Adobe Premiere vs Da Vinci Resolve

A brief history… Back in 2003 I chose to use Adobe Premiere as my NLE. I shot and edited a 45 minute zombie flick using it and thought it was awesome. That was until my computer decided to crash and wipe my project file and media. I had a media backup but decided to just take the leap and buy …

Explainers for Investment

Investors are vital to keeping companies driving forward. Without the time and money they invest, many companies wouldn’t be able to get off the ground or continue to perform well. Even if a business doesn’t require the money, investors provide more than just financial backing. They offer expertise that can help your business climb the ranks even after they have …

Explainer Video Music

Music is a hugely important part of any video. Well, unless it is for use on Facebook! Hollywood blockbusters would be hard to watch without their epic soundtracks. This is the same for explainer videos. Previously at The Cuillin Collective we used Audiojungle to source our tracks but lately we’ve found that a lot of the tracks are quite similar …

Medical Explainer Videos

It can be difficult to effectively communicate complex medical ideas, but explainer videos can be a great way to do this. They take a complicated topic and explain it in the simplest terms possible. Pair this with an engaging concept and animation and you have the best way to explain healthcare. For example, medical explainer videos can be used by …

Kickstarter Video Production

One of the best ways to raise money for a startup company or product, is through Kickstarter. Kickstarter has helped successfully fund over 140,000 projects since it began in 2009. People from all over the globe have backed projects, over 14,000,000 of them in fact. These are great stats for anyone looking to fund a project of their own, but …

Skye Wedding Planner

For decades now, Gretna Green has been a hugely popular wedding destination which stems from the romantic wedding traditions dating back over centuries, which originated from cross-border elopements stemming from the freedom available in Scottish marriage laws compared to those in surrounding countries. It is thought to have been a direct response to Lord Hardwicke’s Marriage Act being applied in …

Time Waits for No One

Besides the cost of an explainer video, one of the primary questions about production is “How long does it take to create an explainer video?” The simple answer is 6 weeks. They can be created quicker but I want to explain why you should take the 6 weeks. Creating an explainer video is really similar to creating a loaf of …

DG Glidecam Gimbal Fault/Fix

A few years ago I was out on St.Kilda for a shoot (the middle of nowhere) and I needed lots of low down moving shots. So, I brought my Devin Graham Signature Series Glidecam. It cost a lot of money so assumed that it was of the very best quality. However, as I was grabbing my first shot the gimbal …

Best length for an explainer video

Every year I evaluate how we create explainer videos and how they have performed over the past year. I have been tracking the engagement levels of some of our client videos to ensure that my decisions are supported by good data. We use a video hosting company called Wistia and this allows me access to all the engagement, play rate …

Highland Weddings

As you know, The Cuillin Collective are a small explainer video company based on Skye. We have lived and worked here for many years, and as such have plenty of first hand experience with suitable wedding locations and vendors around the island. This coupled with with our well-practiced video making skills gave us an idea. As a result of this, …