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How much tech is too much tech?

This summer sees the evolution of tech innovation with two major camera releases in as many months. There’s quite a bit to shout about; the Canon C200 offers Internal 12-bit 4K RAW, and the Panasonic Eva 1 gives us a 5.7K sensor resulting in sharper images and increased colour space. But is new always best? That depends. At Pocket Motion Pictures we like to ensure we’re using the right gear […]

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The Craftsmanship Series: Anya Hindmarch

Pocket Motion Pictures have been working on The Art of Craftsmanship series with Anya Hindmarch for some time now, and it has been a privilege to witness some of the extraordinary artistry that goes into their production process. We film these beautiful cross-sections of the products actually being constructed by hand in London, Italy and Spain. It is important to the client that we can show their innovative approach to […]

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Charlotte Crosby for Flique – Full-Service Campaign Shoot

Full-Service on Flique. Charlotte Crosby recently launched her brand-new make-up range for Easilocks Cosmetics. Pocket Motion Pictures we were on hand to photograph and film the campaign. Using one production house for a full-service shoot creates a strong consistency throughout the project. Our team of experts delivered a series of stunning stills and, as always, some wonderful film footage as well.   “I have been working tirelessly perfecting this superior […]

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Topshop and Business of Fashion Live-Stream Event

Live-Stream from the Heart of Fashion Topshop and Business of Fashion (BoF) needed to film and live-stream their event and so turned to Pocket Motion Pictures. The task was to stream a scheduled live video simultaneously on both the Topshop and BoF Facebook pages. In addition, we were asked to create a highlights video of the event. This was the first event in a series of talks for Future Voices, a global […]

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Superdrug Loves… Hygiene Content & Trend Reactive Video

How Ongoing Hygiene Content and Trend Reactive Videos Live Side by Side. Superdrug Loves is updated seven times a week providing engaging content for both new and existing customers. Pocket Motion Pictures was asked to create content for its newly revamped YouTube channel, aiming for a 360° approach across all content outlets. We have produced a blend of hygiene content as well as trend reactive videos. This is to make […]

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Video Trends for 2017

At Pocket Motion Pictures we keep our finger firmly on the pulse of how online video is evolving. We’ve narrowed it down to seven current video trends that have purpose and power – and explain how they could transform your business. Facebook Live:
 In July 2016, Mark Zuckerberg anointed online video as the essential tool for all brands, big and small, when he said, “We see a world that is […]

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A Look Back at 2016

2016 may be remembered for all the wrong reasons, but it has been a landmark year for Pocket Motion Pictures. Working with both new and existing clients, we’ve produced some of our most exciting work yet. Here are a few of the most significant developments. EDITS GOT SHORTER Thanks to Instagram’s policy change, 2016 was the year of 60 second video. Rather than a longer film and series of social […]

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Introducing Pocket Motion Photography

In order to create a more streamlined experience for our clients, we’re excited to launch Pocket Motion Photography. We can now offer a full film and photography service that covers lifestyle and editorial photography, behind-the-scenes, events, portraits and pack shots. Clients include Superdrug,  Zara, 10 Magazine, Marionnaud and Beauty Seen. Contact us to find out more.   Share This:

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The Art of Craftsmanship

For several seasons now we’ve worked with luxury accessories brand Anya Hindmarch to create beautiful craftsmanship films. Filming across locations in Spain and Italy, we’ve worked closely with the brand to develop a visual style that includes macro details and overhead shots. Packing light always proves a logistical challenge, but we’ve been able to take advantage of small, powerful 4k cameras. This enables us to create a portable system that captures overhead […]

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The Pocket Motion Pictures Spring Newsletter

It’s been a busy few months at Pocket Motion Pictures. From film festivals to fashion shoots, see some of our favourite moments. OUR NEW FASHION SHOWREEL Before we start, we wanted to share our new fashion showreel. We’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the world’s leading fashion brands – including Paul Smith, Anya Hindmarch and Victoria’s Secret – on runway, backstage and campaign shoots. Bonus points if you can spot Cara Delevingne and […]

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M&S Window Display videos: 4K. The Right Way.

We recently shot and edited a video for M&S to be displayed in store windows across the country, and had the opportunity to film in 4K Ultra HD. What is 4K video? 4K refers to the video pixel resolution, and at 3840×2160 pixels 4K is 4x the resolution of HD video (which is 1920×1080).  By comparison, Youtube videos are only 1280×720. Share This:

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Backstage at Victoria’s Secret 2014 in Earls Court

Pocket Motion Pictures has been fortunate enough to film at many major fashion events across the globe, but when we were asked to capture the iconic Victoria’s Secret show we knew to expect something spectacular. This was the first time the Angels’ runway show was to take place in the UK, and it was happening right on our office doorstep: at the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre. Share This:

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Our Festive videos 2014

It has been our busiest Christmas ever, with more and more of our clients wanting to share Christmas videos with their customers. It’s been so much fun creating bold, original and engaging content that captures the spirit of Christmas and below you’ll find three of our favourite seasonal videos. The Browns’ Christmas Bake-Off Share This:

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New York, London, Milan and Paris; That’s a Wrap!

