BiSN Animated Video Series

February 12th, 2019 by

BiSN Animation Video Series Who are BiSN? BiSN are a leading provider of downhole sealing solutions to the oil and gas industry. Vivid enjoy a long-term working relationship with BiSN. We have provided numerous video production solutions for the company included both filmed and animated videos. The Vivid team are very proud of BiSN’s achievements. We have […]

What is an animated explainer video?

July 18th, 2018 by

Explaining an explainer video What is an explainer video? Let’s cut to the chase, very much like this type of video. An explainer video is a video that explains a business/product/service quickly. It is normally a short animated explainer video but it can have live footage as part of the video. The main objective is […]

Eurowings New A340 Time-lapse Video by Vivid

June 14th, 2018 by

Eurowings Time-lapse Video Eurowings GmbH is a German airline with headquarters in Düsseldorf. They provide both short and long haul routes across the world. Recently they had a very important addition to their ever expanding fleet. They had taken hold of an Airbus A340. As this was an extremely important event in their history they wanted a time-lapse video to […]

Wildlife photography around Lanzarote

March 21st, 2018 by

Wildlife photography around Lanzarote, a few of my findings. I’m not one of those people that loves to go abroad just to lie in the sun until I frazzle. Don’t get me wrong, I love to have a change from the unpredictable UK weather, which tends to air on the side of wet. Therefore I need something […]

Benefits of using video in Market Research

March 1st, 2018 by

Using Video in Marketing Research Video promotion is an important part of any promotional campaign. There are so many benefits to using this promotional tool. These benefits are outlined in our recent video promotion blog titled Benefits and Statistics. Due to the dynamic nature of video, it can be used in many differing applications. Market research is […]

Turn the tide on Plastic Time-lapse video

November 3rd, 2017 by

Time-lapse Video Vivid produce a lot of videos for various promotional objectives. Sometimes we create a video (for someone else) that aims to change the world. The Mirpuri Foundation is a non profit organisation, whose aim is to help make the world a better place. Using renowned aircraft refinishers Air Livery, the plan was to completely refinish […]

Canon EOS 5D Mark II shutter count hits 1 million

October 31st, 2017 by

I thought I’d write a very quick blog about the shutter count one of our Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Recently one of our cameras finally stopped working with a shutter failure. I was interested to see just how many photographs the camera had taken. There are numerous programs out there that you can use. […]

Southport Airshow 2017 Photographic Highlights

September 21st, 2017 by

Having visited RIAT (Royal International Air Tattoo) for the last 2 years, this year I decided to give it a miss. Instead we decided as a family to go to the Southport Airshow with some good friends of ours. We knew the kids would love it and it would be a social event as well […]

Desoto Bridge Demolition Time-lapse Video

September 20th, 2017 by

Desoto Bridge Demolition Time-lapse Video Having previously worked on several video commissions for PP O’Connor, they again chose Vivid to produce another demolition time-lapse video. On this occasion it was to document the demolition of the Desoto Road Bridge in Widnes. The Destoto Road Bridge demolition is part of the Mersey Gateway Project. The Mersey Gateway […]

Material Tube Photoshoot

June 20th, 2017 by

Every now and again I try and squeeze in a photoshoot that’s not work related. Something creative and fun. Last year I worked with 2 great dancers Kirsty Clare and Fern Maia on a flour shoot. I was really pleased with the shots I got from the shoot and was already thinking of collaborating again […]

Stunning Icelandair Video – Vatnajökull – Time-lapse video and Aerial Footage

June 13th, 2017 by

Time-lapse Video It was an honour to be invited back to work with Icelandair on their follow-up time-lapse video to their original Northern Lights video (please see below).  Icelandair is the main airline of Iceland offering it’s services to 39 cities over 16 countries. The Vatnajökull glacier video was to celebrate their 80 year aviation history. The […]

Behind the scenes with BiNO Clothing

May 24th, 2017 by

Sometimes in our job we are lucky enough to be able to help out and work with friends.  This was one of those projects. BiNO Clothing is a fresh, new clothing label from right here in Manchester.  BiNO is the creation of 2 very creative minds, Leigh Culverwell and Simon Woolley, who “Inspired by the ever-evolving […]

