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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mum and you

Mum and You

Mum and You is a progressive new online business, run by mums for mums, selling a wide range of own-label mother and baby products with a strong emphasis on being eco-friendly. The London-based company, which sees parenting as the foundation of building a better world,  asked Nova to produce a short film for their website, […]

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Making a studio

We love it when a plan comes together… An important new client recently approached us to help them make a large number of FAQ and instructional short films. The films, one to two minutes in length, needed to be shot in batches of 10 or 15 at a time; the idea being that their friendly […]

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