Social Media Video and Square Format

Videos on social media are rapidly becoming more popular on mobiles and tablets, which presents you with a big opportunity to use video to a much greater advantage. 

Working with the Bournemouth Air Festival in 2017, we produced a number of short videos in advance of the event, which were mainly used for advertising to visitors about everything that was taking place around them. Each clip was produced in a square format by adding branded panels and messaging above and below the video. This guarantees the content will fill as much of the screen as possible, regardless of whether the mobile or tablet is held upright or in landscape mode. Below is an example promoting the Saturday Red Arrows display at 12noon. 

Online video is rapidly becoming more customisable, and with the changes in the way we access and watch it, you have far greater ability to grab attention and get your message across than ever before. 

For more information and to get in touch, give us a call on 07557 448526 or Email play@platovideo.com 

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Event Video: The Dorset Plane Pull

The Dorset Plane Pull is an annual charity event like no other.

Hosted near the sunny south coast at Bournemouth Airport, the challenge for each competing team of up to 20 people is to pull a fully operational Boeing 737 passenger jet, weighing in at 35,000 Kg, across a distance of 50 meters. This mighty effort raises thousands of pounds for charities both locally and nationally. 

Since 2013 Plato Video have been proud to be part of the event as its official videographers. Each year we produce the official highlights film and until 2015 also produced an official DVD to help raise it's profile and raise further funds. Below is our highlights film from 2016. 

Following the 2016 event we changed things up slightly and replaced the DVD with a series of short videos that could be shared on social media to celebrate all of the teams that took part and encourage them to share with their friends and fans. Each video, roughly 1 minute in length, features one of the competing teams, along with the event's own personal host and expert interviewer, Colin van Geffan. His task is to commentate each pull and interview the teams both before and after to get a full sense of the fun, excitement and achievement that comes with it. Here’s an example featuring the winners of 2016, team Al of a Pull.

Now with an inventory of video content for use as promotional assets, the Dorset Plane Pull’s social media team have been sharing one of these videos per week since May 2017 in the hope of building awareness and hype for the forthcoming event on Monday August 28th 2017. 

Interested in taking part? Check out planepull.co.uk 

To learn more about us and our event style videography or aviation marketing videos, visit our events page or get in touch. 

Email: play@platovideo.com 

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Bournemouth Air Festival Student Film Competition

Creative digital marketing agency, Createful were recently awarded the task of redesigning the Bournemouth Air Festival’s website in time for this years event as well as developing a brand new mobile app. 

In partnership with the team from Bournemouth Tourism, Createful also organised a competition with students from the Bournemouth Arts University. The challenge was to create a short promotional film for the Air Festival lasting no longer than 20 seconds. All they needed was a big library of footage to work from, and that’s where we came in! We supplied the team with our highlights films from previous years, each of which are over 3 minutes long and packed full of our very best shots, so to condense everything down to less than half a minute is certainly no easy task. 

Following all of the fantastic entrants and judging, we were thrilled to view the official winning entry below. 

A big well done and congratulations to students Natalie Carr and Emily Wood for submitting the winner. 

Following on from their success we are delighted to learn that the winning film will be shown on advertising screens at selected UK shopping centres, including most notably Bluewater in Kent and Birmingham’s Bullring. 

Interested in learning more about our event highlight films? Check out our events page. 

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5 wedding video ideas you may not have heard of

By Harry Fynn

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Wedding videos are a fantastic way to reminisce over the events of the day. The wedding video production style, quality and budget are often amongst the main things to consider when choosing a wedding video company, but there are other, more unique options too that you may not have heard of. Here are 5 of them…

1. Cine Film

For vintage fans I offer wedding films that are shot the original way, on real Super 8mm cine film. I also offer contemporary video and film combination packages. 

2. Self Edit

Editing is a big part of my wedding video services but occasionally the couples themselves either might like to edit it themselves or simply flick through the unedited video file collection.  

3. GoPro

This is where you get involved. Grab hold of the selfie stick or wear one of my chest mounts and be as creative as you like, especially on the dance floor! 

4. Live Stream

Live streaming video is one of the newest and highly popular features on Facebook where anyone can simply go live through their phone. I can offer to live stream the video from your wedding ceremony to Facebook or YouTube for all your friends and family who couldn’t make it in person to enjoy. 

5. Bespoke Packages

If you see anything you don’t like in one of my packages or are looking for something completely different, ask me! Create your own wedding video package, from what you want captured to what gets produced at the end. 

