Live Streaming Everywhere!

Since my last post I have been very busy with a lot of stuff including having a new baby (Griffin Robert Rufus Rae), officially adopting my other son (Invisible Son -> Real Son), buying an electric car (Reva/G-Wiz), etc.  On the work side of things I have invested in a lot of equipment to improve the live streaming side of my business.

I'm now able to mix live video from multiple cameras plus skype calls to make a professional live stream like I did  at the Manchester Lean Startup Group where Eric Ries called in:

I have also been live streaming TEDx Salford, Hack Manchester and teaching students at Manchester Met how to use the equipment.

I'm also trying out some Google Adwording to send a bit of traffic to the Live streaming page of my website.  I'll let you know how it goes...

New Video the 1st: HELO Documentary

The first video today is a ten min documentary I shot back in October featuring the Huddersfield Experimental Laptop Orchestra (HELO) at the Leeds Expo.  The documentary includes short interviews from the players about their chosen instruments and how they got involved with HELO.  Even if you're not into experimental music, you should find what these guys are doing quite interesting. 

HELO & ii @ EXPO Leeds from Scott Hewitt on Vimeo.

Production Note: After filming I handed the footage over to the staff and students from Hudds Uni who did all the editing.  They used a different editing style than I had in mind while shooting (and used a couple of clips I was never intending to be seen) but I like the raw feel it gives the piece.

If you are planning a perfomance, event or trip of some kind, filming it as a documentary can often show the feel of the day much better than the typical event filming style.  As you can see from the video above it also let's the viewer get to know the people involved and will identify with them more.

You can also document an entire process such as a clients experience dealing with you, an artist prepping and creating a piece to commission or just to show potential costumers the way you work.

Get in touch if you have any ideas, need advice or training ready for a project or just want something filming.