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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[…]

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[…]

Strikeforce Kaiserman.

Comic book logo design

It’s been a while since my last logo design, so it was really fun to get stuck into this little number. Strikeforce Kaiserman are a duo of barbershop brothers, who arrange songs for barbershop quartets and choirs. They approached me asking for a new brand identity that reflected their name, their music, and their quirky Read more about Comic book logo design[…]

Studio 91 in neon orange digital letters.

Happy New Year!

We soft-launched this company halfway through 2018, and things accelerated a LOT quicker than we expected. We’ve got big plans to ramp things up in 2019, so stay tuned for updates. Here’s a look back at some of our favourite content from 2018, not including some very exciting development projects that we’re not allowed to Read more about Happy New Year![…]

An elderly man looks sad.

Music for veterans

This was a lovely project to work on with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. They took a small ensemble to Broughton House, a nursing home in Salford for military veterans, and put on a concert for them. They had also invited the residents to an upcoming concert marking 100 years since the Armistice, but not everyone Read more about Music for veterans[…]

How I helped Alest break free of the accountancy stereotype

Accountants are kind of like vegetables, in that we all know they’re good for us – necessary, in fact – but they get accused of being bland, boring and generally sucking the joy out of life. NOT TRUE! At least not for Alest Accountants, a scrappy startup that specialises in working with charities and non-profits, Read more about How I helped Alest break free of the accountancy stereotype[…]

Alison Challis reading a poem.

A poem for Baby Loss Awareness Week

A friend of mine asked me to help her create a video of her reading Judi Walker’s poem ‘Don’t Tell Me’ for a memorial service as part of Baby Loss Awareness Week. The words are simple but powerful, so I wanted the style to be as natural and direct as possible.