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.
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
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.
Recently we had the pleasure in working with 2 great wedding suppliers who hired us to produce content for their web and social media pages.
Danny Finn – Wedding Host, Singer & DJ
Danny asked us to join him for the day at Bartle Hall in Preston, he had a full day starting with and acoustic guitar set before taking over as host for the wedding breakfast and following on as their evening DJ and lead singer for the band (Yes we definitely had our work cut out for us). Along with the promotional video we edited above, Danny also received a package containing a number of shorter videos for releasing on social media such as this one below.
Stefan Grundy – The Tall Toastmaster
Stefan asked us to produce a video which explained his role on a wedding day. We started the day off at Delamere Manor before the wedding party arrived with a selection of vocal sessions from Stefan and then we just let him ‘Do His Thing’ which worked out great because we managed to record great banter and conversations with the guests. Stefan also received a number of additional videos in his package like the one below.
If you are looking for video content for your business then please contact us here
Andrew Dean Magic hired us to create video content for his social media campaign and web page recently, we created short films suitable for Facebook, Instagram and his own site to showcase both his talent and personality.
We supplied 7 separate videos in total for Andrew to release over a couple of months.
We have covered this event for the last 5 years so it was great to be back in Birmingham with PEN for their annual awards. Along with this highlights video we also produced a further 16 videos of the speakers for their youtube page which you can watch here.