Webinar Recording: Talking heads – getting more from less

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: Why drama video is the best way to challenge unconscious bias.

In July 2020 we hosted and recorded a webinar about drama video and unconscious bias. You can watch it here: The webinar explores: An understanding of how drama video can challenge unconscious bias An insight into the scripting and filmmaking techniques that work Case study examples of drama being used to challenge unconscious bias The … 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

Studio filming with vision mixer

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

Safeguarding Adults MOOC – Case Study

One of the most rewarding jobs we worked on in 2019 was the development and production of video drama content for a MOOC about Safeguarding Adults for Health Education England. 

In this article I’m going to write a rather fulsome report of the process, as I hope you might be interested in how a video moves from brief, to idea, to script, through to production. 

Socially distant filming: how it works on a construction site

Construction worker

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.

Webinar recording: How combining video with AI can create an engaging and effective learning experience

watching a learning drama on a phone

Following on from the Total Recall launch at Learning Technologies 2020, Nice Media and Wildfire held a webinar on Wednesday 26th February 2020. The aim of the webinar was to share the learning theory behind Total Recall and to introduce attendees to the different ways that various types of video can be used in the Total Recall solution. Thanks … Read more

Retention study using video plus AI-generated retrieval practice

Retention study image and stats

The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of traditional training videos versus the effectiveness of using a video alongside with AI technology (Total Recall). The Total Recall option involved chunking the training video into easily digestible clips and punctuating those clips with AI generated retrieval questions.