All of the above are available amongst or in addition to my wedding videography packages. For more details have a look at my wedding video and vintage film pages. 

Contact me directly using harry@platovideo.com or 07557 448526. Alternatively contact me via my Facebook page

**Press Release** Plato Video is now a limited company!

Brothers Charles and Harry Fynn have become Directors of their father’s Bournemouth based video firm under the new name of Plato Video Ltd.

Both Charles and Harry have been working together since 2012 with the aim of bringing a new style, energy and client base to the business with creative, professional video production being at the core of what it does best.

Charles said “it’s an exciting time for Plato Video. We’re thrilled to have grown the business to this point whilst developing an impressive portfolio. As a Limited company we’ll be looking to do so much more!”  

Plato Video over the last five years has produced a variety of professional video content both for corporate and event video, working on and delivering a number of high profile contracts including the official tourism videography for the award winning Bournemouth Air Festival.

In 2016 the firm collected an award from entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den star, Theo Paphitis, after being selected as a winner for his regular Small Business Sunday event on social media.

Harry Fynn has become a highly recommended wedding videographer locally through Plato’s sub brand, Harry’s Wedding Films. Harry has worked at a number of prestigious wedding venues capturing and producing stunning motion pictures for happy couples on their big day.

Harry said “I love the diversity of our business. No day is ever the same, which is testament to our ability to adapt and produce a variety of different video regardless of the industry or sector. One day we could be capturing a wedding on the beach, the next we might be in a factory, on a farm or even a race circuit”.

Charles and Harry’s father and original founder of Plato Video, Lionel Fynn, said “I am delighted that the boys have this opportunity to take over the business for themselves and to shape its future. I am looking forward to seeing the results!”

How to write a killer video production brief 

There are several factors to consider when deciding on a video production company. What’s their experience, have they handled a project like this before, are they recommended, and especially for the budget conscious, how much do they charge? It’s always important to ensure that when you contact production companies you do so with as much information as possible. This will help you get the best and most accurate information in return including creative input, advice and associated pricing. 

Here are a few handy suggestions to include wherever relevant with your corporate video production brief:

  • An introduction to your business with a link to your website
  • An overview of the type of video you’re looking for e.g. Explainer video
  • The storyline of the video – what you want to project from the product / service including personality and tone 
  • Links to similar videos you may have seen online
  • Your target audience
  • What you’re looking to achieve from the video (attract new business, educate existing customers, etc) 
  • Where the shoot will take place 
  • How long you expect the shoot to take or time that has been allocated 
  • Whether reading a pre-prepared script will be involved
  • If a narrator / voiceover artist is required 
  • Where the video will feature (YouTube, Facebook, etc)
  • The target running length required  
  • Text / call to action / branding that needs to feature
  • If background music is required and the preferred genre 
  • If there is a deadline 

Don't worry if you don't know the answer to all of these points. Promotional video production companies will often be more than happy to help advise and come up with creative ideas to help you get the right result. 

A video production service isn’t necessarily a costly exercise. If you have a budget in mind or a maximum spend limit, make sure to include this with your brief. Always ask questions if you have any.

If you’ve got a brief you’d like to share with us, get in touch and send it across! 

Beach huts with a BIG difference!

In the latter half of 2016 we were tasked with producing promotional video content of Bournemouth’s fantastic new Beach Lodges. These superb ‘mini houses’ have recently been installed on the promenade between Boscombe and Southbourne and offer something completely different to your standard beach hut – you can sleep in them!

Our first task was to produce a timelapse of their construction. We were provided with a sequence of stills taken during the construction phase of two beach lodges, which we pieced together to bring the timelapse to life…

Later in the year whilst the interiors were being fitted we visited the construction site to complete the next project of producing an interior video to showcase the facilities on offer. We were loaned a beach lodge to work with, which had already been fitted with all of its primary features including a kitchenette, bathroom, dining area and upstairs bedroom, all carefully crafted by the experts at Ecologic Developments. The attention to detail, professionalism and pride put in to making these stunning new beach lodges is simply brilliant. They will make for a great new way to enjoy the delights of this seaside town. 

The video currently features on their brand new website where bookings and full information are available. Check out www.bournemouthbeachlodges.co.uk  

Looking for an accommodation showcase video? Get in touch and send us the details.  

The True Business Benefits of Video Marketing

Chances are you’ve probably already seen some business video marketing today, whether this was on TV, on a desktop or on your mobile. Video advertising is a hugely accessible marketing tool which can be tailored to its audience across various platforms and used not just to entertain but to interact and engage. 

