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The Power of Video

https://vimeo.com/379726938 The human brain is wired to respond and react to moving imagery, especially if it’s beautiful or emotional. Be honest, how much time do you spend on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube scrolling through mini video clips? Due to a global pandemic, video has become an even more important form of communication. It has replaced many of the physical, in-person exchanges we previously took for granted. So, in 2021 and beyond, getting your message across via online video will be crucial, whatever size or type of company you are. If you need evidence of how significant ‘film’ is now, witness the phenomenal rise of Live…

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Venice Mask Making

https://vimeo.com/studio8video/venice-mask-making The ancient tradition of mask-making in Venice, Italy. Every year Venice hosts an amazing Carnival full of many celebrations.  Historically Venetians wore masks which allowed them to protect their identity and remove any social differences. Today the great art of Mask making can be observed by talented artists such as Mario at Ca'Macana.  We had the pleasure of interviewing him to learn more about his craft.

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The Rise of Live Streaming in 2020

Live streaming has been enjoying a healthy following over the last few years, but as 2020 has forced us indoors and online, its success has skyrocketed. Here's how and why live stream video broadcasts have been booming in 2020. The Stats Say it All Enforced lockdowns from the Covid-19 pandemic have seen swathes of events, meetings and activities cancelled this year. But, instead of writing these all off completely, businesses, providers and influencers have been turning to the internet to live stream their content instead. As well as providing an online alternative to many cancelled activities, many people stuck indoors during lockdown have watched live…

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ZOOM Meeting Management

https://vimeo.com/438856413 Let Studio8 help you with your Zoom meetings and make them amazing ! You concentrate on your presentation and we do the rest. Starting with simply muting and unmuting mics to avoid embarrassment, to managing breakout rooms, running video clips, powerpoint presentations and creating custom graphics. Our Live Streaming team can help you look awesome. Customisable Options: Managing Breakout roomsManaging MicsAdvising on meeting, presentation or class formatAdvice on lighting and framing youTailored GraphicsPowerpoint insertsVT’s (video clips)Run pollsCutting between Presenter and powerpoint seamlesslyTech support Please contact our team to find out more.

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Bounce Back with Video

https://vimeo.com/435119984 There has never been a better time to invest in Video content. Your customers are waiting to hear from you ! A new Video is a great way to reconnect with your audience and inspire them as we come out of lockdown. We can create all sizes and kinds of videos including social media content, product videos, brand stories, commercials and more. Please talk to our team about how we can help create a unique film for you. Call us on 01865 842525 or use the contact form below.

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Video Marketing 2020

This year will be another record year for on-line Video consumption. Check out our Video Marketing Guide for 2020 here. The teams at Studio8

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Starting a Career in Video Production

We are very lucky at Studio8 to be working in a job that we love and you can can do it too! This article has been put together for students and anyone else thinking about making their way into film and video production.   A job in Video Production offers a diverse, creative and rewarding career full of unique experiences. There are plenty of different areas that you can look into which will suit your skill set. Perhaps you enjoy the idea of planning shoots, and therefore you may be suited to a career in Production (Producer), you could have a gift for composition and…

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Walkers Logs Brand Video

Walkers Logs approached us to help them create a brand video for their company. From their Cotswold yard, they are able to provide premium kiln dried logs throughout the UK. Our video was created to tell the story and help viewers understand the process of how the logs are obtained. It was important to Walkers, that the video highlighted their responsible tree harvesting and care for the wildlife and sustainability of the woodlands they work in compared to cheaper imports. The final shot of the film is set within a typical country cottage where two people can be seen to enjoy the warmth of a…

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Do it Like That Music Video

We had such a great time filming the music video for Oxford singer songwriter Zamir Wheeler.  We shot the bar scenes for this video at Canary Wharf within a rooftop setting and main Manor house shots at Carmel College in Oxfordshire.  Thanks to all the talent that helped make this.Check out Zamir's music here  :https://en-gb.facebook.com/Zamir-Wheeler-Music-175385125904066/[pp_gallery gallery_id="5348"]

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Recent Video Production by Studio8

