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Video for small business: Ben Horrigan filming an event.

How to create video content for social media

…without going bankrupt. You already know that social media is one of the most effective forms of marketing available. You already know that when your potential customers are scrolling through their news feeds, the thing that’s going to grab their attention – and satisfy those pesky algorithms – is video content. But on a limited marketing Read more about How to create video content for social media[…]

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Why phones are sometimes better than professional cameras

St Ann’s Hospice, one of Manchester’s biggest and best-loved charities, approached me recently with a problem. They had lots of footage shot on phones of their supporters at various fundraising events, but they were worried that the quality wasn’t good enough. There were wobbly shots, lots of background noise and varying degrees of picture quality. Read more about Why phones are sometimes better than professional cameras[…]

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These toilet training videos might be a game changer

BBC Bitesize has just launched a big ongoing project that I’ve been plugging away at since April. I’ve been working alongside Three Arrows Media, who were commissioned by BBC Learning to deliver 24 short videos to help parents prepare for their children starting primary school. This content, housed on a dedicated BBC website as well as on CBeebies Read more about These toilet training videos might be a game changer[…]

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Launching the BBC Philharmonic’s 2019-20 season

I’ve had the pleasure of working with the BBC Philharmonic for a while, producing video content for their website and social media. This particular edit was for a more offline purpose, though: the launch of their 2019-20 season. They wanted to impress the opinion formers in attendance, not just with the orchestra’s playing but with Read more about Launching the BBC Philharmonic’s 2019-20 season[…]

Lydia Bright and her family, from The Only Way Is Essex

The Only Way Is Prezzo

This promo video for Prezzo’s social media channels was a joy to make, and a relief to get finished after a hectic two-hour shoot. It stars Lydia Bright and her family, made famous by The Only Way Is Essex, who swapped family stories while tucking into a tasty dinner. The idea was to promote the Read more about The Only Way Is Prezzo[…]

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Internal video for a pharmaceutical company

RB is a multinational producer of hygiene, cleaning and pharmaceutical products. They develop and manufacture household names like Dettol, Durex, Nurofen and Clearasil. So I was honoured when they asked me to work with them! This internal video explains a complex new compliance process in a way that their global staff base can easily understand. Read more about Internal video for a pharmaceutical company[…]

Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium.

Manchester from the air

I’ve been playing around with the new Google Earth Studio, resulting in this pretty cool sequence. (If I do say so myself.) Google Earth Studio is an amazing tool that lets you create stunning animations using Google Earth’s incredible 3D aerial imagery. Featuring Manchester Town Hall, Beetham Tower, Media City, Old Trafford, Etihad Stadium, Oxford Read more about Manchester from the air[…]