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Knew Productions Case Study: Zebra Marketing and Communications

  Capturing a self-build journal on film On behalf of its housebuilder client CB Homes, the team at Zebra Marketing and Communications has been working with Knew Productions to produce a video of a self-build experience, covering the entire process of building a new house from scratch. Knew P... more »

The Video Production Process and You

For a long time, video has been of growing importance as a part of a company’s presence, whether this is as an online tool, or as a broadcast to an audience. In recent months however, it’s become even more vital to have well-made, professional video – be it a company overview, a vi... more »

Knew Productions Case Study: ApconiX

  New film hits the mark for team of nonclinical safety experts  ApconiX is a team of world-renowned, nonclinical safety experts with over 400 years of drug discovery and development expertise providing services inion channel biology, target safety assessments and in all aspects of noncl... more »

Safety First – Covid-safe filming on location

The current pandemic has changed the way everyone works. At Knew Productions it is not possible for us all to work from home, as the nature of our business is to be out in the field, filming and interviewing. Even when filming is completed, we have to work on the footage in post-production, in our s... more »

Knew Productions work with Ifor Williams to create a great trailer!

  We all want to do our bit to help in the current pandemic so Richard and the team at Knew Productions were delighted to be able to step in and help when they were approached by Ifor Williams Trailers. With an exceedingly fast turnaround required, the team was asked to assist with developing ... more »

Top Tips on Phone/Tablet Filming

  Small Screen Endeavours For many of us, new gadgets are usually at the top of our wish lists at Christmas time. With early-2021 lockdown restrictions keeping us all at home, now is the perfect time to get to grips with your new smartphone or tablet. By testing and practising filming with yo... more »

Clearly informative – Training Videos

With businesses having to explore all kinds of ways to connect and communicate with their workforce and customers, video is more important than ever. Video conferencing has become the way to facilitate meetings and videos are a great way to promote services and products, whether it’s showcasin... more »

Virtual Conferences & Exhibitions

  That’s show business! Social distancing measures and working from home are continuing to have an impact on business development. Many companies thrive on the interaction between work colleagues and meeting with new clients, but with the UK lockdown easing then tightening, it seems we ... more »

The Person Behind The Business

Knew Productions’ MD Richard recently featured in the summer edition of West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce magazine, ‘Business Matters’.  In the article you can find out a bit more about Richard - his business journey and current role. He explains why he love... more »

Video Keeps You In Touch - Safely

The current Coronavirus pandemic means that many people are working from home, self isolating and practicing social distancing. Our Knew Productions editors are solitary creatures and used to working alone from their homes and studios. But not everyone is happy doing this! If you are working remotel... more »

Internal Comms Videos

Internal Comms Videos

When we think about videos for business, we tend to think about the promotion of products and services. In truth the scope is far wider.   At Knew Productions, we’re regularly asked to make videos that help companies engage staff. Whether for the induction and training of new ... more »

Knew Productions Return To Wimbledon

Richard and the team have recently completed a video for APG - a sports and entertainment management company from Asia. Its a great example of an Event Highlights production and also a great example of working with an international client.  Knew Productions was appointed by Hong Kong-headquart... more »

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 Dawn!

And 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 »