Women of the Future – Ambassadors Programme 2016

Once again, we had the honour of working with the esteemed Women of the Future organisation, covering their Ambassadors Programme for 2016.

This event is a unique initiative, created by Pinky Lilani OBE DL and her team. As with every event we cover for WoF, it is particularly special as they bring 100 ambassadors to the event to connect with 100 female sixth-formers, giving students unprecedented access to industry role models and providing invaluable guidance towards their future successes.

Gender parity is an important topic. One which we at High Life Productions often encounter and are asked to document in our video work. It is an absolute pleasure to be at the forefront of such an crucial issue and covering this event made us realise quite quickly that the future of women in industry is looking brighter than ever. Long may it continue!

You can now see the finished video here, enjoy!

– The HLP Team

Private Equity-ing

Private Equity-ing

It’s been another breathless week for us here at High Life, seeing us cover, for the first time, the prestigious Private Equity Awards. Private Equity Awards? I hear you hark, what on earth are they?

Now in their nineteenth year, the awards are the oldest and most respected accolades bestowed on the private equity industry and those that advise it. Kind of like the Oscars, or the Olympics, or the Whitechapel Pub Darts ‘End of Season Extravaganza’ (note: the last one is probably the most important event on planet earth).

Held at the Park Lane Hilton, the industry’s finest came out in full force and glamour was in the air. The event was hosted by the superbly funny Marcus Brigstocke and, as ever, we were there with cameras in hand and questions at the ready. We shot some beautiful footage, held interviews with luminaries of private equity, and spoke with every single winner – award in hand and fresh off-stage. All of which provided excellent insight into their respective company practices and the event as a whole.

Over all, another successful evening spent. Congratulations to all of the winners, and we look forward to posting the finished video piece soon.

– The HLP Team

A day in the life of a media intern!

I am currently feeling like a cast member of Made in Chelsea as not only have I been carried across Soho and Bank in a black cab but also wined and dined at Chipotle. The adventures of week one have really got my taste buds tingling for a bite of the corporate world. After visiting sky-high glass offices with luxury pods and cosy meeting rooms not to mention the video game hubs, I’m really intrigued about the marketing and business world in London.

I’ve chosen to stick to the more administrative and marketing side of things here at Highlife Productions, conducting research about the world of corporate video production and trying to learn something new as each day comes along. I can say that I’ve already grasped a breadth of knowledge and something that I value here is that everybody is learning from each other, whether it’s me learning about cameras and lenses or us, the interns discussing the expansion of social media and how we can bring everything together. I‘ve also been given creative freedom in the sense that I have free reign across all social media platforms for Highlife Productions, depicting not only trust but also an opportunity for me to act independently during the first week.

Bring on week 2!

Everline Future 50

Lately, we were lucky enough to work with our favourite people at Real Business again! We covered the Everline Future 50 Event which was held in a very cool venue in Old Street.

During the event the Future 50 most disruptive UK companies where announced – using a fantastic animation created by the in-house team here at HLP.

The 50 companies were extremely diverse, from Service Providers, to Finance, Energy and  Marketing –  the list goes on…It was so inspiring to be in a room full of young entrepreneurs, and as an entrepreneurial business ourselves we take our hats off to everyone in the Future 50 and to anyone else out there who has an idea and runs with it!

Check out the Future 50 animation on our portfolio page.

IP Week 2013 – Why you need video coverage for your event

HLP recently covered one of the Energy Institute’s biggest conferences – International Petroleum Week.

IP Week is one of the biggest events within the energy sector’s calendar and attracts over 2,000 key influencers and senior decision-makers from around the world.

The three-day event features conferences, seminars, a high profile luncheon, an evening reception and an exhibition, as well as the prestigious IP Week Annual Dinner – the largest gathering in the industry’s annual calendar, with over 1,000 guests.
We had our crew there for the duration of the conference – filming interviews with all of the speakers, Vox Pops with the delegates and sponsors, as well as coverage of the amazing dinner they held in the Great Room at the Grosvenor Hotel – what a fabulous venue!
Hiring a video production company to cover key events like IP Week should be an integral part of any organisations event and marketing strategy, not only does it look good to the guests attending but it means that your event is captured in real time and the footage will be used to promote your next event. And as I’m sure you all know – video strengthens your brand! Its much more engaging and exciting to watch video content of an event rather than seeing some photos and a bit of text!
Have you seen any great event footage? We would love to see any examples! In the meantime have a quick glimpse of IP week on our portfolio page…Enjoy!

RAF Training Shoot

So HLP have been busy bees last week filming the final instalment of the RAF Fire and Training apprenticeship film. We have been following two of the apprentices since they started back in July, documenting both the physical and mental challenges that they faced over the 19 week course.

We have been lucky enough to follow two very different people, Emma, a female apprentice in her 30s who joined up after working in the city for a number of years, and Jo, a 19 year old male who joined up straight from college. It was interesting to capture their different perspectives and reactions to the challenges the course threw at them.

We have stayed on the RAF base in Manston for a week at a time since July and its been a great experience! Wether we were filming a live fire exercise or enjoying some downtime with the apprentices and instructors, it gave us a great insight into military life.

We are currently in post production and as always at HLP there is way too much good footage, the challenge now is how to cut it down and fit it into a 30 minute film!

Check out the photo’s on our Facebook page!

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