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How to choose the right music for your video

There are so many factors that affect the final cut of any edit. Whether it’s the shots you choose to include, the different angles you show or how the clips are ordered – there are so many decisions! But all of these decisions are important! One of the most...
How to prepare for an event video shoot

How to prepare for an event video shoot

Shooting video for an event is a big job! Once an event is done and finished, you can’t go back and redo a shot. You only get one chance to capture the action. This means that PREPARATION IS KEY! At an event shoot you are constantly filming so it’s a good idea to try...

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The Importance of Instagram

The Importance of Instagram

Let’s get one thing out of the way before we get started on this little ol’ blog here.   Instagram is not real life.   We’re not pretending that being on Instagram and making sure the world is kept up to date on your meanderings through life is the most pressing issue...

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Things to Have on Your Video Production Website

Things to Have on Your Video Production Website

When building your video production website, it’s important to do a little bit of research and have a plan in mind. Designing a new website is always exciting, and sometimes we can get carried away with the possibilities that come with completely restructuring how we...

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Working with High Profile Talent

Working with High Profile Talent

At some point during your filmmaking career you’ll probably end up working with a celebrity. How famous this person is will vary vastly, dependent upon your experience and the size of the productions you manage, but the amount of gravitas a celebrity adds to a video...

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Don’t Underestimate the Mavic Series

Don’t Underestimate the Mavic Series

Drones have become an almost essential part of any filmmaker’s kit. The ability to take 4k aerial footage for under £1,000 is one of the most incredible leaps forward in camera technology since the digital revolution.   In this blog we’ll be going over why the Mavic...

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Finding Your First Video Job

Finding Your First Video Job

Video production has never been more vogue as a profession. It’s always been attractive, but the accessibility and visibility of the lifestyle is at it’s peak right now. That also means it’s at its most competitive. A few weeks back, Josh Edwards wrote a blog on how...

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Maximise Your Online Networking

Maximise Your Online Networking

In a few of our previous blogs we’ve talked about the importance of social media and building an online network, but how do you actually do it? Studio 24-7’s founders, Ben and Josh, actually met online through Instagram. It’s still seen as a slightly strange way of...

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Why Video?

Why Video?

Introduction If you’re a marketer in 2019, you’re more than likely considering a way that video can help you. You’re smart. Video is a fantastic way of engaging with your audience, communicating a message clearly and memorably, and drawing attention to the product...

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The Importance of Creating Platform Specific Content

The Importance of Creating Platform Specific Content

No social media platform is created equal. Technical nuances aside, each has its own specific demographics in the user base, as well as times of use and reasons for use. In this blog, we will highlight the demographics and differences in reasons for use across the...

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Lighting for your Instagram

Lighting for your Instagram

Recently the managing director of Solutions 24-7, our parent company, sat down the Studio production team and told us he was starting a vlog.   “Great. That’s exciting for you, Mike. Where do we come in?”   Here we were expecting our editing backlog to be inundated...

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GoPro’s – still relevant?

GoPro’s – still relevant?

All the way back in 2002, Nick Woodman launched the first GoPro. It was a stills camera that used film and could handle depths of up to 5m. Little did Woodman know this was the start of an action camera monopoly. 17-years later and the word GoPro is used more...

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So you want to be a filmmaker?

So you want to be a filmmaker?

So, you want to be a filmmaker huh? It seems everyone does these days. So, how do you actually get started? This is a blog for those at the very beginning. The bottom of the ladder. There’s a lot of climbing involved but, it’s really, really rewarding. In fact, it’s...

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How many people does it take to get 50,000 views?

How many people does it take to get 50,000 views?

This year we worked on a destination video for the town of Northwich, which ended up being viewed over 50,000 times. Considering our videos shared from the same page were getting between 5,000-10,000 views before this, what is it that made this one stand out? And how...

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Why you’re losing if you’re not on LinkedIn

Why you’re losing if you’re not on LinkedIn

Recently our MD here at Studio 24-7, Mike, has started following the social media guru Gary Vaynerchuk, otherwise known as @GaryVee. Mike’s constantly walking around with one earphone is through which Gary’s unmistakable vivacious and excited New Jersey accent can be...

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Lister Mills – A Property Shoot Case Study

Lister Mills – A Property Shoot Case Study

In case you hadn’t seen by now, Studio 24-7 recently linked up with Urban Splash – the property titans responsible for some of the UK’s best regeneration stories of the past few decades. We came together to shoot a video showcasing one of their latest projects – the...

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How to make your application stand out from the crowd

How to make your application stand out from the crowd

Recently, Studio 24-7 hired a new member of staff to help with everything from admin and sales to filming and editing. We had over 100 applicants in the space of just three weeks. Wow. So, as somebody looking for their next job in film production and videography – how...

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Why We Love Drones

Why We Love Drones

We love a meta blog here at Studio 24-7. As we sit here writing this, Gatwick – one of the Uk’s busiest airports – is in chaos. It’s been on lockdown for over 24 hours after drone sightings on the runway. Hundreds of flights are cancelled and hundreds of thousands of...

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Finding Clients as a New Business or Freelancer

Finding Clients as a New Business or Freelancer

The first big challenge with any business is finding clients. For some this is more difficult than others. For instance, someone selling a physical product in a physical shop would be pretty easy to find for people frequent to the area. Internet businesses will find...

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Has cinema lost its way?

Has cinema lost its way?

This blog is a bit of a moan, to be honest. A ‘I miss the old days’ and ‘where did it all go so wrong’ kind of blog. Yesterday, I went to see Aquaman. The latest DC superhero film from Warner Bros. I went in with low expectations, hoping that maybe I’d be proven...

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Our blog of the best Christmas movies blogs

Our blog of the best Christmas movies blogs

A Conclusion And that’s it! Thanks for reading, we hope this helped you in choosing your list of movies to fill this festive period with. Let us know in the comments if you watched anything new, and if so, how was it? We’re still building our list out so would love...

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How to shoot an event with a DSLR

How to shoot an event with a DSLR

Introduction Warrington BID contracted us for a Christmas festive market event, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to tell you why we think DSLR set-ups are probably your best bet for jobs like this. Half-way through Thursday, we received a call from Warrington...

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How To: Far-Side Lighting

How To: Far-Side Lighting

Learning how to light your subject might be the thing that makes the biggest difference to your image. Sure, 4k looks beautiful and golden hour makes you happy on your insides, but it's more than likely that you'll have to work with less than ideal conditions at some...

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Adding Story To Video

Adding Story To Video

Most stories can be broken down into a 3-Act Strucutre. In it's most basic format this is a beginning, a middle and an end. In a movie, these points are multi-faceted and complex. In event or wedding films 3-Act Story Structure can be represented by 3 shots. Beginning...

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Gear Review: Aputure AL-F7

Gear Review: Aputure AL-F7

Introduction Lighting is hugely important in image quality. How many times have you heard that? I remember just starting out in the video industry and making all kinds of excuses about why I wasn't investing in lighting. "It's too expensive." "I don't have enough...

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