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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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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Melbourne is a cultural hub for many different arts. Video production is certainly one of them, and there is a plethora of videographers out there vying for your attention. With camera prices coming down all the time, basically anyone can pick up a camera and call themselves a videographer. S0, how can you spot the professionals from the amateurs? What are the things to look for when researching video production companies to film your next interview, promotional video or event?
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Covering your business and video production legally is important, especially if your video is going to have a wide release. If you have actors, private property or copyrighted material, you will need Release Forms.
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Dream Engine was recently contacted by Bombardier, an international tram and train manufacturer, with a factory in Dandenong, Melbourne. Our camera crew filmed a range of B-Roll footage of train being manufactured, We also shot interviews with key management staff. Our onsite  autocue and operator made the task of the interviewees easy. The footage was then uploaded overnight to the client’s head office in France for editing into an international annual report.

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San Diego-based Loma Media contacted Dream Engine to provide a 3-person XDCAM 700 camera crew for a Corporate Video Production shoot. Our camera crew spent one day shooting B-Roll and interviews, and a second day filming B-Roll footage of Melbourne. Footage was backed up for the client to an external hard drive at the completion of each day’s shoot.

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