Magnetips Pens – creatives made more awesome

Magnetips - Magnetic pens

Stumbled upon: This morning whilst browsing the crowdfunding website Kick Starter I spotted these rather superb looking professional fine line pens. There’s a lot to like about the Magnetips pens firstly they’re refillable, look great and above all else they’re magnetic. Concept art and storyboarding: With an endless number of animated and filmed video projects due at our animation studio this year I … Read More

Filming on Dartmoor, with Phoebe & Dexter

We disappeared off to Dartmoor on Sunday for a fun (and chilly) climb up one of the many beautiful Dartmoor Tors in Devon. Making use of some of one Stormy Studios own fancy and portable cameras. Filming on Dartmoor is a fantastic experience as there are simply so many vistas and range of Autumn and Winter shades to capture. If … Read More

Bad haircut before meeting – For animation startup

Animator haircut

This afternoon whilst preparing for one of our first international meetings with an Ad Agency I thought it would be a good idea to get a haircut. I’m flying out tomorrow afternoon and obviously wanted to look suitably smart. The potential work for the highly successful Ad Agency could be really good for Stormy Studio, we’re a young business animation and video production … Read More

Animated Video Production Devon, Our New Studio

Animated Video Production Devon

We’re all very excited to be able to announce that our animated video production Devon company, Stormy Studio will soon be moving to new office space in the fantastic, coastal Mount Batten area of Plymouth in Devon, South West England. After a great first 8 months our young animation and video production Devon business, we’ve produced a wide variety of … Read More

Video Production Plymouth

Devon Animation Studio

As its the weekend and I’ve got a spare few minutes I thought I’d quickly write an updated overview of our business as well as share a link to a site we now have a new business profile up on. Stormy Studio are an award winning animation & video production company in South West England, Plymouth, Devon working with businesses … Read More

Dartmoor Video with Dexter

Dexter does Dartmoor

A video edit made purely for fun whilst out exploring a patch of Dartmoor in Devon, South West England with my son Dexter. If anything it’ll sit nicely amongst a growing collection of near professional quality family videos. All the footage was filmed using a Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera, with a Sigma 12 – 35mm F1.8 lens with a … Read More

How to record an illustration time lapse

How to do an illustration time-lapse

In this video I walk you through Stormy Studios own setup for recording an illustration time lapse. The rig would also work perfectly for any top down filming or other sorts of time-lapse (i.e. stop motion, painting, writing etc.) In this video we look at: – What kit you need – How to setup the rig – What software we … Read More

Classic film characters brought together in one coherent video edit

This video is well worth 9 minutes of your time. So go grab a cuppa tea, step away from work and enjoy.   The level of skill and time involved in creating this superb video edit is astounding. It has a coherent narrative pieced together from a wide pool of classic film characters and night club scenes. Every cool character who … Read More

How To Create An Effective Marketing Campaign For A Corporate Video

When you are planning on having a corporate video made, you need to know that you have an effective marketing strategy in place before everything gets started. While you may have found a corporate video production company that you think can really deliver what you want, that will all mean nothing unless you are able to market it effectively. Here … Read More

Create Stunning Presentations With Professional Business Animation

When you are wanting to create the best business presentations, you want something that is able to stand out from the crowd. When you are wanting to convey an important message, you want your audience to be giving you their undivided attention. The best way to achieve this is by making your business presentations more entertaining and eye-catching. This is … Read More

Animation Should Be A Key Part Of Any Crowd Funding Video

Crowd funding has become a very popular revenue raising option for many people over the last few years. Sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have become household names for crowd funding and have in some cases made some rather big name projects get the green light. Running an effective crowd funding campaign has become a bit of an art form. It … Read More

Why A Badly Made Corporate Video Can Be Detrimental To Your Business

There are few things quite as damaging to the reputation of a company that a poor corporate video production. While this may seem like an exaggeration, it is actually very truthful. A corporate video is probably the most effective business video you can produce. It is a means of creating a reputation among people in the business and with the … Read More

