High quality images for use in VideoSkills 4

Dear Member, We need to source high quality images for use in VideoSkills 4 and possibly for use on the website. We will probably be able to source some images from manufacturers and the like, but we want to avoid being too heavy on branding (although this might be acceptable to some extent where a company is paying for the privilege). These are the types of images that we will need, and of course you will be credited as the author of the work.

  1.  the item shot against a grey, black or neutral background.
  2.  the item in use or in a particular setting.
  3.  a close shot of particular features, accompanied by a caption.

Categories Picture Current video cameras: Broadcast/Shoulder mounted; Mid-size; Handycam Run’n’Gun; Action Cams e.g. Sony, GoPro


Lenses DSLRs for video (with/without audio solution, e.g. TASCAM)


Lighting Individual Lights of various kinds Lighting Rigs Interview Lighting set up (image or diagram) Camera top lights


Sound Microphones – dynamic, condenser, ribbon Radio Mic set ups Microphone polar patterns Studio monitors Headphones


Stability & Motion Control Tripods, monopods, mini-tripods, cranes Steadicam, Glidecam and similar devices Sliders – Hague, Digislider, etc Stability rigs e.g. Zacuto, Vocas, Zhiyun, Freefly MoVi, Chrosziel Accessories, e.g Wooden Camera, Follow Focus, Matte Box, cages


Power Batteries Chargers


Media and Recording Devices SDHC cards and similar Atomos Shogun and similar


Monitors and Scopes Studio Monitors On-Camera Monitors Test equipment


Editing & Post Edit suite Timeline on monitor Colour control devices


UAVs aka Drones Craft, Camera, controller e.g. DJI Phantom 4, Tarot X6, Parrot Operator under instruction Operator’s licence


Client Relationships and the Law affecting Video Production in the UK Image of contract – can be partially out of focus Licences e.g. PPL, MCPS, PRS Limited availability video licence Camera Technique e.g. correct and incorrect framing, looking room, safe area, etc Focus pull Shot sizes Examples of B-roll, cutaways etc., etc.


Feel free to call me on 07960 719520 if you wish to discuss anything in this respect. There are a number of ways you can share your images, such as a Dropbox link. My email is tony.manning @iov.co.uk Hope you can help – it’s good to be involved! Tony Manning, Chair, Institute of Videography

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