Category: Work


We were fortunate enough to work with Kent County Council again this year on the KUDOS Awards, rewarding innovative use of sport within the community. Thera-Box was this year’s winner:

An innovative and ultimately effective combination of group therapy sessions and box fitness helps motivate and focus young minds with learning disabilities.

We built upon the successful structure we created last year, again utilising the stabilised gimbal, but this year adding some high speed photography (at 125fps) which really suited this year’s activities.

Originally set up to help provide not only a sporting outlet, but a social network for foreign students with English as a second language, the Riverside FC squad now boasts around 10 nationalities and plays in the local leagues.

.. and we were lucky enough to film their first competitive match.

Sevenoaks District Council offers a range of sporting taster courses, but this particular project was particularly successful due to its inclusivity and the take-up rate after the 6 week course was over.

Run in conjunction with the North Downs Archery Club, this social activity is open to all ages and abilities, both genders, and can cater for those with disabilities.

This project relied heavily on pulling off two fairly intricate and skilled tasks:

  • A significant degree of animation was used throughout, some overlaying vision shot on site. Our graphic designer, Ben, even created a whole batch of logos for this to demonstrate the different fields this worldwide supplier operates within.
  • A temporary studio set was created on site to shoot the machines, which were too large and too many to transport. This meant a day of prep before hand erecting the 7m wide backdrop, and lighting it.

To pull it off we needed a few site visits before the actual day to make sure we shot everything we needed to, as there were not going to be any re-shoots, and that we would be able to achieve it all in a day. Which we did, also using sliders, a jib and time-lapse photography.

As a preferred supplier to the University, we recently produced this piece to showcase the professional standard new facilities in the Music Technology department:

 

The film was presented by two of the students as we follow the process of recording and building a music track. It featured a group current undergraduates, and used a sound track produced and recorded in the new facilities  themselves.

We filmed with two cameras, a stabilised gimbal, a slider, slow motion shots to demonstrate the equipment, and split screens in post production. So it got the full treatment.

These two videos provide hip and knee replacement patients with the information and techniques for post operative physiotherapy exercises. Helpful for patients, negating the need for staff to explain in detail every time, and ensuring the right information is always provided and available.

The pieces were filed at the hospital against a white colourama, so staff and equipment did not need to be moved.

Hip Replacement Physio:

 

Knee Replacement Physio:

We were commissioned to produce 3 videos to generate nominations for this year’s KUDOS Awards by Kent Sport, using last year’s 3 finalists.

Each lasts approximately 30 seconds, and is optimised for Facebook and Twitter, with burnt in subtitles to engage the viewer when appearing mute on their feed.

 

 

The Benenden Hospital in Cranbrook, Kent underwent major redevelopment in 2017 / 2018. This video is a guided tour to show members of the trust their new facilities, for which they have invested.

The film features use of the drone and Ronin stabilised gimbal, and was shot and edited in a brief timeframe.

It was edited with a fairly long duration in respect of the audience: current members who needed to digest the new facilities, rather than selling these to prospective new members.

Brighton Marina, the little and lesser known cousin of Brighton Pier and all things on offer in the city itself, has undertaken a major marketing campaign to raise its profile, with live events, website re-development and a range of videos to represent what is actually on offer down there, a couple of miles walk down the beach from the pier.

This full length version showcases everything on offer at the Marina, using on-screen text to delineate categories such as Sports Equipment Hire, Bars & Restaurants etc.

To help gain maximum exposure and impact across various platforms – both the web and social media – Land Securites (the commissioning body) decided to produce a series of videos (full length, 30 seconds, and 10 seconds) first for Summer, and then following the success of that for Winter, where we re-shot certain portions of the piece as appropriate. The thinking behind this being that 30″ is the currently the most digestible fit for social media, whereas the longer version for applicable to the website. Plans are underway to run the 30 second spot in cinemas in Brighton.

Summer 30 seconds: https://vimeo.com/201838957

Winter Full Length: https://vimeo.com/201838430

Winter 30 seconds: https://vimeo.com/201839894

First 10 second version: https://vimeo.com/193911609

And the full series of 10 second social media versions:

1 Be Inspired: https://vimeo.com/245348128

2 Relax https://vimeo.com/245348238

3 Go Wild https://vimeo.com/245348348

4 Treat Yourself https://vimeo.com/245349185

5 Enjoy Your Evening https://vimeo.com/245348515

6 Indulge Yourself https://vimeo.com/245349284

7 Stay Active https://vimeo.com/246139699

8 Have Fun https://vimeo.com/245349390

9 Unwind https://vimeo.com/245348434

We produced two videos for the hospital, presented by a staff nurse, to help instruct and advise cataracts patients before and after their operations, and saving time for nurses not having to repeat instructions to new patients.

Pre Operative Advice:

Post Operative Advice:

To achieve the studio look, we actually used a grey colourama backdrop, so we were able to shoot the pieces at the hospital itself rather than take the staff over to a studio.