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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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What Now?

Posted by  Diane Carters on August 24, 2020

Planning for an uncertain future in the new events landscape

If you work in events, you live in the future. That future is your next event and could be anything from one week, to one month or even a year away – if you have the luxury of a lead time that long! During lockdown, live events ceased to exist almost overnight and calendars that were packed with site visits, client meetings and events were completely erased. For those of us used to running on adrenaline and flat whites, it was like someone had pulled the plug.

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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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Being Adaptable

Posted by  Martin Walton on May 29, 2020

The Swiss Army Knife Model

Right now, especially in the events world, being adaptable is just about the best quality you can have. That, and resilience of course.

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The End of Virtual Events

Posted by  Martin Walton on May 15, 2020

Our Need to Meet

We have built our business on bringing people together at meetings. It was a fantastic business, thriving and growing, run by people who loved spending time together.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work

Posted by  Alice Taylor on February 26, 2020

Today is Event Wellbeing Day. A day to focus on wellbeing in the events industry. 

Statistics from the EventWell website say that one in three event professionals suffer from mental ill health each year.

So, what can we do to change this? 

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