Friday, 5 February 2016

Love in London



We are delighted to be able to film a couples special day, even more so when they are friend's of ours. Here Chris and Sarah tied the knot in Clapham Common for a very special and heart warming service. As the videographer you really get a front row seat for the whole day that no one else gets. From the groom getting ready, to the bride getting ready, the guest arriving to the big moment itself, and the celebration thereof ! So sit back an enjoy a very special day and a very unique first dance with Faithless providing the tunes...








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Thursday, 10 December 2015

The Joy of Surfing


Am stoked to be able to present my debut documentary...










Due to circumstance, juggling jobs and moving into freelance fulltime... it has been a few years in the making! Have been meaning to capture the love of the ocean that so many share into a short film for a wee while. Has been a privilege to work with all those involved. From Life Works Charity, to the Bude Brothers of Joss and Reubyn Ash, the California crew of Matt Calvani, Troy Mothershead, Mick Rodgers and even catching Joel Tudor towing his son Tosh into waves at Cardiff, CA. So sit back for a few minutes and enjoy a short that has been a year or two in the making.... 










Monday, 30 November 2015

Reaching the Top Google Style:





In this ever changing and evolving market place, the drive to succeed has to be continuous. If your business rests its laurels and thinks it is all understood, then you are in danger of strategically drifting. 

One area that is dictating a large area of change is how the world is becoming a smaller more interconnected place, as marketing specialist Shannon Munro Denny explains:

“Today, each moment of our lives can be shared to hundreds of people with a click of a button. Our lives and lifestyles are getting put closer together and that course is well and truly alive! When businesses realise this trend, the marketing strategy shifts. From the big emblazoned billboards to the personal tweet/status update/video/photo etc beaming straight into the ‘customers’ world. “

It used to be that in order to have a successful business you needed to be in a good location so lots of customers could find you and your products. The internet has changed all that – you can be anywhere and your customers can be anywhere. But what’s still true is that your customers need to be able to find you.”

The vehicle for future customers finding you are the search engines, handling 100 billion searches each month. As it stands, Google is the leading search engine by quite some distance. So it pays to know how they work and what gets you to the top. Shannon confirms a key for businesses to the top of the search results:


“When I type in a search term like “surfboard”, Google’s technology instantly deploys an algorithm to work out which of the billion sites that have to do with surfboards might be most relevant to me. This algorithm considers all kinds of information – both about me and about potential sites – to produce a page of search results.



 “One of the sure-fire ways to give yourself a search engine boost is to introduce rich media – such as video – onto your site. When Google’s algorithm studies your pages, video is seen as an indicator of quality and relevance. Meanwhile, visitors to your site who watch a video will stay longer than if you’ve only got a few pictures and bits of text to view. Average time on site is another key indicator that Google considers, so increase this and you can increase your search rankings.”

So not only does a video communicate more clearly your ethos, product, service etc straight into your customers home, but it also enables you to climb the search engines too, so that you can win those new customers. Expand your business and stay ahead of the pack. That is a win win situation and how you reach the top, Google style.


By Simon Cotter






Thursday, 26 November 2015

Saltrock TV Advert:






The Current TV advert flying around at the moment is made using all of our footage shot on a recent lookbook shoot. Keep an eye out on the peek times and you might get a blast of Saltrock straight into your lounge ! 






Saturday, 21 November 2015

DuPont







Stoked to finish editing a show reel for DuPont's event. Piecing together existing footage from 16 videos to create a seamless show real.






Thursday, 12 November 2015

In My Head







Here are the finished Jelz Music Videos, to provide a solid platform for ongoing talks with Sony and Radio 1. 



 






Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Look Books:







Here are two videos for the Saltrock 2015/16 Autumn/Winter clothing range. Including shorter product videos for the website as seen below: