cf10ten video – capturing a moment in time.
At Cf10ten we have a dedicated team who can help you with your video production and training. We are happy to talk about your video project and advise on a creative video solution. We enjoy all types of video production and particularly enjoy projects involving youth groups here and in Africa. Please call on 01380 723698, e-mail or via our work request form
Background / experience of the founder of cf10ten video Chris Franklin
Chris became interested in video in 1983 when, after a fire on the farm, his father decided to give him money towards a VHS portable Olympus video camera. This complimented his still camera as he had been doing photographic work for five years. The first video camera purchased was about £1,500, a lot of money for a video camera but it opened up his eyes to capturing moments in time in a different way to his photography. Moving images and sounds opened up new ways to be creative and he soon began filming around the farm.
Basically in theory you are capturing 25 or 30 frames per second and when played back it gives the illusion of movement. He soon concentrated on video and as editing was limited, learnt to edit in camera where possible. He did numerous weddings, corporate events and even the opening of a slaughter house. He filmed most things and volunteered to film the Boto-X on the Caen Hill locks, a fundraiser to help restore the flight of locks. It was not easy and he ended up editing onto a betamax player, dubbing in a sound track and voice over. A labour of love but because of this, with his hard work and creativity he became a video scenes of crime cameraman for the Wiltshire Police in 1988.
It was certainly an eye opener with a crime scene one day and a training video day the next. He used a 3/4" tape system called u-matic which was great but heavy, the camera and recorder were separate and required a two man team. The plus side he had an edit suit and his passion for video grew. Technology was moving along and he had a BBC graphics generator and then a video computerised edit system. Editing on the computer was good the only trouble was it took all night to render the effects and transitions, but opened up a new world. His work was varied and he also did a lot of analysing of security time lapse and multiplex video tapes. After 13 years Chris moved to become a webmaster but his passion for video never stopped and he was pleased that when he joined Kennet District Council his video skills came in to use once more.
Chris also has a passion for community work and Africa and has been involved in various video productions in Kenya and Gambia, always happy to pass on his skills to students and help projects.
Photo right Chris Franklin in the video room of the Police.
With the Internet speed now allowing for video, the growth of video and youtube online, video is enjoying a growth and companies of all sizes can promote themselves via their own videos on their websites. More and more people look for video rather than read long pages of text so good video is popular and an affordable way to promote yourself, company or charity.
In some ways having photographic skills helps with video as you need a good eye for framing and a good understanding of light.
What I do in my courses, is cover 10 areas to help improve your video production. Video is my main area of expertise and compliments our cf10ten web and photographic skills. I also have an excellent team who between us have over 35 years of video experience in all areas. No production is too small or large. We can of course give personal or company training and can help advice and produce your next video production .send in a request or drop me an email@example.com
- Keep it steady no hose piping
- Keep the shots varied
- Plenty of cutaways
- Keep it sound
- Light and more light
- One shot three times.
- Do not rush your actors, be the director
- Depth of field
- Clean edits keep effects to a minimum
- Share and circulate.