Nova Studios Ltd, proud to be arts bandits

Making films with arts organisations is, and has always been, a big part of what we do at Nova. In October 2013 (six years ago, how flime ties) we made This City Belongs To Everyone, the four minute film which helped Hull win in its bid to become City of Culture; ever since then we’ve […]

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Nova share the stage with Brian Eno

Above: Matt Stephenson Nova Studios Ltd is now one of the official Trustees of the Basil Kirchin estate. If the name Basil Kirchin is still unknown to you, come along to the University of Hull’s Middleton Hall at 4pm on Wednesday September 25th to watch Nova’s documentary Mind On The Run which tells the remarkable […]

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Maritime Hull – hearing young people’s views

We were recently commissioned to work with a number of groups of young people to discover and communicate through three short films (still in production) their views about Hull’s identity as a maritime city – part of Hull City Council’s Heritage Lottery Fund bid to develop Hull as Yorkshire’s Maritime City by investing further in […]

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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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