Top 5 Reasons to use video for your business
A short animation about how promotional videos can help grow your business. This is an example of the ‘motion text’ style of animation and was created in Adobe After Effects.
Candy Jar Media was asked by Channel 5 to produce a series of short ‘stings’ to appear during ad breaks for their series The Bible, broadcast on Channel 5 in November.
Created by Phil Vischer, famous for producing VeggieTales, What’s in the Bible? followed Buck Denver and his friends on a journey through the stories of the Bible.
The Candy Jar team set out to interview children from local schools about their knowledge of the Bible, using their responses to create the stings. Shot in front of a ‘green screen’, we then replaced the background with a variety of different colours in post production.
Candy Jar Media has completed the second of two videos for the animated TV series Friends and Heroes. We were first asked to produce a promotional film that would highlight how schools can make use of the programme as part of Religious Education lessons and the wider curriculum.
For the follow up video, we filmed in several churches, aiming to show how parish resources are used. Utilising a variety of video techniques including green screen and tracking shots, we also incorporated clips from the show to ensure a fast-
Previously broadcast on the BBC, Friends and Heroes is an award-
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Candy Jar joined forces with ambitious art installation ‘The FibonARTcci Project’. The FinbonARTcci team plan to travel the world taking aerial photographs of people, culminating with a satellite photo of just under a million people in the Nevada Desert. In Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens, 144 people were required. Candy Jar Films was asked to cover the event to help build a buzz about the project. In order to maximise the momentum of interest, a speedy turnaround time was paramount; the footage was shot within a couple of hours and edited in half a day before being uploaded to YouTube.
Save the Lars Homestead
Author Terry Cooper joined a team of intrepid Star Wars fans to restore the Lars Homestead – home of Luke Skywalker and the beginning of A New Hope. Braving scorching temperatures, they headed to the Tunisian desert where the iconic ‘igloo’ set was falling into disrepair. With pickaxes, shovels, plaster, wood and chicken wire they spent a week transforming the ruin back to its former glory.
Team leader Mark Dermul filmed their progress and we edited together the footage, adding music, titles and stills. We then uploaded the completed video to YouTube, which has had over 58,000 hits!
Terry is the author of Kangazang!, published by Candy Jar Books. You can buy a copy of Kangazang! here.
Trak Backrest (Performance Health Products)
Performance Health Products (PHP) asked us to make a short video for one of their latest products.
The Axxis Profile Backrest is being used by Paralympic Archer Pippa Britton, who competed in the London 2012 Paralympics. In the video she talks about her experience of trying to find a suitable backrest that would support her when competing, and how the V-
We travelled up to Shropshire to film Pippa in action at the Eaton Manor archery centre. Working closely with the PHP team, we edited together a 3 minute promo that incorporated graphics, titles, and music.
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Candy Jar Films teamed up with best-
The team at Candy Jar was able to make use of animation and ‘green screen’ techniques to put Francesca right in the middle of the cartoon fun! We’re working on more videos with Francesca and will be putting them online soon.
Motley Movies’ Fright Night and Haunted Basement
Motley Movies is an affiliate company of It’s On Cardiff. Throughout the year, It’s On Cardiff hosts events for the general public, such as the Rooftop Cinema, where the general public are treated to classic films, and a glorious view of the city around them, atop the Jacob’s Market building.
The Candy Jar team were asked to film and edit a promotional teaser for one of It’s On Cardiff’s upcoming Halloween events, Motley Movie’s Fright Night and Haunted Basement, where victims would be sent to the vaults of Cardiff Bay’s Portland House, exploring the dark and terrifying area before finding themselves being treated to a secret screening of various classic horror films.
The team were able to get some excellent footage down in the vaults, creating a very atmospheric and intriguing video to entice any potential participants.
Black Mountains Smokery
Black Mountains Smokery is a family-
The Candy Jar team were asked to produce a series of videos that would help to raise the profile of the smokery via social media. We filmed over two days, visiting various locations across Powys –
Bristol Zoo asked us to shoot a short promo video to advertise their summer Sunset Specials, where the Zoo opens after-hours, giving visitors the rare opportunity to enjoy the Zoo as the sun goes down. Shooting interviews with staff and visitors, we also filmed numerous animals across the zoo, including lions, meerkats and penguins!
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Dru was convicted for fraud in 2008 but has since rebuilt his life with the help of friends and family. He ran a successful coach business and is now working on several new projects including developing his career as a TV presenter.
Dru asked Candy Jar Media to help him develop ideas for a series of online videos. ‘Dishonesty’ was the first, which we filmed in and around Cardiff city centre.
Atlantic Dash Promo Video
Intrepid firefighters John Haskill and Jamie Windsor took part in one of the world’s toughest races, rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. Their goal: to raise awareness and over £100,000 for Breast Cancer Care, The Firefighters Charity, Help for Heroes and WRVS (Womens Royal Voluntary Service).
The team asked us to produce a short promotional video to help raise awareness of their challenge. We shot ‘green screen’ interviews and filmed on location several times to get shots of the boys in action. We then added titles, graphics and music to complete the promo.
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The Diddy Tree (interview with the author, Michelle McKenna)
The Diddy Tree is a children’s book aimed at helping parents encourage the children to give up their dummies.
We filmed the author, Michelle McKenna, in front of a ‘green screen’ so that we could add our own background afterwards. We also included stills of the book’s illustrations to highlight the book’s artwork.
One Woman’s War book trailer
To promote the book One Woman’s War, Candy Jar Media created a ‘vintage newsreel’ inspired by the book’s setting in World War Two. This trailer was created using original wartime footage as well as ‘green screen’ footage shot with the author, Eileen Younghusband. Special effects were added to make this new footage look of the period.
One Woman’s War is published by Candy Jar Books. You can buy a copy here.