By adopting corporate video production in to a marketing strategy, businesses are able to shout about their products and services in a whole different way, whether as an explainer video, blog post, product showcase, event highlights and much more. Taking advantage of video production enables a whole host of benefits that are there for the taking. Some of the more notable ones include:

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People searching for products and services that you offer may well have a better chance at finding you if a video of it exists. Google owns the video streaming giant YouTube, and so any video attributed to your business has the ability to feature in to Google search results. 

Tailor your video to an audience

It’s important to consider who you want your video to be seen by. Facebook offers you the opportunity to promote your page with a sponsored link featuring your video. You can also specify the demographics that you wish to target in your campaign and set a budget level that works for you. 

Enhance brand awareness

Video allows a company to speak directly to its audience using visuals, moving images and audio which are all vital to brand communications. 

It’s adaptable

Video can be adapted for any business and remember it isn’t always about cold hard selling. Shape the video around the message you want to get across. Be serious, be funny, be creative. 

It’s affordable

Video is a very affordable media tool to businesses of all sizes and so the benefits are no longer reserved for those that can afford the prime time TV slot during Coronation Street. All you need is the right video production company to get the job done. 

We offer a highly adaptable video production service and have experience in working across various sectors. See our promotional and event video pages for more details on what we offer. 

Get in touch to discuss your next video project. 

Website Banner Videos

Website banner videos are a fantastic way to showcase your company online. Unlike a standard promotional online video, a web banner video will usually play automatically and silently in the background of a home page. The idea of a promotional website banner video is to offer visitors a brief insight in to your business with a focus on its most visual aspects from the people who work within it to a closer look at the functional aspects such as manufacturing, finished products, services etc. First impressions are always important and this type of online video is a great way to get the right result.

In the latter half of 2016 we had the pleasure of working with Upperdog, a Bournemouth based website design, marketing and development agency, who were looking for a banner video to play on their brand new website. 

Their brief was for us to capture the real working environment behind Upperdog with less clichés and staged content which can often look as though it was lifted out of a stock footage collection. This approach allowed us to create something which was completely original and conduct our work with minimal disruption. All of the footage shown in the video fully represents Upperdog in their day-to-day environment. 

Working with Upperdog was great fun for us and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending their services for websites having seen first hand the work that they do. Plus who could resist working with Milo, their full time office dog? It’s often said that you should never work with children or animals. We can happily say that Milo bucks that trend and was a delight to work with, even despite taking an interest in Harry’s leg…

To see their brand new web banner in action and for more info about them visit upperdog.co.uk 

Interested in having one produced for your business? Fire an Email over to play@platovideo.com and we’ll be in touch! 

Top Tips for Hiring a Video Production Company

Today video is everywhere. It’s almost impossible to scroll through Facebook or do a Google search without seeing a video pop up somewhere. Video is a growing platform and a very affordable tool for businesses of all sizes for use both off and online whether it’s a product / venue showcase, event highlight montage, an interview or explainer video. 

More often than not a video for your business needs more than just the smartphone treatment if its to get the right message across and so it’s important to consider the professionals in corporate video production. Chances are you’ll likely find a wide variety to choose from in your local area from small specialists to big agencies. Here are a couple top tips for what to look for when hiring a supplier for your promotional video production project. 

Experience and Adaptability

Does the company have a good level of experience working across multiple sectors? Take a look at their portfolio (if available) and see what types of industry they have worked in. The diversity and standard of their portfolio should tell you everything you need to know about their adaptability to a project similar to yours. It’s important to know if they are likely to interpret and deliver on your brief. 

Testimonials

They might do a good job but what are they like to work with? Can you get hold of them easily? Would they be able to meet a tight deadline? See if they come with recommendations for their work. You could even call up one of their previous clients from their portfolio and ask directly. 

Quality of work

Those offering a video production service often have their own style that makes them stand out against the rest. As with experience above, be sure to check the quality of their work and compare it with others. 

Price

After considering everything above, sometimes the eventual decision rests with how much it will cost. So when making initial contact be sure to give them as much info as possible about your video production project so that they can give you an estimate. They will need to know roughly how much time to allocate both to the video shoot and post production / editing as well as the additional equipment that will be needed such as sound and lighting. 

Ask Questions

If you’re unsure about anything, just ask! Video suppliers often go that extra mile to help you out with any queries and may also have a range of creative input that they can offer in order to give your video that added feature to make it stand out from the rest. 