Hi Everyone! Hope you are enjoying the lovely sunny weather we’ve been having.  Here’s a roundup of some of the latest shoots we’ve been working on at Studio8 - enjoy watching  :)   David Attenborough and Oxfordshire Pigeons   (Currently in Production) Our Drone team were hired out to film a sequence as part of a larger production for a forthcoming David Attenborough documentary. We were required to film David releasing the Pigeons from a wicker box and set them free. Our drone then had to follow the flock into the air as they took to the skies. A treat to work with one of…

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Dedication in Every Shot – Making a Beer Commercial for Hook Norton Brewery

  One of favourite recent projects has been creating an online commercial for Hook Norton Brewery in Oxfordshire. Hook Norton Brewery is a fascinating organisation, steeped in history, with strong local ties. The Brewery itself has been there since 1849 and the business still remains a family run company after all this time. Our approach was to tell a short story that captured their passion for crafting real ales and blend this with cinematic shots which create the atmosphere you feel when visiting their rural location. Planning the Shoot We visited the site of the Brewery which allowed us to visualise shots in advance. It…

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Exeter College Oxford University Drone Filming

Studio8 recently shot a short Aerial Video for Exeter College at Oxford University . The video captures the exterior areas such as the main quad, fellows garden and a wider shot of the surrounding University including the Radcliffe Camera. The interior shots include a never before seen perspective of the college's 156 year old Chapel plus the dining hall built in 1618. We hope you enjoy, please let us know if you would like to speak to us about our drone filming and photography services. Studio8 View More  

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Why you should hire a professional for aerial drone filming

Drones have brought aerial filming within the reach of far more people than ever before. Instead of hiring an aeroplane or helicopter in order to film from the air, it is now possible to hire or buy an aerial drone for a fraction of the price. While aerial drones can be purchased for less than £1,000, there are a number of great reasons to hire a professional drone operator like Studio8 rather then attempting to shoot your own footage. Most importantly our Drone pilot has taken an extensive course to gain a license from the Civil Aviation Authority which is legally required in order to…

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iPhoneography – what does it mean?

There’s an old saying in photography that the best camera is the one you have with you, which goes some way to explaining the massive trend in iPhoneography - using an iPhone to take photos. With the camera getting better with each passing generation, the iPhone is now capable of truly stunning photography. It still lacks the full technical capabilities of a DSLR, but it’s good enough and the fact that owners always have their phones to hand means that more and more moments that simply wouldn’t have been recorded for posterity are now finding their way on to Flickr, Pinterest and Instagram. However, it's…

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Annabel’s Top Photography Tips for our Photo Competition

This week we have the lovely Annabel in the studio on work experience. Here's her top five tips to inspire your photo creativeness for The Oxford Photography Competition 2015 .  .  . Have you entered The Oxfordshire Photography Competition yet? These are some ideas to help you get inspired this May. They are a springboard that could be adapted and changed, but still being interpreted.   Buildings (dreaming spires, skyline)- the colourful architecture of the buildings and shape created. Parks (University Parks, Blenheim Palace, National Trust Parks)- the trees and scenery around, with colours changing from season to season. Museums (Natural history museum, Pitt rivers)-…

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Getting the best iPhone shots this Christmas

Mobile phone photography has come a long way since those first sub-1 megapixel cameras with a preview screen so small you were never sure if you'd taken a photo of a baby or a potato. Today the basic camera resolution for the standard smart phone model is around 8 megapixels and boasts a screen so big you can fit a photo of both a baby and a potato onto it. So as you peel off your new phone's plastic screen cover on Christmas morning, prepare to enter a world of filters, editing and instantly sharing pictures of your perfectly cooked turkey with the world. Taking…

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Movi Video Production

Shooting without Limits At Studio8 we are always looking for equipment to help us achieve high quality dynamic shots that push the boundaries of Video Production. The Freefly Systems Movi rig gives our crew the ability to create stunning shots that glide through spaces and create movement not before achievable.   To see some examples of what we can do, please take a look at these recent videos for John Jones London and Bang and Olufsen.   Bang and Olufsen Oxford from studio8 on Vimeo. If you would like to discuss any projects where our team can help, please contact Clark on 01865 842525 or…

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