31 episodes

The Creative Scramble is for video professionals and creative entrepreneurs. We dissect success by interviewing various people from creative backgrounds including agency CEOs, film-makers, actors and musicians. We learn from their mistakes and hear some fun stories along the way.

The Creative Scramble Cal Thomson and Matty Singh

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

The Creative Scramble is for video professionals and creative entrepreneurs. We dissect success by interviewing various people from creative backgrounds including agency CEOs, film-makers, actors and musicians. We learn from their mistakes and hear some fun stories along the way.

    Ep 32: How much does a video really cost?

    Ep 32: How much does a video really cost?

    A discussion between Cal (Director of Photography) and Kieran (Director / Producer) all about the money, budgets and production value when it comes to making a video.

    One of the greatest mysteries within video production is ‘how much does a video actually cost?’. This is largely down to the scope of which a project can take; ranging from a self-shot piece of disposable content filmed on a phone or entry-level DSLR, through to a 2 minute specialist brand film with a lot of moving parts. (And that’s not even getting started on the Netflix-style 10 part documentary that many brands are looking for these days). Many brands have a set budget and that gives us a strong direction from the off - but for those that don’t know what they want to spend, there are some things we need to know.

    We need to understand early doors what the video is needs to say, achieve and who you’re speaking to.

    Once that’s clear, we can look at the resources required to deliver those objectives and provide a good idea of budgets, not to mention giving us some parameters to work within when looking at creative concepts.

    This podcast is for clients looking to get an understanding of what video costs in 2020, production values and the importance of delivering more than one video asset.

    Follow us @deadpixelfilms.

    • 21 min
    Ep 31- Kate Rostance - An honest insight into managing finance and goal setting

    Ep 31- Kate Rostance - An honest insight into managing finance and goal setting

    Kate Rostance is the exec producer and chief plate spinner at Fat Free, a Nottingham based video production company.

    Kate gives a very honest account of how she manages her companies finance, creating financial goals to live the life you want and when to invest in people or equipment. We even hit super interesting topics such as penisons/ investments. This episode is perfect for any small business owner looking to get a handle on their finances in order to focus on the more fun creative aspects of running a business.

    Instagram:

    @hellofatfree

    @katerostance

    To find out more about the creators of the show, visit www.deadpixelfilms.com

    • 34 min
    Ep 30 - Cal and Kieran - The Dead Pixel story so far

    Ep 30 - Cal and Kieran - The Dead Pixel story so far

    The Creative Scramble podcast has been live for two years now and, during that time, both mine and Matty’s careers have developed considerably.

    Over a year ago, we interviewed Kieran Edwards who, at the time, was a Director at a creative agency with a team of 50. Fast forward a year and Kieran is now my business partner and co-owner of Dead Pixel Films. So, as Kieran is going to be featuring more across the podcast as a host, we thought episode 30 is the perfect opportunity to share our story.

    Far from two film-makers coming together to simply make more films, Ep. 30 gives you an insight into the results of combing two very different skill sets, and how we as operate Dead Pixel Films. www.deadpixelfilms.com

    • 31 min
    Ep 29 - G6 Moco - Robots, high speed cameras and hiring staff

    Ep 29 - G6 Moco - Robots, high speed cameras and hiring staff

    G6 Moco refer to themselves as film-makers, producers and visual engineers but what the hell is a visual engineer?

    Visual engineering is about crafting the perfect shot for video using precision high speed robots, pneumatics, top of the line software and a whole load of creativity. A shot that in previous years was impossible to achieve can be repeated within 0.01mm of precision over and over and over again.

    With clients including JD Sports, Manchester City Football Club and Boohoo. The G6 team have only been going a year but have all ready shaken up the industry and invested heavily in equipment and staff. Based at Manchester’s Sharp Project we discuss the risks vs rewards for entering a new industry, developing new software and overcoming issues with hiring new staff.

    To find out more about G6 Moco visit: www.g6moco.com

    To find out more about the creators of the show visit www.deadpixelfilms.com

    • 35 min
    Ep 28 - Mark Sharman - Underwater Cinematographer for Blue Planet 2 and One Strange Rock

    Ep 28 - Mark Sharman - Underwater Cinematographer for Blue Planet 2 and One Strange Rock

    With credits including Blue Planet 2, One strange rock, Earth from Space and Blue Planet Live it’s safe to say Mark is a fairly well versed and experienced underwater cinematographer and nature film-maker. He’s also a drone pilot.

    Mark gives great insights into the world of nature film-making and seeing big nature up close and personal. He gives tips for entry level film-makers and sheds light on his interests in environmentalism.

    To find out more about Mark visit: http://www.marksharman-cinematography.com/

    To learn more about the podcast visit: www.deadpixelfilms.com

    • 51 min
    Ep 27 - Our thoughts on networking events and putting yourself out there.

    Ep 27 - Our thoughts on networking events and putting yourself out there.

    Cal - “I absolutely despise networking events….”

    Hear from Matty and Cal as they discuss Matty’s experience of a meet up in London with fellow creatives and entrepreneurs.

    Matty - “It’s the only environment where its socially acceptable to shake someones hand and walk away to talk to someone else more interesting”

    What are your experiences with networking events? Do you love them, loathe them or yet to give them a try?

    • 17 min

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