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How to successfully buy AV and Broadcast Equipment at Auc...

How to successfully buy AV and Broadcast Equipment at Auction Perhaps you wouldn't expect an auctioneer to tell you this - but yes, there are risks to buying equipment at auction; just probably not the risks that you think. Some people may dismiss buying at auction out of hand based on experiences they or friends or colleagues have had. As auctione...

Submitted by Dan Main
Published 19 January 2021

Budgeting and controlling costs

by Den Lennie Issue 106 - October 2015 This is a very important aspect of running a production, and one you have to keep a close eye on. Its very simple; you have your actual hard costs in one budget and you have what youre charging the client in another. Lets say you charge the client £450 per day for the camera package, but the rental house is on...

Submitted by Den Lennie
Published 01 November 2015

Increase your prices... vital for growth

by Den Lennie Issue 105 - September 2015 Increasing prices is such an important part of growing your business. If you want to invest in the latest gear then you have to be charging enough to allow for continual investment The easiest and most efficient way to achieve this is to reposition you and your business away from a cheap commodity product to...

Submitted by Den Lennie
Published 01 October 2015

Dealing with clients

by Den Lennie Issue 104 - August 2015 For many clients, the prospect of commissioning a video production leaves one key consideration in their minds and that is: how much is it all going to cost? Particularly for marketing departments or smaller businesses which may only spend a nominal amount of money on advertising. Video production by its very n...

Submitted by Den Lennie
Published 01 September 2015

Advertising - How to get more customers

by Den Lennie Issue 103 - July 2015 Its a popular myth that if you design your website with the correct keywords and optimise your page for search engine optimisation, you will get onto the first page of Google. The trouble is, Google are continually changing the algorithms that dictate what aspects of a page is most relevant and therefore the webs...

Submitted by Den Lennie
Published 01 August 2015

Selling yourself online

by Beth Zarkhosh Issue 103 - July 2015 YouTube ; the video sharing website that was founded in San Bruno California in 2005 has quickly become one of if not the biggest, and most prominent websites of the decade. Allowing pretty much anyone, anywhere to upload videos of their choice with millions of viewers around the world, YouTube has grown in to...

Submitted by Beth Zarkhosh
Published 01 August 2015

5 must haves for sound recordists

by Paul Zanders Issue 101 - May 2015 Every location has a different set of challenges and you have to deal with whatever sound your environment throws at you as best you can whilst looking after your gear and yourself. Here are 5 non-technical things that make my life on location easier. 1. Sound BlanketA lot of studios are big empty spaces that bo...

Submitted by Paul Zanders
Published 01 June 2015

Final Cut Pro X Keyboard Shortcuts and Quick Tips

So, Final Cut Pro X has been released and the shortcuts have nearly all changed. I'm here to lend a helping hand and show you some of my top keyboard shortcuts and let you into a little known secret… Final Cut Pro X also supports multi-touch gestures!Top 10 Final Cut Pro X keyboard shortcuts:Want to quickly get back to browsing the web for a little...

Submitted by Bob Pank#
Published 01 October 2011

IBC top visitor tips

From flower bulbs to North Sea ferries, here are some top tips from the people in the know…!Tip 1 - The funny smelling coffee shops don't generally sell good coffee!Tip 2 - Prostitution is legal in Amsterdam - not compulsory!Tip 3 - When crossing the roads, once you've safely avoided the cars, taxis, trams, bikes and rickshaws - keep an another eye...

Submitted by Dennis Lennie
Published 01 December 2008