Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks will allow you to develop your ideas into effective messaging and to learn simple techniques that will increase the production value of your video.


Pay attention to lighting. What is the natural light doing at your location; can you replace a lightbulb with one that has a higher wattage? Where is the sun? Use bounce cards and reflectors outside to fill in faces when shooting into the sun – a simple piece of white paper is sometimes all you need. Check out this article: “Lighting Setups with only Practicals” at


Stay tuned for more Video Production “Tips & Tricks” by Producer John Barclay of Triune Productions. A graduate of York University’s Film Production Program, John has produced more than 250 corporate and educational productions since winning the Canadian Independent Short Film Showcase award in 1983.