Late last year we joined the team at The Harris Museum to take care of their Photography & Videography for web and social media purposes. The contract was for 12 months to see them through to September 2021 when they will be closing down for major renovation’s and repairs for which our work would assist in receiving grants from The National Lottery. And guess what? They received all the money!!!
During the last 6 months we have worked on so many projects with The Harris and we’d just like to share some of our favorite’s with you on this blog.
Black History Month
For this years Black History Month we produced a number of short videos with people in the community and their relationship with both the Harris and Preston.
Possibly our favorite collaborations with The Harris would be Camp in the Collection. Camp enthusiast, actor, screenwriter and thoroughly nice chap Harry Clayton-Wright takes us on tour of the museum and reveals how much ‘Camp’ is on display.
During the Lockdown, the Harris invited musicians to put on a short set for online purposes. For this we had a multi-camera set up with a sound technician to take care of all the audio. Here are a few short examples from a selections of the shows.
It has been great working with all the team so far, so many different projects have really introduced us to a wider community of talented people, its been a real pleasure. If you would like to know more about what we can offer for your business then please get in touch.
The very talented team at Mosney Mill are usually displaying their products at events such as ‘The Country Living Fayre’ but due to the restrictions, this has been put on hold. Like any sensible business, they still wanted to be able to promote their new collections for 2021 and asked us to produce a series of videos (6 in total) that they could send out to clients and various online sites. We spent only a couple of hours with them on-site to produce the videos below which worked out at a fraction of the price of a stand at one of their usual fayres. No script involved, Just Emma talking about the range as she usually would to anyone who visited her stand.
If you are looking for something similar to this for your business then please get in touch.
Well, here we are, nearly a year into our visit from Covid-19, and still no clear end in sight. During the summer of 2020, our Government warned us that those in ‘None Viable’ employment should look at retraining. Although we totally understood their advice, we were not accepting that yet as our first option. Our wedding side of the business had obviously been destroyed, the commercial side was slowly feeding us during the summer but what about when we get into winter, what if this Corona thing was going to outstay its welcome?
Having been self-employed for many years, we were not totally up to date with the Job Hunting Market and how it worked, so we’d casually type into to Linkedin or random sites ‘Videography-Lancashire-Manchester’ and surprise surprise, there was a small number of posts wanting full or part-time videographers as part of their team. After an hour of reading these, I realized that although we are in a worldwide crisis…
These positions landed just at the right time, we got to work in a creative environment on many projects over the first few months and it has definitely made us think about collaborating with other agencies in the future. As a business, we became very insular and just plodded along producing similar content throughout the year and it has also given us a little more time to just enjoy our craft on a personal basis as well, after all, we were enthusiastic camera operators before we started getting paid for it. Just as an example, here is a small project we worked on during Lockdown 3 in our hometown of Leyland.
2020 has been a very challenging year for all the wonderful Staff, Nurses, Volunteers and many others who work in the Health and Social Care sector. We have been working with a number of Charities/Hospices and care groups over the Lockdown period to help promote them and offer alternative, online productions of their events.
Wigan & Leigh Hospice hired us on 2 occasions this year to produce an ‘online service’ for family and friends of those who had sadly passed. Usually, people would be able to visit the grounds, walk through the wooded area and attend a small remembrance service but with the current restrictions, that has been impossible.
At the end of the year, they asked for something similar to cover their Light for a Life service.
Pelican Care Group hired us to create a series of videos for their web and social media pages to promote what they provide for vulnerable children and young adults. For this particular video, we interviewed the staff and spent the day with them around Southport & Formby.
If you are looking for video production to help promote your business then please get in touch.
During the lockdown period, we worked with a number of schools alongside Outwork Studio.
The brief was basically to produce an ‘Open Evening’ video for the parents and pupils who obviously were unable to look around the school and talk to the teachers and staff to get an idea of the facilities, ethos and general feel of what can be expected in this next stage in their education.
A combination of open shots of the interiors and exteriors, Aerial footage, interviews with staff and pupils all combined to create these videos.
Social distancing actually made the filming part of this process a lot easier than previous works in schools as they had minimal staff on site, hardly and pupils so we hardly had any restrictions and mostly had free reign of the classrooms.
If you are looking for video content for your web or social media pages then please contact us here
Like most businesses, the Coronavirus pretty much shut down our doors from March to June. We could have sat around once the restrictions started to slowly lift but we decided enough time had been spent enjoying the quiet life in our garden, taking part in Zoom quiz nights so we started reaching out to some of our previous clients to see what we could offer during the lockdown period.
In our line of work there are plenty of opportunities to work a safe distances and for our first day back, flying a Drone around Foxfields Country Hotel or simply walking around the building with no staff present was a perfect way to kick us back into work.
If you are looking for promotional material for your web/social media pages then please get in contact here
Derian House asked us to produce a short video showing what it’s like to actually work there alongside a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, and what the Derian Values mean to them. This is an updated version with all new footage from an original concept we produced for thema few years ago. Filming took place over 2 days onsite at Derian House, it was a very fast paced shoot with lots of shots to cram in including interviews with staff, drone photography and plenty of B-Roll video to tell the story.
If you are looking for video content for your web or social media pages then please get in contact here
The team at Lancashire Volunteer Partnership hired us to produce a series of short films involving their Volunteer Befrienders and the impact they can have people who simply need a little help in their lives. This first episode introduced us to Mel and Santa.
Emily from Heavenly Harp asked us to produce a video package for her web and social media pages, here is an example of one. Filmed on location at Delamere Manor, music recorded at Rock Hard Studios in Blackpool.
The additional videos comprised of 7 full sessions like the following
Our friends at Events Northern contacted us in regards to filming the Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2019 event in October at Event City in Manchester. The event was held over 2 days with thousands of visitors enjoying music, fashion and entertainment. For this project we had the task of covering the event and gathering interviews with exhibitors, speakers and guests to help promote the event for the following years.