Tag: Video

Planning for preproduction (VIDEO)

I remember making my first short film in high school and feeling so lost. I didn't know how to make a finished product let alone where to start. I had so many questions and not many answers but that's when I learned what preproduction is for. https://youtu.be/BQCNUiOiht8 The way that I like to think of ...

Boxwars: The Philosophy For All Creatives

In late 2017, I was contacted by Great Big Story to coordinate a Melbourne based production for an upcoming project in their Human Condition series. The brief was to interview Ross Koger, the "Supreme Overlord of Boxwars", and tell the story of Boxwars: an idea birthed from after a few drinks. The Not Half Bad team ...

The Magic of Editing

Media consumers will often only see the finished product of a film or a video. They never get to see the changes and/or decisions made to get it to that final product. Most don't know about the work/the effort/the magic that goes on behind the scenes - expect for me because I'm a fan of ...

Holey Moley: The Video Has Gone Viral!

It is not odd for my phone to go off after a video that I have produced goes live. Mostly people letting me know that they have seen it or that it has gone live or even sometimes (if I can blow my own horn here) a message or two of praise. However, this time while ...

Sharing Real Stories

The best part of being a filmmaker is being able to tell stories and share them with the world. Vijay's story starts in 1989 when he first migrated to Australia and it was not long after that he started Drums Café. He tells of his observation of Melbourne's food scene and how the people's palette ...

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K Review

It was just over six months ago that the team at Not Half Bad Productions decided it was time to take our videos up a step and invest in a new camera. After some positive experiences with the URSA Mini 4K, we placed our preorder for the URSA Mini 4.6K and then the wait began. ...

Top 7 Tips for making better videos

I've been making video since I was young and have been professionally doing so for over five years now. Over my time making videos I have come across some helpful hints that have helped me in my career. These tips have been written to accommodate for all video makers regardless of their skill set or ...