Culture & Conflict
This is the trailer for a days filming we did in conjuction with the British Council. Arts professionals from the UK and Afghanistan came together for a day of meetings to discuss the many challenges that face those trying to rebuild the culture of Afghanistan. It is a fascinating insight to a side of that country that we don’t hear so much about.
In Focus : Afghanistan
The Association of Coaching trailer
We have worked with the association to help film and launch all their footage as the first stage of them having their own dedicated video channel. This a new trailer cut from old footage but we loved the challenge. We had around 14 hours of film to cut down to less than 150 seconds. It was tricky as nearly all the footage was of ‘talking heads’ but we felt we still could make...
ACTV Launch Trailer
Tak Atak: The work of Haroon Mirza
The Changing Consumer
We have just completed a set of films as part of a joint venture between Criticaleye and Accenture. It is our second set of films that we have completed for them. We interviewed 9 leading professionals from companies as diverse as Virgin Media, Diageo and Scottish Water. Most of them were the CEO’s of their respective companies. The main message from the interviews is how all companies...
Dickens 24 hour read-a-thon
Below is our short film following people from 24 countries reading from 24 different works by Charles Dickens to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth. All the footage was shot locally across the world, some professionally and some on mobile phones and then sent to London over a long weekend. We believe it shows our skills as editors in bringing many separate pieces of footage together in a...
Dickens 24 hour read-a-thon
Hanif Kureishi Interview
Below is the trailer from an interview we did with Hanif Kureishi for the Literature department of the British Council. Whenever possible we strive to give our clients back as many films as we can. We produced the trailer and a full interview but on top of that we split the interview up into each individual Q&A thus giving our client the best opportunity to maximise the content. It also...
Hanif Kureishi Trailer
The film below shows the installation of a statue of the Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin outside the British Council offices in London in 2011. To mark the 50th Anniversary of manned space flight the statue was gifted to the Council for 12 months by the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos. A few days after installation, it was unveiled in front of British and Russian dignitaries by Yuri’s...
Gagarin Statue Installation
Here is the trailer we made for a whole set of films following Dame Paula Rego as she curated an exhibition of work in her native Portugal from the British Council Collection. This trailer was a short cut made from 13 other films that we produced that included in-depth tour guides and an interview with Dame Paula herself.
Web based films as 'art' ?
The two films below were part of a whole set we made for the British Council following the five exhibitions it held at the Whitechapel Gallery as part its 75th anniversary. We made tour guides for all 5 shows but also made some installation films such as the two here. The brief was to capture the process but also to make engaging short films. We strongly believe that web based film content has...
Michael Craig-Martin installing his own work at the Whitechapel Gallery. The brief was to shoot something live and to be as unobtrusive as possible as he worked. We had a small opportunity to get him talking (unplanned for - we were meant be quiet and not interupt) and we took it. Michael’s own reflections on the work really add texture to the film. It is a rare opportunity to see an...
Preserve Beauty (New York) Installation The brief here was to capture the installation of this completely unique work by Anya Gallaccio. We had a day to film it all in real time (no re-takes) and then tasked to create an engaging short film. We elected to not use any voiceover but to tell the story through the pictures and a few captions.
Get the Picture
This project was our first set of films for the British Council. The British Council has a near priceless collection of art and thus it is crucial that people handling it know exactly what to do every step of the way. The brief was to create a step by step guide to handling works of art from the moment they arrive, through unpacking, hanging and packing them up again. We filmed , edited, wrote...
Get The Picture Intro
Crikey! This was our first ever trailer made for our first ever client. We have now made over 800 films for Criticaleye. We have also built and manage Criticaleye TV for them. They are a member only organisation so we can’t display any more of their work here. The brief was open - we wanted to make a sub 90 second trailer that captured some of the dynamism and breadth of their filmed content. ...