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Spike Design

Promotional Brand Video

Spike Design

Promotional Brand Video

Spike Design is our working space in Bristol – it’s a collaborative working space at Spike Island. We were commissioned by the manager of the space (Jane) to produce a culture film that promotes the working space. The film will be shown at the Spike Island Open Weekend of which we’ll see 7,000 people pass through the building. The film will also later be used on their website to encourage further creatives to the space.

We knew we wanted to produce something that had character, and had elements of humour. We held interviews with a number of tenants from Spike Design, and made sure to keep the cameras rolling before and after each interview. This made sure to capture any natural bits of character that they might not feel comfortable giving when they know the camera is rolling. We ended up using these bits of character to develop a conversation between the interviewee and the video (sounds odd I know, but watch the video, hopefully it makes sense).

The video edit was largely inspired by a popular American filmmaker, Casey Neistat. His quick paced editing, and slightly sloppy style of cutting, gives his videos an edge that you don’t see often. I felt this style was appropriate for this video because it was important for it be as engaging as possible. The text on screen, and the style of music lends itself to a characterful, playful energy, which we felt was important in capturing the energy of the space.

We knew we wanted to produce something that had character, and had elements of humour. We held interviews with a number of tenants from Spike Design, and made sure to keep the cameras rolling before and after each interview. This made sure to capture any natural bits of character that they might not feel comfortable giving when they know the camera is rolling. We ended up using these bits of character to develop a conversation between the interviewee and the video (sounds odd I know, but watch the video, hopefully it makes sense).

The video edit was largely inspired by a popular American filmmaker, called Casey Neistat. His quick paced editing, and slightly sloppy style of cutting, gives his videos an edge that you don’t see often. I felt this style was appropriate for this video because it was important for it be as engaging as possible. The text on screen, and the style of music lends itself to a characterful, playful energy, which we felt was important in capturing the energy of the space.

Naim - Uniti Core - Studio Shoot - Setup guides
Naim - Uniti Core - Studio Shoot - Setup guides
Naim - Uniti Core - Studio Shoot - Setup guides
Naim - Uniti Core - Studio Shoot - Setup guides
Naim - Uniti Core - Studio Shoot - Setup guides
Naim - Uniti Core - Studio Shoot - Setup guides

Something that was quite good, was how David was using his ear to give a really nice glare to the final image. It was just a small battery powered LED panel with a gel that we shone straight onto Davids face, making his skin very blue. We then used his ear, to give the image a sort of blue glare across the left side of the image – which works really well. Have a look at the video of this example here.

Naim - Uniti Core - Studio Shoot - Setup guides
Naim - Uniti Core - Studio Shoot - Setup guides
Drew Allen one shot music video steadycam gimbal scrapyard junk yard
Drew Allen one shot music video steadycam gimbal scrapyard junk yard
Drew Allen one shot music video steadycam gimbal scrapyard junk yard
Drew Allen one shot music video steadycam gimbal scrapyard junk yard