LATEST COMMISSIONS AND NEWS
COVID-secure working practices
2020 has of course brought unprecedented changes to the way we live and work.
Sean Macreavy Media have implemented COVID-secure work practices in all of our on-site work in the days since the relaxing of Lockdown measures. Face masks, latex gloves, hand sanitiser, alcohol wipes and 2-metre social distancing have simply become part of our new Business-As-Usual.
Web conferencing expertise
We've provided expert guidance for organisations in Warwickshire in their delivery of web-based conferences and webinars. For Studio III in Alcester, we've used our branding and technical know-how to bring Zoom webinars alive. We combine simple but effective measures such as impactful use of framing, virtual backgrounds and logos, high-quality audio and interactive/anchorperson hosting methods.
Studio III's webinars and web conferences have gone from strength to strength, pulling in up to 1300 attendees per session.
Likewise, we've also provided technical web conference support to Coventry University, for their first ever Virtual BSL Cafe´, on behalf of British Sign Language students and their deaf lecturers.
Corporate branding and logo design
We've continued our successful partnerships with SWL Group and Studio III in Alcester, providing continuous support in graphic design and branded visual, audio and written content for their websites and publicity materials. We now also provide continuous technical and administration support and content for the companies' websites, both designed by us: and www.studio3.org.
The Consequences 10cc Podcast
Sean and Paul McNulty's ground-breaking podcast about this iconic band and its many parallel universes continues to blossom and spiral out of control!
Amazing guests have included 10cc members Kevin Godley, Graham Gouldman, impresario Harvey Lisberg, Strawberry Studios founder Pete Tattersall, former head of Phonogram Ken Maliphant and in July 2020 music legend Paul Gambaccini.
Look out for the duo's very first 'podcast road movie' later this year...
Photo and film shoots
Despite obvious constraints this spring and summer on external client shoots, Sean Macreavy Media has delivered effective and highly professional photographic and video publicity content for David Kirby Chiropody in Alcester and Smart Homes in Dickens Heath.
We're also very excited to have been awarded a long-term contract as one of three preferred suppliers of video and multi-media services for the University of Worcester.
Restoration and digitising of analogue audio and video - audio tapes and cassettes, vinyl records, camcorder and VHS video
We bring years of expertise to help numerous clients retrieve precious memories and artefacts, and relive the pleasure all over again! We're currently working with music archivists in Manchester to restore a wealth of rare and historic recordings, some as much as 60 years old.
We've professionally restored recordings from a huge range of sources:
VHS, Hi8 and DV camcorder tapes
Reel-to-reel and cassette audio tapes
Tape hiss and vinyl scratch reduction
We've transferred these recordings to a wide spectrum of media, including DVD, CDs, YouTube videos, mp4, mp3 and WAV files. We've even repaired broken tapes, fitting them with new tape reels and cases before rescuing and preserving the precious contents!
A compendium of our incredible projects in the last 18 months
2019 was SMM's most dynamic and dramatic year to date. We've produced drama films for Northamptonshire Police's initiative on Modern Slavery and Warwick College Group's drive to promote adult literacy, numeracy and IT skills. We've also continued our partnerships with University of Worcester's Association for Dementia Studies and local businesses, offering multimedia services to SWL, Studio III and Claire Field Consulting, among others. We've produced a series of NHS training films, focussing on the Health Assessor programme run by the Health Education England.
We produced our first film for a new client, Careermap Ltd, with a hugely ambitious one-hour film of the World Skills UK Live exhibition from Birmingham's NEC. This was shot and edited within 24 hours, and was broadcast to hundreds of schools the very next day. We've also added significantly to our portfolio of private commissions, from portrait, property and corporate photography, music videos, wedding, crowdfunding and promotional films.
Finally, April saw the launch of Sean's new Consequences 10cc podcast, produced with Paul McNulty. It's been a real success with music fans, with 11,000 downloads already, and several hugely important interviews, including creative mastermind Kevin Godley!
Here's a small selection below to give a cross section of some of our amazing commissions this year!
Our moving and powerful mental health film and learning resource, 'SELFie - Where's the HARM?' has finally been released nationally. It's available for download via the TES Resources site.
Please click the link below to view details.
Here are some short highlights from Sean's first choir session of his song Because We're Friends on August 8th 2018. The singers are the wonderful visitors and staff at Leominster Meeting Centre for people with dementia and their carers.
The song was originally written in 2016 for the Fix8 Films video, made to promote the launch of the Droitwich Meeting Centre. The staff and visitors at Leominster contributed to some last-minute lyric changes, that helped the song be more relevant to what makes this centre special and unique!
Many thanks to Rob Salmon at Orfactor Productions for capturing our efforts on film.