10 ways to make great video content

10 ways to make great video content

It’s not all about having all the latest fantastic gear (though we’ve got all of that) and it’s not all about composition, focus, light and exposure (though we know our way round all of that too) – the thing that really makes great films and keeps our clients coming back for more is the fact […]

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Perfectly tender

We are often invited to competitively tender for work. A typical scenario is that an organisation gets in touch with an outline brief for the work they want doing, and a loose scoring system whereby cost, experience and quality will be the criteria.  The problem for us comes if no-one says what the weighting will be […]

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Back to Ours

Running away and documenting the circus might not quite fully conjure the romance of the original phrase, but it’s not a bad way to spend a week… Back To Ours was established by Hull 2017 as a programme of world-class cultural events taking place in community venues across the city – and they chose Nova […]

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It’s been a great year for Hull – and for Nova too

It’s Christmas so let’s say nice things and be grateful… If you can judge a person by the company they keep then at Nova Studios we’re very pleased to have such excellent friends, colleagues, clients, partners and associates. We hope that their wonderfulness reflects on us and that they continue to rub off on us […]

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What has 2017 meant to Bobby Mandrell?

Our 2017 project How Do You Have A Happy Life focusses on 12 counterparts in Hull and our sister city Freetown. Hull’s own Ray Millington, and his glitzy stage alter-ego Bobby Mandrell, brought some glamour to the proceedings. Here he reflects on what 2017 meant to him. How did you feel about being filmed for […]

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The ten things you need to consider when planning your film…

If making a film is something new for your organisation, Nova’s Matt Stephenson offers a guide to what’s involved. 1)    Find your film company. Check out the different suppliers – watch a couple of their films, see who employs them regularly and get a feel for their quality – the way their films look […]

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A film about a Hull Dance School which has had a defining impact on ballet in Britain … And Why Local Matters… When I first started work on newspapers before the turn of the last century (1999). I was told never to use the word local. “We are local,” was the instruction. Because where you […]

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Doing it because we love it

We get lots of letters and emails from graduates and young people who are looking to get into the business, and we always try to make time to respond. It’s hard when you’re trying to get started. But the most important thing so far as we’re concerned, is that you’ve got a portfolio that really […]

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Promoting diversity and equality

Promoting diversity and equality is absolutely integral to the work we do at Nova Studios. For too long the media has overlooked anyone considered hard to reach, anyone it doesn’t know how to talk to, anyone it’s scared of or anyone who doesn’t fit into an easy box with a simple label. Things are changing, […]

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