These little handy tips above will certainly help in finding you the right video supplier to work with. Give us a shout if you have any queries or would like to learn more. 

The Flywheel Festival

In July of 2016 we brought our event style videography to the Flywheel Festival in Oxfordshire. 

The festival features an array of vintage aviation, motoring and military endeavour. Based at Bicester Heritage, the event brings these iconic machines of the past back to life for all visitors to experience up close with some highly impressive demonstrations, from the historic racers on the track to the incredible Great War Display Team re-enacting a dog fight from the First World War. 

We captured all of the action not just from the ground but also up in the air. Charles managed to get a ride in an original 1940s Tiger Moth, courtesy of Chris Thompson of Finest Hour Experiences. Some of the aerial footage has been used in our highlights video below. 

Enjoy! 

The Donington Historic Festival

Earlier this year during the early May Bank Holiday weekend we brought our event style videography to the Donington Historic Festival. We were commissioned by Historic Promotions to produce the official promotional highlights film for the event, which is now in its 6th year and held at the famous Donington Park race circuit in Leicestershire.  

It is primarily a vintage themed event featuring a variety of classic race cars spanning about 9 different decades from the 1930s right up to the 2000s. The festival features much more than fantastic racing action including rides with the Caterham Experience, parades, rally cars, historic go karts and so much more. There’s also the chance for the crowd and enthusiasts to get right up close to the action both in the grandstands and by the paddock area where the mechanics work their magic on the classic racers. 

It was our first event at an official race circuit and needless to say we loved every minute of it. Behind the scenes everyone was so welcoming to us. Some seasoned photographers even gave a little of their time to tell us about the circuit and the best places to stand. We particularly loved the dedication and commitment from the organisers, staff and the volunteers who make the event what it is. 

Enjoy our highlights film! 

The 2016 Bournemouth Air Festival

This year the air festival was being held in its usual late August slot from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st and was our fourth year for capturing this award winning event in the UK. Our brief is to capture not only the air displays but also the activities and engagement of the crowds that come along with it. The Royal Navy, Army, RAF and various other partners / sponsors all play a prominent role in bringing the air festival to life both on the ground and in the air. 

The weather gave us a particular challenge this year but despite this the true professionalism of the organisers shone through with their ability to put on an air display programme to wow the crowds who had made the effort to travel down for this free event. Many of those behind the scenes don’t see much of the event from their control rooms and fixed positions. We on the other hand get to see it up close and from so many different perspectives in particular the crowds, the smiles and the waves to the pilots during their displays. The Bournemouth Air Festival has the ability to thrill and entertain regardless of the weather and it’s a huge privilege (and immense fun) for us to be tasked with producing their official highlights video…

#LoveBournemouth this Autumn!

We’re extremely proud to have worked on this campaign for the Bournemouth Coastal BID

Our hometown of Bournemouth is much more than a one season wonder. There is so much to see and do whatever the date or occasion - whether for business or pleasure. Our task was to develop a video for the Autumn 2016 campaign with the brief based around the five senses. Working with digital marketing agency Keeping&Co we proposed a scene for each sense and selected 5 different locations / venues in Bournemouth to represent them individually. In each scene we needed some sensational people to bring the senses to life and so with the help of our logistics coordinator Dominique Wallace, we turned to All Eyes On You, a local modelling agency.  

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After two successful days shooting on location and all of the post production that followed we’re delighted to see the campaign live. The video has an interaction layer added to it which encourages the viewer to click or tap when they see a reference to the sense. It then works out how sensual you are and awards you with a sense character! 

Take a look at www.bournemouth.co.uk/senses and try it out for yourself. 

We also want to give a big shout out and thank you to the participating Bournemouth venues the Oceanarium, Canvas and Urban Reef.

Product Demonstration Videos

We often get asked what the process involves for producing product videos, but the truth is there is never an ‘off the shelf’ method that we use. Some products are physical and tangible in the hands of the customer whereas others, like software and IT, are less so. Some will invoke a physical reaction when used and some are more about emotions and the experience you get from it. So one product video will be completely different to the next.  

Possibly one of our most unique clients for production demonstration videos is Marden Edwards, one of the world leaders in the design and manufacture of fold wrapping and packaging machinery. The videos we produce for their machines are pure demonstrations captured live. We use a variety of wide and close up shots to ensure we capture the machine as a whole as well as the key stages in the process such as folding and heat sealing, which are highlighting using text labels. 

