Making its debut at the Birmingham NEC from 16-19 March 2019, The Video Show has been created to inspire the growing community of video shooters, from aspiring documentary makers to wedding videographers, and commercial film professionals to vloggers and content creators.
The event will run alongside the hugely popular The Photography Show, which attracts thousands of photography enthusiasts and professionals every year and increasingly sees close synergies between photographer and videographer.
Video has seen a dramatic rise in popularity in recent years, with 92% of all mobile video consumers sharing videos with others (Insivia), while 80% of all consumer internet traffic is expected to be video in 2019, (Cisco). And, with so many modern cameras boasting formidable video capabilities, many photographers are turning their hand to shooting video as well as stills.
The Video Show is launching in recognition of this shift, with visitors gaining the opportunity to learn how to employ different techniques and skills to get the best from their filming and post-production. The latest kit, gadgets, software and accessories, brought to the show by some of the biggest brands in the industry, will also be available to try out and buy.
Whether you're looking for the latest cameras, lenses, equipment or accessories, the big names in videography will be at The Video Show with the latest products for you to get hands-on with.
Brands confirmed to exhibit at the show include Panasonic, Sony, Canon, Atomos, G-Technology, mLogic, SHAPE, Sennheiser, RØDE, ZEISS, Rotolight, SKB Cases, Top-Teks, Audio-Technica, Pinknoise, Acebil, Shure, Westcott, Lowepro, Joby, DJI, AKM Music, Sigma, SJCAM, Roland, See.Sense, Loupedeck and many more.
Filmmakers from all backgrounds and levels of experience will glean tips and advice from some of the best names in the industry. Director-cinematographer Daniel Peters will explore location sourcing, lighting, grading, and equipment choice for short films, while Leanne Perrins, the UK's leading female wedding filmmaker, will examine the transition from videography into cinematography.
Multi-award winning Ivo Marloh will reveal how he approaches the making of adventure documentaries. Rupert Cobb, brought to the show by Panasonic, will discuss the intricacies of creating a music video from start to finish. Mandy Dhillon, meanwhile, will demonstrate how to capture the vibrancy and joy of a wedding through a live recreation of an Asian wedding dance-off.
Rick Bronks will share his unique perspective on storytelling through the shooting process, and the failsafe set-up for corporate video work, while Victoria Grech examines the pros and cons of filming with a smartphone, in addition to sharing tips for turning pro and future-proofing their business. And Carys Kaiser will share some of her favourite techniques for using drones, and the magic they can bring to video footage.
Also confirmed on the Super Stage is Gordon Buchanan, the highly acclaimed television wildlife cameraman and presenter, sharing personal recollections of his globetrotting travels. In his session on Tuesday 19 March he will recall his experiences filming in some of the world's most challenging environments, and how he earned a reputation for taking on tough and dangerous assignments.
Video Live Stage
Programmes for the show have been designed specifically for the video enthusiast and professional. The Video Live Stage boasts demonstrations on topics such as cinematic shooting on a budget, how to produce and stream live content, shooting a travel series by yourself, a look at the art involved in creating commercial film, and a live recreation of an Asian wedding dance-off.
In Motion Theatre
Whether you're an aspiring documentary maker, a 360° video pro or a wedding videographer looking to get the edge, learn the tricks of the trade at the In Motion Theatre. Discover how to produce engaging content across multiple genres of videography, using a variety of techniques.
Editing & Post-Production
Explore everything you need to know about the world of post, to take your footage to the next level. Learn about multi-cam editing, the importance of calibration and colour for video production, setting up editing workflows, and the basics of non-linear editing among many other topics and techniques.
Get your video content out there! These sessions focus on topics such as how to build your first 10,000 subscribers on YouTube, what it’s really like to be vlogging daily to gain that crucial following, and key info around video marketing and building a commercial brand.
Beginners' Masterclass & Pro Conference
For a more in-depth learning experience, visitors can also book the Beginners’ Masterclass, which will provide essential insight into the basics of shooting, audio and editing, or the Pro Conference, a series of bookable sessions focusing on prepping your pitch, using efficient workflow on wedding shoots, working on commercial content and finding the perfect price point.
When is The Video Show 2019?
The Photography Show 2019 will take place from Saturday to Sunday on 16-19 March 2019, at Birmingham's NEC. Doors will open at 10:00am and will close at 17:00 on each day.
The NEC is just a short walk away from Birmingham International railway station and Birmingham Airport. For more information on getting to the NEC and parking, click here.
When can I get tickets to The Video Show 2019?
Tickets for The Video Show 2019 are on sale now. This year, for the first time, you will be able to use your ticket on any of the four days of the show – so you won't have to decide which day you are going in advance. There will be special deals for those who want to go for more than one day too!
Please select the ticket type you would like to book. One-day enthusiast tickets are £14.95 (standard) and £11.95 (concession) if booked in advance, and ticket holders can attend any day of the show. Multi-day tickets are available (extra days at a 50% discount) and group booking discounts are also available – please contact 0844 338 8002 for details.
Professionals can apply for a free entry pass, subject to our validation process – you must be able to prove that you make the majority of your income from video and content creating-related activities. Students wishing to attend on any day except Student Day, should select the Enthusiast / Hobbyists button and then select the student option on the first page.
What if I can't make it to The Video Show 2019?
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Find out full details: Head over to The Video Show website