Author Archives: Ian Deakin

Sound Recording – Interviews

Sound  In many ways , recording audio on location is a bigger challenge that the facilities available in a purpose built studio. There are often problems that are created simply by lack of time, equipment limitations and the productions convention … Continue reading

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Crossing  Over 

The word transition is often mentioned. The dictionary defines  transition as a passing from one condition or place or activity to another. Many of us don’t like change or transition with its fear of the unknown, and the uncertainty of … Continue reading

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What is going on?

It is disturbing when recently, and ongoing that we have been made aware of Harvey Weinstein events, and Tom Jones revelation and expressed opinion; that in life in many areas Leaders/Managers/Superiors etc endeavour to control and bully to get their … Continue reading

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Forgiving Yourself of the Past

Beating yourself up about what happened days, weeks, months or even years ago? As much as we would like to, we cannot go in the past and erase those mistakes. However, we can make a decision to learn from them and … Continue reading

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Renew Your Mind

I have often heard people pray “God renew my mind”. That would be so easy wouldn’t it, to expect God to flick the switch and our mind be renewed. Our thought patterns would be instantly changed, our desires would instantly … Continue reading

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Still and Video Camera Framing

Framing Shots are all about composition. Rather than pointing the camera at the subject, you need to compose an image. Framing is the process of creating composition. Notes: Framing technique is very subjective. What one person finds dramatic, another may … Continue reading

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Basic Lighting & Interview Hints When Filming

Key Light A simple strong directional light gives the best modelling and structure to a shot. A key light provides the necessary exposure and brings out the three-dimensional aspects of the subject. When keying faces the decisions to be made … Continue reading

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Encourage – Give a bouquet now don’t wait to give a wreath

How many times have you been in a situation where you have left employment or moved location and wonderful comments and eulogies have been said to and about you. I guess you have thought the same as myself what a … Continue reading

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R.I.P. is it biblical?

The acronym RIP (or R.I.P.) can be seen carved on tombstones. These words rest in peace are often heard at wakes and funerals. RIP comes from the Latin blessing requiescat in pace (literally, “may he begin to rest in peace”). … Continue reading

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Hearing His Voice

A great benefit of our salvation is that we are able to listen and hear God speak to us personally. It is not possible to have that close relationship with our loving heavenly father without it. Many find it easy … Continue reading

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