Here is the video we took of the event.
I was asked by a local business network called StroudNt to talk about how podcasting has changed my career.
Here is the blurb that was written up:
Benjamin Bruton-Cox - How podcasting has changed my career… (11.00am - 11.40am)
- Why you should listen to podcasts
- Why you should start a podcast
- How to start a podcast
- How podcasts fits in with your career
- How your podcast could start making a money
After three years of hosting a videography based podcast, I have learnt the power of the platform and how at any level, podcasting is a great resource for others to learn. In my opinion they are possibly the best platform to learn passively. But on the flip side, what does that tell you about the person/people you are listening to. In most cases, for the podcasts that I listen to I revere the hosts and guest speakers. Why? Because they are so knowledgable on the subject that I am intrigued in. I look up to them because for that duration (in most cases when I am in the car) I listen to what they have to say and they stick with me and provide education, information and entertainment. I invest emotionally and financially in some cases into their ideals and values. And with podcasts more popular than ever, with over 500,000 active podcasts on iTunes alone (thats a growth of over 25% in the past 12 months), this is a huge marketplace that demands attention and a lot of respect. All businesses and entrepreneurs want to be seen as ‘thought leaders’ in their space and with this booming learning tool, you can be too. Oh and its not as scary as video!
I often get asked how to make a multicam sequence, so this is the way i do it. It almost never has issues, but of course this has an issue or two as i am recording it. so i show you how to rectify it with some tips and tricks.
If you are a wedding Vog you will almost certainly be working with Tog's. Sometimes in order to get the shots they need, they will often crash your shots, so this is how i get rid of them, using my friend Photography Jonny - sorry Jonny!
During our 100th podcast event, we had Jonathan Warner use his FS700 and Odyssey 7Q for continuous 4k 240fps shooting.
I was always pessimistic about Sony cameras, especially their battery performance. So i thought after the change from Canon and Panasonic cameras I would let you see my real world results with the Sony a6500 and the A7sii at a wedding.
A hugely unscientific test of the GH4, the Sony TX650 and my own iPhone7+. During a wedding i record an acoustic duo who allowed me to film them singing, so i attached the Sony mic onto the lead singer and put an iPhone about 7 foot away, opposite the amplifier the duo were using. Have a listen and let me know what you think.
In this video i am experimenting with a new microphone, strap and indeed technique to help better catch the audio from a reading in a ceremony, that does not have a lecturn or anything else for the reader to read from. Its always a problem, catching great audio when there is nothing around to place a microphone, so my idea is simple and in beta!
So what do i film with? I reveal all with my latest video about weddings. Using my trust Sony a7sii and a plethora of extras i show you all my rig and why i have invested in what i have invested in.
I have promised many people in the comments of one of my last videos that i would do an update to it. Why? Well kit moves on and so do i. Almost every 6 months or so i invest in audio gear whether it be for weddings or corporate. So with this wedding audio video i go into what i currently use and why i have chosen each item. Enjoy!
This is a demo showing you how easy it is to make a Filmstro timeline for a corporate project.
In this episode we take a look at a winter wedding. How we setup and how we use our multiple cameras and audio to their fullest potential. Also we look at colour. This was the first wedding where were use EOSHD's Pro Colour and it didn't disappoint.
In this episode we take a look at an outdoor wedding, and how the clients jobs makes me a better editor and filmmaker.
This is the second Wedding Trailer that we cover, what went wrong, what went right and how we fixed it. We analyse a wedding that I filmed in the summer of 2016. I basically do a directors commentary on the Trailer for the wedding, how i managed to get certain types of shots and why they made the edit and how i managed to get the audio. Like anything its about being in the right place at the right time.
Let me know your thoughts with this, shall i do more? How helpful was this? In this first of a kind video we analyse a wedding that I filmed in the summer of 2016. I basically do a directors commentary on the Trailer for the wedding, how i managed to get certain types of shots and why they made the edit and how i managed to get the audio. Like anything its about being in the right place at the right time.