Product Video and Video Promotion – Benefits and Statistics

February 8th, 2017 by

Product Video Promotion Every business owner surely wants to sell more of their products and services, yet only a relatively small percentage have started to utilise the benefits of video promotion by using product videos to help sell their product or service. Benefits of Product Videos These are just a selection of the many benefits of […]

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 […]

Video Promotion – Missing a trick by not helping your customers

September 23rd, 2016 by

Helping your Customers by using Video Promotion Are you and your business missing an opportunity by not using video promotion? This short piece below is directly related to a recent Vivid blog about using video promotion to answer questions, but includes my own personal real world experience. My Experience Please picture the scene, I am un-boxing my child’s car seat. My lounge […]

“My God, it’s full of stars” – Astronomical Time-lapse

September 5th, 2016 by

Portugal Astro Time-Lapse Recently there has been a lot of interest in Vivid Towers about space, the stars and the moon. I always remembered how clearly you could see the stars from where I stayed in Portugal. I thought that whilst I was on my holidays, it would be a good opportunity to learn a new […]

What a RIAT – Royal International Air Tattoo 2016

July 19th, 2016 by

                      Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2016 It’s 12 months since my first visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo, otherwise known as RIAT and as I enjoyed it so much last year I decided to go again this year. RIAT is held at RAF […]

Using video promotion to answer your customer’s questions

April 19th, 2016 by

Video promotion – helping your customers What do your customers want? They want a good product/service for their money but equally they want any questions that they might have to be answered.  YouTube, being the second largest search engine in the world, can quickly and visually answer any questions a user might have, from the correct […]

Germania 30th Anniversary Time-lapse Video

February 29th, 2016 by

Germania’s 30th Anniversary time-lapse Germania is a leading German airline, flying to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East from it’s headquarters in Berlin. They were producing a bold new design for their 30th Anniversary. Germania wanted a video that was going to showcase this event for their ever expanding social media audience. Being time-lapse experts […]

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, […]

Time-lapse Video Production

February 18th, 2016 by

Time-lapse video: A unique and powerful solution The time-lapse video, is one of the more technical services we offer. Time-lapse videos are a brilliant way of capturing the events happening over hours, days, weeks or even months! They create a truly unique type of video and is a great way to create a record of […]

Product Video

February 10th, 2016 by

Product Video – The lowdown Increase sales with a product video A product video is an absolute necessity for any business wanting to showcase their products/services and increase sales conversion. Fundamentally it quickly provides a greater understanding of the product or service for any potential customer. As all businesses want to increase their sales conversions rates, there […]

Presenter Video Production & Promotion

February 10th, 2016 by

Presenter Videos: Get your message across Presenter videos provide your company with a face and can also convey pertinent information in a quick and effective manner. This is imperative in today’s buyers’ search behaviour where the average website has only 8 seconds to keep potential customers interested. It’s a great way of creating a video […]

Corporate Video

February 10th, 2016 by

Corporate Video Does your website deliver your company’s key message quickly and effectively? Do you struggle to keep people on your website, let alone convert sales? If so, you should consider utilising the promotional power of a corporate web videos. Put yourself in the shoes of the potential customers visiting your website. They come to […]

Music Video Benefits

February 9th, 2016 by

Music Video Benefits – The lowdown The music video is more powerful than ever Since the 1950’s music videos have been part of the music scene. Michael Jackson gave more credence to music videos and used them as a powerful promotional tool for the actual music itself. Since the rise of YouTube in 2006/2007, aspiring […]

Product Demonstration Videos – The Lowdown

February 9th, 2016 by

Product Demonstration Videos – The Lowdown Vivid might be a bit biased, but we believe that there is no better way to demonstrate your products benefits and features than by using a product demonstration video. We have used this example before but imagine you are going to buy a new hedge trimmer. You go onto […]

Sunjunkie “Pigs” Product Video

February 8th, 2016 by

Sunjunkie “Pigs” Product Video Sunjunkie is the Designer, Manufacturer and Developer of the high profile Sunjunkie brand of spray tanning solutions, equipment and retail range. They supply both the commercial and domestic spray tan industries. They wanted to showcase their coloured ‘Pigs’ spray tan machines and wanted to use a product video to show their […]

Turnkey Instruments Product Video

February 8th, 2016 by

Turnkey Instruments Product Video Turnkey Instruments are a leading manufacturer and supplier of technical measuring instruments to the UK and the world. As part of a series of videos, Vivid produced a company profile, product demonstration videos and an accompanying product video. You my ask why produce a series of product demonstration and product videos, […]

