I produce short videos, mostly for consumption via the web & social media. Filming projects have included, the Brathay Marathon & 10in10, Coniston Records Week, Aspiring Leaders Programme, Climbing in the Lake District, Artisan-Food in Cumbria, Adventure at the Honister Slate Mine, Food Historian Ivan Day’s Sugar Sculptures amongst others.
I’ve created a lot of video content for the Honister Slate Mine, including various pieces aimed at promoting the activities both inside and outside at the mine location. The front page of the Honister website features a 30 second clip covering some of the activities on offer.
The video of the Via Ferrata Extreme was created as a short piece designed to promote the extreme nature of this offer and was complemented by a second less extreme version called the Classic, a gentler alternative.
Cumbria Tourism wanted to highlight the superb climbing in the Lake District. This involved filming adventurer Leo Houlding climbing four of his favourite routes, starting from a simple beginners route on Brown Slabs, progressively moving to the more challenging routes of Little Chamonix and Napes Needle, and ending with a technical Lake District classic on Scafell.
The Brathay Trust & the Francis C. Scott Trust, wanted a video piece that highlighted their Aspiring Leaders Programme. This was a piece that was shown to the course participants, tutors, mentors, families & supporters at the graduation event and is now used for marketing of the course. The film featured four of the students outlining their experience as they progressed through the course, coupled with contribution from Brathay staff & University tutors.
The Getty Museum wanted a series of short videos highlighting Food Historian Ivan Day crafting his huge sugar sculpture. These clips were for inclusion into a video piece being created by them for use in the Wall Street Journal’s article about Ivans Exhibition in the Museum in LA. These clips & rushes were delivered in HD via Google Drive & formed the bulk of the final piece that also featured clips from the exhibition in situ.
You can see the HD version of the clips here.
For social media, the video we create is short, loosely edited pieces, that are deployed directly to the Facebook page. What matters here is speed and currency, rather than polished editing. This type of approach creates a sense of happening as per the recent Brathay Running 10in10 for example. Starting in May before the event and peaking during the events 10 days, we posted some 80 short video updates to the dedicated Facebook page so followers were able to get a real sense of excitement about the event as it unfolded and join in the conversation feeling part of it. You can get a flavour of this by visiting the Facebook site we managed for Brathay & there is more information on the Social Media page.