses, companies and organisations for their own sales and marketing purposes. It includes advertising content designed for all digital channels such as websites, social media, sales meetings, exhibitions etc but wouldn’t include content for TV or major broadcast. Corporate videos are generally commissioned by company MD’s or the communications and marketing departments. https://youtu.be/M6157lS7xdE How Much Does A Corporate Video Cost? How much does a corporate video cost? How’s longs a piece of string? It very much depends on a few factors, the duration – so how long is the video. It is 2 minutes, 3 minutes or 5 minutes or more? Also how polished does the production need to be, so does it require a voiceover, is it a complex shoot that requires several crew across several sites, is it an animated video? Is it a one off video or as part of a campaign. Typically a short brand film campaign that’s of a good quality may range on average from £4,000 - £6,000. https://youtu.be/YfiGUxX3EeU What Should A Corporate Video Include? A corporate video should include 3 core essences. 1. A story - this will bring your audience on a journey and engage them from the start – the whole point! 2. Personality – businesses shouldn’t be afraid to showcase their personality and tone of voice. This helps build connection and trust as people will be able to answer – yes I wanna do business with this [...]

What Is Corporate Video?2021-03-04T15:26:56+00:00

Working From Home and Post Lockdown Business Trends

We’re still feeling the effects of the global pandemic, and whilst most things are getting back to normal, conditions in the workplace are still easing in. For many, they haven’t even gone back to work, or are still working from home. Around 68% of our followers and clients are still working from home, with 25% back at work, and 7% occasionally doing both. However, if the lockdown has taught us anything, it is that working from home for so many companies is totally doable, and many people won’t be going back to work properly until next year. There are many trends that have come out of this, ones many businesses would not have even considered before. As many start to head back to the office, here are some things that we think will still be around and relevant even after the easing of the lockdown restrictions. It’s obvious to see one of the main trends seen during lockdown is a huge increase in the numbers of people working from home. So how has this changed communication? Well it’s brutally obvious isn’t it? It’s an increase in use of video conferencing. Now that tool was always there before, it was always available to us, but actually it’s been an absolutely brilliant tool for companies to connect with their clients and wider networks. So instead of picking up the phone which many would ordinarily do or go and see them, the going to see them option has obviously be removed so [...]

Working From Home and Post Lockdown Business Trends2020-09-11T13:22:57+00:00

The Video Production Editing Process

It’s quite common for a client to ask one of us during or at the end of a shoot how the video production editing process works, so we thought we would go into a bit more detail about the post production workflow. There are many types of video we produce for industry, sub genres as it were. Interview based documentary style, brand videos with or without a voiceover or text, adverts, instructional, health and safety, drone, parody and lately online video chat based videos using software such as Zoom and Teams. All of these videos can be edited in a variety of ways, yet all of them have our base editing in common. So how do we start our editing process? We start with the footage first and import it into our editing software, Adobe Premiere Pro. We need to make sure that the sequence aligns in setting to the footage, so that our frame rate doesn't stutter and feel awkward in playback. We also have to put all of our items into organised bins at the side of the sequence interface to make things neat and tidy. We will watch all of the footage first to start and get familiar with the subject and where exactly to start when we begin the editing process. Lets say we need to cut down a 25 minute interview down to a 5 min video. We'd need to have a good look at our script to see what is primarily needed for [...]

The Video Production Editing Process2020-08-18T15:11:15+00:00

Video Games: Shot Blast Media’s Recommendations

While video and film is and always will be our thing, we're a media company, so we're all attached to many different types of media. Video Games are just one of these forms. We've all played a game in our lifetime, and perhaps we still are. It's great to be put into a virtual world where you are in control of the characters and stories and totally get lost in these worlds. So, we thought we'd talk about some of our favourite games, a change to our normal discussions about film and TV. So if you're ever thinking about picking up a controller soon, give these recommendations a go. Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 We all know GTA, and we're all getting to know RDR a lot more now. Huge, open world, do whatever you want simulators set in an LA inspired world and the American West. Rockstar's flagship titles are insanely immersive and are so easy to jump into. So if you're feeling a drive through Los Santos or a horse ride across a mountain, these games are just aching to be played, if you haven't already. They're absolute firm favourites across the office! Animal Crossing: New Horizons If you're up for a relaxed and laid back experience, it's worth picking up Animal Crossing: New Horizons or any other games in the series if you're a Nintendo user. What's so great about this game? You get to create your own island paradise, decorate it [...]