Thinkmoney Animation video

February 8th, 2016 by

Thinkmoney Animation Video Thinkmoney is a leading personal account specialist based near Manchester. They offer managed bank accounts for their customers. Think video – Marketing better managed Animation videos have become a key part of most video marketers promotional plan. They allow a freedom to express a core message in a way that can not be […]

BiSN Animation Video

February 8th, 2016 by

BiSN Animation Video BiSN are leading independent consultants to the upstream oil and gas industries. They developed the Wel-lok M2M Bridge Plug to counter issues arising from using traditional bridge plugs. BiSN needed a video to clearly demonstrate the drills abilities, an animation video was only way because even though some of the Vivid team […]

Animation Video Production

February 8th, 2016 by

Animation Video Production Animation video production is an amazing way to bring your business message to your customers. This style of video opens up a world of potential that is simply not possible with any other type of video technique. The possibilities for Animation video production are endless, really the only limitation being your imagination. Showcase a product from […]

Solar Choice Corporate Video

February 5th, 2016 by

Solar Choice Corporate video Solar Choice are a leading supplier of solar panels to both the domestic and commercial markets. Vivid had previously produced a video for their domestic market installation service and now they needed a corporate video for their biggest project in their history. After the success of last video that we had produced for […]

Jahan Indian Restaurant Presenter Video

February 3rd, 2016 by

Indian food cooked with passion and served with flair The Jahan Group is a North West based company producing the best Indian cuisine in Liverpool, Lymm, Warrington and the surrounding areas. Jahan wanted a  presenter video that could be used on their website and also as a promotional tool through various other on and off-line […]

Talk Talk Corporate Event Video

February 3rd, 2016 by

Talk Talk Corporate Event Video Juice Live Communications is of the UK’s leading event management companies. Talk Talk is one of the largest providers of communications and media in the UK. Talk Talk were taking over Event City in Manchester to showcase their company’s services including the exciting new service “YouView” to their staff. The […]

Air Livery Corporate Video

February 3rd, 2016 by

Air Livery Corporate Video Air Livery is an aircraft refinishing company with extensive experience in aircraft repainting, interior repair and refurbishment. They wanted to show customers the stages that an aircraft goes through during a full repaint process. Vivid recommended producing a company profile video incorporating a Time-lapse video of a 10-day paint spray process. […]

New College Manchester Corporate Video

February 3rd, 2016 by

New College Manchester – Corporate Video New College Manchester is one of the leading language Colleges that specialise in teaching English to overseas students. They knew that they needed a corporate video to get their message over to any oversea students interested in learning English. A study into your business They wanted to demonstrate their […]

Turnkey’s Product Demonstration Videos

February 3rd, 2016 by

Turnkey Product Demonstration Video Turnkey Instruments Ltd is a leading designer and manufacturer of quality industrial and scientific instrumentation, ranging from heavy vehicle brake testers to air quality monitoring equipment. Simplifying the sales process Turnkey has a large product range consisting of various scientific instruments. They knew that their instruments were easy to use but […]

Virgin Atlantic Time-lapse video

February 2nd, 2016 by

Big Brand Time-Lapse Virgin Atlantic Airways is a British airline owned by Sir Richard Branson, serving the global community from its inception in the early 1980s. It is part of the Virgin brand group and is one of the leading airlines in the world. VAA Brand Re-launch Virgin came to Vivid after the work they […]

Sunjunkie – How to apply a spray tan

February 2nd, 2016 by

Our videos boost your brand Sunjunkie is a designer, manufacturer and developer of the high profile Sunjunkie brand of spray tanning solutions, equipment and retail range. They supply to the commercial and domestic spray tan industries. SunJunkie needed a way to show their customers the correct way to use their spray station. The most obvious […]

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 […]

Fun with Flour – Dance Photography shoot – In-depth guide

May 13th, 2015 by

For quite some time I’d wanted to have a go at a flour photography shoot involving dancers. I’m obviously not the first photographer to come up with the idea but if something seems fun and creative then it makes me want to have a go. Preparation for a shoot like this would be key. I […]

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 […]

Giving a gift this Christmas? How about a smile….

