In this comprehensive (10 thousand words plus!), regularly updated article, you will learn about the many and varied video production companies, video marketing agencies, creative video agencies, videography companies, film production companies, freelance videographers and media production companies based throughout Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and a few further afield in the East Midlands but serving clients in Nottingham.
You don’t have to have read many headlines recently to see how much of a hit local independent creative businesses have taken with current events. Obviously, we’d love it if you got in touch with us, but if we’re not your cup of tea, please do buy locally and support any of the businesses on this list :-)
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Simply Thrilled is Nottingham’s friendliest creative agency and video production company armed with fresh ideas and always shooting to thrill. We like to think we’re primed and ready to bring the most eye-catching and audience-enticing concepts to the table. But don’t just take it from us! We have dozens of five-star reviews from thrilled clients and boast a portfolio of work for a variety of organisations, from the NHS, Bose, Download Festival and Island Records to Creative Scotland and the Home Office. Even more impressive, our portfolio has garnered more than 50 million views online, as well as hundreds of thousands of likes, comments and shares - that’s nothing to sniff at.
Simply Thrilled always shoots to thrill, and we do this by fuelling fresh creativity with cutting-edge social intelligence. With our proprietary ViralPixel technology, we are able to comb the entirety of the digital world to see the latest trends in video and clock what audiences are watching and engaging with. These metrics help inform our idea generation process with information about what your demographic are going to watch next. Pairing that with our guarantee of at least 4 fresh ideas for each open creative project and you’re onto a winner. Our bevvy of technical skills, from broadcast and cinema-quality cameras to aerial drones to crisp 2D and 3D animation, only add to that.
Check out our portfolio to have a peek at the expertise we provide to find out how we bring a fresh and unique perspective to your project. The type of video production services we offer include these, but as a general rule if you can draw it with a pencil or point a camera at it we can very probably cover it:
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Aztec Films is a Nottingham-based video production company which focuses primarily on corporate video projects and promotional video creation for a range of clients. They think the corporate image of any business, brand, service, or organisation is highly important and use their role as an independent new media company to ‘aim for excellence’.
Aztec Films started life in 2009 when it launched as a virtual tour company but expanded into video production for big and small clients. Their portfolio includes Nicholas Bonfield Estate Agents, Benton’s Estate Agents, CJS Properties and David James Estate Agents. They specialise in helping clients sell luxury property but have in addition created video content of the promotional kind for bars and restaurants. Despite their name, they try to innovate to meet the demands of the modern digital age.
Aztec specialises in promotional videos which aim to demonstrate products and services offered by clients.. The two-man ‘A-Team’ at Aztec Films includes Shaun Esden, who has a background in TV with Sky and ITV, and Paul Randall whose camera expertise goes back years. Together they have partnered on over 400 films in the UK and abroad and while they work as a duo for most of their corporate projects, they also hire bigger teams when necessary.
Business Video Experts
If you are looking for a video production company or a creative video production agency which does what it says on the tin, this is the company for you. Business Video Experts are a ‘results-driven’ service for businesses and specialise in the service industries. They promise quality, return on investment, and swift production strategies of their clients. Based in Nottingham, they are able to work across the UK mainland.
Business Video Experts like to film with real people with real stories in order to make a real difference on all kinds of online marketing campaigns. They want to help businesses, organisations, brands, and services become increasingly visible, trusted, and credible and always aim to educate potential customers. As an award-winning company, this company has a team of creative filmmakers who have refined their methods over the years and now offer a range of services. Some of these services include event films and bespoke projects, as well as case study videos. Past clients who have worked with Business Video Experts include the Entrepreneurs Circle, EweMove Sales and Lettings, Lawbite and Dizzy Ducks Day Nurseries Ltd.
Business Video Experts also provides knowledge and expert-based explainers on a range of topics, from why businesses should embrace video to the benefits of Unlimited Editing Amendments. They believe videos add a human touch and build the personality of any brand, and that videos are a way to deliver complex ideas in an easy way in a short amount of time. They also have a range of free hints and tips on marketing research and more on their website!
Taylor Made Videography
Taylor Made Videography is a Nottingham wedding videographer covering the East Midlands region, the UK, and destination weddings. With several years of experience filming weddings across the years, this videography company has an intimate and timeless approach, aiming to create a unique wedding film personalised to their clients. Taylor Made Videography understands the importance of a discrete filming approach and to ensure that the content is filmed on high quality small cameras as well as drones small enough to fit in your hand.
