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 […]
How To Use YouTube to Reach Your Customers
“Wow, I’ve just fallen in love. I have to get my hands on a pair of those brogues!” This is one of many great Youtube responses we received to the Loake Shoes Film and an example of how video and social media can help you connect with your clients. Never […]
Why you need video for your website – Help, tips and advice
Why you need video for your website Video for your website The rapid growth of Youtube and online video means that more businesses are realising the importance of having high quality video content for their websites and social media channels. A recent study from Forbes showed that executives and staff really […]
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, […]
IVCA Awards Success for MGL and Indigo Blue Media!
We’re delighted to announce that our collaboration with Indigo Blue Media has resulted in us picking up two IVCA ‘Highly Commended’ awards for our Loake Shoes film. At the fantastic event held at The Grosvenor on Park Lane, we were honoured to receive the awards which are internationally recognised accolades […]
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 […]
A Recipe For Success . . .the Cook4life Campaign launches.
We are proud to announce the launch of the Cook4life campaign across the East Midlands with our series of cook-a-long videos produced for The Department of Health. Working with key members of the East Midlands community from Lincolnshire firemen to Nottinghamshire cricketers, we produced 12 short videos promoting healthy recipes that […]