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Video is a visual piece of craftwork capturing a story, a series of emotions and moments in time.
We use moving images to show your product, let clients get to know you and capture those case-studies where customers sell your success.
Simon Burt’s visual artistry is loved by magazine editors and tourism marketing, while his skills in capturing an image go back to his earliest days in print.
We have a combined knowledge of the media and broadcast covering four decades.
Matthew Clarke’s background in broadcast mean that you have a director/editor who loves to tell concise and meaningful stories.
Let us help you tell your story – using the glories of moving pictures.
Matthew has nearly thirty years of experience in a wide range of media.
Back in 1988, he worked in business affairs at EMI Records HQ in the days of Duran Duran, Blur and Nigel Kennedy being on the artist roster.
After retraining in media production and radio journalism, he spent a short time at Croydon Cable Television before moving into news at broadcasters across the south of England. Eventually he worked in Cornwall for Pirate FM, Atlantic FM, Heart and Radio Plymouth.
Now, Matthew has moved back into the moving image and spent the past four years working on video production for clients such as ESI, CUC, Cornwall Chamber, Convergence and the LEP.
Simon Burt is a creative with an eye for detail. He believes in waiting for just the right moment to hit the record button – not a moment earlier and not a moment later.
He spent ten years in the Royal Marines, serving in Northern Ireland, Norway, Europe and Central America.
In 1987, he became a ‘civvy’ and trained on the job as a photographer with the Plymouth Evening Herald and Western Morning News. Before long, he took on the staff role of deputy picture editor with an invaluable period of training under ex-Sunday Times picture editor, Michael Cranmer.
His next move was to spend seven years at a leading picture agency, shooting for national titles and PR clients. Simon ventured out alone in 2004 to shoot for a vast array of commercial customers, hotels, restaurants, architects and builders.
The transition from stills to moving images has been a gradual and natural one over the last few years: “It is all about the image, the light, colour and subtleties of motion. By background in high quality stills gives you access to the most important resource in film – an eye for the artistic and photogenic.”
Jessica Quinones: a case study
Flautist Jessica Quinones contracted Distilled Films to capture the atmosphere of her flute coaching. We discussed the film’s concept in a preproduction meeting which included cakes, tea and Mexican cuisine. We agreed with Jessica that we would spend a day filming with her. The first half was spent at her place of work capturing interaction with a student. We wanted to show a relaxed lesson in real life as well as her conducting a session over Skype. We used a Blackmagic Cinema Camera to capture the shots. We then headed out to the cliffs at St Agnes for sunset where we waited patiently in the chill breeze for the right moment to see Jessica playing her flute above the sparkling waters off the Cornish coast, just as the sun was dipping down. Matthew spent a week on the final edit. Within this time, a provisional edit was sent back to Jessica for her to approve.
You can find the result at www.jqflute.com
You will be pleased to hear that it (the consultation) went well and that the film was very well received. I think we had about 7 to 8 separate “screenings” with between 3 and 10 people at each screening. Everyone who watched it enjoyed it and felt that it did Bude justice. The only “negative” comment was a complaint that it hadn’t been shown on the BBC! It worked very well as a lead-in to the discussions and helped those who weren’t familiar with all the local issues begin to think about them. Overall the project went well and thank you for your input. I hope that the opportunity arises for us to work on something again in the future.Nigel TremlettTransform Research
It’s been great working with you both and I’ve been very impressed with the quality of your work.Mel RichardsonCornwall & Isles of Scilly LEP
We commissioned a series of video clips focusing on what the general public felt about inclusion and how they were included in society. This was a difficult brief as the term inclusion is complicated. Matthew was able to fully grasp our objectives for the video clips and carried out the filming expertly. The final clips were ready to use well within the agreed timescales and we have used them at workshops across Cornwall where they have ignited discussion and been of greater use than we could have anticipated.Andrea GilbertInclusion Cornwall