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How to make better promo videos for your church or charity

…start at the end! The first step in creating any successful promo video is to project yourself into the hearts and minds of those who you hope will watch it. That’s it. You start at the end of the video production process, and almost work backwards. Ask yourself the who, what, how, when, where questions now and you’ll save yourself time and money in the production process. In an initial planning meeting, … Continue Reading

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Five essential tips for breaking into the media industry

1. Find your passion Your first task is to work out what you actually love ‘doing’ not where you’d like ‘being’. Don’t think at this stage about which companies you’d like to work for. Remember, Myspace and Friends Reunited were here yesterday, pretty much gone today. Examples include: ‘I love to draw. When I’m bored I doodle and my friends think I’m quite good.’ or, ‘I just love mucking about … Continue Reading

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Five essential tips for video making on a budget

I’m often asked for help in getting people started with video making – often on a very low budget. After having worked as a BBC community video trainer and more recently as a web video Producer and Director (www.youtube.com/officialpremiertv) I think I have the experience to nail down the basic, basic, basics of shooting video on a budget. So, presuming you have a video camera, of any sort, five essential things you … Continue Reading

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