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5 Beginner Mistakes to Avoid in Time-lapse Photography

Time-lapses are very important. Since a few years ago, it’s one of the most used techniques in photography. If you have not done it yet, you might know someone who has. Maybe someone that plays with this technique in his or her spare time. Now, before getting started, you must know a few important things.

There are many common beginner mistakes that can be costly when you’re creating time-lapses. You could make some atrocious mistakes in the heat of the moment. Mistakes that you notice once you check the material you have captured. Your goal after reading this article is to try to avoid them at all costs. Ready? Let’s begin, then!

  1. Picking the wrong place

Meteorologist, fortune teller, editor, leveler, loading waiter. A time-lapse photographer plays multiple roles. Keep in mind that you will need to carry the necessary material to achieve the goal wanted. Plus be aware of changes that can occur, like time and circumstance. Don’t make the common mistake of leaving the equipment in a place where people can ruin your recording. You must leave everything in the ideal place depending on what you are going to do.

  1. Not protecting the lens

Sunsets and sunrises are phenomena that cause more success for time-lapse photographers. But they are not safe from danger… the cameras, that is. You will spend plenty of time outdoors and it’s more than likely that humidity will ruin the lens. Especially if you keep your camera in the car where it’s really hot. If you immediately go to a cold place, it might tarnish the lens permanently. You can and should avoid this with anti-fogging lens protector. Always remember to take care of your equipment.

  1. Get distracted and neglect the camera

No one likes to be sitting and doing nothing while the camera does your work. Many prefer to accompany the long wait with a good book. It’s not bad, but if you plan to do it, make sure to not be careless with your camera. That way you avoid any setbacks, like running out of battery.

  1. Not levelling the tripod

Pay attention to details when you’re making the timelapse. One of the worst mistakes is to prepare everything carefully and forget to level the tripod. The camera stand is one of the most important elements to create great time-lapses. If you level your images in different ways, your work is going to look unprofessional. Plus you’ll have to start over. Always remember to level the tripod.

  1. Thinking you have everything you need

A very common mistake is to think that with an hour of work, a good time-lapse will be achieved. You can accelerate a clip if it’s too long, but it will not be possible to reduce the speed without degradation. To get more film, you will have to either shorten the range of camera shots or stay longer in the open. The job well done depends on a simple choice. You are the one who must decide what to do.

In photography, practice is everything. Now you know the many mistakes you should avoid. So take everything you need, from your camera to something to eat, and be patient. The practice is the only way you will learn. Here at Studio 52, we will wait for you to show us your results!

By |November 5th, 2019|Categories: News, photography services, timelapse video production|0 Comments

Don’t rule out Drones for your Marketing Campaign

The amount of people using drones for business or fun has grown fast. You’re probably aware of drones or UASs. A UAS is an unmanned aircraft system. From Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show to Coca-Cola delivering boxes with cans and other goods to Singapore, it’s hard to deny the recent boost in the popularity of drones. New drone technology is driving down costs and making them more user friendly. Drones now a days can be used by almost anyone.

Drone technology is at the point where drones are more like a tool rather than a toy when in the right hands. We’re seeing drones almost everywhere, and we’re only at the beginning of this phenomenon. They come in a wide range of shapes and have unlimited commercial potential, only limited by the imagination of the user.

Marketers have been able to figure out different ways to use drones in their marketing strategies. Some of these ways show huge potential for the future of marketing. Below are five ways marketers can take full advantage of drone technology.

Drones can take you places you couldn’t afford to explore before

Video consumption keeps growing, making videos really effective in engaging with the audience. Marketers are producing more commercials, but the more commercials they produce, the harder it is for a video to stand out.

Marketers in the past needed cranes or helicopters and the associated costs of each to record from aerial viewpoints, but now they only need a drone. Whether you’re a real estate agent taking pictures of a large property or a marketer taking videos of a marathon, drones are the best possible way for you to obtain astonishing aerial shots.

Drones, the new stars

The first thing people associate drones with is photography or video recording, but they can do so much more. In fact, they can be the new stars of your marketing campaign. 

Drones have been around for a couple of years now, but they still feel new and intriguing. Some marketers are already capitalizing on it, using them as the main surprise factor in video commercials. Coca Cola used drones in 2014 in its Happiness from the Skies campaign. They filmed the drones delivering boxes with cans and love messages to Singapore migrant workers.

People love watching them fly. Use that to your advantage before they lose their novelty factor.

Let your imagination fly

Although there are numerous straightforward ways you can use drones, their technology also lets you get creative with its unlimited potential. The new perspectives you can take advantage of, coupled with quick time-to-market means that fast and cheap experimentation is possible.

