Mediabox Productions has recently been fortunate enough to work with some fantastic manufacturing businesses in Nottingham. We have seen first hand the way in which their factories operate, met the people that make it all happen and been amazed by their processes that work like clockwork.
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE MANUFACTURING NETWORK
SHOWCASING A DIVERSE ARRAY OF MANUFACTURING BUSINESSES
It all began when we were asked by the chair of the Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network to refresh their website with a brand new look and produce a promotional video showcasing a diverse array of manufacturing businesses. The Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network supports its members by championing the strength and diversity of Nottingham manufacturing.
HOW WE BEGAN
Like all of our projects, the way that we begin is to research the companies involved and think of creative ways to represent them. The companies that were chosen to feature in the video, ranged from bespoke cricket bat makers to manufacturers of bespoke blinds and breweries. We wanted to hear from the Directors of the companies. Why they had chosen to become members of the Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network and why manufacturing was so important not only for Nottingham but also for the economy and for the world. Through detailed research we created storyboards and visuals to showcase their machinery and production process.
In the video we wanted to show a mixture of “man and machine”. The machines are very important to craft the product but it still needs to be operated and controlled by the people who have worked for these Nottingham companies for decades. We wanted to create a fast paced video with shots of the process in action, but also decided to conduct interviews with the business owners to hear first hand from them how their products are distributed across the world and how by being in the network enables them to share experiences with like minded businesses and overcome any challenges they encounter.
The website for the Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network continues this theme. We wanted to highlight the statistics for manufacturing in the UK. A map of the UK was created which highlighted different key areas at National, Midlands and East Midlands level. We used bold images and embedded the video on the homepage so that the website would create an impact to the viewer. We created a database so that all members in the network could be featured, highlighting their products and services within an easy to navigate page.
It needed to follow a simple clean structure and so we decided to use their corporate colours of green and grey with lots of white space for bold text and images.
MICRO-MESH ENGINEERING LTD
WORKING WITH MICRO-MESH
One of the businesses who we featured in the video asked us to produce a promotional video for them also and so we were delighted to work with Micro-Mesh Engineering Ltd.
As a bespoke filter manufacturer it was important in this video to detail the entire process that a filter goes through to be made. Through the filming of this video we were amazed by the level of detail that each process undergoes in order to advance onto the next step of construction.
With all of our productions it is important for us to tell the story of the business and we reflected the history of this business by interviewing the Managing Director, who spoke about how the company began.
RUSSELL ROOF TILES
We have years of experience of producing videos, which charter the history of a company for anniversaries and celebrations.
We demonstrated this in the 50 years anniversary celebration video for Russell Roof Tiles. In this video we wanted to reflect the many years of factory production and history that the company had. We wanted to create a memorable video for all staff who had been with company for decades to enjoy and decided that this would be best told through narration and as if flicking through a photo album.
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