Video Marketing Magic

UK animation company showreel

For this little article I’m of course referring to the marketing magic achievable when the perfectly conceived creative, narrative and aesthetic are combined into a beautifully produced video. *Below is our showreel for 2016, with exclusive clips from client video releases due later this  year. Arriving at this ‘magic’ isn’t always obvious and a discussion process to understand the needs … Read More

URSA Mini 4k videos

Filming Plymouth

This blog post is a collated group of some of the URSA Mini 4k videos that really shows the potential of this great camera. URSA Mini 4k videos Camera Capabilities With it’s stunning 60P 4k video capture (120fps at HD), 12 stops of dynamic range, high data rate recording formats, Global shutter it really can shine alongside its 4.6k counterpart … Read More

Ursa mini slow motion video footage

Ursa mini 4k test shots

Why I shot this little Ursa mini slow motion video Since the sun had finally come out toward the end of what had been a very grey weekend, I packed the kids into the car with a basic picnic, our goto beach stuff and headed down to Wembury Beach near Plymouth, Devon, UK. I also decided to take along our … Read More

Ursa Mini 4k Test Footage

Ursa mini 4k

With the introduction of incredible high end cameras like Blakcmagics Ursa mini 4k, the price of cinema grade 4k continues to drop and the ease of access to professional level slow motion cinematography continues. We’ll no doubt see more and more of Vimeo and Youtube flooded with beach test shots. You’ll find our own test shots video filmed with the … Read More

Mount the Theta S as a drive – 360 video Top tip

Mount Theta S 360 camera as a drive

360 Video Production Top Tip: Mount the Theta S as a drive If you’re working with the excellent Theta S camera 360 camera to shoot stunning 360 stills or 360 video you may have found that working out how to mount the Theta S as a drive to your Mac to transfer files is a little frustrating. By default the Theta … Read More

EZ FX jib for incredible filmic shots

EZ FX Jib

  We’re very pleased to have received our new camera jib today as it opens up a whole new world of fantastic cinematic shooting angles and movements. The main reason for buying is for an upcoming shoot which will really benefit form the jibs movement for the finale shot as we pan up into the tree canopy away from the … Read More

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

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

Plymouth video production company

Our team of animators compliment filming services. We use the professional lighting and camera kit to ensure rich images and audio. Local studio location, with a focus on quality productions This short showreel highlights of some of our Plymouth video production companies more recent motion graphics work and a little bit of filming. We share other film related projects below. … 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

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