December 3rd, 2014 by

Every Christmas the Vivid team produce a Christmas video and usually it is about how great we are. This Christmas we wanted to move away from the Vivid line and produce a video with an important message. Each year, there are over 170,000 children born with a cleft lip or palette and the majority of […]

It’s another Condor moment

November 27th, 2014 by

Condor, Thomas Cook and Sunny Heart Time-lapse Variety of our Video Production One of the great aspects of being a video production company is that we have a wide variety of commissions coming our way. As readers of our blogs may know, we produce time-lapse videos for the Airline industries. We were contacted by the German airline […]

Are you channelling the power of YouTube?

October 30th, 2014 by

I thought I’d write a short blog on how all companies can channel the power of video promotion. Companies who embrace video promotion and work in conjunction with sites like YouTube, can increase their online profile. This short blog relates to providing videos to help your customers answer their questions. The power of YouTube YouTube is the second […]

Southport Airshow 2014 – A stormy Saturday

October 20th, 2014 by

Southport Air Show As a child I have great memories of going to local air shows but it must be 25 years since I last went to one. My Granddad worked his whole life at BAE Woodford and whenever they had an airshow we would go and watch the displays. So I was very excited […]

A Product Video Retrospective – Sunjunkie Spray Tanning Demonstration Video

September 30th, 2014 by

Product Videos – Essential Product videos should be considered an essential component of any marketing mix. It has been a number of years since we produced the video. This certainly doesn’t mean that the video isn’t still an important part of Sunjunkie’s promotion. This highlights the longevity of the product video that we produced. We are always […]

Big eyes, Catwoman and a touch of Madonna – Studio Photography

September 29th, 2014 by

One of the good things with Social Media is it enables you to keep in touch with people that you may find difficult through more traditional means. So when I came to my next studio photography session, I took to FaceBook and easily found a perfect subject. I had a great friend, Rachel, who sadly passed […]

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 […]

Condor Airlines/Thomas Cook – 757 Plane “Sunny Heart” Time-Lapse

July 23rd, 2014 by

Global Branding Initiative Thomas Cook has rebranded their logo replacing the ‘globe’ based logo with a ‘Sunny Heart’. This marketing initiative would link together all their brands under one common logo. When Thomas Cook and Condor were thinking about how to demonstrate this, they chose a time-lapse video and of course Vivid to produce it. This is what […]

Losing one stone in a week – My experience of the diet

July 22nd, 2014 by

My weight loss experience of the losing a stone in a week diet My Background Hello, my name is Glen Mackintosh and I work at Vivid Photo Visual. Previously, Graham had undertaken the ‘Lose a stone in a week’ diet and lost just under the stone in one week. I think it is useful to provide you with a […]

6 Stunning Time-Lapse Videos

July 18th, 2014 by

The Vivid team always loved watching time-lapse videos, due to our commercial interest in the style. We also love the fascinating imagery it can produce. Over the last 12 months there have been a few time-lapse films that have broken the mould in terms of visual production values. We wanted to show what can be achieved […]

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. […]

Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit – Wildlife Photography on the Outer Hebrides

June 27th, 2014 by

Wildlife Photography on the Outer Hebrides I love wildlife photography and it is a passion of mine. I thought I’d write a quick blog about a fantastic session I had photographing some adorable Rabbits whilst on my recent trip to the Outer Hebrides. I realise there are far rarer and more exotic animals to be found […]

Wildlife Photography on the Outer Hebrides – Vehicle Hide

June 20th, 2014 by

I hope you enjoyed my first Outer Hebrides blog  featuring images taken on the beach as well as a brief introduction. For this blog I thought I would show images that were taken from the car. A car can make a great hide and with care, if a subject is approached slowly, can get you […]

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. […]

Venesta’s quality washrooms demand a quality product video

May 30th, 2014 by

Venesta Product Video Venesta are a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of toilet cubicles and toilet cubicle systems. Venesta incorporate cutting edge washroom design and use high quality materials for their product ranges. The quality of product supplied is coupled with an excellent customer service. They approached Vivid Photo Visual to produce a series of product videos. […]

Giving a Salon Perfect Pedicure

April 30th, 2014 by

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to give your family and friends a Salon perfect pedicure?  Here are the steps required to make your subject feel super relaxed. Alternatively you can watch the full video at the end. Sanitise Feet  – use different piece of cotton wool on each foot. Work on one foot […]

