Case study 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, when I produced a social media video for the BBC Philharmonic. Players from the BBC Phil paid the residents a visit and performed a concert for them. Off the back of that they were kind enough to invite me to produce a highlights video of their annual gala ball event. Music was a major feature once again, with performances including a jazz set by students from the Royal Northern College of Music, and a bagpiper from the Scots Guards Association. To top it all off, swing singer Paul Pashley performed hit after hit, both old and new.

Hopefully my event highlights video captures the fun of the evening, but also a sense of what Broughton House is all about.

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 was well enough to make it.

The band played classical hits, jazzy numbers and war-time favourites, and the audience loved it. My job was to capture highlights and edit them for the orchestra’s Facebook page.

This is also the first outing of a new suite of video templates I built for the orchestra, whose digital and marketing teams create a lot of digital video content themselves. The goal was to create simple animated text graphics that would be easy to use in Premiere Pro, so I used Adobe’s new Motion Graphics Templates tool. The tool is still a work in progress, but it’s a great way of making templated graphics that users can simply drag and drop into their timeline. Let us know if branded graphics like these are something your online platforms could benefit from.