For me one of the great attractions of work is the variety – not only the different requirements of PR and video production, but also the diverse nature of our clients. I believe that creates a freshness of approach which is stimulating for us but – far more importantly – of huge benefit to our clients.
This morning, for example, I was writing about the opening of a Halloween shop in Middlesbrough. Last week I wrote pieces about a comedy stage hypnotist and a larger than life – although not as large as he was – charismatic and highly talented chef.
We have also been filming with the British Army on behalf of one of our defence clients and next week we are continuing a project with Northern Powergrid which has developed a new, fast – and quiet – solution to tackle power cuts.
Next week also sees a two-day event in Sunderland, to be attended by hundreds of local schoolchildren, designed to encourage an interest in STEM subjects and careers in engineering.
We have been commissioned by one of the North East’s leading engineering companies, the Reece Group, to produce a video to be shown at its stand at Bring it On. We have been delighted at the reaction to this film which features two young actors who look set to be stars of the future.
It looks like being a busy few weeks with commissions for videos to re-launch Business Durham’s fantastic Future Business Magnates competition and new videos to promote the opportunities at NETPark. These are again aimed at young people and will include an interview with the UK’s most distinguished NASA astronaut Michael Foale, a veteran of six space missions and the only NASA astronaut to have flown extended missions aboard both Mir and the International Space Station.
Finally, for the past four years I have had the pleasure of writing about the achievements of students at Cramlington Learning Village and we have just finished a video promoting a lovely primary school in County Durham. We spent a day filming there at the end of the last school year and were incredibly impressed by the dedication of the staff. The kids were very cute as well and it must be the only school with a reading bath!