Guten Time-lapse Video – Celebrating the partnership of airberlin & Etihad

February 7th, 2014 by

Etihad and airberlin Time-lapse Video Vivid have produced numerous time-lapse videos for many different industries. What we are most well known for is providing time-lapse web videos for the airplane industry. Airline Partners Recently Etihad Airlines and airberlin have become premium airline partners. They have been partners since 2011 but this is a new phase in their […]

Presenter Video – Videos to help your customers

January 24th, 2014 by

Presenter Video Production thinkmoney is a leading personal bank account provider. Their service helps customers avoid unexpected charges whilst managing a well run account. thinkmoney really understand the power of video promotion. They actively embrace video solutions to boost their website’s presence and functionality. thinkmoney approached Vivid Photo Visual as they wanted to use a presenter video […]

Making our website more visually appealing – Website update

December 13th, 2013 by

A main element of any business owners remit is to make sure that every aspect of your promotional output is top notch. One evening it dawned on me that Vivid were missing a massive trick. At this point I could state the usual “you have 8 seconds to keep people on your website” fact, but […]

Manage your promotion properly…use an Animation Video

October 30th, 2013 by

thinkmoney Animation Video Vivid produce a variety of different types of web videos. One of the most creative types of web videos is using animation to tell a story. An animation video is only limited by a clients and Vivid’s imagination. You can have what you want in your video, one minute you can be […]

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 […]

Boots use Vivid for their “how to” Presenter Video series

August 27th, 2013 by

Boots Presenter Video Vivid Photo Visual were really pleased when we were contacted by such a reputable high street name like Boots to produce a series of video for their YouTube Channel and website. They wanted to produce videos that would help both existing and future customers with the maintenance of their Hearing Aids. The […]

All Eyes On You

August 21st, 2013 by

  It seems like only yesterday that All Eyes On You opened its doors to the public but we are now into our eight month of trading. So much has has happened so quickly… we now have a team of three therapists and are currently preparing the new extension to the salon. All Eyes On […]

MCE Superbike Championship at Oulton Park – Sport Photography

August 14th, 2013 by

MCE Superbike Championship at Oulton Park I’m at that stage now where having 2 young children seriously hampers my ‘own’ photography time. Don’t get me wrong I wouldn’t change this for the world but I needed to think of a way to turn this round. The answer, buy my 5 year old a camera and […]

Hook your customers with a product video.

July 29th, 2013 by

Durahook Product Video Vivid were contacted recently by Lockers & Benches. They are a Lancashire based company that manufacture and supply a wide range of changing room furniture and accessories. They wanted us to produce a product video for one of their most popular products, the Durahook (TM). Unbreakable The Durahook (TM) is a coat hook that is […]

Use an animation video to your business to drive recruitment

June 26th, 2013 by

Rezoomo Animation Video Here at Vivid Photo Visual, we produce a wide variety of web videos for differing promotional purposes. One of the styles of video where we can really flex our creative juices is through an animation video. The beauty of animated videos, is that the scope can be limitless. An animated video can […]

A pair of Manchester based time-lapse video production

April 29th, 2013 by

Jägermeister Time-lapse Video It seems recently we’ve been talking about time-lapse videos quite a lot. It makes sense as one of our core service offerings is time-lapse video production. So it seems only right that we continue to do so, with a couple more time-lapse videos that Vivid Photo Visual have produced. The first is […]

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 […]

Corporate Video helps to develop your business

March 13th, 2013 by

DSCL Corporate Video DS Colour Labs recently approached Vivid as they needed a corporate video. This video would be the centre piece of their stand at the forthcoming Focus On Imaging 2013 trade-show, held at Birmingham NEC. Vivid Photo Visual had previously provided DSCL with a range of product videos that currently help to promote their […]

Sunjunkie – Addicted to Product Videos

February 4th, 2013 by

Product Videos Retrospective For this blog we’ve decided to focus on one of our clients, tanning specialists Sunjunkie. Sunjunkie are a fellow Stockport based company. Over the last few years Vivid have built an extremely good working relationship Sunjunkie. This relationship has produced a series of successful product videos. We invited Marie Hills, their Business […]

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 […]

A fitting animation video for Cormar Carpets

October 30th, 2012 by

Animation Video Cormar Carpets are one of the UK’s leading carpet manufacturers. Based in Lancashire and with over 50 years in the industry they are widely respected. They have over 1 Million people choosing Cormar Carpets every year. Cormar contacted Vivid to produce an eye-catching animation video. This was to be used on their stand at […]