Regardless of whether your venue is a city hall, intimate village hall, or a tropical destination wedding, this wedding videography package aims to cater to all types of weddings. The Nottinghamshire-based company can also work alongside wedding photographers and is even willing to recommend excellent accompanying photography teams. The typical wedding videography package includes a 5-7-minute highlights film, which is composed of audio from the ceremony and speeches to create a personal memento of the day for the wedded couple. Clients also have the option of expanding their chosen package to include a full ceremony recording if they wish to. For more information head to the Taylor Made Videography website.
Hold That Shot
Hold That Shot is all about providing Nottingham businesses, organisations, brands and more with corporate video production services. They offer a wide range of services including but not limited to TV crews, corporate videos, branded content, webcasting, events filming, and marketing. They believe the audience can become an ‘army of promoters’ for any client.
Hold That Shot offers three general services which cover TV, corporate, and film. They value high-quality productions and technique ability and boast the latest and most advanced equipment which they can bring to each and every project and client. They have worked with clients such as World SuperDrone Racing and Adrift in Soho. World SuperDrone shows Hold That Shot’s abilities as it is a ground-breaking sport in which drones are flown at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour and requires top-quality filming.
One Fine Day Productions
Another nuptial videographer option could be One Fine Day Productions. This is a modern video production company which specialises in contemporary wedding videos, and this company has developed their reputation with many years of experience. To win over customers One Fine Day produces high-quality videos, and reviews of their work can be found on their website.
This company focuses on a natural and unobtrusive filming process as they take on a discreet and professional approach. Their style tends to be cinematic and candid to produce a natural re-telling of the special moments and story of the day, including highlights of the celebration, laughter and even tears. The most popular package is their ‘Our Signature’ package where filming begins with preparations of the bride, continuing through the ceremony until the end of the after-party. A 40 – 60 second teaser edited to music and 3 – 5-minute highlight is included alongside 60 minutes of the full ceremony and speeches. Personal guest messages can be included as an add-on, if you choose to expand. Several other packages are also available, and these can be found on the website or by contacting the videographers.
If a package with several add-ons is what you’re searching for then Toast Films is a great choice. Their motto is: ‘relive your day the second you hit play’. They focus on creating timeless films by subtly capturing the emotional and special moments of the day. Toast Films founder Chris has run the company since 2009, previously having worked on feature films and television shows. Rather than following current trends, he specialises in award-winning wedding films for couples in the UK and beyond. Though primarily based in Nottingham, Toast Films covers the UK and abroad if required by clients.
A typical video package at Toast Films will include either a 7 – 10-minute extended highlights video or a 3- 5 minute highlights video and a 12- 15 minute feature film. A film of the speeches and full ceremony will also be provided as well as a private online gallery and other add-ons. Toast Films will be available for the full day booked by clients as they aim to capture the details of the special day and refuse to be restricted by time. This is ideal for couples who have several events planned for the day.
Motion 7 is another video production agency which focuses on animation. They like to tell stories and want to find clients who want their stories to get out into the world. They describe themselves as a ‘high quality Nottingham video production, animation and 3D graphics company’ and want to create dynamic and creative visuals for their clients. They have a variety of services up for offer which include web video development and creation, animated video content, 3D visualisation, conference videos, green screen filming and motion graphics.
Working from their Nottingham studios, the Motion 7 team uses their fifteen years of experience in the industry to tailor videos to each and every client. As a full in-house production company, they aim to be flexible and detailed in their video productions to ensure a connection is built between clients and audiences. Past Clients include the British Racing School, Mizuno Running, and EMC Recycling, as well as the Discovery Channel, Pfizer, and Tesco Banking.
Adtrak is a full-service agency in Nottingham who offer video as part of their services. They want to use video to bring life to any business and produce case studies, adverts, and product promotions to ensure audiences get to witness a showcase of client brands and businesses. Specialising in results-driven marketing and design, they serve the entirety of the UK and are made of a team consisting of marketers and strategic creatives. Founded in 1997, they have evolved over the years from creating traditional printed ads in directories to developing website designs.
