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How to devise a video content strategy for charities

We often find that charities and non-profit organisations struggle to justify spending time and money on content marketing, video included. After all, you and your supporters rightly want to maximise the amount of resource that’s going to where it’s needed most. They don’t want to see donated money wasted on half-hearted Facebook charity videos. However, […]

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10 brilliant examples of video content in the third sector

Like all good creatives, we’re always learning. For us that includes always being on the lookout for exceptional video production. It inspires us, challenges us, and helps us decide what ideas might work (or not) for our clients. Charities and arts organisations make up the bulk of the video content we produce, so we asked […]

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Charity Video

Remote editing: the new normal

Throughout my career, I’ve always done a combination of filming my own content and editing what other people have filmed. Right now, the latter is pretty much all I’m doing. The big challenge for me hasn’t been the editing itself, it’s been the lack of creative and technical control that comes with it. When I […]

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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. […]

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Charity Video

Raising funds and waving napkins

It was such a privilege to provide an event highlights video for this fantastic charity gala ball, supporting the amazing work Broughton House does with veterans. Broughton House is a care home in Salford that looks after military veterans; its mission statement is to care for those who served us. I’ve worked with them before, […]

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Charity Educational Video

Video tour of Moorside Primary School

Moorside Primary School in Salford asked us to produce a short video that showcased the school in a creative way. We came up with the idea of two Year Six pupils giving a tour of the site and interviewing other students. The film was shot over two mornings to make sure we captured the breadth […]

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Arts Charity Video

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 […]

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Charity Other creative projects Video

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.

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Charity Video

Pentecost Party

Yes, you read that right. Hull Community Church invited the whole neighbourhood in for an epic morning to celebrate Pentecost, and asked us to film it. The aim was to capture the fun and wonder of the event, to help their goal of building community through Facebook. Event highlights videos like this one can be […]