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How to Prepare for Speaking on Camera

Even the most confident person can get nervous in front of the camera. Being an experienced public speaker is not the same as being an effective communicator on screen. Here are our top tips on how to prepare yourself for being filmed! First of all choose a production team you feel comfortable with... more »

New Year - Knew Editor

New Year - Knew Editor

  If you gave the same footage to 10 different editors you’d get 10 completely different videos back. Editing is an art form and the approach can vary drastically. For a production company, selecting the right editor is a vital decision as they are responsible for transforming hours of... more »

Planning for your Video

Planning for your Video

So, you’ve decided you want a video for your business or organisation. You’ve chosen your Production Company and have a good idea as to whats needed - what next?! Surely its just a case of getting out the cameras? No! Not at all. If your finished video is to be high quality with a strong... more »

Manufacturing and video. A perfect match?

You’re in the manufacturing industry. You’re proud of your business and want others to know what you do and how you do it. So you’re probably thinking brochures, ads, maybe even a stand at a trade show. But you should really be thinking of video, and here’s why. There are so... more »

The Drone Code

The Drone Code

At Knew Productions we are often asked about aerial filming - and you can see our current aerial showreel here. However drone footage is becoming increasingly common place. No longer is it purely the domain of TV nature programs and high end video productions. More and more we are seeing hobbyists a... more »

Video Marketing – An Agency Owners Perspective

In this blog article Dave Powell, MD of Thrive, gives his view on the role of video in effective brand communication. Video, I’m a huge fan. It can help make the complex simple and deliver messages to audiences with impact and emotion. And, with such a proliferation of communication channels,... more »

Uses and benefits of multi-language videos.

Multi-language videos can benefit a business in many different ways. Although English is very widely spoken, for people who speak it as a second language, 9 out of 10 of them would prefer to consume content (written or video) in their native language, as found in a survey report by ‘Eurobarome... more »

Another delighted manufacturing client!

Knew Productions was recently appointed by Wrexham-based Tritech Group to create a promotional video showcasing the business’ capabilities, scale, and expertise following a period of significant growth and rapid expansion.  Tritech was established in 1982 and specialises in manufacturing... more »

Knew Productions trip to BVE, London.

By Bianca Smith - Video Editor On the last day of February, with the overcast sky heavy with snow, Richard and I braved the elements and boarded a train to London on a Knew Productions trip to the BVE conference! The Broadcast and Video Exhibition is held annually, essentially it is a giant trade s... more »

Case Study Videos Help Bring In New Clients

Case study videos can be an incredibly powerful video marketing tool when they are planned and constructed properly. They can convince a new prospect to invest in your product or service by presenting a number of different reasons to choose you. This is demonstrated to the prospect by means of highl... more »

The Many Uses of Video for Business

There are many ways businesses of all sizes and sectors use video to promote products and services, communicate with prospects or train staff, here’s our latest thoughts on some of them. Company overview – add real personality to your business, by introducing your people, your process... more »

Multiple Film Uses for Major Manufacturing Company

Knew Productions was recently appointed by Nice-Pak International to document its production process across its three factories. The film was initially for use at a trade show in Amsterdam to display Nice-Pak’s level of expertise, and to showcase the state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities i... more »

Knew Productions Get Grade 'A' For Video For Prestigious Chester School

Knew Productions has recently had the pleasure of working with the prestigious Abbey Gate College in Chester – producing a promotional video that showcases the schools leading facilities. This is a great example of how video is crucial not only for businesses but also for schools and colleges ... more »

And now...meet Dawn!

And now...meet Dawn!

Hot on Bianca's heels, we have now taken on a fab new Project Co-ordinator. Dawn Young has joined the Knew Productions team and will be the go-to person for many of our clients. She's cool, calm and super-organised so she'll have us running like clockwork in no time. When she's not in the office, Da... more »

Meet Bianca - our new editor!