Adtrak has a team of just under 100 staff and together they use their skills and experience to provide clients with video projects and marketing strategies they can be proud of. They state that they are guided by three key principles: simplicity, visibility, and performance. To expand, they believe that strategies should be straight-forward, that their work should be fully disclosed, and that clients should always reach their goals.
Furthermore, Adtrak provides services in web design, search engine optimisation, pay per click advertising, social media platform management, branding and branded content, photography and videography. Past clients who have worked with Adtrak include Clear Channel Direct, Milner Off Road, Easigrass, Masdings, Fraser James Blinds, and Doughnotts.
Our Wedding Videographers
Our Wedding Videographers is a Nottingham-based (Long Eaton to be precise!) videography company founded in 2008 by Geoff Davies. Their main focus is their attention to detail when editing the final product. ‘Our Wedding’ prides itself in filming each wedding with a fresh new perspective to ensure each film is unique and personal to the couple and their momentous day. A typical package by Our Wedding Videographers includes 10 hours of coverage of the day, 2 camera operators, 3 cameras and a highlights film of 3 – 5 minutes. The ceremony, speeches and first dance of the couple will also be fully covered by the videographers to ensure the special moments will not be forgotten and are remembered for years to come. The final videos will be given to the clients in USB form. The videographers are not limited to Nottingham or even the UK and are available to cover destination weddings.
NAV Video and Media Services
NAV Video and Media Services is most definitely the oldest video production company in Nottingham! They’ve been working in the city since 1967 and have been evolving constantly to provide a range of video and film based services. Their Nottingham creative team includes producers, directors, camera operators, and video editors who have extensive experience in Nottingham and throughout the UK.
NAV Video and Media Services can do all the old-school stuff as well as plenty of the new. They specialise in corporate video production, company videos, social media video, Cine Film transfers, CCTV and Surveillance editing, audio remastering, and video editing. NAV Video always aims to give a comprehensive video editing and post production services and believes even the most basic or bog-standard content can be made professional with a little tweaking. They boast that they are cost-effective and flexible, able to shoot with HD cameras across Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and indeed the country.
Bright Video Marketing
Bright Video Marketing is another video production company which specialises in digital marketing and digital marketing video production. They work globally for a range of brands on the big and small scale and are based in Nottingham, London, Manchester, and Birmingham. They offer video production services which are high quality and budget friendly. The two-person, one-dog team of Chardelle Farrell, Tom Oliver, and Jax the labrador, the Bright team has experience across the globe and in various different sectors.
This marketing agency provides services in corporate video, motion graphics, and Facebook Live. They can create digital campaigns, show reels, promotional videos, training videos, TV ads and more and have been shortlisted and awarded for various aspects of their work. Past clients include Visit Nottingham, the National Express, the University of Westminster, Velawoods English, and HIPLOK Cycle Locks.
Apricot Video and Marketing
Apricot Video and Marketing is a marketing video production company based in Nottingham which has one aim: to grow the brand of its clients. They draw upon their experience and their audience data to design video marketing content for all kinds of platforms and campaigns and boast a video history longer than that of YouTube. Combining strategy and behavioural economics is their way to push past the competition and create persuasive campaigns that get results.
Apricot doesn’t believe in the old model of video marketing that’s simply about uploading a video. Instead, they believe in working data into every decision and make content that reaches any targeted audience. Whether it’s animation, data collection, or technical filmmaking, Apricot’s team aims to bring in results with everything they do. They work with strategy to design the growth plan of their clients, before creating campaigns that amplify the ethos of any business, organisation, or brand they work with. Then they use video to persuade audiences to become a part of their client’s story. Past clients include the Institute of Mental Health Nottingham, Primary Site, and 200 Degrees Coffee.
Brand Story Films
Brand Story Films is a videography and video production team in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and the wider United Kingdom. Founded by Rachel Rowson and Adam Galwas in 2012, Brand Story’s team has over a decade of experience in video production and works globally on a variety of projects to produce videos that their clients love. With a solid background in camera operating and design, they aim to make films which remain on brand and in line with the ethos and message of every business, brand, and organisation they work with.
Brand Story Films team provides services in social media marketing, high-quality film production and has expertise in the luxury events market. This company has reached a global audience and has worked throughout Europe in France, Finland, Greece, as well as in India, Africa, and the Middle East. Their client list includes Air China and Gatwick Airport, as well as a range of independent organisations. They tailor their team according to their projects and budgets and bring together directors, camera operators, editors and graphic designers to make video and film content audiences remember. The goals of Brand Story Films is to elevate brands and connect them with customers.
