How to improve editing workflow

We all love creating things but there is only so much time in a day to get things done. From working 9-5, to family time and other hobbies sometimes we can all stand to get creative in how we work to help speed things up. This is mainly a video editing workflow improvement but some of them will transfer over to other skills Continue reading

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Vlog ONE : Street Art and Insta Meetups

I finally bit the vlogging bullet with my first blog at a Visual Waste led Best Of Belfast Street Art Tour. Visual Waste, a local street artist who shot to fame with his pop culture based murals around the city including Game Of Thrones and Breaking Bad, brought us on a tour of various Street art in the city organised by the Best Of Belfast Instagram page. Continue reading

Things to avoid in your videos

As we all have a blank start line when we begin our foray into videography, photography, drawing or anything creative we always look at the things that inspire us and motivated us to begin creating in the first place. We start making similar content to the  ones we aspire to be before we can find our own style. BUT we NEED to find our own style, our own ways of doing things but using our peers to inspire our choices. Continue reading

I’m still here….

SOOOOOO………… I’ve been kind of slacking on the blog front from shooting more photos than I used to and the humdrum of daily 9-5 working and throw in a few Christenings, Weddings and other occassions, there is only a finite amount of time during the day. And the blog has suffered.

This will change. Continue reading

Power Of Video conference, Belfast

Set in the stunning St Anne’s Cathedral the Power of Video conference returned for it’s second year and with it came a buzz of Youtubers, Filmmakers and Social Media giants. It’s a conference aimed at creators and how to use video to increase brand awareness and your following, with massive Youtubers like Shonduras and Viacom’s Thomas De Napoli speaking it highlights the blurring lines between social media and mainstream content creation and how to utilise both to the benefit of both too. Continue reading

5 FREE SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS FOR VIDEO AND PHOTO

We all have a budget to pursue video and photo as a hobby, from amatuers shooting for fun and upgrading when they can to semi-pro’s who bankroll some of the funds from commissioned work, we all have a figure in our head that we can put aside for gear and tools needed. Continue reading

Resources to improve your videography

Being someone who is still new to the world of videography but with always having a passion for filming I wanted to improve my knowledge and shooting abilities, how to compose frames better, using lighting to help the scene, technical aspects such as frame rates and grading I started to learn the process of improving from recording video to actually thinking about filming. There is a difference, the same as everyone can take a photograph you need to understand the components to produce a good photograph or that everyone can write but you need to understand the nuances of language and plot points to write a good story. Continue reading

Putting the work into Youtube

For the last while I have talked about utilising Youtube and video more in my work , I’ve always had an interest in shooting small videos from family events to days out. While they’re a nice keepsake for the day I WANT to create better content and tell more of a narrative story on a range of subjects. So as it’s the New Year and I have a renewed vigour I’ve been researching and reading up on improving cinematography values and becoming a better video maker. Continue reading