• Lean Analytics: Making Products Better

    Analytics data provides a measurable way of looking at how a web product is being used. According to Alistair Croll, analyst and co-author of Lean Analytics, the ever-increasing abundancy of data, combined with the relative ease of analysing that data, is “bringing analytics to the forefront”. For Croll, the way we use analytics (or, metrics) needs streamlining in order to make the most of data.

     
  • Birkdale: Life in the Senior School

    Birkdale School’s students and teachers, on life in the Senior School (11-16) at one of the most sought-after schools in Sheffield.

     
  • Birkdale: Life in the 6th Form

    Birkdale School’s students and teachers, on life in the 6th Form at one of the most sought-after schools in Sheffield.

     
  • File Delivery Made Real: Maintaining Quality

    A Q&A 4 camera shoot, featuring experts from UK TV production. Chaired by Controller of Production at BBC North, Mark Harrison. Commissioned by the BBC Academy for a July 2014 UK-wide roadshow, “File Delivery Made Real.”

     
  • File Delivery Made Real: Delivering A File

    A Q&A 4 camera shoot, featuring experts from UK TV production. Chaired by Controller of Production at BBC North, Mark Harrison. Commissioned by the BBC Academy for a July 2014 UK-wide roadshow, “File Delivery Made Real.”

     
  • BBC UXD Design Trainee Scheme 2014 Promo

    Produced for the User Experience team that design the look and feel of iPlayer and bbc.co.uk. Shot over two days in Salford and London.  

     
  • File Based Delivery: Demystified

    Aimed at the UK Broadcast production industry, this film was commissioned by the BBC Academy to try and calm nerves across the business, as producers ready themselves for significant workflow changes on October 1st. “It’s the biggest thing since colour…” Andy Quested, Head of Technology, BBC HD.

     
  • St Justin Jewellery

    A new collection of hand-crafted jewellery. Set on the dramatic cliffs of the Penwith Peninsula in Cornwall.

     
  • Cathay Pacific | Sustain/PX

    In-flight film for Cathay Pacific, highlighting their aspirations to combine the highest quality passenger experience with a sustainable environmental footprint.

     
  • The Media Manager

    Elaine Narrie on how she manages the intake and delivery of archive for BBC production teams. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • Birkdale: A Space For Art

    A quiet and thoughtful space for the Art Department at Birkdale School.

     
  • The Archive Innovation Exec

    Planning for the future: Carl Davies on working in the radio and online archives. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • The Info Sec Awareness Specialist

    Information security awareness specialist Pamela Mehmi on how she is helping to keep BBC information safe and secure. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • Cathay Pacific | Sustain/Innovate

    In-flight film for Cathay Pacific, highlighting their aspirations to combine technical innovations and future thinking with a sustainable environmental footprint.

     
  • BBC iPlayer UX Promo

    The User Experience team behind the BBC iPlayer.

     
  • The Support Technician

    Supporting Salford: Ben Cartwright on his job as a support technician at BBC’s Media City in Salford. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • The Data Architect

    Sofia Angeletou on life as a senior data architect for the BBC’s newest innovation, the linked data platform. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • The Product Manager

    Breaking new ground: Oli Bartlett on his role as product manager for the BBC’s linked data platform. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • The Linked Data Software Engineer

    Software engineer, Johan Hjerling, on how the linked data team keeps the BBC at the forefront of technology. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • The R&D Engineer

    Alex Rawcliffe describes how his job combines technical expertise and creative interests. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • The Graduate Developer

    From university to Media City: Tom Cass on being a graduate developer. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • The Software Engineer – Sports

    Setting the standard for web development: Alex King on being a senior software engineer for BBC Sport. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • Engineering Culture

    Developments in engineering are forcing teams to look more closely at their values and how they impact on delivery. Spotify’s Kevin Goldsmith and BBC’s Tom Cartwright share their advice and observations. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • The Games Developer

    Games from start to finish: Dan Hett gives an insight into crafting apps for CBeebies. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • The Research Scientist

    Programmes for everyone: Liz Valentine-House talks about her research on user experience and accessibility. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • The Technologist

    Personalising programmes: senior technologist Robert Wadge describes the innovations of the IP studio team. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • The Web Developer

    Games testing and Tracey Beaker: Claire Miller on being a web developer for the BBC Children’s platform. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • BT Superfast Lancashire

    2013 Promotional film for BT, celebrating the rollout of superfast broadband throughout Lancashire.

     
  • Product Managing the BBC iPlayer

    Tailoring the BBC iPlayer experience to meet audience demand. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • BBC iPlayer: Traditional Broadcasting vs IP

    Marina Kalkanis looks at the challenges and advantages of moving from traditional broadcasting to IP distribution. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • Cathay Pacific: Working Towards A Sustainable Future

    In-flight film for Cathay Pacific, highlighting their aspirations to combine the highest quality passenger experience with a sustainable environmental footprint.

     
  • BBC iPlayer Radio App

    Announcing the recent iPlayer Radio app for iOS and Android, the team behind it and their design approach.

     
  • Measuring Sound For Loudness

    Broadcast technology trainer John Heraty looks at new ways of measuring loudness. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • The Olympic Torch Relay & 3G Bonding

    Broadcasting the Olympic torch relay live and how it lead to the birth of 3G bonding. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • Digitising The BBC Archive

    The transition of BBC archives from physical to digital. Commissioned by the BBC Academy.

     
  • I Am Who I Am – Mental Health in Cornwall

    A sensitive and thought-provoking introduction to the Duchy Health Charity Mental Health in Transition Seminar.

     
  • I Am Kloot: Sky At Night

    A short film to promote the Mercury Prize-nominated album, “Sky At Night.” Some beautiful songs, produced by Elbow’s Guy Garvey and Craig Potter.

     
 

We do the things great film makers do – have bright ideas, shoot beautiful pictures and sound one day, then edit them into engaging, authentic and crafted films the next.

Producing and directing shoots around the world, we use agile New Wave techniques and formats, combined with creativity, a meticulous eye for detail and a commitment to deliver.

We’re different because we are also World Class editors, with a background in landmark TV – and our films have been awarded with multiple BAFTA, RTS and Emmy honours.

It’s this proven obsession with high quality that runs through everything we do.

 

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    BBC Roundtable Shoot

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    Cathay Pacific updates

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    New promo for a new iPlayer

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