02 Apr 2011

Where in the world?

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Now here’s a fact that you probably didn’t know. Where in Europe is the largest dedicated technical rehearsal facility for bands before they go on tour? Somewhere where they can set up the complete stage and check all the sound and lighting and pyro stuff and do all their rehearsals? Pinewood? Somewhere in London surely? I thought so too. The answer is … it’s between Wakefield and Pontefract in Yorkshire.

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28 Mar 2011

One still is not enough – so try several hundred!

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Someone asked me the other day to show them something we’d produced just using stills. After a bit of head scratching I dug out this piece that we made in 2010.

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09 Mar 2011

Kids@Play – Ride on Daleks

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Our first reaction at SPL Communications when someone says Daleks is to hide behind the sofa! However the first ever ride-on Daleks are rather less frightening (a) as we’re older and (b) as they are brought to their full size by pumping them up!

Kids@Play asked SPL Communications to produce a web / exhibition promo for this exciting toy. Child models from Georgeous Kids in Manchester. Shot in half a day (DoP: Greg Cheetham) on HD and expertly edited with SPL’s CS5 system by Matt Thompson. Original music and Dalek voices supplied by the BBC and used with permission.

Web promos to this high standard don’t have to cost a fortune and we can offer a quick turnaround to react to events or sales opportunities.

Unlike the Daleks, our mission is not to take over the Universe, but you might have other ideas…. If so, get in touch with us for a free no-obligation quote that’s guaranteed to ‘exterminate’ any other production company’s! Just use the Contact Form to get in touch and we’ll come right back to you!

09 Mar 2011

Des Horsfall

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Des is an old friend of ours and we had fun making this piece both in his amazing retro recording studio (all analogue) and in Hebden Bridge one cold afternoon. Read more