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, …

Stockholm Syndrome: 1 year on

It’s been one year since I bought my high spec PC so I thought I’d write a further review as I’ve had real time to play with it. You can read my original blog post (which has the specs) here Windows vs PC. A quick update; the PC is still loud, unsightly and Windows 10 has the grace of an …

Explainer Video Cost

Or does it? This isn’t necessarily true as it depends largely on the setup of the company. Larger companies with more employees require bigger premises, and tend to have more account staff that don’t work directly with the customers. All of these extras cost money, whether that’s paying building expense fees or paying wages, and this can sometimes reflect in …

Editing & Grading 4K: Windows or Mac

I’ve been an Apple fan since I bought my first iMac back in 2005. I didn’t have the money for it but at that point I didn’t care because I’d had enough of Windows. About 5 weeks previous our latest short film was due to be shown privately in a local cinema and of course, my PC decided to stop working and wipe …

Kickstarter Video Production

Launching a product on Kickstarter or GoFundMe requires a lot of attention to detail. You’re asking people to invest in your idea or product and even if it is game changing, not putting this across using content and video is a sure way to fail. This is why it’s best to invest the correct amount of time & budget into …

True Cost of an Explainer Video

The first question we are asked when discussing an explainer video with a new prospect is always ‘How much does an explainer video cost?’ Yes, this is a question that should be asked but why not ask about the benefits of an explainer video first? If it’s not going to benefit you then the cost is irrelevant. So, what is the …

Canadian Realtor Websites (DDF Feeds)

Since starting our business in 2009 we’ve learned a lot about a lot of different subjects. One of these is, Canadian Realtors. What’s so complicated about that and why does it warrant a blog post? Well, if you’ve ever tried to automatically connect your own listings to a website it can be a bit frustrating. I was researching for a new client …

2015

I thought I would round up 2015 with a little blog post on what we’ve been up to. It’s been a busy year. To the point where I’ve not written as much as I’d should have. Let me start at the end. I was asked to go to St. Kilda to make a short video. However, this wasn’t the eventful …

Digital Filmmaker

If I am asked what I do for a living it always makes me cringe replying with ‘videographer’ or ‘we make videos’ because it reminds me of working with that awful technology; videotape. But, it’s what people know! Video was terrible to work with.  I’ve shot videos (see, I’m using that word again!) on, SVHS, Digital8 and MiniDV tapes and …

Whiteboard Explainer Videos

We specialise in creating Commoncraft and digitally illustrated explainer videos. We always have. However, we had a client ask us if we could create a video in the style of RSA whiteboard videos. We, of course, didn’t have the technology to do this. However, after a bit of research I found a company called video VideoScribe. Although I’m a bit against …