Live action vs Animation: A Comparison

liveaction vs animation

It’s a common question for businesses and as an animation and film production company, one our team regularly debate. The benefits of live action vs animation is also a topic regularly discussed with our clients. We often take the time to advise and help everyone to decide on the best video medium to use to explain a business message or … Read More

Effective Health and safety animated videos

Effective Health and Safety Videos

Stormy Studio, a UK animation studio have produced a large number of professional health and safety animated videos for the utilities sector and other industries. Through effective scriptwriting and design plus collaboration with HSE experts we’ve delivered effective health and safety training videos that engage with different audiences. The first of the animated HSE series came about as a result … 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

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

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

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

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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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

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

How to find and commission a corporate video production company

How to find and commsion a corporate video production comany?

While it is a big part of the process, having a beautiful looking corporate video is only a small fraction of what makes a corporate video work. While you may have found a company that is able to film everything in HD with the best digital cameras, they could still end up making a corporate video that is boring and … Read More

Top 5 tips to making a corporate marketing video

Top 5 tips when making a corporate marketing video 1 • PIN DOWN YOUR AIM AND KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE: It can be tempting to squeeze in a tonne information when making a video especially if its the first or potentially only one you’ll be producing. In our experience it really pays to pin down exactly who your making the corporate … Read More