Mansfield Museum commissioned us to work with museum staff and the local community to preserve the history of a factory known as the ‘Metal Box’ which had employed generations of local people.
Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire had been given funding from the Renaissance East Midlands Mubu project to create an audio trail with a group of young people. They asked us to help them plan and produce the trail, working alongside a creative writer.
How do you train an international team of officers, all of whom have different approaches to filming stories? This was the challenge set for us by animal welfare charity The Brooke.
In spring 2010 we supported FAB by getting regional press coverage for a six-day charity bike ride from YHA Coverack in Cornwall to YHA Whitby in Yorkshire – a journey of almost 600 miles. The cyclists included YHA staff and military personnel.
Leicester Hospitals Charity asked us to produce appeal videos for critical fundraising projects for the Leicester Royal Infirmary neonatal unit and the Lord Mayor’s Forget-Me-Not Appeal. In both videos we used powerful personal stories from patients and their families to create a strong emotional pull for the viewer.
Finding new ways to engage young audiences is an essential part of the remit of museums and art galleries. In spring 2010 the Museum of Croydon asked us to work with a group of young people, aged between 14 and 18, to produce audio podcasts based on exhibits in the museum.
The RNIB commissioned us to deliver a tailor-made training workshop to help its web and events teams understand how audio and podcasts could work for them.
The Blue Cross asked us to create two short films and an electronic press kit for their Pets for Life campaign, all on a quick turnaround of just one week.
To create content for the YHA annual general meeting, we trained young people to record their own stories in video and audio. This approach gave us a valuable insight into the workings of YHA hostels and provided young people with a voice.