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 […]

Juice Live Communications – Talk Talk Live – Event Video

August 30th, 2012 by

Event Video For those who have never been to Event City in Manchester, it’s absolutely huge. It was chosen as the venue for telecommunications company TalkTalk as the venue for their new event. They required an event video to showcase the event itself and the effort that went into creating such an important corporate occasion. A […]

Sunjunkie “Behind the scenes” Photography shoot and Video…

July 23rd, 2012 by

Product Photography Shoot With this blog we are looking at product photography shoot we completed, for a long-term client Sunjunkie. Sunjunkie are a leading supplier to the spray tan industry. They requested a shoot at Vivid’s photography studios to cover a new product launch.  Sunjunkie wanted to combine straight product photography with some shots using a model to […]

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 […]

Time-Lapse video for Thomson Airways – Vivid Photo Visual

May 24th, 2012 by

Thomson Airway Time-lapse Video It was great to be contacted by a new client Thomson Airways, to produce a time-lapse of an aircraft repaint. Thomson Airway is the world’s largest charter airline and a very prestigious brand. Thomson Airways wanted a video that would showcase and launch their exciting new livery paint scheme. Vivid like a […]

A smile fit for the camera – Same Day Smiles Promotional Video

May 2nd, 2012 by

Company Promotional Video Recently Vivid were contacted by the nationwide dental implant specialists same day smiles™. SDS wanted a bespoke corporate video that would showcase the quality of their Dental implants. It would also highlight the service provided and the actual practices that people would attend. After a consultation, with the same day smiles™ team, […]

Admiral Sportswear Product Photography

April 5th, 2012 by

Clothing Product Photography Being of a certain age, the brand Admiral brings back floods of memories. My first England football kit was made by Admiral. I have vivid memories of Kevin Keegan and the boys in the 1982 World Cup wearing that instantly recognisable England strip. My 1st Manchester Utd kit was the 79/80 season […]

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 […]

Bear Grylls Product Video series by Vivid Photo Visual

February 13th, 2012 by

Product Video for a famous Bear When we received a phone call to produce some product videos, initially we didn’t realise they would feature one of the UK’s best know action heroes. The one and only Bear Grylls! The company was Craghoppers who produce and distribute a full range of outdoor clothing for Bear, here […]

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 […]

Product Video Series for Turnkey Instruments

May 4th, 2011 by

Turnkey Instruments are a Cheshire based company that specialise in the design and manufacture of specialist industrial and scientific instruments. They wanted to know how Vivid could help their business by utilising video promotion. Creating a Video Portfolio After discussing in depth with the Turnkey team their requirements, Vivid created a proposal. This would deliver […]

iPad Product Video by Vivid Photo Visual

March 21st, 2011 by

New Challenge – iPad Animated Product Video 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. This week is all about the studio product video version of our iPad product video. […]

IPad Lifestyle Product Video Challenge

March 16th, 2011 by

The Challenge – Lifestyle Product Video We were chatting in the office and we decided that we should set ourselves a quick creative challenge. To produce a lifestyle product video, nothing too complex, short  and with a cinematic feel. A lifestyle product video is used by marketers to inspire, guide and motivate people to purchase […]

Vivid’s Golden Ticket Event

February 11th, 2011 by

Well due to Glen’s love of hearing his own voice, and his passion for standing up in front of a large group of people, whilst throwing in the odd witty gag. Vivid have decided to put on our own event. An event that will be relaxed, fun and above all, informative. With our main business […]

Photography – It’s a mugs game?

January 24th, 2011 by

Well excitement fell over the Vivid Photo Visual studio today, with the arrival of a new piece of equipment for Graham. A couple of things for those that don’t know me too well. I’m always buying equipment, mainly Canon, and I love a good cup of tea…or if Glen is making it, just a cup […]

Vivid produce innovative animated 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 […]

This Blog’s not Automatic. Not Systematic. It’s Hydromatic…

December 6th, 2010 by

tHydro Screw Generator Why it’s Grease Lightening …… Sorry I got a bit lost in the moment then, took me back to my theatrical days!! Well this post is Hydromatic, well to be precise it’s Hydro Power ‘matic. Vivid were commissioned by Spaans Babcock to produce a video. This would be used to demonstrate the […]

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 […]