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Never mind WFH, how about Broadcasting from Home?
It's now possible to use Skype, Zoom or any other video streaming program to make a really cool presentations - here's how. Recent lockdowns have seen many people working from home for the first time - but there's only a certain amount you can do with the little...
Video production costs
Video production costs Or: How long is a piece of string? It happens to us all the time. And even after being asked it on a regular basis for over 25 years it still never ceases to amaze! For some reason, people think that what we do has an inbuilt price-list … Look,...
How to choose a video production company
How to choose a video production company (or: Apples with apples ...) Before the Revolution (that is to say the revolution in film-making that allowed anyone with a DSLR camera to set themselves up as a film company) most companies that wanted a video putting together...
How to make a good corporate video
How to make a good corporate video (or: All that glitters ....) In my experience there are four main kinds of film that get made: Good ideas that are well executed Bad ideas that are well executed Good ideas that are badly executed Bad ideas that are badly executed....
What is colour grading?
What is colour grading? Colour grading is one of the processes in post production that is most misunderstood. This is because most of the time, an effective colour grade is NOT noticed. In most cases, the object of the exercise is to match every shot so that the...
What is a shot list?
The shot list is prepared by the director just ahead of filming. It has every shot that will be taken IN THE ORDER that they will be shot in. This normally not in the order that they will appear on screen. The director prepares the Shot List in this way in order to...
Script writing is something that we do a lot of here at SPL – and have done for some time. Writing for the screen is something of a black art – you either can or can’t do it. Rarely do we find anyone in between! One of the most important things to remember if you’re...
11 things you should know about storyboarding
11 things you should know about storyboarding Films are all about story telling. And to tell a good story on film, it’s important to plan it out in great detail beforehand. That’s where storyboards come in. Because storyboarding done properly is basically the first...
Red Giant Complete
Review by Ian Sandall F Inst V I’ve been using Red Giant software for over 10 years now. From the earliest iterations of Magic Bullet to what has now become a very comprehensive set of plug-ins for most popular NLEs, I’ve rarely had to look past what their software...
VIDEO PRODUCTION TESTIMONIALS
"The attention to detail from brief to final film from SPL is superb. Getting to grips with the issues, showing clear understanding of the task in hand and then executing it is rare and Ian managed to do this perfectly and quickly. His guidance and suggestions resulted in films that exceeded our expectations. I can’t recommend SPL highly enough."
Helen Dickenson, Head of Marketing, Solvo Vir
"If you are after someone who is flexible, dedicated, understands your vision and someone who doesn't stop until the final result is perfect then SPL Communications should be your go to! I've lost count of the amount of hours I've spent working with Ian across 2022; he became a part of a team for us.."
Gabi Challis, Bauer Media
"We are very happy with the final product, which is rapidly accumulating views – and likes - on our YouTube channel. The video is polished and engaging, with a fluent voice-over and narrative trajectory that is compelling and also intriguing.
We are absolutely delighted and we cannot recommend SPL Communications, and Ian Sandall, highly enough."
Patrick Gaydecki, Signal Wizard Systems
"We were delighted with the videos produced by SPL. We were also impressed with Ian’s understanding of our processes, enabling him to ask the right questions when interviewing and then structure the videos to appeal to our target audiences. I can highly recommend SPL to anyone looking for a professionally-produced technically-based video."
Mike Lodge, Former CEO, Arvia Technology