Quickly filming an event video

Posted on 14th March 2018

One of the main reasons people keep using their mobiles to film and edit videos is because deliverables can be turned around very quickly.

We filmed this short clip on an iPad Air 2015 and edited it on the same device. The key, as with all event filming, was NOT to over film. Our advice is to capture what’s important and not to feel bad if you cannot get absolutely all the nice bits of the event. A video is meant to highlight the moment and you definitely don’t want to spend hours and hours editing a short social media clip.

We filmed using the native iPad camera and edited the footage using a (since discontinued) app called CLIPS [apparently it was bought off by Google a couple of years ago and whilst the version we used for this no longer exists, there is now a native iOS app also called Clips with video filming & editing capabilities]. There are loads other options out there. One of the easiest to use is probably VidClips. Give it a try, it has themes, FXs and you can add text on top of your videos.

After filming a bit at each stall, I started editing straight away whilst on the way back to the office. The journey back was a 1-hour long tube ride and by the time I arrived at my destination, the movie was already uploading to Facebook. Nice and easy. The fresher the content the better the results and the more videos you can produce to boost your social channels.

We deliver workshops to teach you how to improve your filming skills so you too can become a social media videographer. Click here to find out more.

In the meantime, keep practising. Asking questions from day one is vital to discovering your strengths and working on any weaknesses.

Small Business Saturday bus comes to Balham

The Small Business Saturday UK bus tour rolled into Balham today to promote our borough’s small independent businesses… and guess who was there to capture the festive atmosphere?!—Worth mentioning this video was shot and edited exclusively on iPad using the apps we showcased during that day's workshop  ;) so all done and ready to deliver a couple of hours after the event. —"The nationwide bus tour has been organised to promote Small Business Saturday UK on December 5 – a campaign that puts small independent businesses in communities across the country in the national spotlight.The tour started in John O’Groats last month and will visit 29 cities. Wandsworth Council is one of only two London boroughs that has selected to host the bus this year.Wandsworth businesses provided demos and samples, including E & A Wates, which demonstrated how to upholster a chair, Indian Head Massages from Recheres Health Education & Well-Being Centre in Tooting, information sessions on video production from yours truly, samples from The Dessert Deli in Battersea, We Brought Beer and Tooting’s Route to Juice. Business advice sessions were provided by My Incubators Ventures, and local small traders also took part in a free workshop on how to use social media to help their business grow"

Posted by The Quick Brown Fox Video Production on Friday, 20 November 2015