Ever wondered how some people just seem to have a knack of being a natural on camera?
Yes, it can come naturally for some people, but for most it takes some work and coaching to look and sound comfortable on camera. There are many things we like to do to create a relaxed environment when we shoot, but there are several tricks and techniques you can utilise to make yourself as natural and authoritative as possible. (more…)

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While it is best to use a professional camera crew to film your Melbourne video productions, we understand that sometimes it isn’t an option. A short social media post or blog update may not require an experienced crew to get your message out, but there can be dangers even with this format.
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KeptMe is a web/mobile based app that provides a platform for recording a child’s education as well as providing seamless communication between parents and teachers. Dream Engine were given the challenge to make an advertising video that demonstrated the KeptMe app by telling the story of Jake as he looked back on his journey with KeptMe. Take a look at how we approached the concept and what we came up with. (more…)

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Tag Heuer is an internationally recognised Swisse watch maker. They create premium luxury products and have built a marketing image to support this. When football heavy-weights Real Madrid took on Manchester City at the MCG in Melbourne, Tag Heuer organised a team of champion football freestylers to warm up the crowd. Dream Engine were given the challenge to create an event video and edit it that night so that it could hit Tag Heuer’s social media channels the next morning.
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Time-lapse photography is the most effective way to show progress over time in a video form. It can show a flurry of activity at high speed, showing progress in a much more easily digestible way. You can compress hours, days or even months into seconds with a time-lapse, potentially showing construction, artistic works or manufacturing. Here are some tips for how to use time-lapse in your corporate video. (more…)

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This post is for anyone that thinks their business couldn’t be the subject of an interesting corporate video. Video is a powerful way to communicate, educate and promote. If you’re putting it off because you think that what you do isn’t captivating enough, then you’re missing a great opportunity. (more…)

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Thorough planning is essential to filming an effective event video. There are no second chances when it comes to live events, if you miss it you miss it, there are no reshoots, no chance for a second take. Preparation can also make for a much more relaxed atmosphere if you know what’s about to happen. Charged batteries, cameras and sound set-up and tested, a location scout to check out the venue all go a long way to ensuring you’ll capture everything without any hiccups. (more…)

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Good internal communication is a key part of any exceptional team. This is because internal communication keeps staff educated, informed, and inspired. With that in mind, it’s not something an expanding company can ignore. It might sound simple, but getting it right and making an engaging video isn’t easy. An internal communication video is a simple and highly engaging way to communicate. This post shows you the best way to incorporate it into your internal communication strategy.   (more…)

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Think about the last time you took notice of an email signature. A while ago, huh? Now that it’s no longer socially acceptable to put quotes in them, you might think there’s not much you can do to spice up the humble email signature. (more…)

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Ever wondered how some people just seem to have a knack of being comfortable in front of camera?
Yes, it can come naturally for some people, but for most it takes some work and coaching to look and sound comfortable on camera. There are many things we like to do to create a relaxed environment when we shoot, but there are several tricks and techniques you can utilise to make yourself as natural and authoritative as possible. (more…)

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