We believe these types of videos go much further to what an animation or illustrative drawing can achieve as potential customers get to see a real demonstration of the product in action, which adds credibility and confidence in all of the marketing material that comes along with it. 

Below is a production photo of one of our latest Marden Edwards projects along with the finished video example. 

For more details about our product videos, whether like this one above or perhaps something different, please get in touch

The end of VHS?

By Charles

I read an interesting feature on the BBC News website saying that the last videocassette recorder (VCR) was about to roll off the production line in Japan, and so the end is finally here for the iconic VHS cassette. You can read it here.

I was actually quite surprised that it hadn't happened sooner. VCRs haven't exactly been the most popular video playback device lately, especially since the first DVD players arrived back in the 90s and we've since become accustomed to on demand TV through the likes of Tivo, Netflix and Sky+ to name a few. 

Whether VHS will make a comeback similar to Vinyl is probably doubtful. The audio quality of Vinyl is widely viewed as being superior and unique compared with modern day equivalents. VHS on the other hand just doesn't have the quality to compare with HD today.

The end of VHS is not quite happening at Plato Video, yet. VHS as well as many other tape formats are alive and well in our studio and will be for some time to come. Many of our customers have old home movies that haven't been watched for years, simply because the technology of their day is no longer available to watch it. Using our in-house tape machines we can transfer these to DVD and other digital formats such as computer media files for a PC or Mac.

For more details visit our tape transfer page

 

The Big Green Event 2016

This year we have partnered with The Big Green Event 2016, taking place on 20th September at the Hilton Ageas Bowl in Southampton. The event is aimed at any organisation looking to adopt or build on an existing greener strategy and take advantage of the financial benefits, streamlined processes and better staff engagement and support. The event will put aspiring businesses in front of those that have championed this approach. 

Plato Video are the official videographers of the event, capturing the indoor and outdoor displays, exhibitors, keynote speaker stage and workshops. We’ll also be capturing interviews and exhibiting our best work with the aim of meeting some new contacts looking to embrace the ever growing popularity of video. 

For more details about the event download the latest brochure or visit www.thebiggreenevent.co.uk 

Hope to see you there!

Flight in a 1940s Tiger Moth!

by Charles

On the 2nd and 3rd July 2016 myself and Harry attended the Flywheel Festival at Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire, now in its 2nd year and organised by Historic Promotions. It features a variety of vintage cars and aircraft both as static attractions and displays to the paying public, with plenty on offer for all ages to enjoy. It was a fantastic event full of nostalgia with hopefully a bright and long future ahead of it. 

Our brief was to capture the event in its entirety and produce the official highlights video which we hope to have complete in the next few weeks. In the meantime here is a little taste of the event. Chris Thompson of Finest Hour Experiences spent most of the weekend offering pleasure flights and tuition in his Tiger Moth, originally built in 1940. Prior to the event Chris offered to give me a short flight in order to get some aerial shots of the festival. Remaining composed and not wanting to sound too excited, I gratefully accepted! Needless to say it was a brilliant experience from start to finish. 

As a thank you to Chris I’ve put together a short montage of some of the ground and air shots of the Tiger Moth. 

Some of these clips and more from Harry’s camera will hopefully feature in the final draft of the Flywheel highlights video. 

Real Vintage Wedding Films

By Harry

Back in the 60s when my dad first founded our business, there were little alternatives to using film when it came to capturing a wedding. The most popular grades of film at the time were Standard 8mm, Super 8mm, 9.5mm and 16mm. To give this some perspective, Hollywood movies that are shot on film will typically use 35mm, which gives them a superior quality to the lower grades.

Today’s technology allows our professional cameras to take virtually endless amounts of video. If the memory card gets full, swapping it with a clean one takes a matter of seconds. In the 60s you would probably have at best about 4 minutes of film before it ran out and needed to be changed for a new reel. It was never a quick and pain free process!

My dad remembers one particular wedding he was hired to capture. When the film needed changing he went to sit under a tree to start the ritual of skilfully changing the reels over inside a specially adapted black bag without exposing them to sunlight, thus ruining the footage. Once the new film reel was in place and the lid closed he continued with the job in hand, unaware that a spider had managed to hop inside with the film. You can probably imagine what the footage looked like after that. It was perhaps one of the world’s first official photo bombs!

Today there are many ways in which we can relive and pay homage to film. Smartphones and tablets have access to a wide variety of apps that can apply filters to photos and give them a distinctive retro look. One of the most popular of these is Instagram, a photo based social media platform.

