Peter's Blog

The ramblings of a mad Director

Hospital Films at Circle Bath

Knee, Shoulder and Hip Surgery Over the past year Halo Films has continued to work in the medical sector, filming a series of films for surgeons at the Circle Group of hospitals. We have just completed series of films for two of the specialist orthopaedic centres of excellence; the Hip Unit and Shoulder Unit and previously […]

Team Building With Video

How Building a Video Presentation Can Bring Your Team Together Working as part of a team is one of the key elements to succeeding in the world of business, so it’s no wonder that business owners and managers spend so much time on corporate team building and events for their staff. Did you know that […]

Where to Shoot?

Finding the Right Venue to Shoot Your Business Advertising Video Video is one of the fastest growing forms of content marketing. Millions of people watch YouTube videos every week and for businesses of all shapes and sizes, video advertising is an excellent way to generate extra buzz online. Larger businesses will almost certainly hire a […]

Is Online Video The Future of Content Marketing?

Online video is growing in popularity every day. Reading a web page takes time and time is something most of us don’t have. Online video content delivers the same information, but in a more satisfying way. Online video is often a combination of entertainment and factual content, so it is not surprising that people choose […]

Getting the Medical Video Message Right

One of our latest medical videos is a 17 minute, in depth look at a total knee replacement operation, in all its surgical detail. The film was commissioned by consultant orthopaedic surgeon and knee specialist, Neil Bradbury and aims to give his patients a clear understanding of what happens when he operates on them. Research […]

Video marketing Return On Investment

We are able to process visuals 60,000 times faster than text, yes sixty thousand! Nowadays everyone is in a rush to view the next thing online so how do you get your message across? You have little time to capture the viewers attention and give enough information to be able to make the sale. A […]

University Lecturer for a Day

Its not often you get the chance to talk about the theory behind what you do but that is exactly the opportunity I had during a lecture to Bristol University MA Television students recently. Knowing something about video production in Bristol, I have, over the years been asked to talk to groups of potential newcomers […]

Halo Part of a World Event

Halo Makes a Film for World Book Day Thursday 5th March 2015 – World Book Day   And we have a film that is part of it….. At the end of last year The Welsh Book Council asked us to make a small film as part of their contribution to World Book Day. They exist to […]

Video Marketing for Small Businesses

Video Marketing is the way forward! Imagine we are three years in the future, would this article have been written or would it have been filmed? In short, would you read it or watch it? As online video continues to grow, it’s interesting to ponder. Facebook saw global video posts per person increase 75% last year, Instagram videos […]

When is the right time to switch to 4K?

  More photographers and videographers are beginning to look at making the switch to this burgeoning format. But recording in 4K (or its other moniker, Ultra HD or UHD) – whether it’s the cinema-quality 4K (4,096 x 2,160) resolution or 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) for home viewing – offers both tremendous opportunities as well […]

‘Suicide deserves respect’

More than 4,700 people killed themselves in England in 2013, a rise of more than 6% on 2012. “Suicide is one of the biggest killers of men under the age of 50 and if this was a physical health problem, there would be a national outcry.” Deputy PM Nick Clegg has called for all hospitals in the […]

8 Steps to make 2015 Your Best Video Marketing Year

It is pretty much guaranteed that you, or your marketing team have either said or heard the words, “We will use more video in the new year” – and I can reassure you that you are not alone in this. According to a survey conducted by Reel SEO Video Marketing, 93% of marketers used video […]