There are many examples of out of the box marketing campaigns that have taken full advantage of drones. The advertising agency Hungry Boys launched an advertising campaign with drones for the russian noodle shop chain Wokker. They used them to carry fliers to the windows of Moscow office buildings, promoting the shop’s lunch specials at a crucial hour for Wokker, just before lunch-time. Hungry boys later stated that Wooker restaurants in the area had seen an increase of 40% in orders.

Now the limit here is your imagination (and budget). Get crazy and start experimenting with what works best for your advertising campaign, almost nothing is off the table. But be smart about it, hire professionals or train your staff with an expert to learn to maneuver the droids and to reduce the risks of making costly mistakes.

By |September 30th, 2019|Categories: New Project, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

After 40 successful years, studio 52 launch event coverage in Bahrain & Saudi

Studio 52 has been covering events for over a decade & expertise in using the minimal resource to create maximum effect. We’ve covered different segments such as corporate event, live show, exhibition, trade show, seminars, press conferences mainly confined to Dubai, UAE region. Our focus is to provide a high-quality video with the event’s key moment that keep viewers interested, and sound bites from attendees that deliver key messages.

Here we would like to share some of our event coverage.

https://vimeo.com/269586285

Here’s the event coverage for the 5th Annual International Pipeline Coating Conference held at Abu Dhabi. This annual meet up is confined to the latest innovation & trends in industrial technology. We make sure to capture the dynamism of the IPCC while striking exactly the right tone. Thus, clients are satisfied with our work.

After receiving a phenomenal response from Dubai, We have launched our event production services in the Kingdom of Bahrain & Saudi Arabia. With the launch, we bag our first event coverage at Bahrain for the prominent event organized by Nest & American Express.

https://vimeo.com/307024538

Here’s the video for the event organized by Nest & American express. Its give a platform to the startup where they can pitch their solutions to the audience. Here are some of the updates from the launch of event production services in Bahrain.

If you’re organizing an event in Bahrain or Saudi & look forward to professional coverage then you can contact Studio 52.

For more updates stay tuned  https://studio52.tv/

You can visit us at our office.
Bahrain:
Studio 52 Bahrain WLL,
POB 15109,
Mina Salman Bahrain.
Call Us: +97336313202
Saudi:
8309 Prince Humud Street,
Madinat Al Umal,
Al Khobar, 31952,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Call Us: +966500183012

By |February 24th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , |0 Comments

Leading production brand, studio 52 started its operation in Bahrain

UAE based renowned audio video production company, Studio 52 set up their first official functional unit in Bahrain at its modern capital Manama. Studio 52 completed 4-decade in the industry offering audio, video production & photography services in Dubai, UAE & middle east region. Afterward in 2017 started its operation at Saudi Arabia & now proudly announce its launch in the kingdom of Bahrain. The launch is intended to set up great relations in the business parts of Bahrain and also to expand outreach to avail the best audiovisual services.  

What We Are Offering In Bahrain:

After successful operations in Saudi Arabia, we are launching our complete range of services in Bahrain, which are as follows:

  • Audio Production in Bahrain
  • IVR, Telephone hold Message (THM)
  • Video Production in Bahrain
  • Corporate video, safety & training, animation videos
  • Timelapse services in Bahrain
  • Photography
  • Event photography, Corporate photography, Aerial Photography

The expansion of our legacy services of Video and Audio production leads to the development of innovation division confined to inventive products such as:

  • Exproof CCTV frameworks,
  • Forklift camera & sensor system.

The legacy of 41 years in this industry is the outcome of hard work & creativity of team studio 52. They have set up a benchmark in the audio visual production with giant clients confined to various industry Oil and Gas Industry, Aviation, Banking, Telecommunications, Hotel industry.

With the dedication to serve the best, Studio 52 achieve a milestone of 4000 plus satisfied customers & still counting, who trust us with their brand.

The vision keeps on increasing as Studio 52 has been growing within the Dubai, Saudi Arabia region & now looking forward to serving world-class media solutions to the client based in the kingdom of Bahrain.

Future vision:

Since from the start studio 52 is on a mission to Facilitate excellent solutions to our client & emerge our self as an eminent firm to lead up to the legacy of 41 years.

In the future our vision is to cover all the megacity of Bahrain, provide high-end service resulting in client satisfaction.

For more updates on studio 52 get in touch with us.

Visit us at https://studio52.tv/ OR you can meet us directly at our office in Bahrain:

Studio 52 Bahrain WLL,

POB 15109,

Mina Salman Bahrain.

Call Us: +97336313202

5things you need to know while photographing corporate events

There’s no denying it that capturing a compelling corporate event can be a daunting task. After all when people are networking they don’t want to be troubled with a camera following them. Corporate events can be of various types – from conferences, sales events to receptions and parties. The challenge lies in creating a compelling coverage because a monotonous one doesn’t just reflect poorly on your brand, it can also hurt registrations. While there are myriad ways to photograph corporate events, hiring professional event coverage services like the one at Studio 52 can help to get the job done professionally.

