2016 was another busy and fascinating year for Beeston Media, with some excellent new clients and plenty of return business.
In PROPERTY, we continued our long-standing association with top-end builders Knowles & Associates, with regular film shoots of their epic building projects, often with stunning subterranean elements. A highlight for Knowles was a large country house in Wiltshire where we also deployed a drone for aerial views. For Werner Developments, we have shot video and stills for a fantastic new-build mansion in Surrey and for Fargain Developments, we shot prime mansions both in Chelsea and also out in sunny Monaco. We have also continued our coverage of the Bishops Avenue super-prime Buxmead scheme for Harrison Varma, with repeat visits to the site as more areas are completed to update the imagery. Other new property clients include builders CBros Construction and branding agency DD London.
Of particular note is our project for Retreat East, an exquisite luxury farm share scheme in Suffolk, for which we produced two lovely films. The brief was to make the 'emotional case' for the development and the films included an appearance from international model / trainer Roger Frampton and aerials by Trigger Air. The main film also won Videographer of the Month on international real estate blog Photography for Real Estate - our third such win in as many years.
In 2016, highlights included a high profile film featuring the UoB Vice-Chancellor and local NHS chief to spearhead a multi-million pound funding bid by Biomedical Research Centre Bristol, which ultimately led to a £21m award; a series of films to accompany the launch of the South West Nuclear Hub; and coverage of a visit to the University from Bristol's newly-elected Mayor Marvin Rees.
We also made 20x course promos for the School for Policy Studies, filmed 16x lectures for the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership and, in a first for us, produced a fully-animated video to promote the UK - Somalia business development scheme Somalia First!
Outside UoB, we have begun work with new client Bonas Macfarlane producing an online film to promote their international University Preparation Academy scheme.
In TECHNOLOGY, new client Rayleigh Instruments brought some interesting projects to promote their range of electrical transformers / monitoring systems. A highlight was the split-screen 'race' between the same electrician to show just how speedy the Rayleigh Easywire system can be. Other Technology clients in 2016 included SWS Certification Services with our fifth upgrade of their corporate film for the annual trade show circuit.
Finally, in the CORPORATE sector, notable projects include a ongoing stills-only projects for UK lighthouse institution Trinity House to gradually refresh all their imagery for PR / online use; a series of films about advanced driving for the Police Service via longtime client Drive Smarter and a film for two new charitable sector clients The Thalidomide Trust and The Quartet Community Foundation.
Do please have a look around the website and get in touch to see how we can help you / your business in 2017.