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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[…]

Wide shot of the BBC Philharmonic orchestra from above

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[…]

A globe graphic.

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[…]

BBC Philharmonic programme notes app

Why the BBC Philharmonic wants concert-goers to use their phones

The new Notes web app by the BBC Philharmonic seems like such a simple idea, and yet it’s completely revolutionary. During the concert, audience members can access a web page where they’ll get live programme notes beamed straight to their device, triggered at the relevant moment. Ellie and I road-tested the tool a few months Read more about Why the BBC Philharmonic wants concert-goers to use their phones[…]

Mark Heap on stage.

BBC Contains Strong Language

Event videography is always great fun, especially when the event is one you’d want to go to anyway. That is absolutely the case with the BBC’s Contains Strong Language, a poetry and spoken word festival that takes over Hull each year in September. I got to film a wide range of events featuring everyone from Read more about BBC Contains Strong Language[…]