The Rocket Blog

Thinking of using stock footage?

Do you cringe when you hear the words ‘stock footage’? Maybe now you don’t need to. And, you can steer well clear of cliche imagery like the handshake one I’m using right now.

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Tips for shooting your video outside

Shooting interviews outside the office, ‘on the street’ to get a more natural vibe in your video may seem like the cheaper alternative to hiring a space indoors, but it can come at a price if you don’t plan ahead a little. Shooting outside in what might be your ideal setting means that you can find yourself in a situation with no little or no control over noise, lighting, definitely the weather and other people walking into your shot. The only thing you can do when interviewing on the street is to plan ahead for these things and adapt.

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CASTING FOR YOUR NEXT VIDEO

Choosing talent will make or break your production. Audiences need someone they can connect with and someone believable. Imagine Michael Sera playing Batman…that would change everything!

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Location scouting tips

Location, location, location! Location scouting for video production means searching to find the right place to film. This process is an essential part of pre-production.

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Sick Drone Moves

The popularity of drones has surged over the recent years, unlocking a different perspective for a broader group of content creators. Drones are becoming more regulated and monitored to attempt in creating a safer environment for both pilots and nearby people. This week, we went over to Long Reef Point to capture some sick drone shots.

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The Shreditor – Bringing DIY to filmmaking

To the many of you who may not have heard of the term ‘shreditor’ before, it is a recent name used to describe filmmakers who are responsible for shooting, editing and producing their own projects. A shreditor is an individual with skills in various aspects of production; they’re someone who acts as a one-man-band in creating videos and someone who brings the DIY ethic to professional filmmaking. 

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How to come up with a video concept

Establishing a concept is the starting point of any creative process. A strong video concept can come from anywhere. Often it’s derived from some serious brainstorming, other times it’s found in a moment of inspiration. 

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