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Barclays | Rise

5th August

Barclays | Rise

Global bank Barclays joined forces with Central Working to create collaborative workspaces around the world. Called Rise, the project is geared to aid growth in the FinTech start-up community. From New York to Cape Town, London to Mumbai, these workspaces provide a way for the innovators of the world to connect with each other. 

The Big Sky team conceptualised and produced this video for the global Rise promotional campaign, just in time for the launch of its New York City space. Working closely with a some wonderful crew and actors, the team filmed over two days around London, then fused this bespoke new content with in-house stock footage, to create a truly global feel, on a start-up budget.

Here's hoping this film inspires lots of bright young sparks to join the Rise community and revolutionise the world.

Barbour International + ELLE | #InTheFrame Campaign

28th November

Barbour International + ELLE | #InTheFrame Campaign

The Big Sky produced this for ELLE UK and Barbour International, for an ELLE UK readers' competition. The video was shot on an ARRI AMIRA camera. The bike's a Royal Enfield, owned by one of the ELLE UK team, and the music was composed especially for the production, so Shazam-ing will get you nowhere.

Mahout: The Great Elephant Walk | Stephen Fry

6th May

Mahout: The Great Elephant Walk | Stephen Fry

Accompanied by the dulcet narration of Stephen Fry, The Big Sky's latest feature film takes the form of an adventure documentary, following four Nepalese elephants and their mahouts on a vast trek across Nepal. It picked up best UK film at London Independent Film Festival.

Lancome + ELLE | Talking Confidence | Olivia Grant

26th March

Lancome + ELLE | Talking Confidence | Olivia Grant

The Big Sky team set out to capture the confidence of three influential women for Lancome and ELLE Create. The Power of Confidence was shot on a Sony F5 with Cooke Minis. The location was the legendary #ElleFashionCupboard where our beautiful set was put together, all custom built for the job. Regard the fabulous neon sign which spells out the word 'Confidence' in all its glory. 

Olivia Grant; what a presence! She was elegant, dignified, intelligent, leggy, red headed and full of confidence; all in all a joy to interview. We think her glamour really shines through in this video and we're hoping those who watch will take a little bit of her magic away with them.

Watch Series | Lancome + ELLE | Talking Confidence
BVI + Black Tomato | Keepsakes

10th June

BVI + Black Tomato | Keepsakes

The Big Sky produced this travel guide to the British Virgin Islands for luxury travel website, Black Tomato. This video is one of a four part series on 'keepsakes' from the BVIs, focusing on the memories and treasures you take away with you, specifically food + drink, sailing + diving, and music. 

 

Watch Series | Keepsakes from the BVIs
Microsoft | Lumia #MakeItHappen Campaign Teaser

26th November

Microsoft | Lumia #MakeItHappen Campaign Teaser

The Big Sky produced this binaural music video with Glaswegian band Prides, for Microsoft's global campaign around its new Lumia handset. It was quite a challenge building two robots in a week!

Black Tomato | Introduction

18th August

Black Tomato | Introduction

The Big Sky produced this animation for luxury travel website Black Tomato, to deliver the inside track to viewers on the wonderous world and the service of a luxury travel agent.

Black Tomato | Soweto | South Africa

20th January

Black Tomato | Soweto | South Africa

The Big Sky produced this travel guide to Soweto for luxury travel website, Black Tomato, in association with the South Africa Tourist Board. The video was just one of an five-part travel series, sampling the best of South Africa - in Soweto we discovered Johannesburg's now eclectic neighbourhood.

Watch Series | South Africa: Live
Matalan + Red | Modern Families

28th May

Matalan + Red | Modern Families

A day out at the very studio that usually host The Dragons' Den saw us put together this heart-warming video tale of family and love and kids and dogs and noise and chaos, and did we say family? 

Although we would probably concur with the common knowledge - never work with animals or children - it sure was good fun. The kids and animals never failed to surprise as they romped around, entirely untamed. This was mostly hilarious and utterly brilliant, until children started getting too close to our hot studio lights. Our Director of Photography, Lorenzo, had to bark some stern words of warning at the children - the first words of the day that were actually listened to by... anyone. 

We loved working on this Matalan project. Red magazine were great as always. They even gave the crew a giant poached salmon which they nursed home in a taxi as they chattered jovially of the day's escapades. 

We shot this on an Arri Alexa with Cook Mini glass.