Video Production Manchester Archives - Page 3 of 4 - Envelope Films
Envelope Films just completed filming for The M’Goo Project’s Let’s Fly To The Moon music video with our new Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Filmed at the stunning Bargehouse in London (the old Oxo factory), the video features incredible performances from West End dancers Alex Thomas, Matthew Holland, Harriet Bunton and Imogen Brooke. With choreography by Matt Holland and a story inspired by an open letter by Frank Ocean, the video explores love, lust, longing and character in a complicated 4 way relationship. The shoot was particularly tough as it was on a short working day and included complicated staging of a choreography that was still evolving during the shoot. Everyone worked really hard to complete the video and spirits were high. Kudos to co-producer Michael Meighu who ran to Primark in the middle of the shoot to get new jeans for dancer Alex, who’s incredible acrobatics split the jeans wide open!
We finally got a chance to give the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera a test shoot! Written in half an hour and about a man in a dressing gown finding tangerines in the woods, our test shoot won’t win any awards, but it was a great way to learn the camera. Thanks so much to actor Andrew Cullimore and film maker Richard Addlesee for helping out on the fun shoot.
Gearing for our music video shoot with The M’Goo Project in September, Envelope Films travelled down to London to meet the West End dancers and view the choreography created by Matthew Holland. We were absolutely blown away by the choreography and the performance and can’t wait till the shoot! Now we just have to work out a way of making it all work in the location….
After months of waiting, Envelope Films has finally received a new Blackmagic Cinema Camera! Revolutionising image capture, the camera has some incredible specs, including 13 stops of dynamic range and 2.5k RAW recording. Looking forward very much to testing it out and using it on future jobs.
image appears courtesy of Blackmagic
Envelope Films were really proud to have worked with Ben Williams to produce a music video to raise awareness for the charity Centre Point. Centre Point are dedicated to help put children’s lives back on track after adversity. The video was filmed in Chorlton’s community arts venue, The Edge Theatre and features Ben’s song, Too Cold For Snow. The video is pitched for a christmas release.
Just finished 2 days of filming for a variety of interviews at locations around Manchester simulated to look like locations from around the world! So over the last couple of days, Envelope Films have been to Italy, Manchester, China and America to name but a few! Ah the magic of film…
Back in May, Envelope Films produced Runaways, a fashion editorial with photographer Emma Phillipson, stylist Romy Richardson and models Lauren McGee & Reiss Harrison. The film explores the romance between two runaways on a journey through the wilderness. We decided to enter the film into the Virgin Media Shorts competition, so if you liked the video, we’d love you to vote for us. Votes can be submitted online here.
update: voting now closed, thanks for everyone who voted!
We seem to be getting a name for filming artists in studio recording sessions! Here’s a still from our latest venture, this time with the very accomplished Jon Kenzie. Filmed in Dorset, the studio sessions had a beautiful atmosphere and it was a real pleasure to be involved. Jon produced and directed the filming sessions, and will also be editing the material in time to promote the release of his new album, Sing A Little Higher.
Envelope Films are back in York, filming surgeons in a special training facility. Today the menu is knees, that’s right, knee cadavers are being operated on to make sure that your next knee operation runs smoothly. Again, eye opening stuff and not for the faint hearted!