A month of Stranger Things

Summer has arrived and High Life Productions has been embarking on some things that get a bit stranger. Specifically, we have recently completed a project tying into the upcoming release o Stranger Things 3 that promotes SanDisk’s 32 GB Micro SD card, which allows users to download videos to watch anywhere on the go. We were very excited to work with SanDisk to put together this video promoting both the product and the television show as the complement one another well. The combination of these two brands ties in perfectly with our capabilities to produce video content for brands and entertainment media alike.

Of course, with each shoot there is plenty that takes place beyond the view of the camera. In these next few weeks leading up to the release of Stranger Things 3 on the 4th July, we will be releasing some behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot, as well as some additional content, so be on the lookout for that!

 

Check out the complete project below:

New Year, New Faces, New Prospects.

We’re now into the 2nd month of 2019 and High Life Productions are moving full steam ahead. We’re continuing to work with some excellent clients that have been returning to us for a number of years now and we’re looking forward to creating some fresh content for a huge array of new business.

2019 is about nurturing already solid business relationships and ensuring their longevity, but also to secure a more diverse range of industries within our already extensive back catalogue of film work.

The end of February will prove to be a particularly engaging time for us as we gear up to showcase the company at the 2019 Event Production Show. We’ll be amongst many other talents within a multitude of industries at the monolithic Olympia in London. We are using our time at the show to really give attendees a thorough idea of High Life Productions’ solid experience within production and of the resources we offer throughout our processes.

See you on the 26th and 27th of February!

We’d also like to welcome Scott to High Life who is our new Head of Production and will be supporting us in all things High Life. Welcome!

Lastly, we are going in to the new year refreshed and majorly affirming an ethos that has long been at the core of High Life Productions: we are not a one sized fits all company and we are very much here to adapt and work with all industries and companies out there.

 

Stay tuned!

Make Your Brand More Animated

At High Life we always enjoy working with motion graphics and animation, its gives us a chance to get creative when putting together a sales film for our recent client WWT – in the form of an animated explainer video.
These ‘elevator pitches’ are fantastic for brands that have lots of information to communicate, and get your message across in a concise and entertaining way whilst avoiding information overload for the viewer.

WWT needed to communicate their reputation as the leading business media brand in the UK water industry. Big ideas such as these are more easily conveyed through visual language and so our video makes use of simple-to-understand graphics to present these statistics. Animation also allows facts and figures to be interesting and digestible by presenting them in a bright and visually stimulating way.

Each of our animated videos is a bespoke piece, to fit with your brand’s personality, aesthetic and voice. Our video for WWT uses their on-brand colour scheme and in-house style to creatively convey their reputable identity to those within and outside of the water industry.

Take a look at the animation we created for WWT here:

Happy Birthday to You!!(Tube)

Last week saw the 10th anniversary of the first video post on, a then unknown and rather mysterious, YouTube. An innocuous 19 second clip of one YouTube founder, Jawed Karim, was the firing gun for one of the biggest search engine/content sharing/life changing digital media platforms in history.

YouTube has certainly been a huge catalyst in the growth of video. Both in terms of its consumption as well as its influence on the rapid development of the everyday technology to capture and share content.

Talk about growth! Today, YouTube:

  • has a billion users
  • uploads 300 hours of video per minute
  • generates billions of views…

 

…ahh, precious views!

And it’s not all cat clips and baby blunders.

 

Video sharing sites have inspired a new wave of B2B communication. Businesses are getting back to the heart of the customer – engaging with target audiences and placing brand front and centre. Video achieves this like NO other type of content.

It inspires and influences behaviour whilst communicating company ethos effortlessly.

If you didn’t know it by now, video is the KING OF CONTENT…and it’s only set to continue. Here’s my take on why video content should be the starring role in your marketing strategy:

  1. 74% of all internet traffic in 2017 will be video 
  2. Click-through rates increase 2-3 times when marketers include a video in an email 
  3. Subscriber to lead conversation rates increase 51% when video is included in email marketing campaign 
  4. 80% of your online visitors will watch a video, while only 20 percent will actually read content in its entirety 
  5. 75% of users visit the marketer’s website after viewing a video  

 

Are you being left behind or maybe you’re not sure what to do with video content once you have it? 

I’ll be discussing this and some of the other main barriers to realising an effective content strategy soon…keep your eye on the blog for more details or just call me! I’m always available for questions and queries.

 

Until next time,

Nicola

Head of Marketing, High Life Productions

T. 07757 048917  ¦  E. nicambler[@]highlifeprodcutions.co.uk