Video is so powerful, because it contains the essence of human storytelling, it’s visual and aural.
My specialism is creating, warm, engaging videos that help your audience connect with you and what you do.
Here are some examples:
The Artisan Milliner
This short film tells the story of Louise Pocock, who makes the most stylish hats imaginable, all by hand.
The Artisan Milliner from Charles Budd on Vimeo.
A tradesman told me last year that he’s always had a decent amount of work. Jobs come in regularly, in a trickle, and he’s never really had too many quiet spells where work has dried up for a while. But then he had a video done by a local company, he put it on the homepage of his website, and since then he’s been totally booked up months in advance.
That’s what video can do. It can tell a story to your potential customers far more effectively than photos and text. And if your competitors don’t have videos and you do, you’ll stand out as being one step ahead. If they’ve got videos and you don’t, you’ll be seen as lagging behind.
The Artisan Letterpress Printer
Don’t just shout ‘buy my stuff’ in your videos, tell your story. Here’s David Lewis, who had to leave the military after breaking his back, and has now become a superb artisan letterpress printer:
The Artisan Letterpress Printer from Charles Budd on Vimeo.
Matt Bate music video for ‘Life’ single
I was asked by local musician Matt Bate to shoot some extra footage and edit the video for his new single ‘Life’. To date, it’s been his most popular video with double the views of any other.
Hannah Argyle – Photographer and Instagram Sensation
And short videos are great for telling stories. Here’s a commercial Instagram video I edited for the photographer and Instagrammer Hannah Argyle:
View this post on Instagram
You know how kids are obsessed with getting their faces painted, and always make you wait in that really long queue at school fetes and fairs so they can be a lion or a fairy? 😅 Well who knew, its actually really easy and fun to do yourself at home! We have teamed up with @officialsnazaroo, and now I am literally painting their faces every day. If you see someone out and about with two little monsters, that's me 🙋🏼😆 We used the Halloween face paint kit and did a creepy crawly challenge, to come up with the scariest Halloween bugs we could think of! What do you think of our efforts? 🕷🕸🦋 #snazoween #sponsored http://bit.ly/2hYCnXv Video edited by the brilliant @thetallphotographer
Sew Me Something at the Shakespeare Hospice Fashion Show
I was asked to film the Shakespeare Hospice Fashion Show, and produced this short, subtitled segment for local business Sew Me Something.
Sew Me Something at the Shakespeare Hospice Fashion Show from Charlie Budd on Vimeo.
Discover, Gather Give – Arts Fair
I was due to film this event, but was recuperating in hospital from a broken back. Fortunately my good friend, local photographer Sally Crane, shot some footage for me to edit once I was back home.
DIscover: Gather: Give: from Charlie Budd on Vimeo.
Now it’s your turn
Now that wifi is so prevalent, and even the 4G mobile signal is often good, people are watching videos more and more, especially on their phones and on social media.
If you’d like to discuss using video in your business, whether it’s for your website or social media, Contact Me.
Please note, signing up to my newsletter means just that. I promise not to sell your details to nefarious organisations or despicable people, or indeed use your contact information to send you anything but my Five Good Things newsletter. This makes me not only GDPR compliant, but also rather a decent sort really.