Hull Minster

In the past few years at Nova Studios we’ve filmed all kinds of events taking place in Holy Trinity Parish Church, renamed Hull Minster in 2017. During that time we’ve seen this beautiful building and place of worship do an amazing job of becoming one of the city’s greatest assets at the heart of our […]

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Who owns the footage

Who owns the footage? And can we see the rushes?

Who owns the footage? And can we see the rushes? Two questions where the answer is not always as clear cut as you might think. Who owns the footage? When we produce commercial work for a client we always work under the assumption that anything we’ve been paid to supply belongs to the person or company […]

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Our Saviour

Our Saviour

For 10 years Nova Studios have been following the fortunes of young African footballer Alhassan ‘Saviour’ Kamara from Hull’s partner city Freetown, Sierra Leone. When Saviour marries his Swedish girlfriend in Greece this June the film will finally find it’s happy ending. Here’s the story of Nova’s remarkable 10 year long project… Nova Studios has […]

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No music no life

How to find the right music for your film

The right choice of music makes a massive difference to the impact of the films we produce for our clients. Music adds emotional ‘colour’ to a film. It establishes the tone, from tension, jeopardy and resolution to playfulness, exuberance, and joy; from reflection and introspection to business-like purpose and drive to succeed. Morning or night, […]

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Basil Kirchin

Proud to be a trustee

Nova Studios is proud to have been named as one of the trustees of the musical estate of the experimental music pioneer Basil Kirchin, who died in Hull in 2005. It’s a strange and wonderful responsibility, but then most things associated with Basil’s life lean toward the strange and wonderful – after all, this is […]

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A new face at Nova

We’d like you to meet Mr. Callum Mitchell, the latest member of the crew at Nova Studios Ltd. Callum brings a great range of skills to the company – not only can he fling about a camera with skill, flair and style, but he’s got a great eye for a story, a fresh approach to […]

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Paul Burwell - Nova Studios

Paul Burwell – an update for you

We’re currently in the middle of a long and fascinating project telling the story of the artist Paul Burwell. Not only was Paul a remarkable person, he was an influential figure in British art, performance and music from the early 1970s until his death in Hull in 2007. Nova’s story of how one of the […]

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War Stories

In the spring of 2014 we were commissioned by Hull Heritage Learning to produce three short films about the impact of the First World War in the Humber region. Of the three films we produced, perhaps the most moving is the story of two brothers, Sydney and Arthur Markham, told by their niece Margaret Markham. […]

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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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A busy summer ahead for nova

It’s a busy summer filled with arts and festival work for Nova this year. We are enormously proud to be the official media partner for Bradford Literature Festival (BLF), a huge event featuring more than 500 events and spanning ten days, the BLF is one of the UK’s most diverse festivals with a programme that […]

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