2019: a video production year in review
As we come to the end of 2019 – with more than 180 videos uploaded to Vimeo and our media archives ever expanding (892.90GB of raw camera media this year alone!) – it’s time to take a proud look back at a fantastic 12 months.
It has been an exciting time for Pixelwave Creative.
We’ve not only had the pleasure of producing amazing content for amazing clients across a diverse range of industries within the UK. But we’ve also taken time to engage with our community here in Bury, meeting some wonderful people along the way.
Let’s take a look back at some of our 2019 highlights…
A New Home
2019 started with a move for the Pixelwave Creative team as we bade a fond farewell to the Freedom Church and relocated to the Fernhills Business Centre. The move kept us close to Bury town centre and within easy reach of the M66 motorway.
In March, we were awarded a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ accreditation – a status given to organisations that strive to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.
And, we also showed our dedication to safeguarding issues, picking up our enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate.
Filming Awards and Winning Awards!
Yet again, Pixelwave Creative was chosen to be the official videographer partner for a number of prestigious awards in the North of England in 2019.
From the Yorkshire Choice Awards – championing the best local businesses and people in Yorkshire – to the Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards – a thoroughly rewarding experience, meeting brave and courageous young people across the region.
Then there was the Barnsley Hospital’s Heart Awards – our seventh year producing videos of shortlisted nominees for this much-anticipated staff awards – followed by the ever-popular MIBBAs (Made in Bury Business Awards), which champion local Bury businesses.
We produced videos once again for the Sheffield Teaching Hospital’s Thank You Awards before transporting our gear to the Manchester Science and Industry Museum in November to film the Victrex CEO Awards for the first time.
Plus, we supported some wonderful fundraising events, including the Munro Greenhalgh Sponsored Office Cycle Ride and the Bury Hospice Strictly Best Foot Forward event. And, there was a return to Leeds too to capture all the action at the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund Ball.
We were also delighted to be part of a double award-winning project ourselves in 2019. Real Safeguarding Stories (RSS) is a partnership between education provider Collingwood Learning & Bradford Council and our video production of Annie’s Story scooped an award at the 2019 Sovereign Healthcare Awards. RSS also won the Public/Private Partnership Award at the LGC Awards 2019 – an annual event celebrating the UK’s best initiatives in local government.
Moving away from Awards, and this year we have got stuck into some fascinating healthcare projects that have included filming and producing videos for internal training purposes. It has been a real eye-opener to work with the Royal College of Surgeons across a number of its teaching hospitals, filming surgery simulations that will be used as training aid videos.
Another fascinating project with the team at Collingwood Learning saw us head to Wakefield to film with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service – all about behaviour-based learning scenarios, including respect and diversity.
Furthermore, our work with the team at Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber saw us create a series of short educational videos to help educational supervisors in supporting trainees back to work.
Doing Our Bit For Bury
It’s not just been about standing behind the camera or editing at our computers, of course. We’ve also thrown ourselves into some wonderful community initiatives in 2019.
Our MD, JP Woffenden dusted off his running shoes and took part in the Bury 10k as a representative of the Bury Business Group, raising much need funds for chosen charity, The Buddy Bag Foundation.
Then, to support National Tree Week, JP went along with the team at Kernel Horticultural Services as they created a forest school at East Ward Primary School.
We also sponsored a race at The Buddy Bag Foundation Race Night and JP has personally collected a fair few bags of litter from the roadsides of Bury and Ramsbottom during his recent plogging (pick and jog) expeditions.
Supporting our future
And finally, let’s bring our 2019 review to a close with a reminder that Pixelwave Creative is proud to be active in a number of initiatives that support young people as they look ahead to their future career.
This year, JP has presented to a High School in Bury as part of the Employers in Education scheme and, once again, we supported the National Citizen Service (NCS) Challenge.
We recently welcomed a new apprentice and, in 2019, we continued to offer work experience placements to a number of local schools and colleges.
And, on to 2020…
We are already working on a number of exciting videos that will go live in 2020 and have some brilliant new video production projects coming up too.
Here’s to another fabulous 12 months – Happy 2020 to you all!