31st August 2015

Writing a script for a short video sounds like something only professsionals can do, but you should definitely try and give it a bash yourself before asking us for advice. If anything, it will give us a great starting point … Continue reading

31st August 2015

If you’re looking for an effective way to let your customers get to know your brand a little better, then we’ve got just the thing for you. Across the world teenagers, young mums, couples, makeup artists – hell, just about … Continue reading

12th June 2015

Working with smaller businesses on video projects is something that we have done a lot over the past few years, and we like to think we get the best out of every group of people we encounter. This is often … Continue reading

4th June 2015

We are proud of our ex company director and expert video producer. Stephen Paton has flown right out of the nest and into the big bad world of politics! Following on from a successful series of pro independence VLOGs in the run up … Continue reading

1st June 2015

Making a video can be a time consuming project, but the final result should be worth all the time and effort spent on it. So when we see content with great ideas, a strong message and effective images it’s so … Continue reading

28th May 2015

Have you seen our latest film for the League Against Cruel Sports Scotland? To help their campaign to strengthen the law on the fox hunting ban, we produced a film for their presentation to the Scottish Parliament. Using the footage … Continue reading

15th April 2015

Making videos for your business doesn’t have to be a lone venture. If you’ve got the vision, determination and time to put in to a project then you can definitely do it alone. However, working with other brands, industry professionals … Continue reading

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14th April 2015

We love making videos. Documentaries, short films, adverts and parodies are what we live for – but what about the humble instructional video? The last time you needed to know how to do something like get a stain out of your … Continue reading

19th March 2015

Finding the right person to be the star of your video might seem easy, but simply picking a good looking actor for the job isn’t necessarily the best way forward. In fact, sourcing someone with the right knowledge, character traits … Continue reading

16th March 2015

Job Title: Production Coordinator Company Name: Production Attic Ltd Hours: 40 hours/week Location: Glasgow Salary: Approx. £18k, subject to experience. Closing date for entry: Tuesday 31st March 2015 now Monday 23rd March due to high volume of applicants Interview Date: Thursday 2nd … Continue reading

19th February 2015

Anyone who owns or runs a business knows the importance of coming up with new ideas on a regular basis. Staying the same means your customers might get bored or move onto the next trendy product without a second thought. … Continue reading

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9th February 2015

I had a wonderful thought yesterday whilst listening to a podcast with Joe Rogan and Andreas Antonopoulos. They were speaking about Chirp. Chirp is a service which can encode any piece of data into a 20 tone audio clip which … Continue reading

5th February 2015

Here come our simple tips for making your video look more cinematic, and not a car chase or CGI robot in sight…. Utilise the lighting One of the key signs of an unprofessional video is the bad -or completely absent- … Continue reading

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29th January 2015

So ‘parody’ seems to be having a moment in the media. Last year saw the surprising comeback of the comedian, author, producer and musician “Weird Al” Yankovic and his triumph came in the form of a number one album. Even for a … Continue reading

22nd January 2015

Making videos to help with staff training, development or just for communicating new information is a valuable tool for a growing business. Meetings are often tricky to schedule and take up time unnecessarily, whilst emails are often misread or even … Continue reading

14th January 2015

You may not know it, but there are lots of opportunities out there for brands to get together and make video content that can increase your potential to succeed in today’s marketplace. If you’re offered a sponsorship deal you may … Continue reading

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15th November 2014

Production Attic are casting for an upcoming short film that will be shot during the week of 8th – 12th of December, although filming is unlikely to last all 5 days and many roles will only be required for one day. … Continue reading

27th October 2014

We are in the business of making videos, so naturally we are obsessed with the art-form and the way that the industry is headed. For most people though, its more integral to daily life than they realise. In fact, consumers … Continue reading

6th October 2014

Here at Production Attic we love video. Whether its comedy, corporate, ads or animation we love to create an impact through the power of visual media. We’ve spent years perfecting our craft and creating content which delivers results to our … Continue reading

2nd October 2014

Taking on a video project for your business can be a daunting task; you might think that you don’t even need one. Looking at the facts might paint a different picture however, with 700 YouTube videos shared on Twitter every … Continue reading

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23rd September 2014

If you’re confused about what sort of video would suit your business, look no further than our quick guide featuring the best ideas for encouraging sales. Here we take a brief look at a few tried and tested methods, but … Continue reading

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10th September 2014

“How long will the shoot take?” “How many cameras will we need?” “How large a crew will there be?”   Getting an idea of how much your video production might cost can be very tricky, especially if you have never … Continue reading

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20th August 2014

As Glasgow residents we often struggle to see the beauty in our own hometown, although it is there. (Hint: Look up). Take us to the subtropical forests of New Zealand, the chilling glaciers of Iceland or the streets of New … Continue reading

