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 …

Birkenstock – Cool Art Collaboration

Andy Porter Phantom HD Gold, Uncategorized

    Californian graffiti artist and illustrator Aaron De La Cruz was commissioned by Birkenstock and 55DSL to create a limited edition range of classic Birks sandals using paint spatters. The project was curated by legendary LA art magazine Arkitip through international agency Vice. So when they needed an original way to trail the project …

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 …

Being Viral

Andy Porter Inspiration

  Monday night – our mate the actor Andrew Scott texted as he had seen a video on YouTube from fans wishing him Happy Birthday. Could we upload a response through our Sea Wall YouTube channel? Well, of course. So he recorded a 45” home movie on his i-Phone and mailed it through. We made …

Drawing on a Proud History in Blackburn

Andy Porter Behind the Scenes, Timelapse

  We really enjoyed working with artist and mural illustrator Lizzie Mary Cullen as she brought the history of our long standing client Graham and Brown colourfully to life in a mural created over just three hot days in Blackburn. Filmed both on time lapse and conventionally, our YouTube film has attracted lots of praise …

Gecho Speaker – Black Submarine

Andy Porter Phantom HD Gold Leave a Comment

  When we saw the Gecho Black Submarine Bluetooth speaker we immediately loved it. So when Gecho asked us to work with the band Black Submarine to create an online promo film and web commercial we were happy to oblige. It was brilliant to have the chance to work with Simon Jones & Nick McCabe, …

1000 miles of hugs, sweat and tears

Andy Porter Charity

  To get 4 Middle Aged Men in Lycra (“Mamils”) off the roads of Cheshire for 2 weeks we sponsored them to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats for Cancer Research UK & DEBRA. Veracity took stills, built a web site and supported them all the way, like a favourite pair of cycling shorts, …

A Day at the Savoy

Andy Porter Corporate, Phantom HD Gold

  Innovative uniform designer Studio 104’s first hotel commission was to create the uniforms for the Savoy Hotel’s glamorous Beaufort Bar. Having negotiated the country’s only listed lift with the usual collection of flight cases and lighting stands and arrived via the Queen Mother’s entrance (this was apparently one of HRH’s favourite London locations) we …

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, …

Shooting on the Dock of the Bay

Andy Porter Corporate, Timelapse

  We’re proud to announce that we have been commissioned to record the construction of Liverpool 2, the new deep-sea container terminal owned by Peel Ports. It’s a project with real historical and economic resonance, enabling some of the world’s largest ships to berth in the Mersey and providing access via the Manchester Ship Canal …

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 …

Production Planning – script to screen in 1 week

Andy Porter Production planning

Incoming call: PR agency for new global logistics client requests entirely new corporate film delivered from scratch for preview at an event in USA in 8 days’ time (including a Bank Holiday). A challenge. Day 1 Meet Client and Agency to discuss brief and avert panic. Day 2 Recce Location. Book Crew. Arrange Shoot and …

The Co-operative Funeralcare

Andy Porter Corporate

  “an excellent way of communicating with staff”… ”personal, down-to-earth, presenting staff viewpoints in a human and honest way”… Our twice-yearly Business Update films for the Co-operative Funeralcare are a model for internal business communications. With over 4000 employees, at locations the length and breadth of the UK, video works perfectly to get consistent, current …

We do want to go to Chelsea

Andy Porter Uncategorized

  When we heard a local Cheshire village school had won a national green gardening award and along with it the chance for 8 kids and adults to attend the Chelsea Flower Show we were delighted to be able to step in and sponsor the transport for the trip. The very excited Green Team from …

Down at the docks – talking timelapse

Andy Porter Timelapse

  The arrival of DSLR cameras has made high quality time lapse more achievable than ever before. It’s something we have plenty of experience of, having filmed and edited time-lapse video sequences over periods of anything from minutes to years. For one brief sunny day last summer our time-lapse team had a bird’s eye view …

Richard Tunes Into the Web

Andy Porter Uncategorized

OUR AWARD WINNING COMPOSER GETS THE WORDPRESS TREATMENT Richard Bodgers has written music for us for over 12 years. In that time he has written and produced everything from 10″ TV stings to orchestral pieces for major corporates. We share a love of what we do and a healthy streak of perfectionism. So when Richard …

Graham & Brown – What Walls Want

Andy Porter Corporate

  We started working with our friends at Graham & Brown on their 50th Anniversary and last year helped celebrate their 65th with a new corporate film. It was great to meet and work with top designers like Kelly Hoppen, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Wayne Hemingway and Marcel Wanders in a shoot that covered every aspect of …

Sea Wall Film Starring BBC 1 Sherlock’s Andrew Scott

Andy Porter Uncategorized

  It’s been an amazing 20 months for Sea Wall. Since we launched the film online it’s been downloaded by fans in over 40 countries, moved many of them to tears and even occupied No.1 slot by user rating on the IMDB short films register (out of 247,000 films!) Having a BAFTA winning actor and …

Phantom HD camera video shoot for Studio 104 uniforms

Andy Porter Behind the Scenes

  OUR PHANTOM HD CAMERA SHOOT AT THE SAVOY – A CLASSIC COCKTAIL FOR FILMING SUCCESS Take one of the world’s great cocktail bars (and bar tenders), add two carefully chosen models, a fashion photographer and the dashing designs of one of London’s rising stars of bespoke, tailored uniform – add a slice of the …

Marcel Wanders Wallpaper for Graham and Brown – Design Studio Shoot Amsterdam

Andy Porter Behind the Scenes

  MARCEL WANDERS DESIGN STUDIO – MEETING A DUTCH MASTER OF DESIGN In Marcel Wanders’ design studio, life-sized stallions become standard lamps, chairs, giant mushrooms and even a dog are recreated in crochet and weirdly sculptural forms are modeled from, erm well … snot, basically. Wanders studio in central Amsterdam is an inspirational place, where …

action aid child sponsorship india

Our Action Aid Sponsorship

Andy Porter Charity

Instead of sending out company Xmas cards to clutter desks, annoy people in post rooms and create a major recycling headache for the New Year, since 2006 we have continued to sponsor a child in India through Action Aid. Dipika is 13 now  and we get regular updates on her progress, together with pictures like …

Mark Haddon novel Simon Stephens play

The Curious Incident at the National Theatre

Andy Porter Sea Wall Film starring Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock)

THE CURIOUS TALENT OF SIMON STEPHENS Playwright Simon Stephens must be Britain’s most prolific dramatist. So far this year he’s had FIVE major plays on the London stage and there’s more to come… Our film collaboration with Simon, “Sea Wall”, featuring BAFTA winning Sherlock actor Andrew Scott, continues to delight, thrill and seriously upset people …