We are 2

We are 2, it is our 2nd birthday, hooray!

The time has flown by. We’ve been creating video content for lots of interesting people. Lots of miles traveling up and down the country to get to some great destinations. Planning calls, zoom chats, travelling to film shoots, overnight stays, early starts, late finishes, long drives back into the night. We’ve flown the drone in cities and in the country. We’ve had rain and we’ve had sun. But it has all been worth it.

 

Roll on the next 2 years!

 

Where are you from?

When we are somewhere else in the country filming corporate videos, we often get asked about Leeds. So here are a few fun facts to those who don’t know the city.

In 1984, during the building of the Armley Gyratory road, the bones of an ancient hippo were discovered. It is believed to date back around 130,000. You can see the remains at Leeds City Museum.

Leeds has given the world a host of literary giants. Alan Bennett is perhaps the most well-known, with ‘Talking Heads’ a cornerstone of British playwriting. Barbara Taylor Bradford sold over 30 million copies of ‘A Woman of Substance’. Tony Harrison wrote poems like ‘V’ and Arthur Ransome penned ‘Swallows and Amazons’ right here in Leeds.

The famous Leeds West Indian Carnival has been running longer than any other in Europe (even longer than Notting Hill Carnival). It started in 1967 and it’s still going strong today. It happens on August bank holiday weekend.

Leeds United were the first club to retail replica shirts. This happened back in 1975 when they bought extra kits to sell to their fans.
The kit was an all white shirt based on the design of Real Madrid.

The first British internet service provider was founded in Leeds. Back then it was called Freeserve. It was bought by a French Telecom firm called Wannadoo for £1.65 billion. Then in 2004, Freeserve was rebranded as Wannadoo UK. Today, it is known as EE’s broadband service.

For more helpful info check out Home – Visit Leeds

In 2023 Leeds is celebrating its culture with LEEDS 2023 | Year of Culture

As drone video and photographers we get to see all the beautiful countryside around Leeds too!

Four seasons in one day

We have been caught out by the weather on occasion. As an outdoor filming date starts to get close we will be daily checking our weather app to see how things are looking.

For corporate video work, outdoor filming looks so much better than indoor. We take lights to most shoots but room lighting is hard to control, and often there is some reason why certain windows or doors cannot be covered up.

Flexibility is needed to swap a schedule around to take into account whatever weather front is rolling in. Modern kit today can withstand some moisture, but filming in an all out downpour never looks good, unless that is the look you want. The Weather and climate change – Met Office is our friend.

A site visit in advance is also helpful so we have a couple of options to get what you need filmed. For drone flying we check in advance any local restrictions that might be in place.

Then there is sport…If the event isn’t called off, then you just have to get the shots…. 

Video drone work

Drones are a common site, but you have to be careful not to fall foul of the law. LVP have been flying drones professionally for over 4 years.

Houses, factories and other commercial buildings can be difficult to see from the ground, so we assist businesses with our qualified and insured drone service. This particular job was to help the client find the source of a roof leak.

Filming video in 4K the camera picks up all the detail needed for an initial assessment. The pictures and video can be shared with specialists prior to visiting to give them a head start on problem solving. There are many regulations about flying drones and doing so safely. No commercial work can be undertaken by anyone without insurance so make sure you ask this question.

Drone filming can bring something cinematic to a corporate video, although you have to get u early or stay light to get the best light.

If you want to see our drone show reel click here: https://youtu.be/Q2g6pebLoVQ

 

Bring your video production to life

With the days getting longer and temperatures rising (for now anyway) we are looking forward to filming in the spring. We do lots of outdoor work and the example below was one of a series of videos we created for The Peak District. We needed sun rises and sun sets to make the videos burst with colour. Apart from tourist hubs like Bakewell and Castleton, we climbed mountains to make sure we could create something that reflected the beauty of the National Park.

Some of our favourite Peak District places are:

Dovedale
Mam Tor
Monsal Trail
Stannage Edge

You can find out more at Peak District National Park | Facebook

If you are planning a corporate video project or social media content and need editing, filming or both Leeds Video Production can help. Just get in touch…or watch more of our Peak District videos here: Leeds Video Production | Video Production | Leeds Video Production