is to make the Sex Lies and Videotape video production glossary a helpful
guide for anyone outside the video production industry charged with the
awesome responsibility of producing a video. If you can think of any content
we could add that might help you and your video production please call and
tell us on 01932 853696 or e-mail Quint on
This video production glossary is designed only as a reference and will
continue to evolve (incept date Jan1 2003) through FAQ's we encounter whilst
working through www.shootyou.co.uk our video production arm. It's designed
to help clients who have simply been told 'go and find a uk video production
company to produce a corporate video for us'. The first contact with us
usually begins with '
I need to produce a corporate video, but how?'
Every industry -and sectors within those industries- have their own 'language'.
As a uk video production company we've had to learn the respective 'languages'
for our clients in knowledge management, business communications and public
relations. In other words we know how you feel.
For example, a few months ago I realised our contact at a major PR firm
didn't know how to advance a PowerPoint presentation for a sales presentation.
That same evening my 72 year old father quizzed me about viral MPEGs. Video
production knowledge seems to be out there in pockets, with various individuals
within public relations, financial institutions, the construction or the
travel industry, knowing differing amounts, about various applications.
In a recent video we produced for Hewlett Packard one line of script said
it's hard to imagine an industry which changes as quickly as IT
I thought 'video production'.
This site hopes to explain the rudiments of video production, video editing,
and video compression. The formats video can come in: video on CD Rom, DVD,
and VHS. And video delivery systems: video streaming, video in flash, video
in PowerPoint, video on intranets, extranets and other ways in which broadband
will affect video production not just in the UK but internationally.
The fact is the internet -and intranets- will only get faster meaning video
production as a resource will become more frequently used. The formats and
delivery systems will change in ways we can't possibly imagine at speeds
impossible to predict. But whether it's a corporate video, a viral MPEG
or video of a conference, workshop or seminar, it's all about communicating
We hope this site will help.