How To Promote Your Business Video On Social Media

So you have created a great business video. Now what are you supposed to do? Well, the important thing is to get people watching your video and then talking about it and sharing it through social media channels. This has quickly become the most effective way to reach a wider audience with your business video, so it’s important you start … Read More

Why Corporate Video And Animation Production Is Cheaper Outside Of London, UK

It is often said that everything is more expensive in London. Purchasing services in the capital of England can be quite pricey, even when you have done the legwork to find a cheaper option. This is why so many businesses are now looking outside of London for their corporate video and animation production needs. Companies like Stormy Studio just outside … Read More

Minify Soliloquy Slider

How to minify Soliloquy

Soliloquy is our preferred and arguably one of the best responsive image sliders available for a website built using WordPress.   We  like its speed, minimal look and the way in which you can adapt it to suit your own needs. We love it so much we actually have 3 Soliloquy sliders on the front page of our own professional animation … Read More

What to do when all your clients go on holiday?

clients on holiday

With the arrival of August came our first real experience of some quiet business days. It seems some bright shining force in the sky had plucked clients from every part of the world and whisked them away on holiday, leaving emails unanswered, creative projects stalled mid flow and invoices taking a little longer to get paid as it turns out … Read More

Produce a 15 second advert for youtube

We created this short promo example video for a potential client.

(*Wev'e removed the clients branding for this upload)

It was both as an exercise to show a possible creative direction plus as a reason to test out our latest film kit.

Unfortunately it was a bright and grey day so the clouds in a lot of scenes were a little blown out, with a little more time we could grade each scenes sky separately or replace them entirely.

A walk to the woods – Short video

A little video edit made up of shots from a walk to a local woods and river in South Devon, England.

Purely done for fun (and as a reason to continue trying out our new Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera on a day off.)

The lens used was a Panasonic Lumix 12mm - 35mm Micro Four Thirds Lens.

All the grading was done using Lumetri with Adobe Premiere CC 2015.

www.stormystudio.com

Black Magic Pocket Test Shots.. again

The arrival of a new (and final lens fora while) the Panasonic 12 - 35mm F2.8 gave us reason to head out again to try out our new Black Magic Pocket Cinema camera which we've now had for a week.

The first shots in this video at the beach were taken using a Panasonic 20mm Prime and a cheap £20 CCTV lens fitted to the camera with a C mount adaptor.

The fields of corn (+ cheese and beans on toast sequence) were shot using the Panasonic 12 - 35mm lens.

It was all shot with the ProRes HQ codec and the Film setting in the camera.

The grading was all done using Lumetri in Premiere Pro CC 2015.

www.stormystudio.com

New Copywriting Positions Available

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Dexter – A fun little BMPCC test shots edit

Here's another little mini edit of shots. This time all starring 'Dexter'.

All filmed with our new Micro 4/3 Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera.

Lens: Panasonic 14mm Lumix Pancake lens.

...A camera slider or Stabiliser (Glidecam) are going on the shopping list...

BMPCC test shots

BMPCC test shots on the beach

The newest addition to our video production and animation studio turned up yesterday to much excitement. It’s a beautiful Pocket Cinema Camera from Black Magic. Also referred to as a BMPCC. As we’ve found ourselves needing to shoot more and more video footage for corporate video productions it made sense to update our own equipment. The stunning footage it can … Read More

Silvertooth Opens New Gym to Employees

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Our new animated business promo is live!!

Corporate Video Sting Kapow

It’s all very exciting here as we’ve finally published our own promotion animated business marketing video. After 10 years of producing video for other businesses, forever fine tuning our skills and design eye it’s been a lot of fun and an honour to be able to find the time to produce a marketing video for our own young Animation and … Read More

How Many Words are your Pictures Worth?

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Marketing video strategy

Why a corporate video should be a key part of your marketing strategy

When you are creating your marketing strategy, including a marketing video as one of the key aspects is becoming more and more important. The majority of businesses are now using videos in order to improve their marketing campaigns and it has quickly become considered the most important factor of a marketing campaign by many professionals. Here are the reasons why it is … Read More