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Invisible Strategies at Modern Art Oxford

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The Lubaina Himid exhibition Modern Art Oxford draws to a close this weekend after a hugely successful run.  We’ve filmed a number of talks and events at the gallery, and you can view all the multimedia around the event on Modern Art Oxford Channel.

One of the best parts of our job is having access to so many fascinating events and talks.  Invisible Strategies has been a real treat.  Himid was a pioneer of the British Black Arts Movement and the show brings together her paintings sculptures, ceramics and works on paper. It contains many works shown for the first time in decades alongside pieces never-before seen in a public gallery, this exhibition highlights Himid’s consistently thought-provoking and distinctive visual style.

We’re proud to have been a part of helping Modern Art Oxford communicate the wonders of this show through video.  If you’re in Oxford this weekend you have until Sunday April 30 to see it for yourself.

 

Converting an aircraft into an air ambulance

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Speed of response for emergency services is critical in preserving life, especially in remote areas.  We produced a video for GVH Aerospace to demonstrate how its AeroStretcher® Mk IV Modular Aviation Emergency Medical System (EMS) enables an aircraft or helicopter to be rapidly converted from utility or transport use into an air ambulance. GVH Aerospace aeromedical equipment is used all over the world, and we produced the film in English and Chinese.  Watch the film here.

Data combats disease

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Data visualisation is a key area for The Infectious Disease Data Observatory Data.  This charity uses data sharing of infectious diseases to help combat disease. We produced a short animation about this vital work.

 

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Summer was all about video quality

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Every great viewing experience starts with great quality footage

Global sporting events always remind us why the video shot in the stadium should be as high quality as possible.  For the broadcasters covering Rio, delivering quality images to our screens was a complex, challenging operation. Fast moving action and unpredictable events were shot by many different cameras and shooting positions.  Then they were converted to various broadcast standards and distributed across the world.

Every stage between the camera and the screen offers potential to lose video quality. And this will downgrade the viewing experience considerably.

Whether you are filming a global sports event or a corporate promo, all video and film footage is processed before it reaches the viewer. Footage for even the most simple production will go through editing and graphics. Then possibly signal processing, distribution and archiving.  

So whatever you are filming, a basic principle applies.  The better the image you start with, the better the video quality will be on the viewer’s screen, whether it’s a TV, laptop or mobile.  

This is why we invest in the best possible camera technology.  We have recently upgraded all of our cameras and are now completely 4K-capable in the studio, on location and for events capture.

So if you’re planning a video project, talk to us about how to give your audience the best possible viewing experience.

 

Brexit – Mervyn King’s long term view

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Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 10.31.36In the immediate aftermath of the vote to leave the EU, the pound and European markets took big hits. We filmed PBS economics correspondent Paul Solomon in London talking to former head of the Bank of England Mervyn King, who offers a longer view about what the outcome means for global banking and financial stability.

The interview took place for PBS Newshour – watch it here.