Friday, December 30, 2011

A New Year

What a contrast this year with what happened just over a year ago when we were immersed in snow right across the UK. 
This short film was taken by Hardy Productions UK in Oxfordshire just after a fall of snow in December 2010. It may look pretty but the road conditions were treacherous and it was easy to be stuck in for a day or more.
A happy New Year to us all!

Broughton Castle - A Visit

The latest of films to be added to our collection on You Tube is "A Visit to Broughton Castle" which was filmed during a visit to the castle in August 2011. You have to check when the castle can be visited through their website, but it is well worth taking the time to go there as you will see from the film.
 
It was one of the locations used for "Shakespeare in Love" which starred Joseph Fiennes, a relative of the family who have owned Broughton for many generations.

Arriving at the castle to go round it both inside and out, it was soon made clear that a video camera could be used almost anywhere, inside the castle and within the grounds.

If you decide to go there, enjoy your visit!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

WMCCE Videos reach 12 so far

Michael Thompson (Hardy Productions UK) has just completed his twelfth video for the West Midlands Centre for Constructing Excellence since he started production with them early in 2011.

These are all in full HD and include Vodcasts (working with presenter Lynsey Rose Masora), Talking Demonstration shorts and the West Midlands Constructing Excellence Awards 2011.

Opening of Woodcock Street by the Mayor of Birmingham
The videos can all be viewed either by going to YouTube and entering "WMCCE" into the search engine, or through WMCCE's own website at www.wmcce.org/videos .

They have all been fun to make and it is hoped that they are equally enjoyable and interesting for those viewing them. We are hoping to make more of this sort of film in the future.

They don't have to be construction related, and can cover almost any subject from Weddings and other special events to visits to special places.

Michael himself likes to be a bit of perfectionist so that he is always looking to present his subjects in the best light, and to achieve the best sound quality - stereo normally, but can be 5.1 surround sound if required!