Drone filming services are now part of our in-house offering at MGL Media. Stunning aerial shots are a perfect way to show the scale of your business or project and bring a cinematic edge to your video. Here’s the latest drone showreel, giving a flavour of what we’ve been up […]
Documentary film The Life of An Actor
We’re known for our work in branded content videos but we are also documentary film makers for a wide audience. Life of an Actor is the latest in our series of inspirational documentaries profiling creative people. Daniel Taylor has been a professional actor for more than 20 years, treading the […]
Real People in video makes a Difference
Real people make a difference. Obviously, that can be said of life, relationships, politics and business – but sometimes, as filmmakers, we forget that not every promotional video needs a professional actor or a TV presenter. That’s especially true if you’re promoting a campaign or scheme that relies on real […]
MGL Media – Our First 10 Years
In some ways 2004 seems like yesterday but in others it feels like much more than a decade ago. MGL Media started in Leicester when video production was entering its digital age. DVD’s were finally replacing the 30 year old VHS format and cameras were halving in size but increasing […]
Police and Thieves in the street . . . Neville Staple Music Video
With the amazing success of London 2012 and all of the fantastic olympic stories coming from our capital, it’s easy to forget that it’s only been a year since the terrible riots that rocked London and many other UK cities. Ska legend, Neville Staple of The Specials experienced some of […]
DIY Video Production 2: Why sound is more than half the picture.
This post builds on the earlier DIY Video Production Part 1 in which we looked at ways of improving your self-shot company videos, when time and budgets are tight. Professional Video Production on a DIY Budget As a professional video production company, MGL Media uses the best audio equipment, […]
Hand Crafted . . . a love letter to Loake Shoes.
We were recently privileged enough to work with one of the icons of the British shoe industry, Loake Shoes. Worn by everyone from Bill Nighy and Martin Freeman to Kevin Spacey and Madness, Loakes are famous for being hand crafted using many of the same traditional techniques as when their […]
What Really Happens ‘in the edit’? (Part 2)
This is part 2 of our overview of the Post-Production process. If you haven’t done so already, read part 1 here. Ok, so you have now decided on the overall shape and content of your film. Now let’s look at how we can breathe life in to the narrative and […]
MGL at The BBC . . .
It’s been a busy few months here at MGL HQ, having worked on projects as diverse as a film to promote a new Science Park development, a Roller Derby promo and most recently producing several internal communications films for the BBC. We found all the projects engaging, but have to […]
Curve Theatre Promo – Light In The Piazza
Being at the heart of Leicester’s ‘Cultural Quarter’ has meant that we are fortunate enough to be within touching distance of one of Europe’s most exciting new theatres – the amazing Curve. The theatre was only completed in late 2008 but has already staged several renowned plays including Martin McDonagh’s […]