The next company on this list is Envision Productions. Envision has a decade of experience when it comes to producing films, be it large companies or the smaller ones. As their website states: ‘we specialise in fun, informative and engaging media to remember’. Not only do Envision have a decade of working in the business, they are one of the first production companies in Britain to adopt 360 video production techniques. Additionally, Envision also specialises in Aerial Video Production which is shot in 4K. They have flying experts within their creative business team who are qualified to bring your potential video to life through the use of camera cranes. This equipment and knowledge might help to spark an interest in your business.
Envision Productions also does event coverage. If you have an event, whether it be a party, a show or a special business event, Envision’s production team can be there. Their projects are based around half a day or the entire day, giving you the best possible service. After filming your event they will provide you with either a reel of the highlights, the full-length video, or both. After the videos have been produced, they will be delivered in whatever format you prefer, such as a DVD which can be passed on or sold to family, friends, colleagues and customers. Additionally, they can create an online web link for you, should you wish to use this method of promoting your business or event.
Envision Productions also does promotional videos, corporate video productions and they even specialise in animated explainer videos. These animated videos are 2-3 minutes in length, designed in 2D and all you need to do is provide the script and they will do the rest. They also create music videos and can even help with dramas. They work with local actors, drama groups and crews to bring these short scripts to life. Their client list includes names such as City Arts, Chatsworth and Benwell Daykin.
Fifteen Design is, as you imagine, a design agency which also offers video production services. They aim to let anyone be the star in the digital age, without needing Hollywood-style budgets. They have been in operation for fifteen years and have in that time worked across lots of different sectors with lots of different clients. They have offices in Nottingham, London, and Cambridge and work nationally and internationally.
This agency aims to provide bespoke creative solutions for a range of different marketing and video areas. This includes web design, development, digital marketing, branding, and print-based design services. Fifteen Design believes in collaboration, communication, and transparency to ensure all work is to a high standard. They always aim to innovate in line with the fast paced developments of technology and consumer behaviour, and prioritise putting their team and their clients ahead of the game with tactical solutions.
Since 2004 they have grown from a one-man team to a 23-person team of experts. Fifteen Design has a client base in the UK, Asia, and Americas and always aims to continuously grow the operations of its customers. Past clients include Notts County FC, Smartpod, Stormclad, OceanLED, Grimsby Auditorium, and the Stirland Paterson Group.
Perfect Moment Films
For a luxury experience, Perfect Moment Films is another wedding videography company in Nottingham that you could pick to cover a special day. Having been formed in 2008, they have a wealth of experience and their standards are continually improving. Perfect Moment Films describes itself as one the leading wedding videography companies in the UK. Perfect Moment Films prides themselves in being one of the UK’s most sought after wedding videography companies and even won the ‘National Wedding Videographer of the Year’ award at TWIA’s in 2020.
Specialising in luxury wedding videography, this company is available to cover weddings across the UK and worldwide. Working alongside top venues, planners and suppliers, they aim to capture all the special and unique moments for the happy couple, whilst maintaining professionalism and discretion. Perfect Moment Films aim is to produce memorable keepsakes for couples and their families to enjoy for the years to come. Their standard package comprises two skilled filmmakers and offers a full day of coverage and exclusive extras. For more options, head over to their website.
Together Agency is a creative marketing agency which specialises in brand, design, and digital creative video and animation to bring communications to life. They commit themselves to achieving global reach and have done so by ensuring that all of their decisions are always driven by insight. They provide animation services to boost branded images, develop fresh and new brand and packaging campaigns, and organise branding and advertising. Additionally, they can design and develop websites as well as mobile apps.
As their name suggests, the Together Agency values collaboration and open and honest working to ensure that their team and their clients know exactly how they’re going to get the best results. The Together Agency team spans their roster of directors, digital executives, managers, social experts, creatives, and account specialists, all of whom work together to ensure that every project they undertake wows audiences and clients alike. They have worked with big and small brands such as All Bar One, Dax, Swytch, Juni 93 and the London Road Safety Council.
