Lockdown forced us to put a hold on filming new video, so it was a real pleasure to get back into the studio this month. Working with the production team from Cambridge Filmworks and collaborating with Doug Miller on scripts has been a positive creative experience. It was also great to work again with our long-term photographer friend, Phil Mynott, who captured everything through his camera lens.
Two-days filming in the studio has been months in the planning. It was earlier this year that we sat around the table with Doug discussing content ideas, armed with input from our customers, and our own analysis of what we felt needed addressing. From the original outline brief, numerous telephone and zoom meetings, as well as a couple of round table face-to-face sessions, eight scripts were crafted ready for filming.
Creative discussions were had with the Cambridge Filmworks team, to set expectations and agree directorial style. We’re lucky, we’ve worked with Adam and Rich for over ten years now, so they already came armed with innovative ideas to transform our written words into on-screen visuals. Phil’s brief for the day was to grab still-shots but in the studio he soon got ‘promoted’ to chief clapper board operator.
Our ten actors coped admirably in the July heatwave and under the studio lights. All well prepared, professional, and a pleasure to work with. Handling last minute script adjustments, quick costume and scene changes without flinching. Ellie Norman’s make-up expertise defined a natural, yet professional look. It’s the first time we’ve worked with Ellie, and we would have no hesitation in recommending her, and she’s already on speed-dial to be booked for our next studio outing.
Picnic boxes from Out to Lunch were perfectly presented, eagerly devoured, and received many compliments on the day. And finally, Reeve Studios in Pampisford, hosted us all. Thanks to Nigel for the early morning opening and slight over-run into a warm summer’s evening.
The Scott Bradbury team are pleased to share that after two full-on studio days last week we have eight new films in the can. It’s now over to the team at Cambridge Filmworks to edit the footage and deliver a first cut. We can’t wait to share the final results with everyone in the autumn! Here’s a sneak peek at the titles:
Challenging Your Assumptions – where we reveal how hidden biases can impact your relationships in the workplace
Enabling Motivation – sharing four things you can do to improve your team’s focus and approach to work.
Meaningful Collaboration – solving problems and creating opportunities for great teamwork
Receiving Feedback – when you’re told things you don’t want to hear, how should you react?
Internal Networking – how we can work better together
Say it to Slay it – calming the sources of stress
Team Health – looking out for your colleagues
Three ways to be a better listener – turning down the volume on your own thoughts and feelings