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  • blog date 13 September 2018

    Things to consider before filming your corporate video

    Things to consider before filming your corporate video

    Not sure what you need to have before you start making your corporate video? Don’t worry, this blog is full of tips to help you get started.


  • blog date 06 September 2018

    Smartphone Video vs Professional Camera Video

    Smartphone Video vs Professional Camera Video

    Now that we all have a handheld device, it’s very tempting to record a quick video using a smartphone. This blog gives some reasons to forego the video option on your smartphone and outsource to a professional video production company.


  • blog date 30 August 2018

    Video for Education

    Video for Education

    Videos can be more accessible and more inclusive than text. Around 4 billion people have access to the internet world wide, so take advantage of that by posting your videos on your website and social media.


  • blog date 22 August 2018

    How do you represent your brand on video?

    How do you represent your brand on video?

    Brand recognition for a business is hard won, and keeping to the brand style whilst supporting brand culture is something that often gets forgotten about when Brand Guides are drawn up.


  • blog date 16 August 2018

    Photographic Diary of My Time at Take One

    Photographic Diary of My Time at Take One

    Royal Grammar Secondary School pupil, Finley Porter joined the Take One TV crew for a week to gain video work experience. It was a joy to have him and an even greater joy to read what he learnt over his few days with us.


  • 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.


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