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Ten questions we will ask you before making a video

Filming at the Lighthouse

Before we begin making any videos at WVM, we always get a solid brief of what the client is looking for. By answering the following ten questions, we have the basis for delivering a quote and a proposed project plan and timetable. Let’s take a look at the four key areas of brief-making: purpose, style, content and logistics: PURPOSE: 1. Why are you commissioning this video? If you’re the person … Continue Reading

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The making of ‘ChristChurch Woking’ promo video

ChristChurch Woking

Worldview Media was commissioned to produce a promo video for ChristChurch Woking. The request was to create a short video that captured the breadth and depth of the church’s activities. As is usual practice, we identified the key official spokespeople from the church and other ‘good voices’ to capture. Their interviews were then ‘nuggeted’ to get the best soundbites for conveying the messages. B-roll was captured to illustrate what was … Continue Reading

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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 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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YouTube+ would be a safer bet than Google+

At the beginning of December 2011, YouTube launched its much anticipated re-design. It’s now a much more social experience, majoring on the concept of subscribing to channels and getting updates and notifications pumped to you more acutely. It has a much improved analytics interface too. One wonders if many corporate, media and not-for-profit websites will ditch proprietary video hosting solutions and instead use YouTube to host their content for little … Continue Reading

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