The Mulberry Bush School

This weekend we shall be filming again at The Mulberry Bush School, who will be celebrating their 70th anniversary in 2018. Last week we spent some time with members of staff at the school to give them a few tips on how to support the children making their own videos using iPads when they're away camping this week. We can't wait to see the results and hope to include the children's work in a collection of videos for the school website later this year.

http://www.mulberrybush.org.uk/

 

Step up for Alex

This week it's been a pleasure to film 5-year old twins Alex and Izzy. Alex has cerebral palsy and needed an operation to give her the chance of walking. There was no funding for this on the NHS and her parents, Fiona and Calvin Hutt, raised the money to have the surgery done privately. 6 weeks later and Alex is working hard at the intensive physio she will need for years to come. We'll be making a more in-depth film about Alex and Izzy in the early summer but we compiled this short film from footage shot by Steven Fontaine and added more of our footage. The video will be shown at the fund-raising ball this weekend in Shipton under Wychwood. The backing track is original music composed by 13 year old Evie Arnold and she and her brother Alfie will be singing it live at the ball.

http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/alex-hutt/

D-Day Airtours

D-Day Air Tours take American tourists on spectacular, luxurious one-day tours of the World War 2 battlefields of Northern France. They contacted us with a bit of a challenge: "Our website designer tells us we need a film. Can you make this for us? Oh, and we can't take you on a tour to do any filming."

Mmmmm. After hunting down photos from previous tours and some archive stills from the wonderful Washington Library of Congress, we wrote a script to cover all the locations the tour visits. We spent a delightful morning recording this with company owner Michael Phillips, who became quite the professional on camera.

D-Day Air Tours http://d-dayairtours.com/

The Tin House

Last summer we made a video about the rooflights in The Tin House: https://www.architecture.com/Awards/Awards2016/RegionalAwards/London/TinHouse.aspx.

The Rooflight Company made and supplied the windows for the 2016 RIBA London Award winning building and last night's 'Grand Designs' on Channel 4 was the final of the RIBA House of the Year Competition, with the Tin House on the shortlist! Architect Henning Stummel is a joy to interview and talks poetically in our film about the effect the light, which these bespoke roof windows let in, had on the design for this stunning, highly unusual domestic building in Shepherds Bush. 

http://www.therooflightcompany.co.uk/

http://henningstummelarchitects.com/

Tabitha James Kraan

John's just delivered some gorgeous product stills (http://www.johnbellars.com) to Tabitha James Kraan. This summer we made 9 short "How To" videos for Tabitha, having made a film about her business ethos just over a year ago. The business is expanding and more clients are buying her market-leading organic hair products online so Tabitha wanted to be sure that you can easily understand what a difference it can make to your hair when you use her products as they are designed to be used. Simplest way to do this? Videos of course!

Tabitha James Kraan https://www.tabithajameskraan.com/home/

Mulberry Bush School

The Mulberry Bush School near Witney, Oxfordshire, works with some of the most traumatised and vulnerable primary school-aged children in the country. These are children who have been excluded from all other schools and for whom the Mulberry Bush is a last resort.

They wanted a film to show at big dinner this week in London where they're hoping to raise funds to build a house where those children who have no home to go to at the end of term can be safe. The film had to be informative, attention-grabbing and short, without identifying the children. We spent 4 days at this amazing school, filming the children and staff in class, at play and at 'home'. It was a real privilege to be there and we hope the film helps the fund-raising journey. For confidentiality reasons this video is not on-line anywhere.

The Mulberry Bush School http://www.mulberrybush.org.uk

Tabitha James Kraan

We have just completed another short film this time for Organic Hair Salon owner, Tabitha James Kraan, who also creates her own products using wholly organic ingredients. Tabitha James Kraan has been pioneering Organic Hairdressing for nearly 20 years. Constantly looking to eradicate harmful chemicals for the benefit of her salon guests, her team and the earth itself. Her journey led her to change her salon to natural and organic hair colour and care products in 1999 and she has recently created a collection of high performance, professional hair products, formulated using the purest natural ingredients whose properties nourish, enhance and protect – naturally and organically & made in England.

http://www.tabithajameskraan.co.uk/

11.6.15

Roadnight Taylor, The Independent Renewables Consultancy, go live with their new website.  Have a look at the film we made for them at http://roadnighttaylor.co.uk/video/  
 

Next week we start filming with Roadnight Taylor for two more short videos about hosting and owning a renewables site.

 

Roadnight Taylor

May 2105: We have just completed a film about the Solar Renewables company Roadnight Taylor.