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Media Dog Mark shoots Gadget Show Charity single “Music with You” July 28, 2014

Media Dog supports The Gadget Show’s Charity single This Sunday sees the release of The Gadget Show, Charity single, “Music with You” featuring the Tech Warriors Jason Bradbury, Amy Williams and Ortis Deley aka The O Dog. Regular Gadget Show cameraman, Media Dog Mark, filmed the making of the single which had the three Gadget Show presenters embark on the challenge of testing whether it was possible to use consumer-level technologies to produce and release a track, and have it…

A ballad/ soundcheck from Rich July 25, 2014

Are you a Simon & Garfunkel fan? Media Dog Rich is! Look what happened when he got carried away with his soundcheck earlier today… Scarborough Fair – what a ballad!

Birmingham Hippodrome summer festival promo video July 25, 2014

The Birmingham Hippodrome are holding their annual family fun Summer in Southside festival during the August weekends on Saturday 9th, Saturday 16th, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August. With live outdoor performances on the streets of Birmingham’s Southside, the festival will be jam-packed with theatre, music, food stalls, dance and circus performers. Media Dog has enjoyed filming Birmingham Hippodrome’s summer festival for the last four years and 2014 is set to be bigger and better than ever! Watch the Summer in Southside…

Tuning in to Birmingham music and media scene July 15, 2014

New music show pilot ‘Fazeley Sessions’ produced in a bid to promote the growth of the media and music scene in Birmingham A new Birmingham music show pilot, Fazeley Sessions, was filmed in front of a live audience last week at Fazeley Studios with Birmingham music artists and a team of media professionals all collaborating to raise the profile of the growth of the media and music industries in the midlands. Filmed on Tuesday (8th July) evening in the media…

Video marketing offers maximum conversation impact July 1, 2014

Video marketing – the marketing tool that offers maximum conversation impact Visual impact is a key element in any conversation. According to a recent study on conversation impact, words alone only have 7% impact, tone and voice has 38% impact and body language has a huge 55% impact on people conversing. Video marketing is one of the only marketing tools that can present this must-have aspect of conversation and enables you to emotionally reach out to your customer. Marketing is all…

The power of video June 23, 2014

Why video should be part of your content marketing strategy For those of you who prefer colourful pictures, infographics, sketches and other such visual assets when taking in new information – you’re not alone. Around 2/3 of people are visual learners – an important fact for those who are trying to sell a product or service and a crucial piece of knowledge for any content/digital marketing strategy. Whilst lots of written copy is great for SEO assistance and can be…

Corrie blimey! June 23, 2014

Mark, one of the ‘top’ Media Dog’s was out and about up t’norff enjoying a bit of ‘corrie blimey’ time. Taking a trip down memory lane at the old Granada studio where Corrie use to be based. Well worth a visit for any Corrie fan! Media Dog gives it the thumbs up!      

Sam’s our top ‘pupil’ June 23, 2014

A clever bit of engineering to get a super super close up. A reversed 50mm lens attached to a 100mm macro lens had the guys in their element… Action! Eye watering stuff… ‘Eye’ can see you… Up close and personal Sam’s our top ‘pupil’ and you can’t get much more ‘cornea’ than that… Close up of Sam’s eye – don’t blink!

Hot Diggety Dog! May 20, 2014

We had a couple of ‘Heat Seekers’ in yesterday checking out some of our kit and whilst they were here they tested one of their thermographic (heat detecting) cameras on Harry the Dog – what a poser! To find out more about hiring our broadcast equipment check out our sister company Media Dog Hire.

Muddy Media Dog May 16, 2014

Mark Treddinick, one of the Media Dog captains, was out enjoying himself (and getting very muddy!) whilst working on the new series of The Gadget Show at the Land Rover Experience this week – alright for some eh?  

Richard takes multi-tasking to a whole new level May 14, 2014

Richard Twilton, our technical manager, was in his element when he recently tested out the Syrp Genie Motion Control Device, a new piece of kit that offers a range of effect capabilities. In this video he combined the genie with a track and dolly, utilising its ability to repeat the same moves very accurately, to make it look as if he was watching himself work incredibly quickly. He borrowed the idea from the opening credits to the BBC comedy Come…

What a Goldfinger Carry On May 9, 2014

Mark (one of our Media Dog Captains) was out and about at Pinewood Studios this week scouting out some new Avid Editing systems when he got a bit lost and stumbled down two roads… An avenue which had him humming and whistling a very famous James Bond tune for the rest of the week and one that took him quite literally, on a trip down memory lane – what a ‘Carry On’! Goldfinger Trivia Whilst recording the famous Goldfinger theme song…

Another Camera to back up our 4K revolution March 27, 2014

The Blackmagic 4K cinema camera is now in the kit room and available for hire at Media Dog. We shall be testing it fully over the next few days, but in the mean time here are some pictures of the beast with one of our rather sexy looking Canon 14mm  cini primes mounted on the front, at last you can get a wide shot as theres no crop sensor!  

Mr Methane causes a stink in the Gadget Show Studio March 26, 2014

Mr Methane is a Performing Flatulist, or Petomane, performs the Art of Controlled Anal Voicing employing the same technique as 19th Century French man Joseph Pujol aka Le Petomane. It has to be seen and heard to be believed. Richard from Media Dog was heard to utter… ‘There are some days at work, you will just never forget’

Media Dog hangs out with Philip Bloom March 25, 2014

On last nights Gadget Show, Mark form Media Dog was hanging out with Cinematographer and DSLR champion Philip Bloom as they tested editing software using a multitude of cameras. This item was shot on our Sony F5 using the Fujinon Cabrio 19-90 lens.   Take a look at the finished item

Shooting Warwick Business School Graphics March 17, 2014

Today with the aid of our Kino Flo Celeb light, Odyssey 7Q and some fishing wire, we have shot some fancy slow motion graphics for our film promoting Warwick Business School’s Executive MBA. We had some fun, but now I’m writing this just to put off getting the white Lastolite back in it’s bag.

Canon’s C Cameras are the hit of the moment March 17, 2014

Who would of thought since it’s release on November 3rd 2011 (the same day as Red’s Scarlet) that the Canon C300 would now be the UK’s most hired camera. To prove this fact here is Media Dog’s Richard taking delivery of some new ‘C’ cameras to add to our ever growing collection.

Good Bye ITV Granada Quay Street March 17, 2014

Goodbye studio 12! Media Dog’s Rob says his final goodbye to his old haunt ITV’s Granada’s Quay street studios, the oldest purpose-built television studios in the United Kingdom. Now ITV Granada has moved to it’s new base at Media City UK in Salford Quays, building an entire new Coronation Street set in the process. It appears likely that the Quay Street site will be sold for development, so here we see Rob saying good bye to Studio 12 for the very…

BBC Gardeners’ World grow relationship with Media Dog March 14, 2014

Those green fingered creatives from BBC Bristol are now shooting their Gardeners’ World programme on one of  Media Dog’s Sony F5 kits along with a set of our Canon Cine Primes.  We are looking forward to the summer months and a relationship with the programme that blossoms.