Realistic budgeting for video production

Many people approach me and ask me to help them make a video either on the good work they are doing or simply on their organisation. The moment I say I agree, the first question they ask is, “How much will it cost?” “What is your budget?’ I ask them in return.  Most...

Video transitions: How to use them

Video Transitions and effects are amateurs’ favourite! They tend to use a number of transitions and effects, often not realising that each one of them has a meaning and purpose. Let’s discuss transitions this time. Transitions are changeovers from one...

Community Radio: Continuous Improvement Toolkit

UPDATE:  Five countries in East Africa including Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania & Burundi have adapted the toolkit and will be using it to assess themselves. Community Radio in India became a legitimate reality after the historic Supreme Court judgment in 1995...

How to make ‘HOW TO’ videos?

How to videos are a fantastic way of explaining to the world about how things can be put together, demonstrate, teach and even impart soft skills. They’re increasingly being used in e-learning & instructional design. Youtube has an entire channel dedicated...

Storyboarding your video production

A storyboard visually tells the story of an animation panel by panel, kind of like a comic book. They come in handy for producing commercials & public service announcements. Sure you’ve read Amar Chitra Katha comics when you were in high school. Well, I think...

What are some of the popular video formats?

The most popular video format is perhaps mp4, given its flexibility and versatility in playing well across platforms. Also does very well in terms of streaming. The digital media world can leave us bewildered, particularly when dealing with video. If you have tried...

Practical tips for successful Radio interviews

Good research, working equipment, monitoring audio, maintaining eye contact and making it conversational are among the tips for a great interview A word of caution. This is a long post. Like the title suggests, it is all about interviewing for radio. According to...
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