14th August 2014

Making an impact through visual media is one of the trickiest things to get right, and so many people get it wrong. Here at Production Attic we aim to make your video production process not only easy but effective for … Continue reading

11th August 2014

We are proud to announce our latest video production showreel is now online. This 2015 showreel contains clips from a wide range of clients across many industries. It also contains some shots from our short films and other creative projects. … Continue reading

7th August 2014

Recently we saw the premier of three exciting short films at the Vue Cinema at Glasgow Fort – although you may not recognised the names involved. To celebrate their one year anniversary the cinema asked budding writers from Aultmore Park … Continue reading

5th August 2014

Job Title: Sales Manager Hours: 40 hours/week Salary: Approx. £18k + Commission Closing date for entry: 20/08/14 Commonwealth Graduate Scheme: We are hiring through Glasgow’s Commonwealth Graduate Scheme. To see if you are eligible have a look at the criteria … Continue reading

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4th August 2014

Take a look behind the scenes to see how we made the voodoo doll(s) for our short film Black Magic For Young Lovers. The film sees Sam and Edith, on a trip to a remote cottage, joined by a third … Continue reading

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16th July 2014

Blackmagic Design have really nailed this one out of the park. The latest firmware (v1.8) for the BMC upgrades it in to an all new level. The most important change for me has been the super improved anti-aliasing moire reduction … Continue reading

19th June 2014

Imagine a world where no one has seen the video “Charlie bit my finger” and you will begin to feel the pain of an existence without You Tube. Sadly, a life with no cats wearing bread, sneezing baby pandas, or … Continue reading

13th June 2014

Whether you are embarking on a degree, recently graduated or considering a career change, working in the film and TV industry is a competitive place. Knowledge alone won’t get you where you want to be so getting the chance to … Continue reading

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9th June 2014

Are you regularly updating the world on Twitter and Facebook? Well of course you are. We all know what you had for lunch and it sounded just delightful. But seriously, creating an online presence for your business is a tough … Continue reading

23rd May 2014

Production Attic are proud to say that production is fully underway on a couple of awesome films, written by students of Aultmore Park Primary School in Easterhouse, which will be screened at their local VUE cinema in The Fort Shopping … Continue reading

28th April 2014

On Sunday the 27th we celebrated our third birthday. We want to say thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate, and for your support over the last three years. This past year has been our busiest yet, and we’ve … Continue reading

23rd April 2014

Recently Production Attic filmed a Scottish Independence Referendum Debate being held by the Glasgow Skeptics over at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow. They posed the question “Should Scotland Be An Independent Country?”. It was a great night with lots of … Continue reading

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20th March 2014

Production Attic are looking to bring a new member of staff into our company! We’re looking for recent graduates with experience in film and video production. Full details below. Job Title: Self Shooting Video Producer Company Name: Production Attic Ltd … Continue reading

5th March 2014

Production Attic has teamed up with James Cheyne, former Sky News Producer and Channel 7 Australia Producer, to provide media training courses in Scotland. Dealing with the media can involve great risk but offer even greater reward. Right now this … Continue reading

27th January 2014

Our friends over at somehwhereto_re:store are launching, encouraging 16-25 year olds to get involved in creative projects. It’s a great program, with funding from the Big Lottery, so we’re giving them a wee push on our site for anyone who … Continue reading

2nd December 2013

A week or so ago we ordered a Letus AnamorphX 1.33x anamorphic adapter. It arrived with five hours to spare before the Glasgow 48 hour film project. Phew! That was a nail biter. First off I wanted to show the … Continue reading

2nd December 2013

Considering that 82% of professional marketers say that video has had a very positive effect on their marketing campaigns and strategies, why would people not want to use video to promote themselves? Part three of our blog series on video … Continue reading

29th November 2013

This year we entered into the Glasgow 48 Hour Film Project, a mad 48 hour sprint to write, shoot and edit a short film. The 48 Hour Film Project is one of the largest timed filmmaking projects in the world, … Continue reading

15th November 2013

In part two of our blog series on video marketing trends in 2013 we will be looking at who is using video marketing, and why. The information contained in in this post is taken from a survey performed on over … Continue reading

14th November 2013

Very recently the Web Video Marketing Council, ReelSEO and Flimp Media have released a report on developing trends in the world of online video marketing and business video. They have very kindly allowed us to publish some of their results, so … Continue reading

30th September 2013

We’ve been talking to our clients and been hearing good things about the work that we have been doing. So, to bring that message to you, we’ve been recording video testimonials with the people we’ve been working with. Here is … Continue reading

24th September 2013

If you’ve been following us on social media, you are probably aware of the work we’ve being doing for the Equality Network. The It’s Time video campaign that we created for them has been a huge success so far with … Continue reading