Spinning Clock describes itself as a strategic design and interactive agency. They are based in Nottingham but work on a global scale to deliver creative solutions that are intelligent and curious. A little different from the other companies on this list, it offers a detail-focused approach to each and every project. Spinning Clock assigns a dedicated project manager to each client to ensure every piece of work is smooth running. They offer services in four key areas: strategy, design, interactive, and digital.
Just some of the expertise provided by Spinning Clock include UI and UX prototyping, motion graphics and animation, front and back-end development, gamified content, audience and market research, concept creation and art direction and design development. They like to work with transformative organisations who desire to explore innovative technologies. Past clients include Disney, the BBC, Santander, and Karrimor.
Wellington Films have a long history in Nottingham’s creative sector and pride themselves on the development and production of films as well as providing consultancy services. Unlike some of the previous companies on this list, they have a very specific area of expertise. Rather than serving as a general video production company or creative video agency, Wellington Films, if you can believe it, specialise in films!
They have been operating now for 18 years and have produced plenty of films and television projects both in collaboration with other creatives but as freelancers. Wellington Films claims to be one of the ‘busiest production companies in the country’. Their team consists of senior producers and junior producers that operate on many projects whether they be small or large. Wellington was formed to take up the short film commission at central ITV. After getting their big break in 2005, three years after the company was set up, they’ve gone on to have many of their films screened at festivals and more to critical acclaim.
The company also partakes in consultancy and teaching activities. Their clients include the likes of The BFI Film Academy, Met Film School and The National Film and Television School. As well as their films reaching international acclaim, they also work internationally in countries such as Belgium, Zambia and Morocco. Wellington has been operating for over two decades and still boast that they are ‘getting stuff done’.
The DHP Family is a video production, photography, and CGI company in Nottingham and in London. They are a production house specialising in creating imagery for advertising but also offer services in video production, photography, post-production, and advertising CGI. They have worked on a myriad of different projects across the country and across different sectors. For example, they have produced, promoted, and managed a variety of indoor and outdoor festivals, national tours, and standalone shows.
DHP Digital likes to work closely with advertising agencies and directly with their clients from an early stage and to continue to do so throughout the entire production process. Founded by David Hoare, this four-man team has experience working with lots of different companies and organisations like Jaguar, Santander, Deutsche Bank, Mojo Bags and Virgin Atlantic. They offer expertise in professional photography and video using DSLRs, UHD 4k pro cameras, and virtual environments using CAD. Other pieces of their kit include Sekonic light meters, the Pentax-M Asahi 28mm, and the Movcam cage for A7S mk2.
Vertex Digital Marketing
Vertex Digital Marketing is, as you have probably already been able to guess, a company which specialises primarily in digital marketing services. Based in Nottingham, they provide lots of different marketing services across the UK and aim to boost traffic, enquiries, and customers. They are a digital marketing agency which wants to build brands as well as build their online presence through search engine optimisation and pay per click advertising.
Vertex Digital Marketing works with clients who want videos that are engaging, memorable and most importantly delivering results. The Vertex team creates video and film content for websites, YouTube, social media and internal communications, as well as plenty of other digital platforms. They have expertise in SEO and PPC but also in web design, video and photography, graphics design and branding. They aim to provide clients with in-depth reports on what the problems are with their websites and to detail exactly how these obstacles can be overcome.
In order to attract audiences, Vertex Digital Marketing understands that users will often be naturally attracted to moving video images over static images. That’s why they have created video content for luxury property developments, vehicle manufactures, and more, all seeking to promote to new and existing audiences. Some of Vertex’s past clients include Renshaw Mortgage, Whitegates, Audi, FHP Property Consultants, and Walton and Allen Estate Agents.
Black Hawk Productions
Black Hawk Productions is actually very different from most of the video production companies and creative video agencies on this list. This is because rather than a wide team behind the helm, there is just one expert. Andrew Clark founded Black Hawk Productions in 2013 and aims to share his expertise with prospective creative video creators. He has over 27 years of experience as a television news and documentary cameraman and has been all over the world to work, from Brazil to Rwanda to Sudan. He now offers expertise to corporate and government clients and also shoots news and commercial projects.
Black Hawk Productions offers a range of courses. For example, software training in tech such as Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro CC so that clients can learn how to edit their own work. Black Hawk also teaches clients how to use lighting in video projects such as interviews and portraits and can teach clients how to use LED, tungsten and fluorescent lights! This company also offers courses from the beginner level to the advanced level in topics such as shooting video for social media, editing video for social media, shooting news and documentary footage for mobile journalism, plus editing news and documentary footage for mobile journalism.
