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Lunch time for the (sweaty) cogs
July 19, 2014 at 01:38PM
We had such an amazing time in Birmingham with the guys from Alternative Modelling.
Check out our video of the behind the scenes footage.
Music video for The City Ate My Brains by Joe Allan.
By CogWheel Films
This instalment of the CogWheel Blog comes from me, Sam.
We work a wide variety of events as part of CogWheel, and not too long ago we were given the opportunity to film something just a little bit spooky…
Let me set the scene… The wind was howling, the sky’s were murky and today of all days, it was Friday the 13th. (Actually the weather had been quite nice and it was a lovely warm day, but that doesn’t really work!)
We had been asked to film something a bit less ordinary and weren’t entirely sure what to expect.
Arriving at the venue we were met by a lovely lady called Kerry who was running the night. Kerry is a Clairvoyant and claims to communicate messages to those that need them. You can find out more about what she’s up to on her Facebook profile.
Now, it’s no surprise to many that I’m a skeptic, and here I was in a room filled with believers. However, it did give me the chance to keep my mind open.
Sound was set up, we had the crane up for some sweeping shots, a static shot on a tripod and Tori ready to run around the room catching reactions.
Kerry took to the stage and quickly had control of the room. The whole process was fascinating. The people responded well to all of her messages and it’s a joy to watch as people get involved. She helps them by offering guidance and support through the messages she passes on to them, and the room had a really lovely atmosphere.
It was nice to film such an intimate event where you could almost hear a pin drop while Kerry was talking.
We were witness to some very touching moments that called for delicacy and understanding and moments that had everyone in the room in stitches.
While I’ll still be a skeptic, I can honestly say, it was a pleasure to watch Kerry at work.
The video will be online soon and you can make your own assumptions!
In the meantime please have a look at Kerry’s Spiritual Well-being Centre based here in the northeast.
As always we are grateful to be involved and really enjoyed filming such a different event to what we are used to.
We will be hopefully working on a private event for Kerry in the near future so be sure to check back to find out more!
This Cog-Blog is brought to you by Paul Doherty.
We never really meant CogWheel Films to happen. It just sort of did.
I guess you could call it a happy accident.
Initially there was only four of us (Jon, Sean, Tori and myself). We had entered a few different short film competitions together but had always struggled to come up with a name to put our submission under.
Eventually we decided that since there were 3 men and 1 lady in the group (if you’ve met Tori you’ll know I’m using that term very loosely) and so threw together the name 3 Men, 1 Lady Films which the eagle-eyed acronym fans will realise is shortened to 3M1LFilms.
Which isn’t ideal and creates a very different picture to the sort of films we actually make.
Realising we needed more hands on set we put out a few adverts via social media and ended up expanding our group with a handful of new, keen and talented people who wanted to join.
The name CogWheel Films was suggested by Grant in his second meeting with us. It was based upon a previous film of Tori’s which we will be expanding into a full series at some point in the future. CogWheel Films really did seem to solidify us as a group and present the sort of efficient work image we feel is appropriate for the hard work we all put in.
Since then we’ve entered 4 different short films into competitions, made a few more music videos, covered a month-long Battle of the Bands event and are currently in the early pre-production stages of a documentary web series as well as a short film to be entered into film festivals.
Back in February, we organised a local cinema screening of our work, some of which was made while the notion of CogWheel films was nothing more than a twinkle in our collective eyes.
If the rest of the time we spend together is anything like the last 6 months I truly cannot wait to see what else is in store; it’s truly fantastic working with a set of like-minded, talented and enthusiastic people who are doing this out of a sense of passion and I really hope you all enjoy our work as much as we do making it.
- Joe Allan – Making a Music Video. (cogwheelfilms.co.uk)
- Corporate Video Production – Why you need a corporate video (cogwheelfilms.co.uk)
- What to expect from us (and from you) when hiring our film production company (cogwheelfilms.co.uk)
We are currently able to offer a complete start-up package for companies looking to showcase their product or service on video.
With the increase in online advertising, standing out from the crowd is becoming even harder, this is why you need to get your business online, and on Video!
People often visit YouTube to see customer reviews before choosing a particular product and as a small to medium enterprise, if you’re genuinely interested in growing your business, you should invest in getting your company on Video.
If you don’t, you’re missing out on a fantastic opportunity to grow your customer base and in turn increase your potential sales.
Does your company attend exhibitions? We can produce a short film that showcases what you do, that you can then display on your exhibition stand. Keep people engaged at events and they are more likely to respond to you and your product or service.
People are extremely busy and as such, rarely have the time or energy to look through pages of reviews or articles. If your website is detailed and informative that’s no bad thing, but what if you could explain your product or service to the customer directly?
Finding information needs to be simple and immediate. Your video gives you a clear and concise way to get your point across. It helps reinforce your brand and gives you a low cost way to communicate with potential customers.
Hosting your video is free too! You can put it on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook or wherever and get your word out there. Direct to your customer.
It’s a great way to save money on advertising and distribution costs because services like YouTube are free, and you can track and monitor your success online with their built in stats.
You can even embed the video to your website and you can engage them right there on your page!
But why should you use CogWheel Films?
Because it takes no effort at all to make a bad corporate video, but it takes skill and experience to make a great one.
We know the Northeast. We know your customers. We will be able to bring out the best in your team in order to deliver a professional, but engaging video.
We have a team with a professional but artistic eye. We will bring your company to life and still be able to do it for a fraction of the cost you will find from national production companies.
They say a picture tells a thousand words, well at 25 frames per second, we definitely get your point across!
Our Corporate Package is only £275.
Giving you a 1 minute “interview style” video formatted and ready for YouTube.
Available to new customers only, this includes for free, our Social Media diagnosis service. We will assess your accounts and help you plan your online promotion to maximise your social media impact. This includes creation of a dedicated company YouTube account for you to manage.
Also for free, we will assist you with the Yellow Pages Video service so that you can host your video on their site.
This package includes 1 Camera operator and 1 sound engineer included as standard. Any additional features or editing can be negotiated at an additional cost, but for the low price of £275 this is a great way to make a step into your first video production.
Why not upgrade to our “Headshots Package”? For an extra £50 we will shoot up to 10 individual members of staff to provide you with professional headshots that you are free to use for your social media, website, business events and much more!
So if you’re interested in our special promotion, please use the contact form below to get in touch with our Producer, Sean, who will arrange a meeting to discuss your options.
- What to expect from us (and from you) when hiring our film production company (cogwheelfilms.wordpress.com)