Corporate Film: How to Show The World Your Value

Corporate Film: Ideas Jumping out of the page

Corporate Film: Demonstrating Your Value Proposition It’s not very often that I begin a blog post by invoking the wisdom contained within a Boyzone song. But why not? Here it is; my top advice for your corporate film: ‘You say it best, when you say nothing at all’ (NB – Sorry to Alison Krauss who actually wrote that song, but … Read More

Social Media Video Strategy: God and Mammon

Social Media Video Strategies and the Church

I’m getting increasingly involved in working in with the public sector in Yorkshire and Churches in the Harrogate and Leeds area to try and build their ‘core businesses’ by using social media video. I’ve used social media video strategies in the Harrogate area  on a number of occasions recently with a good degree of success.  I want to relate to a … Read More

Drone Pilot Jobs in the UK: The Odd World of CAP 722

CAP 722 Drone Pilot Jobs UK

I’ve been thinking about the weird, contradictory world of the law that governs the use of drones recently. If you are going to do drone pilot training, you’ll learn a lot about the so called drone laws. The drone laws in the UK come from two sources; 1. The Air Navigation Order – which is a relatively straightforward piece of … Read More

Drones and Data Protection: Get Clued Up

Drones and Data Protection

Drones and Data protection This is a blog post about the responsibilities of drone operators in relation to personal information. Drone pilots often obsess over things like pylons and airports but don’t consider the impact of drones and data protection. However, you need to know that if you film from a drone, the law sees the footage as being in a … Read More

Christmas Drone Buying Guide

Christmas Drone Buying Guide

I don’t know if youv’e heard, but it’s Christmas soon. Considering buying a drone for you loved one? This is my Christmas drone buying guide for the DJI drone range. You need it because, frankly, if I were you I couldn’t be arsed to work out the difference between the models, so I thought, let’s keep this real and give … Read More

New Drone Laws and Other White Elephants

New Drone Laws

Drone pilots! Unless you have been living in a cave, you will have noticed a clamour over the last year to introduce some new drone laws around unmanned air systems (UAS). In summer we heard about an idea to make folk register their drones. Yesterday, 27/11/2017 we were brought the news that owners of UAS over 225g will have to … Read More

Mental Health: Dealing With The Darkness

Mental health images

Over the past couple of months I’ve done two projects with incurably ill people. One was a wedding video for a woman who died this morning. The other was a short feature film describing living with incurable cancer, inspired by a woman who lives locally. These were really meaningful projects, but they were quite challenging from an emotional point of … Read More

Chronicling Cancer

Colour grade washed out

Here’s a link to the film I’m going to write about here. I’ve done a bit of work recently with Yorkshire Cancer Research. I made them an event video of the Selby Three Swans Sportive back in September and after that I was looking for another project to do, both to expand my portfolio and also to do something with … Read More

4 Tips on Costing Your Business Video

Take a look at this video – it’s half a days work for reference. The headline: video content is possible on most budgets, the key variable is the amount of different places you want to show because this has the most impact on time spent. 1) Most freelancers, will charge between £250 for a ‘short day’ to £450 for a … Read More

Aerial Video: A Comprehensive Guide For The Uninitiated

DJI Inspire 2 for Aerial Video production

Aerial Video: Doing The Homework I run Radar Film  a professional video production company in North Yorkshire. We cover clients all over the country, including Leeds, Harrogate, and further afield. One of the services we offer is ‘white label’ aerial video. This is an article about the legal and technical considerations of making aerial video. It is designed as a … Read More