Things we make
Serious corporate HD things
As well as the product pitch, many of these are our popular 60 second company profiles, which are a more personal way to introduce you and your company, while showing off your products & services.
Live events, viral and promotional things
Videos shown here include our recent international videoblogging work for Nokia, Womworld and Twestival (the Twitter festival), The Big Time Out music festival in Vancouver Canada and the Dinard Festival of British Film in France.
Rupert was asked by Nokia to tour Finland, Romania and the UK to highlight Nokia’s sponsorship of the global Twestivals, or Twitter Festivals. Using N86 videophones, we uploaded live footage of events in each city – focussing on small live viral brand-friendly events which could be streamed to Twitter, such as this impromptu Free Hugs dash in Helsinki, which was originally streamed live from a mobile phone and watched by over 2000 people as it happened via Twitter. We then posted edited versions of events to followers of our #n86tour hashtag on Twitter.
The Big Time Out festival in Vancouver Island asked us to produce a series of films shot and published “live” from the festival, very short (typically 1 minute or less), to show the music, culture and warmth of the festival. During the festival, the videoblog got tens of thousands of views – many more attended the festival. It was available on the web and on mobile (including iPhone). After the festival, it’s had many more tens of thousands of views and has contributed to the ongoing success of the festival year on year.
Our work at the Dinard Festival of British Film was a series of live and recorded interviews with stars, directors and producers, but also the atmosphere and colour of the festival from the public’s point of view.
Although commissioned at the last minute and with no publicity, we used SEO and Twitter to generate several thousand views during the festival, and around 10,000 views in the month after the festival – using live social media and entertaining video clips to bring it to a much wider audience than was previously possible.
Futuristic consulting things
Our clients use recorded and live video to create buzz and sell products, but also to save time in training, and improve internal communications and customer loyalty.
When we sit down with clients, our brains start ticking over all kinds of unexpected options for using video in bespoke creative ways across many platforms. A branded iPhone/iPad app based around videos? Video newsletters? Clickable product videos? Staff training via short portable mobile videos? We’ll bend our minds to finding new ways to meet your objectives with measurable results.
Rupert Howe, our creative director, has built a large audience for his creative mobile videoblog Twittervlog.tv (shot, cut and posted using Nokia phones) since the early days of Twitter. Previously an award winning independent filmmaker, he was one of Europe’s first and most successful videobloggers, making films with lofi cameras and mobile phones.
His videos have been shown at festivals around the world, including at Pixelodeon at the American Film Institute – in 2008, he won a Nokia Mobile Filmmaking award and was one of the finalists in the huge global Pangea Day Ovi Mobile Filmmaking Competition.