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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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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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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Here’s why you should go to Hull City Hall on November 18

We’re very pleased to announce that Nova Studios’ Basil Kirchin documentary Mind On The Run will be shown alongside the iconic 1982 Godfrey Reggio film Koyaanisqatsi on November 18, presented by top regional jazz and new music promoters J-Night. Mind On The Run (40 mins) will open the proceedings, followed by the excellent GoGoPenguin performing […]

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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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