Last month we had the pleasure of welcoming a new member to the Knew Productions team. Introducing...Bianca Smith, our new video editor! Bianca is now working full time in the Knew Productions studio and has already got stuck into quite a few projects. She has recently graduated from Salford Univers... more »

Helping Civil Engineers To Stay Safe

Training and induction videos are a particular specialism at Knew Productions. These are especially important in companies where safety issues are high on the agenda. We have recently worked with Jones Brothers Civil Engineering firm to stay at the forefront of site safety in the UK by filming and e... more »

The Popularity of Animation

At Knew Productions we are seeing a big increase in requests for animation videos. This is great news for us because as part of our team we have Chris, our expert animator! Animations are generally used as ‘explainers’ to promote a product or service, as part of a longer video. Animated ... more »

Knew Productions helps keep children active on innovative education programme

A project promoting the physical and mental wellbeing of children by combining PE and maths is aiming for further growth with the help of Knew Productions. We have recently produced two videos for Chester-based educational firm Maths of the Day, which teaches numeracy through fun physical activ... more »

'My Work Experience in Wales' - a guest blog by 15 year old Amber!

                    My name is Amber Sunshine-Farrell and I’ve come over from Ireland to do a week of work experience, with Richard and my Godmother Margaret, at Knew Productions. I’m 15 years old and in Transition Year in my seconda... more »

Good bye and good luck!

Good bye and good luck!

The new year has brought about some changes already at the Knew Productions studio. At the end of this week we will be saying 'good bye' to our great junior editor, Jess. We'll all be very sad to see Jess go but also very proud of the progress she has made. Jess came to us 2 and a half years ago, in... more »

Knew Productions feature in The Daily Post

Last week Knew Productions MD, Richard featured in a full page article in the Daily Post newspaper. The business section last Wednesday highlighted his ‘Career Behind The Camera’, including his full work history and inspiration as a 20 year old film student. The article explains how Ric... more »

The British Army chooses Knew Productions to shoot recruitment video

Here's our latest press release:   The British Army chooses Wrexham video production company to shoot recruitment video The Royal Engineers, a unit of the British Army, has turned to a Wrexham-based video production company to help with its recruitment. National award-winning Knew Productio... more »

Videos for Conferences - the essential component

So, what are the benefits that video can bring to conferences and how can this fabulous, dynamic medium be used?! Well, firstly, they're not to be confused with ‘video conferencing’ - oh no, in our world, conference videos are something much different to and more exciting than Skype! Th... more »

Knew Productions help turn youngsters away from a life of crime!

A project that helps young people steer clear of crime is aiming to roll out across North Wales with the help of Knew Productions. A highlights video has been produced for Connor’s Time, which tells the story of a teenager’s experience of life at a young offenders institute, and th... more »

10 Reasons Why You Should Have a Video for Your Business

So...why should you have a video for your business??!! Here are 10 great reasons:   1. Video shows your company in its best light. The beauty of editing and the magic of the edit suite means you can ensure your customers and clients see your business, staff, products and services at their ver... more »

2016 - The Story So Far!

2016 - The Story So Far!

March! Where does the time go?! It doesn’t seem 5 minutes since we sent out the New Year ‘Knews Letter’ to our clients. Well, here at Knew Productions, we’ve certainly had lots to keep us busy - and a good variety of projects too. So far this year we’ve produced educati... more »

Festive Fundraising Films!

THE BENEFITS OF VIDEO FOR CHARITIES Over the years, Knew Productions have been involved in many charity videos. These range from filming events, making information films, promotional films and specific targeted fundraising films As with business and corporate videos, the ‘Return On Investment... more »

The Digital Bra Video!

The Digital Bra Video!

