The importance of disconnecting

Working in a fast-paced video production company it’s safe to say that no two days are the same. Recently I’ve noticed that being “busy” seems to be something that people pride themselves on. The busier you are, the more important and meaningful your day to...

Motion Graphics – Novelty or Necessity?

Call me biased, but as Tanami’s resident video editor and motion designer I’m of the opinion that graphics are an extremely important element in video production. Don’t get me wrong, I love a stunning landscape timelapse as much as the next guy – but the...

What Does 2018 Have in Store for Social Video?

2017 was a big year in the world of social video – so much so the year seems to have flown by! We’ve witnessed the rise of user-generated live streaming, the growing trend of ephemeral content and the spawning of new social media channels; many...

Steady Progress: Our Top Gimbal Picks

Camera stabilisation technology has evolved at an incredible rate over the last decade – an evolution which has changed the face of consumer video. In the same way that aerial shots have become a standard feature in the world of social video, cinematic camera glides...

Spatial Audio

Spatial Audio: The Secret Ingredient of Effective VR

Many, many years ago, when I was a lowly undergraduate, there was an incredibly creepy mannequin head which lived in the acoustics lab. Whilst most of us used it as a hat rack / scaring device, there was a point to this monstrosity – where...

RED Hydrogen Phone

3 Reasons Why We Think We’ll Love The RED Hydrogen Phone

When Apple first entered the smartphone scene back in 2007, the iPhone was met with skepticism and predictions of failure - TechCrunch predicted that “the iPhone will bomb”, while Microsoft believed the iPhone “would be a niche product and Microsoft would dominate the smartphone”. However,...

Movin’ On Up: The Evolution of Motion Graphics

Motion graphic technology has become so advanced, sophisticated and accessible that it’s easy to forget just how long-established this technique really is. The term ‘motion graphics’ covers a range of methods: from kinetic typography (moving text) to fully animated video content. Astoundingly, the concept of...

Stories

The Rise and Rise of Social Media Stories

A flurry of recent articles have announced that Snapchat’s share losses have brought them down to half their original valuation. Stuttering user growth and ad revenue, coupled with losses of $43m from April to July have sent the company’s share price down to $11.28 from...

Happy 10th Birthday to the #Hashtag

Think back to how the world of social media looked 10 years ago: Facebook had a relatively modest 500 million users, Bebo was in a state of gradual decline, Myspace was undergoing numerous facelifts to keep up with the competition, and Pinterest and Instagram were...

5 Rules for Engaging Social Media Content

Last week, #TeamTanami had the pleasure of hosting a social media workshop for representatives of sport and leisure organisations in and around Derbyshire. The intention of this workshop was to encourage these organisations to think about how to get the most out of social media,...

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