Category: technology

Efficient Software Demonstrations for Unify

We got a call from Sally at Unify asking us how many product demos we could film in a day for a tight deadline. These videos were to be hosted on their YouTube channel, and also needed to include an ending sequence that had video links to all the other tutorials. Ever the optimists, we…


Preparing for Sochi – Big Ant Video and the British Bobsleigh Team

Proud and pleased to be a Performance Partner for the British Bobsleigh Team. We have been asked to make a documentary that captures the struggle and triumph of the team as they follow the road to Sochi 2014, and also use our cameras to help the team analyse and fine tune their performance. All the…


Penny Power – Digital Youth Academy, Theo Paphitis and Big Ant.

With the Big Ant mobile loaded up, I set off to Wimbledon to assist Penny Power (co-founder of Ecademy) and her daughter Hannah, capture an interview on behalf of Digital Youth Academy with Theo Paphitis. Digital Youth Academy’s aim is to bring together two groups of people in an initiative which will combine skills to…


BigAnt nerve centre expands!

Everything installed and set up after adding another server for processing video. It might seem a bit OTT with 5 screens and 3 servers, but with all the complex 3D rendering and chroma-key footage plus multiple projects, we need it just to keep everything moving. It also comes with inbuilt tea and coffee capability. Another…


PPS Ltd – professional stainless steel polishers based in the West Midlands

Ever wondered how the steel in lifts got so polished and smooth, or how your pub tables got their beautiful circular patterns? No? Well neither had we until back in July with met with Kirsty and Peter from PPS Ltd in Smethwick, West Midlands. Their commitment to producing the best finishes to steel is obvious…



5 ways to increase your SEO with video

1. Prepare a unique concept for your video. Don’t make it apparent that you’re promoting your website or your products. Think of a theme that will be entertaining, informative, and practical for most users. Naturally, your video’s concept should also be relevant to your target or to the products that you are marketing. You only…


Spinrite saves the day….again!

Here at BigAnt we are very keen on backups, so we never lose client work. However on some of our rendering machines we don’t have a ghost image. It’s something we know we should do, but at the moment we are incredibly busy, and it never seems like a priority (stupid I know!). One machine…


Old Technology…

My first laptop. Used this one to record Pictures of Japan. …Hold your breath for the spec: 486 processor at 33Mhz 4MB RAM 16K mono graphics – not even sure it knew what graphics were, but it was fine for text. A whopping 128MB – yes MB Hard drive. That’s enough to store 4.2 seconds…