Video Games: Shot Blast Media’s Recommendations2020-08-18T15:11:25+00:00

Corporate Video Production Company: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a corporate video production company? A corporate video production company specialises in video production services, which can consist of live video work with other services such as, 2D and 3D animated video, drone videography and 360 degree video. https://youtu.be/UbZ1ua1nGg4 How much does a corporate video production company cost? Corporate video production costs differ depending on what exactly is involved with the production. The video duration is also a factor, longer videos will often require more editing time which can effect the overall cost of the video production. Some videos can also be produced as part of a campaign, this is a cost effective way to get more videos from an existing corporate video project. To get the best out of your budget it is best to discuss your intentions with your video agency to strategise the best option. Why is working with a corporate video production company important for your business? Corporate video is a key mode of communication and an effective way of engaging your audience, especially today. Video production is incredibly relevant and can help your company to stand out from the crowd with a great story told through the mode of video. There are many videos that companies can create themselves such as short social media clips, showcasing newsworthy content. These DIY style videos are ideal for those 'quick and dirty' content ideas to keep your network up to date on your latest developments. When businesses are communicating via sales presentations, their website and [...]

Corporate Video Production Company: Frequently Asked Questions2020-07-16T12:27:14+00:00

What is the Cost of a Video Production Company?

Working with a Professional Video Production Agency The price of hiring a Video Production Company to create your dream corporate video varies on a plethora of factors. For that reason it is quite hard to determine an set price, as a video production agency can be very different to the next in terms of what services they provide and how they go about creating a video production. The following guide will give you things to think about when commissioning a professional video from a local video production company and what the average costs include. Cost of Video Production When considering a corporate video and thinking of hiring a video production agency to make your video, you should understand all of the elements that will come along with the cost. The use of equipment, including cameras, lighting, stands and other side items to make your shoot go smoothly and so on. Then of course comes the experience and number of different people partaking the in the filming, the videographer, the director, or possibly actors or voiceover artists etc. Travel is another factor, are you working locally, regionally, nationally or internationally? Other associated costs may include possible accommodation for the crew and time should be weighed up if necessary, in price. You should also consider the pre and post production, with the planners creating storyboards and scripts in pre-production being integral, and then the post-production in editing and effects are key to factor into cost too. Of course, this is all dependent [...]

What is the Cost of a Video Production Company?2020-06-15T08:33:37+00:00

Parody Marketing Videos and Viral Videos

Parody Marketing is becoming more prevalent due to the influence of social media video content and the many platforms there are, and also the fame of viral videos. Whilst it is not a new type of corporate video production, it is something that a lot of people don't take seriously as a credible video form, and that's understandable, yet these videos are understated. Lots of these videos take a comedic edge, and due to that there are a lot more companies out there willing to change up their brand to demonstrate more personality, and to break out from the norm of your average corporate video production. Parody Marketing videos allow you not only a chance to represent your brand and product, but also to show you and your team in a different environment where the possibilities of creating a funny video are endless. Because they're not a common type of video for businesses, having parody content for your marketing can make your company stick out in the crowd. Here's an example of one of our video productions that we created for a mattress manufacturer: https://youtu.be/r6rBIev0ATA The COVID-19 crisis has also pushed my companies into creating parody marketing, just to lift the mood and create something more light hearted. In time like these people are down and have many fears and concerns. That's why incorporating a little bit of humour into your marketing can make all the difference. We created a piece of content parodying the Zoom craze that [...]

Parody Marketing Videos and Viral Videos2020-06-12T13:59:56+00:00

3D Animation Video: Ideas for Content Marketing Post-COVID-19

3D Animation Video: Ideas for Content Marketing Post-COVID-19 As the global pandemic is starting to show signs of slowing down, it's comforting to know that very soon we'll be able to all get back to 'normal', but it is worth noting that we will be in a very new world with a new normal. If there is anything the lockdown has shown us, it's that video is the perfect tool for keeping in contact with customers and employees, be that through marketing or just general communication. As the pandemic calms down video will be important now more than ever in a post-COVID-19 world, especially with 3D animated video. A social distancing training video will help to educate staff and contractors on the current guidelines and safe working practices within an office. As we've produced this material for ourselves and clients, our staff and contractors are trained to work safely on site. This makes live action video production on site possible now and in future while the restrictions are in place. Other popular video formats will include 3D animation. We will see a big shift in the way companies sell and market their products and services. For example those companies who once relied on visiting customers across the UK and overseas will probably reduce the amount of business travel they do. Meetings will take place over video conference more frequently, so companies will need a new way to get in front of new prospective customers and engage them. This is [...]

3D Animation Video: Ideas for Content Marketing Post-COVID-192020-06-18T12:39:23+00:00
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