There were a few raised eyebrows in the office the day we got an enquiry about filming a 'digital bra' video! Richard tried to contain his enthusiasm whilst Margaret and Jess were somewhat intrigued. The marketing company Thrive Creative, based in Congleton, Cheshire had a London based fashion clien... more »

The Benefits of Video on Your Website. Whatever your business, big or small, the benefits of video are undisputed. Video is the perfect way to ensure that your key messages are easily available and it is the best medium to help busy people absorb the important things you want to say! People tend to look for a visual experience when surfing the web - looking for something that stands out. Statist... more »

Knew Productions film Sir Lenny Henry

Knew Productions has recently produced a video for the West Midlands housing association, Nehemiah UCHA. This was to record the 10-year anniversary celebrations of its retirement scheme at Henry Court, Dudley. As part of this, Sir Lenny Henry CBE,  the Dudley born comedian, actor and writer unv... more »

If you’re looking into making a promotional video for your North Wales or Cheshire business then you’re probably wondering about cost or more importantly - value! Is it really worth using a professional video company? Surely, in this day and age anyone can shoot a video on their iphone, edit it on an app and put it up on YouTube - easy. Well yes, lots of people do that all the time, bu... more »

The Business Benefits of Professional Video Production; A Marketers Perspective

In this guest blog, Jeremy Bassett DipM FCIM FSMF, Chartered Marketer and Vice Chair of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in North Wales, offers us his personal opinion on the use of video in 'business to business' organisations.    Video Comes of Age There are many fa... more »

Mission Accomplished!

Mission Accomplished!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who kindly sponsored Richard for his Chester Half Marathon run on the 17th of May. He completed it in 2 hours 18 minutes and raised over £520 for Claire House Hospice. There was a great atmosphere on the day with 7000 runners being cheered on throughout the 13.2 mil... more »

On Thursday the 15th of January, Richard delivered a seminar for The Business Network Chester at The DoubleTree by Hilton. The topics covered during 'Video for Business Impact' included, practical tips on how to prepare for and get the most out of your business video, including a brief guide to the production process, plus information on the power of video and the benefits and opportunities that i... more »

New Staff Member Article

New Staff Member Article

Knew Productions were recently featured in an article in Wrexham's newspaper, The Leader. Check out the link to read all about our lovely new member of staff - Jessica!! ... more »

Education, Information & Promotion - the Versatility of Video

So, what exactly did Richard get up to on that trip to Thailand last month?! Well, this was a production that illustrates how effective and versatile a professional video can be. One of our clients had been asked to produce a video that could be re-edited for a variety of purposes - firstly as a his... more »

The Power of Video Testimonials

Video testimonials are fast becoming one of the best ways to highlight your company’s strengths and abilities. On your website, Facebook and You Tube not only are they user friendly and more enjoyable than reading traditional written testimonials, but they are proving to be more convincing and... more »

Before Christmas, we were asked to make a short video of an event organised by de Winter PR. Teaming up with West Cheshire Foodbank and Waitrose's new Chester store, the agency undertook a 2 minute 'Santa Trolley Dash' with the goods to be donated to the Foodbank to help people in crisis in the area. It was great fun to film and is a good example of a 'Video in a Day' - it was filmed, edited and u... more »

On Saturday 15th of November 2014, Knew Productions were pleased to support Paul Maddocks and his Nightingale House Hospice Charity Ball and Auction at Carden Park, Cheshire. Paul and Helen organised a fantastic evening, hosted by Nick Hancock, which raised over £42,000 for this worthy cause! We were delighted to film the event for Paul and also host a table, to join in the fun. Some fabulou... more »

Hot off the Press!

Check out our latest press release:   Rossett Video Firm Records Success With International Clients   A Rossett-based video production company has set its sights on more international contracts after a globe-trotting 18 months. National award-winning Knew Productions has produced videos for businesses based in countries such as the US, Poland and Italy, with many films also provided... more »

Video News Releases

Video News Releases

Here’s a guest blog from Nick Pagan Copywriting on why press release videos are a growing format to compliment a written press release. If your business has got some exciting news to share, a video press release is a great way to do it. You get all the benefits of a written press release plus... more »

Jargon Busting

Jargon Busting

One of the ways we bring the magic of the movies to your business or work place is with the terminology we use, here’s our translation guide.   AUTOCUE – The equipment which displays the presenter’s script. It’s attached to the camera, so a presenter can read... more »