Archive for Productions

Melbourne’s New Home

Shot entirely on DSLR over a period of two months up to the opening. Directed by Dennis Keighron-Foster with Ian Sandall

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Des Horsfall’s Kuschty Rye: Long Long Time

It’s certainly been a long time since we started shooting this video! I looked back at the original set of rushes the other day and to my amazement saw that they were shot in October 2010!

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SPL Showreel

Here’s Ian Sandall’s 2010 showreel containing a wide variety of work for SPL Communications. This includes TV commercials, corporate and sales videos and much more. This will be updated in February 2012.

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Davies Paints: Walls in Fashion

This TV and Cinema commercial was made specifically for The Philippines and was shot and post-produced in Manila.

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PZ Cussons 125

A 22 minute film to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the founding of PZ Cussons plc – most famous (in the UK) for its Imperial Leather soap.

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Knowsley Safari Park

The Monkey Jungle at Knowsley Safari Park holds a lot of baboons. Also many parts of cars that have been removed by those baboons! So how do you intrigue and motivate

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Gilmore Roberts / Fleetwood Fair

Gilmore Roberts are leading the ‘new wave’ in folk and this track is off their second album ‘Up From the Deep’.

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Melbourne ‘Ten Reasons’

Testimonials sell! No matter how stunning the graphics, how convincing the voiceover or how artistic the pictures, people really don’t believe what they’re being told unless they see someone (just like them) telling it to them on screen. That’s what we at SPL Communications have been banging on about for years and our clients are […]

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Melbourne Server Hosting

This short piece was designed for playing at exhibitions and conferences where the sound is often muted so using real people talking is not very useful. Using testimonials from clients is always a great way to give yourself the credibility you need and in this case the quotes are powerful and persuasive.

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PZ Cussons in the Community

PZ Cussons is a North-West based company and its new head office opened in 2010 at Manchester Airport. This programme was made for the opening and details all the support The Group give to local organisations and charities. Using some footage from previous films, SPL Communications shot new interviews to show the scope and breadth […]

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3D editing update

As soon as the last piece of kit arrived for the new 3D edit system we started telling people about the fact that finally affordable 3D editing is now available in the North of England and have been amazed at the amount of interest and enquiries. Who said 3D was a fad?

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One still is not enough – so try several hundred!

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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Kids@Play – Ride on Daleks

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 […]

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Seashell Trust Fundraising

This film was made to raise awareness (and funds) for The Seashell Trust in Cheshire. The Seashell Trust is a wonderful organization dedicated to looking after children, young people and adults with some of the most challenging disabilities and learning difficulties. Although there are around 100 pupils there are over 500 staff and volunteers so […]

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Des Horsfall

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.

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Vimetco China

Vimetco are a major manufacturer of aluminium. Based in Europe they have operations in Romania, Africa and China. Our brief was to document the Chinese operations so that analysts in the US and Europe could learn more about the company. The facilities are all in Henan Province in NW China.

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