Monday, 11 March 2013

Case Study - Sutcliffe Play

Our client MTJ Associates Ltd, a Leyland based PR Company, asked us to produce a visual case study for their client Sutcliffe Play. 

Sutcliffe Play is ranked as one of the world’s leading names in children’s play equipment with 10% of the UK market and 25% of the export market from the UK. They now supply play equipment  into local authorities, schools and early years settings, leisure and housing markets and communities worldwide.

For this project Sutcliffe Play worked with Wakefield Council to design a new £70,000 playground in Airedale as part of a scheme to tackle obesity by providing outdoor facilities that encourage and support physical activity.

The Council secured over £70,000 from the NHS Wakefield District Change4Life Three Areas Project grant initiative for the new playground after Airedale was identified by NHS Wakefield District as one of the top three priority areas with particularly high levels of overweight and obese children.

Redhill Drive Recreation Ground was officially opened by children from Airedale Academy and Cllr Yvonne Crewe from Wakefield Council. It’s aim is to encourage local children to increase levels of physical activity and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

Our brief was to capture the opening ceremony and film a group of children putting the new equipment through it’s paces. We spent a day filming over in Wakefield and then returned to the studio to put together the edits. There are three edits all together – the opening which you can see on this link Case Study - Sutcliffe Play and also a 1 minute edit highlighting the Parkour Range and a 2 minute edit on the Mission.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Another Prestigeous Award....

2011 IOV Award Winners – Standard Press Release
Release Date: 19th October 2011

Local video production company wins prestigious IOV Award

The IOV (Institute of Videography) announced the winners of their annual awards on 19th October at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  The IOV Awards cover five key areas of video production, namely Best Corporate, Best Wedding Day Film, Best Documentary, Best Music Video and Best Open - and are freely open to all IOV members.  In addition, a new award was introduced last year for Best Overall Production.

ABC Video Facilities Ltd’s Chris Dell of Leyland in Lancashire was awarded Second place in the Open category against extremely tough competition.  With over 1,000 members throughout Europe, the IOV Awards has fast become the leading showcase of talent in professional videography and attracts sponsorship from the leading manufacturers and suppliers to the industry.  

Presented by media producer and presenter, Philip Hilton, the Oscar-style ceremony took place alongside the IOV’s ProVideo trade exhibition held in the Jaguar Halls at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  Almost all the short-listed entrants were in attendance, and as the final running order is not announced until the night it creates a wonderfully exciting atmosphere for all participants.   

Their entry, Federation of Jewish Services Appeal Video was one of only five short-listed titles within the Open category – which is a significant achievement in itself.  Judges were not only looking for exceptional video production standards, but also originality and creative flair which demonstrate the value to customers of commissioning a professional videographer.  

ABC Video Facilities and Chris Dell are tremendously proud of their achievement in the IOV Awards and look forward to the additional exposure that IOV Award winners receive each year.  IOV Administrator, Kevin Cook, commented on ABC Video’s award, “The IOV Awards get tougher and tougher each year as the general standards in video production rise. To win an IOV Award is a significant accomplishment indeed.  I’m really pleased for ABC Video Facilities and Chris Dell and hope that this achievement will generate more commissions for them in the coming year.”

The FJS Appeal Video.

Saturday, 26 March 2011


I have to say this has been one of the longest running jobs that we have undertaken - with quite a few edits to shave off precious seconds here and there. But it's finally there and will hopefully have the desired effect to tug at the heartstrings and get the donations rolling in for the Federation of Jewish Services at their charity dinner next week. A big thanks to Graham at Vision 4 Video for all his hard work on the project as well. I guess I get the best of both worlds in this job - I get to work for myself but also to collaborate and work alongside others on the bigger projects.

Anyway enough of my wittering, here's the final film for the charity dinner night - enjoy!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Federation of Jewish Services Charity Video...epic

Get the tissues at the ready, particularly when you watch Laz's story...and when you do I bet you won't believe he is 95 years old. I only hope if I ever reach such a grand old age that I look as good as him...what an amazing person.

The video is to be shown at a charity fundraising dinner next week (or at least a slightly shorter version will be) but personally I prefer this one as the stories are able to breath in it...but I guess that's personal choice. See what you think.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Another area of interest....

Just thought I'd share the details of an upcoming conference at Edge Hill University with you on a subject that means a lot to us...

This year the key note speaker is Tony Attwood author of many books on Asperger's. Also presenting is Alex Porter who has been a source of such encouragement for us as a family as we have watched how he has negotiated successfully through high school, college and university. It certainly has given us a lot of inspiration for our own son who will be starting high school this year and was diagnosed with Asperger's when he was just 4 1/2...

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Another web video for Blackburn College

This time it's the turn of the Blackburn College 6th Form Sports courses...been kept very busy by the college this last year or so and still got a few more web videos to complete!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Hot off the press...

Another video for Blackburn College. This time it's the turn of Blackburn College 6th Form...

Still a few more to do for the college and then we will have completed the full suite of courses on offer. It's been a lot of work over the last 12 months but it has kept me out of mischief!

The rest to follow soon...

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Just finished...

Just finished the highlights DVD from the Beaverbrooks conference after some mammoth editing sessions until I was seeing spots in front of my eyes...still got the rest of the conference to do - about another 8 hours worth of footage to go onto 4 separate DVD's :)

However, tomorrow I'm out meeting up with a potential new client and also the researcher we have employed for the video we are producing for the Federation of Jewish at least I won't be in front of a screen...

Friday is back to editing, whilst Saturday sees us filming The Ann-Louise Holden School of Dance performance at Preston a bit of variety.

But Sunday will be back to editing again...

Sunday, 6 February 2011