Black Hawk Productions also offers to produce client products and aims to help clients regardless of their level of resources or experience. Examples of his past clients include Jewson, Zurich, and Sky Betting and Gaming.
DGTL Concepts is a film production company based in the Long Eaton in Nottingham. They are an independent company with a background and continuing focus on extreme sports, events, and high-end commercial content production. They also have an equipment hire company called Cinehire to meet the technological needs and requests of clients. The DGTL team is made of commercial film producers who are skilled and flexible.
DGTL specialises in branding, so if new or existing businesses, brands, and organisations need help with branded video content, whether it be a new campaign of a company identity refresher, DGTL has the tools needed to succeed. This creative agency has services in content production, film department roles like DoP (director of photography), gaffer, and drone operators. They also dry hire equipment such as cameras and lighting. DGTL aims to know what audiences want and who clients want to target so they can pull together something that makes any business stand out from the crowd and pull those customers in. Though DGTL have only been around for 6 years, some of their clients include Red Bull, Tui, WD-40 and Dimensions Festival.
Aether Digital is a Marketing Agency based in Nottinghamshire, specifically in Ollerton, Newark. They focus on marketing and offer three ‘cornerstones’ of marketing services: web, graphics, and video. Founded in 2008 by Holly Jarrett and Kevin Packham, it originally specialised in the fitness video industry, creating videos for companies and individuals which covered exercise DVDs and event showreels. They pride themselves on creating ‘bespoke’ projects which excite and educate the audience their clients wish to target.
Aether Digital offers a range of services in the realm of web design, graphic design, video production and social media management. They create varying types of videos including animated infographics, explainer videos, step-by-step guides, and presenter-to-camera advice videos. Video production services provided by Aether Digital include video filming, video editing, and video animation. The marketing side of their businesses includes social media management, video production, and website creation.
In addition, Aether’s team offers a number of bespoke package options which are designed for specific purposes and specific clients. This way they can achieve an exact aim, such as monthly marketing packages, video prospectus packages, start-up marketing packages and rebrand marketing packages. Aether wants to build professional websites for businesses who want to promote and sell online. Past clients include Stephen McGillion Spinal Surgeon, Gyan Yoga, Allure Makeup Academy, Swan Business Brokers and Jo Beeston Counselling.
Think Allowed is another video production agency based in Sherwood, Nottingham which specialises in animation. This goes to show that Nottingham has a wealth of services available from the creatives based in and around the city. Think Allowed used high-tech computer systems and software to develop a range of 2D animations and 3D animations. This team believes that it is animation which helps to make their presentations, programmes, and explainer videos into deeply engaging works of art that wow clients and retain the attention of audiences.
Think Allowed specialises in explainer videos for all kinds of organisations and businesses, whether it is a service or a brand or a product that their client seeks to advertise. Using their expertise in 2D, 3D, and 3D CAD animation technology and artistry, they use their industry experience to provide solutions for business needs. On their website, they claim that customer satisfaction is what they thrive on, so clients can rest assured that their wishes will be met. Their team is comprised of Nick Willett, director, and Matt Burkey, 3D artist, animation and VFX artist and they work on corporate video, documentary, case study videos, conferences, as well as event videos. Their full production services include script writing, storyboarding, camera work, 2D motion graphics and 3D CGI animation.
Capture this! Coales Capture is a unique boutique digital media house run by Joe Coales, a Nottingham native. This video and photo production company is based in Nottingham and captures a wide variety of video and photo content, from product photography, music videos and documentaries to food photography, event videos and corporate videos. Coales also runs Coales Capture Weddings, which specialises in, as you can probably already guess, wedding photography!
Using modern filming and photography techniques since the company’s inception in 2012, this video and photography media house aims to create engaging stories for global audiences. They work with brands, businesses, and organisations to create ‘beautiful, unique and engaging videos and photography’. Offering the full package for whatever project their client presents them with, Coales has a variety of services to accommodate any request.
Coales Capture, whether they are working on a wedding project or a product, business, or lifestyle projects, aim to build a ‘simple yet distinct’ style and sophistication. This allows the final photo or video to become a marketable asset which draws in customers and viewers. The agency provides services in creative development, production, and post production, and some of their past clients include the Institute of Mental Health Nottingham, Broadway Cinema, and Slumb Party.
