The competence to recognise incompetence in film and video

There are no less than 1'354'000 businesses floating around the Internet today that profess themselves to be professional film and video production companies – and that’s in Europe alone. So how can you be sure to find the best possible competence partner for your image film or web video? Here’s a few tried and tested tips and tricks, based on the author’s 23 years of experience in communication and film and video. [...]

Hot Trends for 2017 … – and what the Good Fairy has to do with it

At this time of year, as sure a thing as the yearly winter flu virus that sweeps across the country, is the fact that many a wise guy will peruse the tea leaves in his tea cup and boldly predict the hot trends that promise to shake the world of communication with film and video this year. And 2017 is no different. Although once these stupidities are propagated they seem to catch on, repeating them doesn’t make you any wiser. So as we welcome 2017, Videothink – unlike other years – will refrain from making its own predictions. Instead of creating a list of trends in visual story telling, we’ve decided to share with you, what should be more aptly titled a wish list, we secretly hope our Good Fairy could grant us. [...]

Basics: Why every film has four lives and not just the one!

Pre-production can been done half-heartedly and shooting can either run smoothly or be a complete nightmare. From a production perspective there are many dangers that lurk in the creation of a film. It gets crucial or hazardous (but therefore all the more interesting!) in a different way, if you scrutinise the making of a film not from a production viewpoint, but instead from a perspective with the eventual effect in mind. In this case four single steps can be determined that can present the odd challenging hurdle or in extreme cases cut a film’s life short. It is essential for a filmmaker or commissioning client to keep these indispensable steps in mind. [...]
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