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Be More Than Content

We want to make you more than content. Our award-winning photographers over the road at Horton-Stephens, transformed long ago into award-winning directors, whether for broadcast commercials or online campaigns. 

why us?

Film-making is as much a part of our lives as shooting stills but our experience leaves us ideally placed to offer both. Sometimes we shoot film on the back of stills, sometimes it’s the other way around.

expensive?

Reassuringly Inexpensive, actually. From the outset we have a lean mean attitude to production, although we don’t skimp on production values.  If we can shoot on a DSLR with a crew of two that’s fine.... when we’re shooting broadcast TVC we’ll ramp that up as far as necessary. It’s horses for courses and a recognition that projects come in all shapes and sizes.

Stills and Motion?

It can make so much sense these days to shoot moving images alongside the stills. It’s a very cost-effective way to add value for clients whilst we have all the crew, location, models and other resources together. We do a lot of this.

who do you work with?

We love working with ad agencies and their own motion production departments, but we work with clients direct too offering a full project management service.

And who exactly are we working with?

First off you get us, and we’re very well known for project management and solving problems rather than creating them.  Team Players!  Second, you get a team of award-winning image creators with proven track records. When it gets to post-production,  we have an enormously experienced team in the form of Rick and Joe who create films with us in their own right, but they’re also our go to team for film edit and grade with marrying of sound, VFX, music and delivery with line production all the way. Broadcast requirements not a problem... online requirements and multiple deliverables  no problem (see case study “making a complicated thing simple” <<<<< link),  delivery for multi-screen supersites, different video player codecs, etc.... no problem!  Of course sometimes our clients prefer to complete their own post.  That’s fine too.

Does It Work?

Have a look at the work and see what you think. Last year we were proud to win a Gold and 2 silver DMA Awards for nine PayPal films, shot and post-produced all the way to final delivery. Meantime we were shooting McDonald’s burgers for playback across multiple screens (almost 10,000 pixels wide), and shooting broadcast TV for Seriously Cheese and, as they say, much more!

Will we End up Hugging and Being Friends?

Advertising and production can be a combative exercise with tighter and tighter schedules and budgets, with the whole process in danger of stressing to breaking point.  Sometimes we’re all looking for reassurance, advice, somebody that’ll stand next to you and say “I am Spartacus”.  Someone that’s going to support through the difficult bits and high-five when it’s all over. That’s us! Lunch afterwards helps too, we are told.