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Script writing made easy with agile!

Keep it simple for your video script!     Script writing for a corporate or business video can be daunting!     But it doesn’t need to be if you use agile video production methods, as we only produce the scripts we need, at the time we need. Most of the time we need what we call a “Narrative Script”. Your narrative script is effectively a voice over that will accompany your video. It’s the story you wish to tell turned directly into words.   How to start on a narrative script?   There are two considerations,  the key messages for the video, and…

Green screen training videos with the UK’s top pharmacy trainer.

The UK’s top pharmacy training provider is making training videos central to their teaching.  In 2016 we produced nearly two dozen training videos for the leading provider of pharmacy training, which has allowed them to “Flip the Classroom” as well as reach many more students than previously possible using traditional methods. Part of this was the production of a series of videos involving role playing between a pharmacy inspector and different pharmacy staff to demonstrate best practice and illustrate important issues for students. These training videos used chroma key/green screen techniques to combine live presentation and acting with graphics and illustrations.     The customer’s initial thinking was to…

How a training video helped keep the lights on!

Electricity company’s training video taught their engineers best practice.   When one of the largest producers of electricity in Europe decided to introduce a new system for solving engineering problems at their power plants, they decided that the best way to teach people about it was with a training video. Often when engineering problems occur arriving at a solution to the problem, and then ensuring that solution is implemented in the long term, can be difficult. To overcome this the business wanted to train their staff on the implementation of a new root cause analysis tool, using a case study to highlight the…

Do your own narration and take ownership of your video!

Taking ownership of your business video is easy if you do your own narration.    Putting your own people in your  business videos leverages the power of video to build trust by taking ownership of your message. One of the big advantage’s of an SME is that it is smaller, with more personal service, and as such potentially more trustworthy for a customer. By putting key stakeholders in your company video, you build this trust. Using real people in a corporate video means it will be more personal and different from your competition, and that’s one of the keys to making a better video. It’s not difficult! Doing so isn’t difficult.  While…

Five tips for delivering a script to camera!

Five tips for delivering a script in a corporate video.   Delivering a script to camera in a corporate video can be a daunting task. But with some simple tips almost anyone can be a star! 1) Have a written script. Trying to deliver a concise message or story into camera off the cuff is fine for the BBC, but you need a script! 2) Keep it simple! Never use 100 words when 10 will do! Keep the language as simple as possible. Complex terms and long words are not only difficult to deliver, but video is also not the best format…

Five ways training videos can turbocharge your business.

Five ways training videos will turbocharge your business.     If training videos aren’t your number one educational tool, you’re missing out.   1) Train according to need. Delivering training with video means folks can learn what they want when they want. When a learner doesn’t understand a concept, needs to review, or needs a particular lesson for a particular task, it’s right there for them when they need it.  Revision and reinforcement is a key tool to increasing retention.   Video does that. 2) Train anytime, anywhere and on any device. Staff can learn about products or techniques between tasks, while travelling, or in…

Recruiting Now for Post Production Gurus!

Page One is recruiting now!       If you love producing great looking fast paced corporate and business video,  and are a dab hand in Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects and Premier Pro,  we are keen to hear from you! You’ll be part of a small team working in our studio in Nottingham, working in post production combining material from our photographers with your animations, editing and grading to produce great video which have real value for our corporate customers. As part of an agile team you will be expected to contribute at all stages of a production, and will have…

Nottingham City Transport’s epic time lapse video!

Time lapse video may be “Bang on Trend”, but to really shine it needs a great subject.       When we first started working with Nottingham City Transport to produce videos we realised that the overnight turnaround of their fleet would make a great time lapse video, and last June NCT pulled the trigger on the production. But this wasn’t going to be any simple time lapse video, it was going to have to be shot live and in one take, using multiple cameras to capture multiple scenes all at the same time. Plus there were substantial health and…

What Agile mean’s at Page One in five points.

What does Agile video production mean to us in five points.       Agile production methods can mean different things to different businesses, so we thought a quick five point taste of what Agile video production means here at Page One would be a good thing! 1) We embrace change. We don’t expect a project to run smoothly or look exactly how it might have been first envisaged.  So we build flexibility and the expectation of change into our ethos and process. Working as a team where everyone has ownership of a project means that change can be implemented…

Tungsten Video lights for sale!

We are having a bit of a clear out of corporate and business video production gear which we no longer need,  and have a set of Calumet Bravo Tungsten video lights for sale cheap! We have 3x Bravo V300 lamps together with barn doors ,  and 2 x Bravo 1000 lamps,  again with barn doors, which are surplus to our needs. These have been used for our video production both in the studio and on location. Below is one of the Bravo V300 lights,  and the entire set. Note stands are not included.     1x Bravo 300 and 1x…