Thinking Differently

emotional marketing video

Stormy Studio were commissioned by award winning shop designers Weatherhead to create an engaging marketing video. Our Creative Director Jon Draper developed a number of different narratives that tugged at the heart strings, just a little. We then developed the chosen creative, producing hand drawn storyboards, multiple sketches, aniamtion tests and a full animatic. Once ready we went about sourcing … Read More

Macro Filming – Test footage

macro filming

Macro Filming with a cheap CCTV lens: This weekend I tried out our macro filming rig. Which consists of our trusty BlackMagic Pocket Cinema camera and a cheap £20.00 CCTV lens (which comes with a C mount adaptor). The focal range is so tiny it’s really quite interesting to work with. Though the results from macro filming are quite spectacular. … Read More

Devon Film Company, Coastal Safari

Filming in Devon

Devon Film Company – Creating a last minute film narrative Whilst not a production officially by our Devon Film company, I think this still goes someway to showcase our talent. Here’s a little video production I made simply to capture the magic moments of my kids growing up on the beautiful Devonshire Coastline near our animation studio. It’s something I’ve been doing … Read More

3rd HTC Vive Controller

3rd Vive Controller

Today marked the arrival of our 3rd HTC Vive controller. Now under normal circumstances this wouldn’t be a reason for much excitement nor a blog post. However as we’re currently putting together our studios mixed reality filming rig (and I love all thing VR no matter how trivial) this seemed worthy of a quick blog post. Mixed Reality filming is … Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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.

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.

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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