E R D Visual Media
Next on this giant list is ERD Visual Media, a Video Production and Photography company based in Nottingham. ERD specialises in creating visual content for creative brands and businesses, no matter how big or small. They strongly believe that video is the most powerful tool that any brand or business can use to achieve its goals. They love to work with unique creative businesses and individuals who are full of stories, whether their aims are to reach new audiences, strengthen their brand identity or promote a message in a visually engaging way.
Founded in 2017, ERD likes to combine ‘story telling, paired with beautifully crafted visuals’ to win over audiences and engage their interest. Putting clients at the forefront of their respective market is key for ERD and they describe their team as filled with ‘dreamers’ who want to put as much care into the visuals of each project as their clients have put into building their business, brand, or organisation. The ERD team is small but creative and loves to tell interesting stories. ERD creates brand videos, music videos, commercial videos, brand photography and product photography and has worked with a range of national and international clients such as Sheltered Spaces, Black Iris Brewery, the Stroke Association, Warlord Games, and ENSO Music Management.
Rusty Monkey describes itself as both a branding agency and a creative agency. They focus on making businesses happier by solving problems and improving success rates and love to build brands. Brands, they believe, are the centre of all good marketing, and that the message of a client’s brand, business, or organisation is highly important in order to reach the audience niche being sought after. Rusty Monkey believes that a brand is not a logo but the audience itself, and that audiences are what make brands into successes.
This creative branding agency aims to help clients define their audiences and develop a visual presence so that all of their communication looks and feels just right. Standing out from the crowd is important, especially when there’s a lot of competition. Rusty Monkey offers a wide variety of services, from branding and communication to websites, ecommerce and apps, as well as video animation and photography, graphics and illustration, and content writing. The agency also offers ongoing project support and can take care of a client’s social media channels, online strategy, and advertising budget. Rusty Monkey has a team with specialisms in everything from 3D printing to UX design. Their past clients include Viking, Travis Perkins, Perrymead Estates, Avila Herbals and Jura Sports.
Eldraw is a video production agency based in Nottingham which provides a range of video based services to Nottinghamshire and Midlands businesses. They believe in adding ‘the video edge’ to any client’s ‘marketing collateral’. Offering a variety of products and services, Eldraw produces video content such as corporate videos, client videos, case stud videos, and animated videos, and also provides techniques such as aerial drone capture.
Eldraw films primarily in their studio in Peterborough but regularly shoots on-location across the UK. They are a small but passionate collective of media professionals with skills in 2D and 3D animation, traditional video formats, and video for websites and social media. Founded in 2012, Eldraw has worked with past clients such as Anytime Fitness, George Foreman, Russell Hobbs, and the University of Northampton. They have worked in a variety of sectors and understand that in the modern age, online video content is key.
Fuzzfox describes itself as a creative video production company in Nottingham. Uniquely on this list, Fuzzfox considers itself an expert in effective and ethical video productions! They work for all kinds of organisations, whether it’s an independent business, charity or non-profit to help boost their profile. Founded by Laura, Fuzzfox is led by a video producer with over 15 years of experience in charity video production. Laura has worked for ten years to create a variety of projects with a team of freelancers with skills in drone filming and photography, animation, voiceovers and photography.
This agency has worked in a variety of fields (quite literally!) including TV commercials, big cat safaris in Kenya, and conservation documentaries in Australia. Fuzzfox specialises in charity videos, video productions that are ‘quality, creative and affordable’, and in social media, as well as whiteboard animation and standard animation. Past clients for this charitable company include the Wildlife Trust Nottinghamshire, Universities UK, and Stonebridge City Farm.
Ian Dearman Media Productions
Next on this list is the video and photography production company Ian Dearman Media Productions. This company is based in Nottingham and offers video capture and professional photography services to document events, businesses, and special moments. Working in the corporate and wedding sectors has allowed the agency to specialise in a range of services, such as 4K film capture. Other specialist techniques include aerial drone filming (Ian Dearman is CAA approved) and gimbal stabilisation systems which can help give their videos a high production feel.
