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eBay Success Stories

Promotional Film

eBay Success Stories

Promotional Film

eBay wanted to uncover the inspiring stories that make up the most interesting eBay sellers in the UK. We searched through eBay for unique products and found 101

With just a couple planks of scaffolding boards in their back garden, David and Jamie started their reclaimed furniture business. Their company started at a time when neither knew how to weld, and both had limited wood making skills.

Within the space of 18 months, they utilised eBay as a selling platform and have grown to employ 5 people, and work from a 2500 sqft workshop. This was the perfect story for us to tell. It had everything eBay wanted to say about how it can help small businesses reach their market.

We wanted to film the piece creatively, both in style and look – making sure the story is clear in its execution. We received a number of reference images from David and Jamie, this helped us get a good idea of what we planned to shoot before we arrived. Luckily we managed to budget a two-day shoot allowing us to spend more time on each shot, which was great.

Some inspiration from something we’d seen online ultimately lead us to the idea for the welding scene. This gave us some really interesting light techniques, perhaps one of our favourite shots in the film.

With just a couple planks of scaffolding boards in their back garden, David and Jamie started their reclaimed furniture business. Their company started at a time when neither knew how to weld, and both had limited wood making skills.

Within the space of 18 months, they utilised eBay as a selling platform and have grown to employ 5 people, and work from a 2500 sqft workshop. This was the perfect story for us to tell. It had everything eBay wanted to say about how it can help small businesses reach their market.

We wanted to film the piece creatively, both in style and look – making sure the story is clear in its execution. We received a number of reference images from David and Jamie, this helped us get a good idea of what we planned to shoot before we arrived. Luckily we managed to budget a two-day shoot allowing us to spend more time on each shot, which was great.

Some inspiration from something we’d seen online ultimately lead us to the idea for the welding scene. This gave us some really interesting light techniques, perhaps one of our favourite shots in the film.

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We wanted the film to have a raw look, capturing the essence of the old red brick workspace from which they work. The environment had dust in the air, and sparks lighting the walls from the welders. This was a key part of the film as we wanted the viewers to feel as if they were a part of the creation process while watching.

 

We shot the piece on the Canon C100 MkII using Zeiss Optics. We achieved progressive movements by using a Kessler Cineslider combined with a 3 Axis Second Shooter.

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Client:

Mediacom / eBay

Studio:

Kube Productions

Producers:

Sam Dawson, David Morgan Jones

Director:

David Morgan Jones

Director of Photography:

David Morgan Jones

Editor:

Sam Dawson

Storyboards:

Anja Uhren

Pitch Concept:

Sam Dawson, David Morgan Jones

Sound Design:

Steve Rafter at BOMO Audio

Lighting:

Peter Riches

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