Virtual Reality – A very real Future

October 28th, 2016 by

Vivid welcomes Virtual Reality Here at Vivid towers we recently had a very welcome visitor. One of the Vivid team brought in their newly purchased HTC Vive Virtual Reality (VR) headset. I should mention that other headsets are available (Oculus Rift/the Playstation VR amongst many others) but from VR reviews this seems to be best option currently […]

Vivid’s new Website

February 24th, 2016 by

Vivid’s new website has launched Vivid Photo Visual’s new Homepage, clean and clutter free Well here we are, after 4 years of the previous website, it is time for a fresh new look for Vivid. Our previous website had served Vivid well over the years but with the changing style and function of our competitors’ websites, […]

The “Vault” interpretative dance music video ft Raphaella with love

June 3rd, 2015 by

  Interpretive Dance Music Video We have been getting all creative here at Vivid. As part of our recent “Fun with Flour” shoot we decided we wanted to get Raphaella in for some additional images. With Raphaella being a trained dancer and having worked with her previously, we knew she would be perfect for the shoot. What turned […]

How to lose a stone in a week menu

February 24th, 2015 by

Lose a stone in a week menu As part of our lose a stone in a week video and blog series, we thought it might be useful to include the actual diet we are referring to. This is not a diet that you can just quickly pick up. You have to first work out if […]

Lights, Camera, Action – Flash Dance Photography Shoot

September 11th, 2014 by

Dance Photography Shoot I received a call off a couple of my photography mates to see if I fancied photographing two local dancers. The photography shoot was organised by Millwood Photographic Studios in Stalybridge. I’ve never photographed dancers before so thought it seemed like a fun thing to try. Keith and Kirsty The two dancers were Keith and […]

Outer Hebrides Wildlife Photography – An unforgettable encounter

July 10th, 2014 by

Wildlife Photography in the Outer Hebrides I’ve been overwhelmed with the ‘likes’ I’ve had for my previous blogs about my wildlife photography trip to the Outer Hebrides, thanks guys ‘n’ gals. The Outer Hebrides is a chain of islands off the West Coast of Scotland and a haven for any wildlife photographer. A Sad Encounter This […]

Tour de France 2014 Stage 2 West Vale Yorkshire

July 7th, 2014 by

Tour de Yorkshire Well I’d be the first to admit that I’ve never really paid that much attention to the Tour de France. When I found out that the first 2 stages of the 2014 tour, were to take place within an hour of where we live, I thought let’s see what all the hype is about. […]

Wildlife photography on the Outer Hebrides – Setting the scene and birds on the beach.

June 13th, 2014 by

As some of you will know, each year I try and squeeze in a wildlife photography holiday or as Glen likes to call it a ‘camera Geek trip’…harsh but true. I say squeeze because time for personal photography is certainly more limited when running a business as well as having 2 young children. Anyway enough of my […]

Gumball 3000 hits Manchester – Vivid Team outing

June 10th, 2014 by

I only found out about Gumball 3000 hitting Manchester on June 8th a couple of days before the event. Anthony, my 6 year old loves cars. I suppose most lads do. So I promised him on the way back from visiting friends we’d call in at the City of Manchester Stadium to have a look. […]

Vivid’s new Homepage showreel video

September 30th, 2013 by

Vivid is in the process of producing an update to the website (will report back soon on this new look). We looked at the videos we use to promote our work, as we are of course a video promotional company and you have to practice what you preach! With this in mind we decided to […]

6 Great Time-Lapse videos chosen by Vivid Photo Visual

March 26th, 2013 by

Time-lapse Videos I love watching time-lapse videos, there’s something so magical about seeing time speeded up.  I thought I’d share a few creative time-lapses that I’ve been watching on the web recently. Kuala Lumpar DAY-NIGHT Firstly a superb time-lapse video by Rob Whitworth titled Kuala Lumpur DAY-NIGHT. It’s an amazing video taking him 5 months […]

A few snowy winter wildlife photographs

January 22nd, 2013 by

It’s at this time of year when the UK seems to come to a stand still as we’ve had a few inches of snow. So as I’m sat here looking out of the Vivid office window at the traffic building up outside it made me think of a few times I’ve been lucky enough to […]

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time-lapse

December 19th, 2012 by

It’s nearly Christmas and Vivid were feeling all festive in our Old Bank, so we decided it was time to create a Christmas inspired video. We moved into The Old Bank back in July and we wanted a video that would show a glimpse inside our quirky studio, as well as offering something festive. The […]

Recycle Your Video

November 30th, 2012 by

For this edition of the blog, we wanted to show how you can use existing footage/content and change it to produce new content. A few years ago whilst planning for the Manchester Business Show at the Manchester Central Arena, the team came up with the simple concept of using eye-catching animal images to provide a […]

8 Manchester Videos You Need To Watch

September 18th, 2012 by

“Manchester, so much to answer for” Plenty has been written about Manchester, and rightly so. It’s the original industrial city, the birthplace of the computer, and the first place to successfully split the atom. Manchester is the city where the Communist Manifesto took shape, the home of the 24-hour party, and the centre of the […]