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7th July 2013

We want to put out a good word today for a friend, James Malcolm, and his wedding video production company Willowbank Films. Willowbank Films Showreel James is a collaborator on many of our creative projects. Most recently the writer of … Continue reading

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24th June 2013

Production Attic are proud to have worked with the Equality Network over the last year to see their video campaign from concept to final product. You can see the main video that we created below, which pulls together all the … Continue reading

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7th May 2013

We celebrated our 2nd birthday recently. The 27th of April marked the beginning of our third year as an incorporated company and, as is generally the case around such occasions, I found myself looking back over the past two years … Continue reading

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6th May 2013

About a month ago now, the Production Attic team headed down to the village of Warenford to shoot our latest short film, Black Magic for Young Lover. This short film is of special note, as it is the first piece … Continue reading

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18th March 2013

Today we received a Seagate Goflex Thunderbolt adapter. Seagate Thunderbolt Sata Adapter This allows us to slap an SSD from the Blackmagic Cinema Camera straight into our iMac. Which is a lot quicker than what we had previously been doing, … Continue reading

Blackmagic Cinema Camera
13th March 2013

Wow. This camera is an absolute joy to use. It’s essentially a lens, sensor and solid state drive. No frills, nothing fancy, just a solid 1.6kg block of metal which records exactly what’s in front of it. Perfect. After filming … Continue reading

10th March 2013

Tomorrow is the day I have waited eight months for. On Monday we are expecting the delivery of our very own Blackmagic Cinema Camera. I have a new understanding of the expression “early adopter”. Committing to a purchase two months … Continue reading

10th January 2013

So maybe you have used video in the past to promote your business and nothing changed. No increase in sales. No increased user engagement. Nothing. Does this mean that video is not a viable online marketing tool? Not at all. … Continue reading

21st December 2012

We know it’s often hard for people looking for video production to determine how much it will cost. We are also filmmakers, not salespeople, so we don’t want to make anyone pay for more than they need. We want our … Continue reading

13th December 2012

Field Induced Polymer Electro-Luminenscence or FIPEL technology, is something film makers and video production crew could be using within the next year to create better looking images more safely and efficiently. It’s been around for a decade or so, but … Continue reading

21st November 2012

In celebration of the upcoming new year we wanted to give small business the opportunity to get a business overview video for use online at a reduced cost. That is why we have launched our Winter Promotion! The promotion will … Continue reading

7th November 2012

So you’re thinking about having a video produced to promote your business, but you aren’t completely convinced yet. Production Attic understand why video is such a great tool for business, so let me break down five reasons why a video … Continue reading

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15th October 2012

Edit: Since this blog post went live we recieved the Audience Award for 30 Seconds Apart at this year’s 48 Hour Film Project awards night. We’re all very pleased with the result. Last weekend Production Attic wrote, shot and edited … Continue reading

10th October 2012

The first time I ever saw a Chinaball on a set was whilst watching the extra features on the Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull DVD. I’ve found that exact moment on youtube, here it is: behind the scenes It’s … Continue reading

1st October 2012

I recently gave an interview to Folio 14 about the early days of Production Attic, as we grew from a group of graduates into the video production company you see before you today. In this post I talk about some … Continue reading

1st September 2012

Image to left uses footage from the brilliant John Brawley. The other day I succeeded in constructing my first ever DCP. It was a moment of great joy – the realisation of a dream – and I owe it all … Continue reading

29th August 2012

The following guest post was written by James Malcolm who we worked with on his short film Burned. Stanley Kubrick once said that “directing a film is like trying to write War and Peace in a bumper car in an … Continue reading

27th August 2012

So the main problem is that the big movie cats often use giant lighting fixtures with 18,000 Watts of power driving them, blasted through giant diffusion silks. Us film kittens can’t do that because it would cost more monies than … Continue reading

Glasgow Hydro Arena
20th August 2012

Although it’s been awhile since we completed our video for the upcoming Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland, I thought it would be a good time write up a blog post about it as we’ve re-released the video with a slightly … Continue reading

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15th August 2012

Doing new things on screen is fun. I remember the feeling of putting two shots side by side for the first time (just by stopping and starting the camera). I also remember how great it was to actually edit two … Continue reading

Nav Sidhu
8th August 2012

With Murdo Mitchell’s music video for In Regret out of the way we started on Nav Sidhu’s video for his track Love Story. Nav’s video was fairly different to Murdo’s. Another language for a start and there was more of … Continue reading

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7th August 2012

We have just had a week busy of music video production here in Glasgow. First we shot a single camera video for Murdo Mitchell, of Advertise Here and Soba Ninja fame, for his track, In Regret. Then another for Nav … Continue reading

29th July 2012

Hello World! Stay tuned for some insight into the wonderful world of Production Attic. Here marks the first post. While I’m at it, here’s our YouTube channel and our Vimeo channel if you’re looking for example material.