Myself and Yordan had travelled with Eric and his best friend Rob for two days -but the village had waited a lifetime for our arrival. As the days final rays of sun hit my face I looked around and, feeling humbled and inspired, I knew it was VIVIDA’s responsibility to tell the world Eric’s incredible story.
Young people are the future of the creative industry. The problem is that we need industry to help young people from all walks of life. Growing up, I didn't really see the creative industries as a viable option. I've had to carve my own way. Whilst I've been modestly successful, it's been a tough road. Harder than it should be.
Myself and Team VIVIDA had crossed paths with an amazing organisation called the "Ideas Foundation" for a few years. We totally believe in their calling. They help young people by forming and educating a new creative class.
It was a real privilege to create this video that reminds us all of the unleashed creative talent waiting to be nurtured. I wrote this anthem and then bought it to life with my fantastic team.
This was shot on the Canon C700 with Anamorphic lenses.
In partnership with Business In The Community (BITC),
VIVIDA has the privilege of hearing the stories of some incredible companies. One of these remarkable stories led to an introduction to Soap Co; a social enterprise that employs the visually impaired.
In our desire to discover more, VIVIDA visited Soap Co to experience their great work first hand. We walked away heartened and inspired, sincerely believing that there was a story to be told.
We uncovered the fact that some employees felt disconnected from society. They were perceived as outsiders, misunderstood by their community. We needed to tell their story. We needed to rethink.
We told the stories of four incredible individuals who shared a common thread of overcoming adversity with the help and support of Soap Co. Weaving the four stories into a single, strong message conveyed a sense of unity, highlighting the importance of the communities perception of disability.
Perhaps VIVIDA’s biggest privilege to date. We were asked by The Prince’s Responsible Business Network (BITC) to create a story that would recognise the resilience of businesses across Great Britain as they survive in moments of crisis.
Our creative mission was to create a short, engaging video highlighting that it's the actions BEFORE adversity that really count. Businesses must leave nothing to chance. VIVIDA’s concept was not to scare, but to inspire audiences to get themselves ready, both individually and within their communities.
VIVIDA led the entire creative, managing everything from scripting, location scouting through to the selection of businesses. The whole of team VIVIDA came on board for the production, with a crew of 15 for the entire week long shoot as we travelled up and down the country, on land and out at sea, in order to bring this story to life.
So how prepared are you?
A huge thank you to all involved in the project.
As always, we are open to comments and questions!
Simeon @ VIVIDA
Director, Script and DOP, Editor: Simeon Quarrie
Producers: Emily Rogers, Chris Vlassis
Assistant Director: Yordan Boychev
Motion Graphics: Kevin Marien
Colorist: Rebecca Goodeve
Sound: Defacto Sound
Drone Footage: Simon Schols
1st AC/ Gaffer: Henry Keep, Dann Emmons, Glyn Davies
Production Assistant: Anthony Confos
Often its all too easy to think about the technology in a technical, mechanical and cold way. The result is that we can view the brands that design, manufacture and promote machines, technology, devices and applications in a cold and clinical way.
Our aim and task with General Electric was to focus on the human story. The effect that the GE engine had and has on real people. This video story focuses on the importance and value of the work undertaken by dedicated staff of the GE Energy devision.
Our team were flown in from the UK to various States within the US, with a days notice to help visually depict this story.
Team VIVIDA used the Canon 1DC to shoot this video, enabling us to switch between full frame and super 35 crops. Simeon acted as a solo operator with camera, Manfrotto monopod, a slider and a Movi. The piece was then edited by VIVIDA’s Toby, then finished by team member Yordan and Simeon.