The Beekeeper Play by Michael Ashton – Interview Video

June 19th, 2012 by

Interview Video The great thing about video production, is the wide variety of subjects that we get to film. We were asked to produce an interview video and trailer for an exciting new play. I was very excited to have the chance to work with one of my oldest and best friends. Old as in […]

GMP are ‘On The B-eat’ – Charity Event Video

March 13th, 2012 by

Charity Event Video Vivid were asked if we would like to get involved and produce a charity event video for eating disorder charity B-eat. The event was organised by Greater Manchester Police. It was in honour of Emma Egerton, who’s father John is a Chief Inspector for GMP. Tragically Emma died of a combination of a […]

Gordons A-live! Vivid’s new website goes live.

December 5th, 2011 by

Vivid Photo Visual’s new Website Well we haven’t blogged for a while, a slap on the wrist is due! But since the last blog we have been busy finishing our new and improved website. Initially we set out to update a few areas of the site. This snowballed into the whole site being designed and […]

Eagles and Otters and Hares…oh my! – Wildlife Photography

July 19th, 2011 by

Isle of Mull Wildlife Photography Holiday It’s been a busy time of late in the world of Vivid, and I apologise for the lack of blogging. Hopefully over the next few weeks we’ll have a ‘blogfest’ and be back on track! We’ve been working on a lot of different Vivid projects but thought I’d do a […]

iPad Product Video by Vivid Photo Visual

March 21st, 2011 by

New Challenge This blog is a continuation of our iPad Lifestyle product video, which was part of our internal challenge to produce a short film showcasing an iPad being used in a day to day scenario. To see this version please click on the lifestyle product video blog. This week is all about the studio version of […]

Vivid produce innovative time-lapse video for Tecmark

January 17th, 2011 by

Eye Catching Time-lapse Video A few months ago whilst scouting locations for our Miniature Manchester time-lapse video we were fortunate enough to cross paths with Tecmark. Tecmark is a UK based Digital Marketing Agency. They specialise in mobile app development and marketing, as well as Search Engine Optimisation. They have offices in Manchester and London. Tecmark had […]

‘Slip and Dive’, Vivid film the new Daystar music video.

January 10th, 2011 by

Well something a bit different from our last blog, no Miss Stockport but Vivid’s first ever music video. Vivid were asked to film a music video for Manchester band Daystar, for their new single ‘Slip and Dive’. Who are Daystar? For those who aren’t familiar with Daystar, they are a young guitar driven 5 piece Indie […]

Miniature Manchester Tilt Shift Time-Lapse

December 21st, 2010 by

Manchester Tilt-shift Time-lapse Well it’s nearly Christmas and the Vivid team decided that as part of our Christmas email campaign we should create a film that was a little different. Inspired by Australian filmmaker Keith Loutit, we decided to produce a short film tilt-shift time-lapse based around our home town of Manchester. We used a technique called […]

The New Adventures of Miss Stockport – Lifestyle Photography

December 17th, 2010 by

Super Hero Photography Sounds like a Super Hero character… Miss Stockport, here to make your day! It was a few weeks back now when Katie emailed me saying she’d seen one of the photo’s from our last session in the Daily Mail. Vivid work with a number of models to produce lifestyle photography images that are […]

A Bird in the Hand – Photographic Studio Session

October 11th, 2010 by

Photographic Studio Session A quick post this week, and to follow on from last weeks post. Strangely enough it’s another of my attempts at getting a little creative. I had a photographic studio shoot arranged with another local model, Natalie. Who again, I have to say was brilliant, we had a good laugh during the […]

A bit of blue for the Dads – A Studio Photography session

October 1st, 2010 by

Well I thought I’d show a few photographs of a great model. We did a studio photography session recently with a model called Steph. Steph is a local girl with a great look, and as not to disappoint all the Dads expecting a bit of blue, here you go; A bit of blue for the Dad’s […]

The Deaf Institute Photo Marathon 2010 – Charity Video

August 2nd, 2010 by

We were approached by The Big Life Group, the company behind The Big Issue in the North, to donate a prize for their fund-raising event. This would be held at the Deaf Institute on Saturday the 17th of July 2010 – Photo Marathon. Vivid thought it would be good to offer our video production services. […]

Miss Stockport 2010 – Lifestyle Photography

May 6th, 2010 by

Lifestyle Photography Thought it would be only fair to congratulate Katie, who’s just been voted Miss Stockport 2010. Katie is the sister of a good friend, who was Chief Bridesmaid at my wedding. Katie has modelled a couple of times for me, with a view to us building our lifestyle photography stock library. She now […]

What a Lovely Badger!

April 28th, 2010 by

Well now for something a little different, but thought it was worth a mention. As some of you may know, I try, when time allows to do a spot of Wildlife Photography. Nothing too serious, but it’s something I enjoy. So from time to time I’ll post a few birds, insects or in this case […]