On our crusade to making corporate online video production as easy peasy as as lemon squeezy, we thought we’d better follow on from our what is colour grading blog post a little while ago with the question that comes up every time.
The million dollar question in video production that pops up all the time is what is the price of video production.
Luckily, the answer isn’t a million dollars in most cases but the answer is not as straightforward as you and we’d wish.
Not to say that we’re old farts, but in our combined felt 100 years of video production there are a number of questions that regularly keep popping up in conversations with clients. In an attempt to make corporate video production easier and more transparent, we’ll be trying to clarify some of these mysteries over the next weeks here in our blog section.
One of the most common questions we get asked (just after ‘How much is a video?’, but we’ll get to that later!) is
What is grading in video and film production?
Burberry’s Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey doesn’t send flowers to just anyone. Following his first and phenomenally successful show at London Fashion Week, womenswear designer Haizhen Wang did however find himself at the receiving end of the flower-giving. After winning Fashion Fringe 2012, Wang took up residency at one of the Somerset House studios and busied himself designing already highly acclaimed clothes for women. And the flowers are just the beginning: Wang has big plans for the future.
We like a challenge, but have you ever tried to film red blood cells floating around in a body?
We like to think we’re a decent enough video production company, but we’re also reasonably sensible so when the charity Macmillan Cancer Support asked for our help on a rich media project for young adults about the blood system we were secretly quite relieved that the result was going to be an animation.
Ever been to London Bridge on a weekday morning at rush hour? If you haven’t, we suggest you go – it’s quite a spectacle to witness: thousands and thousands of dark suited city workers emerge from trains, just to stream into their offices across the bridge like a sea of grey suits.
We’ve been to a fair amount of shoots in our lifetime, we’ve met a decent number of famous people and living in London we thought we’ve seen it all. But there are certain things you just don’t really expect when called to a shoot and this week was one of those shoots:
“Tim Minchin is going to cover Youtube hero Charlie McDonnell in golden syrup in honey….yes…yes…with a brush. And then he’ll cover him in feathers”
We have to admit: we were a little bit scared of following supermodel Tian Yi for a day. Tian, currently ranked number 38 in the world of models at models.com and featured in Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2013 campaign (and many more) is one of the world’s most in-demand models. Would there be Campbell-esque tantrums?
We should not have worried.
We’ve all seen catwalk shots, but ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes?
Well, stop wondering and start watching the video we’ve just made – all shall be revealed. We were given exclusive backstage access to Fashion Fringe 2012 winner Haizhen Wang’s show at London Fashion Week.
When outfits are a suddenly a lot more colourful, über-fashionable and outrageous then chances are that it’s that time of the year again when the capital is host to London Fashion Week.
The beautiful and fashion conscious flock from far flung places to be part of the spectacle: of course Fashion Week is as much about the fashionable crowds outside the shows than what’s actually shown on the catwalk. If you couldn’t be there yourself to see and more importantly to be seen, then lucky for you because we’ve got the lowdown and also some photos for you (watch this space for a video to follow shortly!).
We’re all for travelling light, especially on a bike. Like a well known retailer says, every little helps, and by that we can only assume that they mean ‘the more of your crap you leave at home, the faster you’ll get to the pub/work/wherever.
This is all nice and well, until you end up with a puncture and you wish you had lugged your spanner, tyre levers and whatever else is in your bike tool kit around with you.