When we are so focused on video resolution, colour balance, framing and composition it's easy to over look the audio. But never underestimate the importance of high quality audio in your video projects. Grainy or shaky footage can be seen as a dynamic feature of your video. Distorted audio could ruin it. It's not difficult to capture crisp clear audio though. Here are a few … [Read more...] about Five tips for better audio in your video projects.
Next time I get asked what kind of gear I use to capture stories, I shall link to this page. For a few weeks at least. The gear in the photo enables me to: Record high quality Audio, video and stills / I can shoot with a two camera set up mic-ing up the subject / I can livestream in HD or 360 / Create 360 animated videos / Capture video underwater/ Record a podcast with two people miked up / … [Read more...] about Content Creation Kit (September 2017)
Roger Moore never said 'Vodka martini, shaken not stirred" in any of his seven James Bond films. I've always liked dry martinis stirred but I'm willing to try anything once. While looking for a recipe for a dry martini I stumbled across an article from 2015 where Roger Moore explained his preferred recipe. You start with swilling a martini glass with an eggcup measure of the dry … [Read more...] about How to make the Perfect Martini (According to Roger Moore)
I never intended to bolt a load of crap to my camera for video blogging. I didn't see the point. For me the phone meant simple, lightweight, always ready image grabbing. Back in the day the add-ons weighed a ton and bulked your phone up so much you may as well have taken an SLR out. Also the best clips I grabbed were impromptu captures. Snatches of passing moments. A reach for the pocket, … [Read more...] about Who needs a video rig for the iPhone?
The following kit list is what I packed before heading up to Gateshead for Thinking Digital 2015. Some of these links below are Amazon affiliate links. Please don't purchase anything on a whim. Read other reviews first. I’m not saying all this gear is what you would need to document an event. It’s just some of the kit I'm having fun experimenting with. There are also some multiples as I try to … [Read more...] about Documenting Events – Kit List