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  • blog date 09 August 2018

    What to do with your analytics data

    What to do with your analytics data

    Throughout this blog I will be talking about the different types of analytics and how you can use them to help your business.


  • blog date 02 August 2018

    Why Video is Nothing like Eggs

    Why Video is Nothing like Eggs

    Our blog this week has been penned by Jay Blake, Take One’s Brand Ambassador. Jay is rarely in the office with us, or indeed the studio; you will find him getting out and about speaking to people about their businesses, finding out about their challenges as well as their successes and investigating plans for the future. His blog has been inspired by a question we often get asked on first point of contact: How much would it cost to make a video?


  • blog date 25 July 2018

    Filming at the Location

    Filming at the Location

    There is so much to consider when filming on location and takes a lot of scheduling and planning. Here we talk a bit about how to get through a sensible shooting schedule which is essential to make the time run smoothly.


  • blog date 18 July 2018

    EU Copyright

    A draft law known as the ‘Copyright Directive’ designed to reform the existing digital copyright protection for on-line data has been voted down in the European Parliament with 318 MEP’s against and 278 MEP’s in favour of the new legislation. This means that the controversial new law will need to be re-drafted before being returned to the Parliament for a second time later this year.


  • blog date 12 July 2018

    A general guide to filming a 30 second commercial

    A general guide to filming a 30 second commercial

    People remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear, 30% of what they see and 50% of what they see and hear so video is an all-round experience. The objective of a commercial or infomercial is to inform your viewer of the most basic yet essential facts for your business.


  • blog date 05 July 2018

    Death by PowerPoint becomes Live by Video

    Death by PowerPoint becomes Live by Video

    At the end of a PowerPoint presentation, the speaker is often asked for the slide pack but how many of those will look through and remember it afterwards? In our blog we discuss how you can extend the life of your PowerPoint presentation by converting it into an engaging Video.


  • blog date 28 June 2018

    Drones for practical uses

    Drones for practical uses

    Drone technology is always improving. With advancement comes more flexibility, and this constant technological evolution has made drones accessible and affordable for the general public, which means that the potential applications have increased exponentially. The opportunity to use technology in new and exciting ways to improve existing processes and explore new territory has never been greater!


  • blog date 21 June 2018

    My first shoot

    My first shoot

    On Wednesday the 6th of June I went on my first shoot with the Take One team. Read my blog to find out how it went.


  • blog date 14 June 2018

    The Rule of Thirds Explained

    The Rule of Thirds Explained

    Have you ever looked a piece of video online and thought, ‘Mmm that doesn’t look quite right?” the content may be great and just what you’re looking for, however there is something that doesn’t sit right. In our blog, we provide practical filming tips for creating good video content.


  • blog date 07 June 2018

    The importance of First Aid in TV & Film

    The importance of First Aid in TV & Film

    Our apprentice Courtney and Steve got their first aid certification. TV & Film can be a dangerous industry to work in. Read my Blog to find out more.


  • blog date 31 May 2018

    Being an apprentice at Take One

    Being an apprentice at Take One

    My name is Courtney, I’m 19 and I am an apprentice at Take One. I am doing a Digital Marketing course and I’m looking forward to future tasks. I’ve had a few opportunities already to test my skills and I already feel like I’m learning a lot.


  • blog date 24 May 2018

    Closed Captions and Subtitles

    Closed Captions and Subtitles

    YouTube has a facility that automatically generates subtitles, which can be great but it is not 100% accurate and is certainly worth correcting to help you viewer understand your video, especially if they are watching with no sound.


  • blog date 17 May 2018

    Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

    Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

    My name is Courtney, I’m 19 and I am an apprentice at Take One. I attended a workshop on “how to manage stress in the workplace”, held by Youth Concern in Aylesbury. Read my blog to find out more about our top tips.


  • blog date 11 May 2018

    A Song of Rainbows and Tattoos

    A Song of Rainbows and Tattoos

    The EBU (European Broadcasting Union) has taken the unprecedented decision to bar Mango TV one of China’s most popular TV channels from continuing to air the Eurovision song contest stating that Mango TV has infringed its contract to as censorship was not in line with its values of diversity and inclusion, tolerance and respect. LGBT groups in China posted screen shots on social media and complained to the Chinese broadcaster.


  • blog date 09 May 2018

    A Song for Europe

    A Song for Europe

    It’s spring, it’s May, and it’s time to reach for the Union Flags and for ‘campness’ to grip all the nations of Europe once again. Yes, it’s time for the annual flag waving festival that is The Eurovision Song Contest.


  • blog date 03 May 2018

    Video Case Studies

    Video Case Studies

    Case studies are a great way to show what a business does, how it’s done and how the people add value to their clients. People buy into people ultimately and case studies can add a personal touch. Whilst written case studies continue to be of value many clients are also looking at video cases to bring their stories to life; here are a few reasons to consider this as part of your marketing strategy.


  • blog date 25 April 2018

    Wow, that’s a whopper!

    Wow, that’s a whopper!

    By the end of 2018 the next revolution will be on the high street waiting to invade your lounge and entertain you.


  • blog date 18 April 2018

    Intel Olympic Drone Show

    Intel Olympic Drone Show

    Take One TV recruited Cory, a very bright 14 year pupil from The Grange School in Aylesbury for a week of work experience. It was lovely to have him here with us, writing blogs and presenting his own script onto auto-cue. We wish Cory the very best for his very promising career ahead and hope he had a wonderful Easter break with his family.


  • blog date 11 April 2018

    TV Blunders

    TV Blunders

    Earlier this morning, BBC Breakfast presenter Mike Bushell made a fantastic and very wet TV blunder. As professional video makers, we know that not everything can or will go ‘swimmingly.’


  • blog date 04 April 2018

    CPD via Video for Schools

    CPD via Video for Schools

    At Take One TV, we have had the privilege of producing videos with an organisation that works closely with schools on a range of topics including Continued Professional Development.


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