Video Production Guides

I've been very lucky to have been producing high quality video content for the UK's tech scene for a few years, working with some fantastic clients ranging from media outlets, corporates and startups.

Over time I've picked up a few tips and tricks along the way and I've made it one of my missions to ensure that the event organisers and clients I work with understand the video production process, get the best content possible and make the most of the finished product. 

I've written a series of articles on video production for events, with a focus on the event organiser. Everyone deserves to get high quality video for their events, I hope that the following guides will help you achieve that. 

Live Streaming Your Event

HBO sitcom Silicon Valley may poke fun at internet broadcasting with its character Russ Hanneman (famous for putting this thing called “The Radio” on “The Internet”), but getting a reliable live stream of video, or audio, that can reach thousands of people around the world is trickier than it seems. Here’s a guide on how to reliably live stream your event to the web with fantastic quality.
— http://chrisleydon.com/blog/2015/8/21/live-streaming-your-event
In the world of event videography simply producing high quality videos isn’t good enough. Delivering high quality content as quickly as possible should be the goal.
— http://chrisleydon.com/blog/2014/4/14/real-time-recording-and-publishing-of-your-event-video
I love a challenge and there’s no greater feeling than solving a technical niggle that’s been irritating you for a while. Over the past few years I’ve provided video event filming services for some of the best meetups in the London tech scene. Budgets aren’t always high, but the content is usually fantastic and they’re regular as clockwork. As a result I’m always looking for the best way to deliver high quality coverage and content for my clients on an affordable level. I’m constantly pushing myself to do better and to come up with new ways of streamlining my workflow.
— http://chrisleydon.com/blog/2014/1/17/reliably-recording-presentations-coding-demos-for-event-video
I spend a lot of my time editing recorded conference presentation videos, whether they’re from smaller scale meetups or higher level conferences they’ve all left me with a small niggle... presentation slides.
— http://chrisleydon.com/blog/2013/12/4/producing-presentation-slides-for-your-event-video
Here are five production styles that best cover events. All five together provide the best coverage, but you can easily get away with just using one method to show off your event.
— http://chrisleydon.com/blog/2013/5/31/the-5-best-ways-to-video-your-event
How do you make the most of your event videos? It’s perhaps the trickiest question you have to answer when faced with a quote. We’ve already explored the justification for the seemingly high cost of video production, as well as working out the best way to cover our event. The next question shouldn’t be “How can I make money from them?”, but perhaps it should be “How can I justify my event videos?”.
— http://chrisleydon.com/blog/2013/8/20/making-the-most-of-event-video
Everyone wants a video. Every startup wants a two minute wonder that shows off their next big thing and every event wants to be filmed and recorded, rightly so. With the huge amount of tech startups in London, and the vast quantity of events there are every day of the week to support them, you’d think that a videographer like me would never be out of work. Unfortunately this isn’t the case.
— http://chrisleydon.com/blog/2013/5/13/unlocking-the-hidden-costs-of-video-production