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On the News – in the Wet!

This might have been a challenging task for some video producers; film a dynamic four minute feature in under three hours and have it edited for broadcast the next day. But it was no problem for our TV News Professionals.

The team consisted of one experienced Presenter, two brilliant Cameramen and a Drone Operator – all directed with calm efficiency by a Writer/Producer/Director with 20 years experience. The result was broadcast to half a million people on ITV Meridian.

On the News – in the Wet

Stay Calm and Carry On!

Lookoutmedia was commissioned to produce a promotional video for the pioneering US medical procedure firm CVRx Inc to demonstrate the success of their Barostim Neo device which is used to treat hypertension. A Video Journalist filmed the procedure at a London hospital and also the follow up in just two days. Thanks to our contacts in broadcast news, the footage formed an integral part of a media campaign that gained extensive coverage of this breakthrough procedure on both the BBC and ITV.


Short Promo Sting on a Budget!

Our favourite public speaker asked us to produce 14 self-improvement videos each of about 15 minutes duration. It was quite a task for Andy as he spent a day reading more than 3 hours of script from an autoque! But what to put on the front of the videos to motivate his students? The budget answer was a short compilation of archive shots mixed with some punchy music!


Sharing the Knowledge

In recent weeks Lookoutmedia has been providing Media Training for senior officers at Bournemouth Borough Council.  We’re using the sessions to share our real world knowledge of BBC and ITV News interview techniques.  The aim is to help our clients understand what a Broadcast Journalist is looking for when they carry out an interview and also to give a few tips on how to best get their message across – all in a fun environment!  We are training eight individuals each day (two sessions – four people in the morning and four in the afternoon) and the feedback has been excellent, with more dates booked throughout the summer.


Flying Humans!

It is one of the most extreme sports – and also the subject of advanced research at the University of Southampton which is being promoted with the help of LookoutMedia. The aim of the Icarus project is to manufacture the world’s first scientifically developed wingsuit, to break current records and set additional world records in human flight.

These records include the highest altitude and highest speed wingsuit jump in history, whilst traveling furthest total distance in the longest ever wingsuit flight.

Flying Humans

Flying High

Lookoutmedia was delighted to be involved in the production of a promotional video to help sell a multi-million pound luxury private jet. The Falcon Dassault was re-fitted to an exceptionally high standard – an achievement which needed to be effectively communicated in the sales video. Working alongside our partners Widget Production, we think we did a pretty good job! This is a client who’s now been with us for more than five years during which time we’ve helped him sell quite a few planes while also promoting his company’s aviation services.

Flying High

A ‘News’ style Promotional Video

Although we’re increasingly busy with out Broadcasting and MoD/NATO commitments we do still manage to find time to put together promotional videos for our corporate clients. On a rare sunny day in October we filmed a quick-fire video for a firm that provides a puncture prevention solution. It was produced in partnership with out colleagues at Hallmark Productions and is a good example of how an effective ‘news-style’ message can be produced for under £1000.

A News style Promotional Video

Reporter Calm Under Pressure!

Spare a thought for Lookoutmedia’s Richard Slee who was incredibly patient and composed whilst attempting to get a clean ‘Piece to Camera’! Richard was covering the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge for ITV News and had already been awake for more than 20 hours when the fun began. Incredibly, just 48 hours after he put this on Facebook it had been seen by more than 100,000 people and been shared more than 1000 times.

In the News with the Prime Minister!

David Cameron was in Portsmouth last week visiting the Royal Navy Base and so were we – on assignment for ITV News. It makes a change for us to share some of our work for Broadcast News – ITV and the BBC are regular clients. In the past year we’ve also seen an increase in demand for Media Training – mainly TV News scenarios and crisis management – working with Crown Media.

Unfortunately, due to client confidentiality we’re unable to share those examples – which is a shame as it’s been quite exciting working with the Army, Royal Navy and the RAF among others! So for now have a look at an example of our Television News Journalism.

Laser Eye Surgery – In The News!

Well it’s been a very busy summer for the team at LookoutMedia with broadcasting taking up most of our time – working for BBC and ITV News. In the corporate world we’ve also been doing more work with the Ministry of Defence alongside our partners Unfortunately, much as we’d love to show you what fun we’ve been having with the Army and Royal Navy, sadly we’re not allowed to because of the sensitive nature of the various projects.

So instead, with controversy about laser eye surgery very much in the news, it’s seems an appropriate time to share this report that we did for ITV News about 5 or 6 years ago – a guide to selecting the best eye surgeon.