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Get Your Video Made in Nottingham

Videos are some of the best content you can make if you want to connect with your audience. Not only are they short and informative, but they can easily be shared and boost your exposure. With that in mind, creating the right videos for your audience can be very challenging. It’s a very good idea to create your videos locally, and Spinning Shapes is here to help. We know the city Our company was established by filmmakers & digital marketers from Nottingham. We’re from Notts and we know your audience extremely well. As a result, we can take you to…

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Create a Website & Promote Your Video 

One of the best ways to increase your exposure online is to create your own website with an engaging video. In fact, it’s essential. This way customers can access your products without having to worry that your business is closed. It’s a great way to deliver a powerful, engaging shopping experience, and results can be very impressive. With that being said, creating a website is only the first part of the promotional process. If you want the utmost exposure and growth, then you should also acquire a professional video too. Why do you need to have a video on your…

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Bespoke Videos for Social Media Success 

If you’re looking to connect with your audience and encourage them to buy from you, then acquiring an on-brand video is a very good idea. That’s especially true when it comes to professionally produced bespoke videos. These videos are designed from the ground up to show off your products and the value they bring to the table. At the same time, you want them to generate leads and customers, so having a bespoke corporate video can actually make a huge difference. Why are on-brand videos very popular? On-brand videos are known to be the most relatable because people learn to…

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Writing a Promotional Video Voiceover

It’s very easy to take your website description and turn that into a script. However, writing for video is a different technique to crafting an informative read. It’s a lot like a speech but with a magical visual aid. Some Subjective Advice No one wants to be talked at for the entire video. Think of your viewers and what order they’d like the information. If the voiceover is also your video’s script, leave sections that can be conveyed with imagery, animation or even a piece-to-camera (You can do it without it being cheesy!). Remember that even though you need them…

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Free LUTs for Premiere Pro, Final Cut, Avid & DaVinci

Well, the title promises it! If you know what your doing, scroll down and click the links. If you are an aspiring colourist, I’d strongly recommend using these as a reference point rather than a final product. We believe that LUTs (Look Up Table) are for those who need to achieve a beautiful result quickly with the help of a preset (a lot like an Instagram filter). If you are a video-maker that isn’t passionate about colour grading, that’s fine too! If you don’t know much about LUTs or colour grading in general, this article by filmdaft.com will help you…

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When to Shoot Your Indie Film | Which Season?

We thought we’d lay down the benefits of filming in each season. If you have a script or an idea that you are excited about producing, this will help you decide when to get the cameras outside. If your film is clearly set in a certain season, pick that one or fake it as best as you can! If you’ve written a film about a conversation in a coffee shop or even a fight scene, it could be set at any time! Spring I think we should talk about late Spring. Early Spring is too cold and similar to winter…

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Where to Find Good Video Background Music

It’s a struggle right? Everything you like is going to shut down your YouTube channel. It’s time to whip out the ukulele ‘Audiojungle’ bangers and join the rest of the ‘get rich quick’ creators. Not so fast! This article will help you choose better music and make the internet a safer place for your audience’s ears Option 1 | The Free Solution So, you’ve got no budget. No problem. Have you visited YouTube’s Audio Library? Visit your YouTube studio and you’ll see it on the left! It may take some time to find a good song but use the categories…

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Crafting Your Perfect Showreel

We’ve just dropped our first showreel as Spinning Shapes. After completing the edit today, I thought I’d break down the process for videographers who are looking to create their own. Step 1 – Before the Edit Make sure that you have a large folder full of shots! Actors & crew members should be asking editors or producers to send copies. For auteurs and editors, I’m sure you’ll have drives to dig out. If you are creating short films to pack out your reel, bare cinematography in mind. There’s no point shooting against a plain white wall if you are planning…

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How to Spin a Shape in After Effects

First day in Adobe AE CC? This is for you. This super quick video guide will show you how to spin anything using the ‘rotate’ and ‘Easy Ease’ features: It’s important to know where everything is before you know what everything does, that’s why this video keeps shortcuts to a minimum and shows you where to click. Eventually, you’ll be able to do most of this with just your keyboard! Create your first keyframes and use the graph editor to adjust to taste. This is the first thing I learned how to create in Adobe AE CC. It’s one of…

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Our Media Production Search Feature

Perhaps you are at university studying film. Maybe you are a self taught video shooter. We’re tired of googling problems and reading more adverts than information. Even though we are primarily a production company, we wanted to introduce a brand new resources page with the option to look for any tips, tutorials, project breakdowns and inspiration for your own work. You might have discovered this nifty feature by Googling something related to film. Well, here’s a small search engine you can use just for your field of expertise:

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