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The modern miracle of green screen technology

Posted by  Anna Green on November 26, 2020

Green screen was hailed a ‘miracle of technology’ on the latest edition of The Oprah Conversation, enabling an in-person interview between Oprah and Barack Obama, who were actually filmed from opposite coasts.

How does this miracle work, what’s the science behind it and who discovered it in the first place?

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Drawing a line between the digital

Posted by  Anna Green on October 7, 2020

Drawing a line between the digital

We’re currently in the middle of Inktober, a month-long challenge where artists post one ink-drawn work for each day of October according to a series of prompts.

Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 and the creative online event has got bigger every year, Instagram being the perfect place for a global community of artists to show off their creations and give each other feedback and encouragement.

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The Magic of a Stellar Script

Posted by  Anna Green on September 23, 2020

The Magic of a Stellar Script

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The Art of Showcalling

Posted by  Anna Green on July 30, 2020

Q&A with Broadsword’s Production Director, Bruce Teggart.

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Presenting in the Virtual Arena

Posted by  Anna Green on July 16, 2020

At Broadsword we pride ourselves on our attention to detail. The little (and sometimes most obvious) things really do make a difference. As presenting in the virtual event arena is the new norm, we’d like to share a selection of top tips.

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Easter Venue Hunt 2020

Posted by  Anna Green on April 9, 2020

Introducing you to this year's Easter Venue Hunt. All you need to do is guess the venue, matching the pixelated photos with the following unique London locations.

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The Broadsword Community

Posted by  Anna Green on April 3, 2020

During this time of uncertainty, our lovely community has been growing more than ever before.  Our team has come together, sharing ideas and inspiration with each other.

We are all very distant from each other and not in our normal routine. So, it’s more important than ever to keep our community going.

Our community has always been bubbling alongside our events and growing within the company. But, it’s more important now than ever before to keep us all connected while we're all so far apart.

Here are a few things the Broadsword team have been doing...

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An update from Broadsword Event House regarding Covid-19

Posted by  Anna Green on March 25, 2020

Here at Broadsword HQ we like to think of ourselves as an adaptable and innovative bunch. We’re always thinking of ways to work with the situation put in front of us. As such we have spent much of the last two weeks looking at the ever changing environment and maybe like everyone else, fooling ourselves into thinking that we are open for “business as usual”.

Following the Prime Minister’s address on the evening of 23rd March, 2020 we have come to accept that, as with almost every other company across the globe, it is certainly anything but “business as usual”. 

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Dazzling Drones

Posted by  Anna Green on February 4, 2020

Fireworks never fail to delight, do they?

The discovery of fireworks, approximately 2,000 years ago in China, is thought to have happened by chance when a cook accidentally mixed three common kitchen ingredients. The mixture was developed into a firecracker which became an essential part of Chinese festivities and thought to be powerful enough to expel evil spirits. In 1295, Marco Polo brought fireworks to Europe from Asia and as Europeans travelled to the New World, so did their firework recipes.

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