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:

eSports with SanDisk Pros

Last August we flew to Cologne to cover one of Europe’s biggest gaming events: Gamescom. The huge event attracts gamers from around the world to meet, discover the latest gaming innovations, try out the newest releases, and battle eSports rivals face to face. (Or at least screen to screen.) eSports are video game tournaments and there are tons of competitions globally where renowned players participate in games such as Call of Duty and League of Legends.

Over the event we filmed live eSports events, interviewed pro players and soaked in the electric atmosphere whilst fans met their gaming heroes. Amongst the professionals we interviewed was Zainab “zAAz” Turkie of team Dynasty Gaming, an all-female group with an international Counter Strike: Global Offensive winning streak. We got an insight into the passion and commitment that she dedicates to gaming and her team. Congratulations to all the eSports teams competing at Gamescom, we had a great time cheering you on!

See our video here:

Why Are Product Videos Important?

Why are product videos important? Videos are a particularly effective way to present your brand, products or services because they can be injected with your brand’s personality to emphasise who you are and what you stand for.

We can help create a personal connection between potential and existing customers and your services, brand or products. Effectively communicating a lot of varied information in a short space of time can help to build respect and trust in you and your expertise.

Our behind-the-scenes video from a shoot with LundHalsey is a great example of how much hard work goes into our films. We work closely with you to deliver an insight into your company and the products you offer. Our skilled and experienced team will take you through from conceptualisation to finished product, ensuring we celebrate your brand and create the right video for you.

Take a look behind the scenes of our shoot with LundHalsey

LundHalsey – e-Type Console: Behind the scenes on a product promo shoot from High Life Productions on Vimeo.

Animated Explainer Videos

Animated explainer videos are a great way to visually communicate what your app does and how it can benefit potential customers. We will work closely with you to understand and communicate what you’d like to get across to your audience, and create an ‘elevator pitch’ for your app which they can view from their Smartphone.

By identifying the issue your app will solve the animation can promote the idea that the app was created exclusively for your audience and the issues they have as an individual or business.

A lot of information can be easily and quickly communicated using animation; grabbing and keeping your audience’s attention without bombarding them with too much to read. For example, this simple visual step-by-step explanation of using the Gett for Business app shows how straightforward it is to use, and how it can benefit the audience’s business.

The content and style of the animation is entirely guided by your app and your brand, as the tone must be right for your audience. By using your brand’s visuals we can build awareness and confidence in your app. For example, by using the bright yellow and fonts in keeping with Gett for Business’s app we were able to create an animation which reinforces recognition and trust in the brand. Importantly the video ends with showing the audience where they can download the app.

Check out what we produced for Gett

Gett Taxi for Business from High Life Productions on Vimeo.

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 video here

WOF-AP2016 from High Life Productions on Vimeo.

– 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.