With each fashion season sees the company go from strength to strength, producing more and more content, covering backstage, front of house, runway, street style, events and parties – we really do get around. One of two major projects so far this year is our collaboration with Grazia.  We were brought in to provide all video content as part of their ‘Fashion Week 360’ guide. This resulted in an abundance […]

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The making of London’s most dramatic show

Anya Hindmarch’s shows have increasingly become one of the hottest tickets in town during LFW. With her flair for the theatrical, and her talent for setting the perfect stage, she didn’t disappoint this season. We’ve been working with Anya and her team for some time now and were thrilled to be asked to produce a video that would help tell the story of what goes into putting together such a […]

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Max Factor and Google Glass

Max Factor and Google Glass invited us to work with them to create a video showcasing the brand new technology of these much sought after tech-specs. This was a really exciting project and chance to get some firsthand understanding of this brand new technology that won’t be available in the UK for some time. Share This:

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Working with the Fast Beauty experts

For blowLtd (a new beauty bar based in Central London) we created a very cool little video promoting the new store and all their services. We then created a ‘How To’ video for each of their signature looks.  The videos can be found online on blow’s site but are also on silent loop in store, so we produced content that worked with and without sound. This ‘no talking’ approach meant […]

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New York Office is now open

In September 2013 we opened our New York office with a bang and just in time for Fashion Week. Working with our UK clients and slowly building US clients the small office has a talented crew which will offer the same services as the London office and will grow with demand. Below is a fun mash up video showcasing all the content we produced for Fashion Week.   Share This:

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Anya Hindmarch and the dancing bags

Following on from the behind-the-scenes photo-shoot video we created, Anya Hindmarch asked us to produce a fun stop motion film designed to bring to life her new bag tassels in a creative and amusing way. We love interesting and open briefs like that and we worked with the company’s creative and online team to build a strong concept.  They wanted the bags to dance and for the tassels to have […]

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Charlotte Tilbury’s Makeup House Of Rock ‘N’ Kohl

Charlotte Tilbury, the amazing international make-up artist, decided to share her make-up secrets at her very own beauty festival lasting 7 days and we encamped to capture all the fun. Selfridges invited Charlotte to take over the concept store and host events ranging from “Tilbury Transformations makeovers” to panel discussions on the sofa with some of the most influential figures in fashion, beauty and art, giving insider-access to real, behind-the-scenes […]

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A/W London Fashion Week and our fav video – Sam McKnight for Paul Smith

A very busy A/W 2013 London fashion week for Pocket Motion Pictures yielded lots of very exciting shoots. We had one crew on street style, another filming the catwalk shows, out front and backstage, and one more crew filming vox-pops. For me the highlight shoot was ‘The Evolution of a Beauty Trend’ featuring the amazing Sam McKnight doing the hair for Paul Smith. I have singled this video out largely […]

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Stars we’ve filmed

As 2012 comes to a close we thought we would do a quick round up video putting together some of the amazing people we’ve had the privilege to work with. We’ve already got plenty of bigger and better shoots planned for 2013 so stayed tuned. In order of appearance; Kelly Rowland, Kimberley Walsh, Davina McCall, Gareth Pugh , Helena Christensen, Rachel Zoe, Raymond Blanc, Jessica Ennis, Annie Lennox, One Direction, Tracy […]

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L’Oreal Paris How to get the look!

Cosmopolitan and L’Oreal Paris invited us to create a series of ‘how to’ videos with a high production value. The videos were for Cosmo’s website and to form part of a larger marketing campaign for L’Oreal.  There were two themes – Backstage and Centre stage – and we were asked to shoot four videos for each. On a beautiful, sunny day in Kentish Town, we shot the first batch at […]

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Jemma Kidd’s ‘get the look’ video tutorials

The power of online video is huge, and Pocket Motion Pictures, a cutting-edge London production company, continues to work with top names to deliver professional, quality films to showcase our clients. Elle UK magazine recently asked us to film a series of make-up videos to promote the free cover mount product in their September issue.  The product was three different colour eyeliner pencils, created specially by Jemma Kidd. So, on […]

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Jessica Ennis Cosmo Cover Shoot

Well done Jessica Ennis. A massive congratulations to such an inspiring athlete.  It was wonderful to watch as Jess took the gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics. Pocket Motion Pictures had the pleasure to film with Jessica Ennis as she swapped the track for the studio to be photographed for the coveted Cosmopolitan UK cover. Shot at Worx Studio in West London we used a mixture of HD DSLR […]

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Dorothy Perkins and Cosmo Skinny Denim Video

We were asked to create a trend video for Dorothy Perkins as they launched their new range of skinny denim. Dorothy Perkins teamed up with Cosmopolitan Online as part of their social network marketing strategy with #HowDoYouWearYours as the banner for all the activity. The video we made showed how the Cosmo fashion girls styled their Dorothy Perkins denim, presented by Cosmo’s fashion editor Shelly Vellor. What made the video […]

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Selfridges Timelapse

After successfully creating a time lapse video of the famous Selfridges Christmas windows being installed, we were asked back to time lapse an even bigger and more exciting project. Selfridges were redeveloping a large section of their 2nd floor womenswear designer area with a spectacular new design created by the famous architect Jamie Fobert. The project would take five months: it involved completely gutting the area and building an entirely […]

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Sidney and Melbourne City Guide

This was a really horrible shoot to be sent on.  Having to spend several days being shown around two amazing cities by über trendy designers and bloggers was tough. I fell in love with both cities equality because my guides were so passionate and knowledgeable.  Most people are either die-hard Sidney or Melbourne fans but I am now officially a man with two loves. The purpose of these city guides […]

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