Capturing Art & the Artist

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So when we learned that our friends at Chester Visual Arts had collaborated with Chester Cathedral to commission Our Colour Reflection, a large-scale, high impact work by Liz, for the cathedral’s Chapter House, we decided we should make a film about it. In the event we made three, all very different and each highlighting a …

How Great Video Sells Great Design

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We’ve been lucky to work with some top designers, helping them to project what’s special about what they do on film.

Video and design of all kinds go well together. Designers are perfectionists. Every detail matters. Whether it’s the way the cloth of a dress flows in front of the camera for a fashion designer, the mirror finish of a tap handle for a product designer or how the petals of a rose in a wallpaper pattern echo their counterparts in nature, video makes the essential details come to life.

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Award Winners!

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Earlier this year we entered our newly completed documentary film “ICEFALL – Spirit of the Mountain” in the established and prestigious Llanberis Adventure and Mountain Film Festival and were excited when it was selected by the jury for showing. It chronicles a momentous 18 months in the life of young adversity adventurer Alex Staniforth whose two Everest expeditions have coincided with unprecedented tragedy on the mountain.

Opening Shots

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“Into the Light”, our conference opener for contract interior solutions client Gradus puts a whole new meaning on the idea of punchy corporate communications. Our creative concept used the analogy of a professional boxer to symbolise the way people across the business have, through the power of the collective, managed to navigate a tough series ...

Out in the Elements

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Global industrial minerals client Imerys wanted three films to showcase its flagship brands at the world’s leading plastics trade fair, held every 3 years. The stand had a strong environmental theme and our solution focused on the elements, to show how Imerys’ products help to make plastics lighter, tougher and more environmentally friendly. ImerPlast Traditionally ...

How to Get More YouTube Views and Subscribers

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We recently achieved a milestone - over half a million views on the Veracity YouTube channel. Not bad.  Almost half of these views are down to one simple little “How to” film – “How to Buy a Used Car”, featuring former BBC Top Gear presenter Steve Berry. The film was professionally shot, with a crew ...

Peel Ports Liverpool2 – A New Day Dawning

Andy Porter Aerial Filming, Corporate, Web Films

  Every now and again you are involved in a video project that you know is going to have a major impact. Since 2013 we have been working with Peel Ports Liverpool to document the creation of the new container terminal, Liverpool 2. Time-lapse cameras have been on site since the £300 million project’s inception …

Black Submarine – Heart First

Andy Porter Music, Web Films

  It’s only rock & roll We’ve done a couple of collaborations with critically acclaimed new band Black Submarine over the last year, so it seemed natural to say we’d help out with the video for their new single. A hastily arranged evening shoot on a Black Magic camera with the band at their recording …

Northgate, Chester’s New Creative Quarter

Andy Porter Web Films

  In 2016 a new theatre space will open in our ancient corner of the beautiful city of Chester. It will help make Northgate a vibrant cultural centre. This isn’t the part of town most visitors get to, but it’s a fascinating place. So, we sent Michelangelo and Sarah out with our Canon 6D kit …

Food Maniac

Andy Porter Food, Web Films

  La 7 is Italy’s answer to Channel 4. It’s also our first broadcast TV client in mainland Europe. We’re working with Italian film-maker Michelangelo Girardi and celebrity chef Simone Rugiati on “Food Maniac”, a series of web films which are the channel’s first programmes exclusively released online. Programmes are filmed on location in Milan, …

Measuring Up

Andy Porter How to, Web Films

  Go on, admit it – when you’re weighing up new curtains or blinds the words “made-to-measure” instill just a little bit of DIY-induced fear. You’re not alone. That’s why curtain and blind experts Ena Shaw who supply some of the UK’s leading retailers commissioned us to make four short “How-To” films for the Next …

Hot Stuff

Andy Porter Behind the Scenes, Web Films

  6 days in Herefordshire with old friends Euroheat resulted in a collection of nine web films for their new YouTube channel. Filmed immaculately on the motion control camera rig we were able to create some beautiful moves to show off the designs of Euroheat’s range of incredibly efficient wood burning stoves. By way of …

Mira Showers – Showering perfection

Andy Porter Animation, Web Films

Our work for Mira continues to develop, with web films for their Vision and Sport Multi-fit ranges and a stylish microsite for Mira Sport. We’re working on lots more stuff too for Britain’s favourite showering company.