Back to School

We produced quite a number of videos for schools around the Northwest during the lockdown periods and honestly thought they would settle down a little now that restrictions have been lifted. Luckily for us, we were wrong. It seems that they have really taken off! Here are a few examples of what we have been working on this year.


If you are interested in knowing how we can promote your school then please get in touch.

The Harris Museum

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!!!

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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.

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Chinese New Year


For the Chinese New Year, we produced approximately 15 videos with activities and cultural information with the help of The Confucius Institute at Uclan.

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Camp in the Collection

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.

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Harris Live

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.

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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.

Virtual Country Fayre

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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.

Working through this Pandemic as a ‘Viable Business’

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.

Promotional videos for Schools in Lancashire

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

 

Working through the Coronavirus: Hotel Promotional Video

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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: Core Values

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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

Wedding Entertainment Videography

Award winning wedding singer Steven Heath contacted us to produce a video package for his web and social media pages, this included a promotional video which he explains for future clients what he can do for them on the day, a number of live sessions recorded at a wedding and a few fun, short instagram teasers as well.

On the same day we were also joined by Pat Mulligan Wedding Host & DJ, Pat wanted something very similar to the above but a little more descriptive of what he can provide for Brides on the day. In total we produced 6 short videos for Pat.

Lancashire Event Videography

The team at Ever Group hired us once again to cover the Multi Faith Exploration Day at Pleckgate School, this short video was used to show the students learning about different religions in the world.


The Patient Experience Network Awards was held at Birmingham Rep Theatre and we were there to cover the event. Along with this highlights video, we produced 16 separate presentation/keynote videos for their Youtube Channel.