Webinar Recording: An introduction to Watch & Learn with Tom Hickmore

Tom Hickmore, Creative Director and Founder of Nice Media, published his debut book this year. The title is ‘Watch & Learn’ and it distills Tom’s 35 years of video-centred learning experience into a pithy 18,000 words. Each chapter has a handy summary (like any good learning) and the book concludes with industry case studies that … Read more

How recorded video content can enhance remote training delivery

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In this post, I outline some of the best ways that recorded video can be used to enhance live, remote, online training delivery. I delve into the types of video best suited for this purpose and look at the benefits of utilising video content in this context.

Webinar Recording: How interactive video can supercharge your learning

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In December 2020 we hosted and recorded a webinar about interactive video. You can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/488036372 Our usual experience of video is passive; we sit back, watch and wait to be entertained or educated. Interactive video learning creates an active experience – putting the learner in control and asking them to make decisions.  … Read more

Community project: Fairlight School

Fairlight School

Every year we like to produce some content for organisations in our local community. This recent opportunity was with Fairlight Primary & Nursery School in Brighton. The school is special to us as founders of Nice Media, Tom and Mel Hickmore, have two children at the school.  The brief was to produce a video that … Read more

Webinar Recording: Talking heads – getting more from less

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In Nov 2020 we hosted and recorded a webinar about Talking Heads video. You can watch it here: The talking head interview is a simple format that, from a technical point of view, is easy to master.  But working with this simple building block a surprising amount can be achieved.  Using case studies, this webinar will show you in-depth … Read more

Webinar recording: Video drama in learning – what is it good for?

Drama scenarios are a relatively common feature in learning and development, but poorly executed role-plays with amateur actors has given drama in learning a bad name. When done well, drama video can be one of the most effective ways to emotionally engage learners and impact their future behaviour. On 4th June 2020 we hosted a … Read more

Socially distant filming: how it works in a studio

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Studio filming is a consistent necessity for us as a video production company. Studios are great because of the level of control they afford over light and sound – meaning that it’s easier to ensure an efficient shoot and a quality result. There are loads of ways a studio can be used for filming. For … Read more

Socially distant filming: how it works on a construction site

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This article outlines some guidance as to how construction sites have changed working practices in order to operate with social distance, and how we can film in that environment with those considerations in mind.