In 2011 I joined the family business, Plato Video and set about the idea of reviving the art of using real cine film to capture weddings and tap in to that appeal of vintage. After all, how could I resist the collection of original cine film cameras that my dad had kept in the business inventory? The one I picked out is a Super 8mm camera made by Canon in 1979. After a quick clean up, a check over by our technician and a supply of 8 AA batteries I was up and running!

Super 8 film is made popular by its simple ‘slot in and go’ system, much like how still film cameras used to operate before the era of digital photography. It’s also a much simpler process than what my dad had to endure under the tree!

Surprisingly, Super 8 film is still widely available as it continues to be used by artists and enthusiasts around the world.

The filters, effects and styles that digital programs can apply to videos to make them look retro are all in reference to the true nature of film and the way the image moves. It harks back to home movies made in the 60s and 70s when Super 8 was a popular choice. It’s that distinctive, charming and slightly grainy flicker that instantly gives it away. I’ve seen some great attempts at trying to apply film effects to video, but for me personally, nothing compares to the real thing.

The first cine film I made funnily enough wasn’t of a wedding. On the 13th July 2012 the Olympic torch was passing through my hometown of Bournemouth, so in and amongst the crowds of people with their iPhones and tablets I was there with my Canon model 1014 making that distinctive whirring noise as the runners went passed. 

Committing footage to film is much more complex than doing it digitally. With the latter method, if you make a mistake or the video turns out to be duller than expected, you can just delete it. With film there’s no delete button and certainly no way of rewinding and wiping over it like videotape. Once it’s on the film, there’s no way of removing it. With only a little over 3 minutes of film in each Super 8 cartridge, I almost have to anticipate what’s about to happen before it happens. I guess it comes with experience of being a wedding videographer. The order of the day is very similar in each one I have worked at, so it gets easier to pick out when those little moments are likely to happen.

Watching the footage back also has its complications. Unlike a digital camera where the footage can be watched back instantly, the film needs to travel some distance to a company that has the facilities to develop and then return it to me. This can take up to 2-3 weeks depending on workloads. Then there’s the nervous but highly rewarding moment where I get to watch the wedding footage back for the first time.

I have the resources available in-house to then transfer the footage to a digital format so that the happy couple can play it on a DVD player or share online with friends and family. I guess this is the only part that lets down the experience of film, but I appreciate that not everyone will have a working Super 8 projector ready to roll at a moments notice.

Since I launched my Vintage Wedding Films package I have had the pleasure of working at some prestigious locations through the recommendations of local wedding planners and venues including the likes of Lulworth Castle and Larmer Tree Gardens.

I’m hoping to develop my package further by offering different grades of film and combining the experience with my modern / contemporary style alternative.

For more details on the packages I offer please visit my Vintage Wedding Films page. 

Get in touch! Contact me by phone on 07557 448526, send me an Email or message me on Facebook

Event Video

Event videography is a fantastic and highly rewarding part of our job. Since 2013 when we produced our first official highlights montage for the awesome Bournemouth Air Festival, we have since worked with a number of high profile events, most notably the Bournemouth Wheels Festival, Dorset Plane Pull, Donington Historic Festival in the East Midlands and most recently the vintage themed Flywheel Festival in Oxfordshire. 

Event videos are a fantastic way of letting people know what’s on, either before an event, during or after. Our videos tend not only to show the action and displays that take place, but also the crowds and interaction / experience that comes along with it, and so it also serves as a highly useful took for attracting sponsors and media partners for a future event. 

We’re always looking for ways to improve our event videos and have a little fun with them at the same time, especially if we’ve worked with the same client the year before. Every event video we produce has a personal touch and a style that suits the theme and energy from the event. The editing style, effects and background music are all key ingredients to making this happen. There is never an easy ‘off the shelf’ template that works for us.  

Last year at the 2015 Bournemouth Air Festival we stepped it up a gear and brought along our GoPro and selfie sticks. The idea was not just to show the event from an outsider's perspective, but introduce a layer that doesn’t normally get seen – the people that make it all happen. Throughout the four days of the festival we offered several key people the opportunity to take a video selfie of themselves at work, including the official media team, programme sellers, pilots, patrons, stall holders and even the Royal Navy! 

This allowed us to create a video that offered viewers a brief glimpse behind what makes the festival what it is – the best Tourism Event in the country. It’s true what they say about the Bournemouth Air Festival – it’s more than just an airshow!

If you’re holding an event, big or small, we’d love to chat about how we can produce a fantastic video for you. Get in touch and send us an Email at play@platovideo.com