Category: Production News

All the news about stuff that’s being filmed

Colchester Film Festival

Film talent sought in Colchester – and beyond!

An intriguing and taxing project is being lined in up Colchester for keen and clever film-makers. The “60 hour film challenge” invites people across the world to write, shoot and edit a two to five minute film in just – you guessed it – 60 hours. There...

My Rode Reel prizes

Mega prize pool up for grabs

The huge short-film competition run by Rode microphones is back for another year, offering the chance to win a steaming great pile of gadgets. “My Rode Reel” asks you to create a 3-minute video plus a “behind the scenes” film which must, unsurprisingly, demonstrate the...

YouTube

New identities for YouTube Creators

A change is in the air for YouTube Creators with at least 500 subscribers to their channel – an unusually low bar for YouTube’s enhancements which have often demanded thousands of subscribers in the past. As channels grow, the original choice of username can become...

YouTube

YouTube gives credit to creators

YouTube has added a new premium feature for Creators with 10,000 subscribers or more. “Creator Credits” is a way of linking directly to other Creators within the description of a video so that they can be recognised for the role they played in the video. A...

Aputure competition image

Aputure Competition Time!

Fancy getting your mitts on some free gear? And quite tasty stuff at that? Lighting and filming accessories manufacturer Aputure has announced its third annual video competition under the banner “Aputure At All Costs” They’re asking entrants to make a two-to-four minute video full of...

YouTube Creator Preview

YouTube starts new “new features” show

Apparently in response to demand from its legions of video creators, YouTube has begun its own new show which outlines concepts the company is working on that are yet to be released. “Creator Preview” – snappy title – will be released “regularly” (no actual specifics on...

Bentley iPhone ad

Bentley motors ad shot on … iPhone?

Some mistake surely? Apparently not. One of the world’s most prestigious brands just filmed a YouTube ad on an iPhone 5s – albeit with lots of technical assistance from stabilisers, gimbals and the like. Edited, we’re told, on an iPad in the back of a...