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

Business Communication Trends Post-Lockdown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebk2mlbtX7o&feature=youtu.be Business Communication Trends Post-Lockdown Hi I'm Lotty from Shot Blast Media and in this week's vlog I'm gonna be discussing business communication trends following the lockdown. I think one of the main trends that we've seen 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 and if you're anything like me I kind of forgot about it, but actually it's been an absolutely brilliant tool for me to connect with my clients and my wider network so instead of picking up the phone which I would ordinarily do or go and see them, the going to see them option has obviously be removed so the next best thing is video conferencing. Working from home has given people a brilliant work/life balance so I think it's here to stay definitely. Clients and contacts I've spoken to have reported increased productivity and increased staff morale. You can pull everyone together in one call and it's a quick and simple method of connecting with people. So the second big trend I have noticed is the digitisation of systems and processes. So companies may have a CRM system that they've never plugged in. Invoicing has all gone digital. Things like health and safety communication material are being looked at to be put into video formats [...]

Business Communication Trends Post-Lockdown2020-08-18T15:12:54+00:00

Disney Review | Tales from the Screen

https://youtu.be/6v2_EjRR9gg Lotty, Sam and David discuss their favourite Disney flicks in light of the popular new streaming service Disney Plus. Your Industrial Story Starts Here Press the button. Make the call. Transform your media. +44 (0)113 288 3245 [email protected] Contact Us

Disney Review | Tales from the Screen2020-05-15T13:35:01+00:00

Netflix Original Films | Tales from the Screen

https://youtu.be/NzMaNIj6W4U Lotty, Sam and David discuss their favourite Netflix Original movies in this vlog, but also talking about some Netflix films that came under par. Your Industrial Story Starts Here Press the button. Make the call. Transform your media. +44 (0)113 288 3245 [email protected] Contact Us

Netflix Original Films | Tales from the Screen2020-04-28T09:04:01+00:00

Tiger King Review | Netflix | Tales from the Screen

https://youtu.be/CIKU4ByPw10 Lotty, Sam and David discuss Netflix's popular new documentary series Tiger King, giving their thoughts and theories surrounding Joe Exotic. Your Industrial Story Starts Here Press the button. Make the call. Transform your media. +44 (0)113 288 3245 [email protected] Contact Us

Tiger King Review | Netflix | Tales from the Screen2020-04-22T09:50:28+00:00

Black Mirror: Our favourite episodes | Tales from the Screen

https://youtu.be/KRScKfOG46Q Lotty, Sam and David return to talk about Netflix's dark dystopian thriller series, Black Mirror, and their favourite episodes from it. Your Industrial Story Starts Here Press the button. Make the call. Transform your media. +44 (0)113 288 3245 [email protected] Contact Us

Black Mirror: Our favourite episodes | Tales from the Screen2020-04-14T11:43:36+00:00

Social Distancing: Keeping staff motivated when working from home

https://youtu.be/VM_rYyl096I Hi I’m Lotty from Shot Blast Media. I’ve been speaking to a lot of our clients over the past couple of weeks and the one thing that keeps cropping up in discussions is – how can companies motivate their staff and boost morale when they are working from home, furloughed or even back at work practising social distancing.  So this got me thinking about some content ideas. Having spoken to a few more clients and found out what they are doing I thought I’d share some insights from across my network: Organising fun social activities. This could be a number of different things from starting the day with a virtual yoga session, having a lunchtime workout, or a pub style quiz with a beer after work. All of these can be done on zoom video call, with multiple users in one window. It just takes someone to be the main organiser to lead the session but it’s a way of doing something fun with colleagues or teams - whilst keeping active. Having company contests and a bit of lighthearted competition can always be a winner – plus it keeps people focused on a common goal. This could be around healthy eating challenge, exercises, creativity projects the list is endless - Sharing fun video clips and photos keeps people feeling connected and spirits high. Also some prizes for the winners. Leaning and development sessions are a good way of keeping peoples skills up to date whilst building on [...]

Social Distancing: Keeping staff motivated when working from home2020-06-09T12:26:43+00:00

Video Production Ideas for Businesses in Lockdown

https://youtu.be/zBLdjS1SJxA Video Production ideas for Businesses in Lockdown Hi I'm Lotty from Shot Blast Media. So times are pretty tough at the moment. Many businesses are having to adapt the way that they work to keep staffing jobs and continue to operate their best they can through this period with social distancing measures. It's so important to remember though that despite all of this, businesses continue to communicate, not just close the shutters down but to communicate both internally to staff and also externally to the wider market. Now more than ever companies will need to stay on top of their digital communications and marketing, and video production is integral to this. Now this isn't about selling aimlessly and just pretending that nothing's changed, but businesses should think about posting regular content that helps to build trust and also good brand reputation. Also, content to entertain, to help people and also to boost morale. Well how do we do that, I hear you say if we're watching the pennies at the moment? Well this is where video content becomes your new best friend. Now I know what you're thinking, I run a video production company so I am going to say this but it is true. Video is the perfect tool for communicating with both staff and prospective customers. So everyone has a phone. It doesn't make you the next Steven Spielberg of course but it does allow you to create and capture your own content right at [...]

Video Production Ideas for Businesses in Lockdown2020-06-09T12:37:25+00:00

Netflix Originals | Tales from the Screen | Part 2

https://youtu.be/JfBxe80EGoY Part two of Lotty, Sam and David's chat about their favourite Netflix Originals. Your Industrial Story Starts Here Press the button. Make the call. Transform your media. +44 (0)113 288 3245 [email protected] Contact Us

Netflix Originals | Tales from the Screen | Part 22020-04-07T08:48:15+00:00

Netflix Originals | Tales from the Screen | Part 1

https://youtu.be/ZMh8844U2Bs Netflix Originals are in mind as Lotty, Sam and David self-isolate - whilst talking about their favourite shows. Your Industrial Story Starts Here Press the button. Make the call. Transform your media. +44 (0)113 288 3245 [email protected] Contact Us

Netflix Originals | Tales from the Screen | Part 12020-04-01T10:19:57+00:00