But whether you hire professional services or decide to shoot yourself, here are some important tips to get the right hook:

TIP 1: Choose the right equipment

Corporate event photography doesn’t need lots of fancy equipment. Instead, it needs a perfect blend of the right gears. Usually, an external power flash with reflector or diffuser, full frame DSLR with a moderate range zoom, memory cards and spare batteries are good for the job. However, there are other details that need to be taken care of. If the event takes place in a large hall, a telephoto lens is a must. If it’s a compact venue, then a wide is essential. A second body camera is usually suggested for more serious corporate event photography to avoid switching lenses regularly.

TIP 2: Study the location

Analyzing the lighting conditions and scouting the location beforehand plays a crucial role. Visit the venue prior to the event to get a clue of where are you going to shoot. Whether it is evaluating the lighting conditions, checking client guidelines, stage setup, speaker podium layouts or size of the venue, you have to ensure everything is in place. In case you can’t visit the venue before the event, arrive few hours before to gather the information and set-up accordingly.

TIP 3: Creative with Composition

The foremost priority is to get creative with composition to get a variety of images, perspectives and interesting angles. For instance, a wide aperture with fast shutter speed for the key speakers, or keeping the aperture small with a deep depth of field for group shots can help. If there are floral arrangements, you can shoot between them or use them as foreground. If it’s at a restaurant, take a picture with as many POV’s.

TIP 4: Focus on shots for marketing

Corporate event photography is an investment for marketing a brand or company. Images play a crucial role for customers to determine the value and reputation of a brand. While focusing on the faces of attendees is positive and powerful, it’s also important to focus on abstract shots and varied angles that can be used for branding and marketing purposes. Avoid eating shots, take as many interaction and close-up angles, incorporate the company logo, establish the venue clearly and make sure to keep the client guidelines in mind before every shot.

TIP 5: Quick edit, fast delivery

In today’s fast-paced life, speed is the name of the game. After 2-3 days, people forget about the event and the images can be unusable. You should make sure that once the event is over you edit the images and deliver them fast to your client. Quick work always pays off.

So pick your camera, follow these tips or choose a reputed production agency like Studio 52 to make your next event a memorable and successful one.

Getting shooting permission in the UAE made easy by Studio 52

When Tom Cruise swung from the Burj Khalifa for his blockbuster Mission Impossible we witnessed that UAE had peaked as a hotspot for Film Shooting. But that iconic scene set in Dubai was just a sign of things to come. Over the last two years UAE is a favored destination to shoot some high profile movies. A wide range of shooting locations combined with urbane infrastructure makes it a top-choice for most Directors. The list includes Star Wars VII, Fast and Furious 7, Dabangg, Happy New Year and Airlift.

Why UAE?

Wondering what makes filmmakers, ad makers and others rush to UAE?

Here’s what the desert country offers:

  • From mosques, plush malls, skyscrapers and fancy hotels to desert, beach, and racing tracks, UAE ‘s locales are a perfect backdrop for Film shooting.
  • If you need sunny weather, you can come here at any time of the year.
  • To support and promote creative production in the UAE, the UAE government has established a special zone. Abu Dhabi’s twofour54 and Dubai Media City are two such incentives to encourage filming here.

Why do you need Studio 52?

Why wait? Choose UAE as your next shoot destination. But getting the required shooting permission in UAE isn’t easy. The law requires you to hire a local production company, who will obtain the permits on your behalf. Wondering why this matters? Because that’s exactly where Studio 52 can help.

When you hire Studio 52, you will need to give us:

  • The details of your production
  • The category your production belongs to
  • Your scripts, storyboards, treatments, and series synopsis
  • Location list
  • Passport copies of the crew

Be it adherence to the laws or paying the requisite fees, we’ll do it all to get the license to film shooting on your behalf. From time to time, new filming permit requirements may be added to the old list. We always stay updated on any such new additions and/or amendments. Thus, hiring Studio 52 means adhering to all legal requirements in terms of your shooting permission in UAE.

What else can we do?

We can do much more than helping you get your license to film shooting in the UAE. Our other services on offer include:

  • Aerial Filming Permit
  • Ground Filming Permit
  • Location Scouting
  • Production Manager (English and Arabic)
  • Location Manager
  • Booking and Renting of Equipment
  • Negotiation with Location Owners

With our experience of being 40+ years in business, we can offer you excellent quality audio and video services to complement your film shoot.

At Studio 52, we are equipped with an excellent team of experts. Just let us know what you need and we would be happy to help. We are not just your facilitator in getting your shooting permissions in UAE. You can trust us to walk that extra mile to ensure your project is done efficiently.