Categories
Personal Video projects

‘Ode to Manny’ – a love letter to Greater Manchester

We may be divorced from the sun, but we got soul in the prenup. Ode to Manny by Jamie Swaby One of our goals for 2024 was to make more space for the stuff that doesn’t pay the bills. The voluntary work and passion projects that excite us and flex our creative muscles. The stuff […]

Categories
Video content tips

What is an SRT file?

Sorry for the thoroughly un-sexy title, but this is a VERY important question when it comes to digital video. In my opinion, anyone responsible for publishing video content on social media for a brand or organisation needs to know what SRT files are, and how to use them. An SRT file works hand-in-hand with a […]

Categories
Video projects

Magpies, shredders and pelvic thrusts: video production for theatre

That might just be the most clickbaity blog title I’ve ever written for this website. Before we get into the magpies and the pelvic thrusts of it all, I need to give you a brief summary of my history working with the brilliant theatre maker Wayne Steven Jackson. I first came across Wayne in Hull […]

Categories
Impact

We’re a Better Business (work in progress)

Studio 91 is now a proud member of the Better Business Network, a growing movement to connect and support purpose-driven businesses. It does not mean we’re perfect, not by any stretch, but it does mean we care about people and planet before profit. Our mission is to create video content that’s good for people, good […]

Categories
Video content tips

3 ways to post video content on Instagram

There are two crucial things to understand when it comes to posting video on Instagram. If you want, feel free to jump straight to the full version of this blog. Firstly, in the company’s own words, Instagram is no longer a square photo-sharing app. In its insta-infancy, it was all about putting vintage filters on beautiful […]

Categories
Impact

Joining up with businesses who want to Play It Green

Thanks to the wonderful people at Play It Green, we now have a climate-positive workforce. Through tips, discounts and tree planting, the Studio 91 team is being actively incentivised to make better choices for the planet. This is a really important step towards our goal of achieving Net Zero by 2025. That’s because if the […]

Categories
Case study Educational

New kids’ science show for BBC Teach

2022 was an exciting year for us in lots of ways. Not least because we landed our biggest project yet, in the form of a BBC commission. BBC Teach chose us to produce eight brand new science videos for UK primary schools. The result, Show Me the Science, is available now and we hope it […]

Categories
Video content tips

How to add subtitles to social media video content

Updated 03/02/2023 (first published September 2020) 85% of Facebook videos are watched without sound Buffer Like it or lump it, most social media video content is viewed without any sound. In most cases, that means some form of subtitles is absolutely essential if you’re hoping to get any reach or engagement. This handy guide will […]

Categories
Charity Impact

Why we’re running for St Ann’s in the Great Manchester Run

Sponsor us on our JustGiving page, or keep reading to find out more about why we’re running for St Ann’s Hospice! We’ve produced a lot of video content for St Ann’s Hospice over the past few years, and we’ve seen first-hand what an incredible, indispensable charity they are. We’re really proud to have them as […]

Categories
Video content tips

5 video content trends to watch out for in 2023

As always in the world of the internet, changes come thick and fast. One minute we’re told to keep videos short, the next it’s all about long-form content. You’re having fun sharing square photos on Instagram, only to be told it’s “no longer a square photo-sharing app”. Come on, The Internet. Slow down and let […]