This agency has over 20 years of experience and aims to bring businesses to life with video and photography. Most of their photography work occurs on location but they also offer studio shoots for business or event photography, staff headshots, and website and branding photography. Their team also aims to involve their clients in every step of the process, whether it’s the beginning of planning and scripting films or the end stages of the editing process.
Ian Dearman Media Productions is a small family business which is flexible and professional. Founder Ian Dearman has a background in the fine arts and boasts of bringing ‘a fresh perspective’ to film and photography. They also offer wedding filming and photography services and aim to bring artistry to every shoot. Past clients include EuroBale, Corporate Solutions Logistics, Spearing Waite, and Simply Dance.
Purpose Media describes themselves as a strategic marketing agency. They provide services in ecommerce, web design, video and animation, branded content, marketing strategies, advertising campaigns, social media platforms, as well as digital marketing and design. They claim that their ideas ‘blend insight, technology and creativity’ to achieve the objectives of their clients. They offer a wide variety of marketing agency services and like to bring content and social media together.
Purpose Media aims to engage their clients’ communities with impactful social media marketing by bringing together content that is shareable, traffic-driven, and SEO friendly to boost their client’s profile on Google. With 13 years of experience, they want to bring technical and creative expertise to every project and to be a reliable marketing partner. Past clients include Derby County Football Club, Edgemere, Penny Hydraulics, and Conspare.
Platinum Media UK
Platinum Media TV is a video production company which specialises in web video production. However, they also offer production in all video types. Launched in 2010, they offer expertise in a range of video production services such as editing, animation, and B2B expertise. Past clients include IBM, Kodak, Samsung, and Tetra Pak. They work with all kinds of brands and products, and businesses and organisations that are big and small.
Platinum Media UK provides a local and friendly video production service and has over 200 videos under their belt. They work in lots of different sectors such as IT and Technology, PR and Marketing, Industrial and Construction, Health and Leisure, as well as Charities and Non-Profit organisations. They believe in creating strong messaging and having a high video production quality while also not breaking the bank. They claim to outperform their competition with quality videos that are of a better value. Platinum Media UK is all about ‘famously fast turnarounds’ and achieves this through their streamlined and modular approach.
Next up is the video and multimedia production company Cowper Media. Located in Nottingham, they serve the East Midlands and value communication geographically and practically between clients and audiences. They have worked locally and nationally to cover a wide range of sectors and video purposes and have full production and post-production facilities, allowing a project to be started and completed by one dedicated team.
Cowper Media created content that aims to communicate first and foremost. They have created instructional videos, training videos, industrial videos, and manufacturing videos. They use HD equipment, broadcast cameras, sound and lighting crews and edit suites onsite. Graphics and special effects, music and voiceover work is also available, as well as subtitles and signers for hard of hearing programming.
Reel Media is a creative production agency which specialises in a few different areas, seeking to bring your ideas to life in a few different ways. Founded by Ben Newth in 2004, Reel do not settle with the first idea they come up with. Instead, they take everything back to basics and explore different ideas to create the right product for their clients. As well as working towards the best possible final product for their clients, they work closely with those clients to bring the best possible product to life. Not only do they specialise in filming, they even dabble in animation, giving even more creative options for your idea and your product to make your business stand out among the crowd.
During the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the team has continued to work. Though they have not been able to work in their usual environment, they still have managed to work on other things such as their animated projects to bring their customers their production service from their very own homes. Some of their clients include Capital One, the NHS, Nottingham City Council, 200 Degrees Coffee, Savoy Cinemas and Hallam Internet, and plenty more.
The next featured company on this list is Mediabox Productions. Like Reel Media, MediaBox also offers a variety of services to clients and customers. They were established by the company’s creative direction Nick Nixon and have twenty years of experience in Nottingham. As well as working in the UK, their creative team’s expertise stretches globally, and they offer a straight from script to screen service to keep your project concise and on-schedule.
The areas Mediabox Productions specialises in include: video production, animation, web design, digital marketing, and voiceovers, and they also offer training courses for businesses and those in the education sector. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, this team has also adapted to make sure they keep working and bringing their clients the best possible service with their virtual production offering. They have a virtual academy to teach aspects of media for education sectors such as schools and universities. Some of their clients include Hopkins Solicitors, Holiday Inn and Nottinghamshire Council.
VPoint TV is a Nottingham-based production company which specialises in many different areas to create ‘distinctive hardworking video’ for ‘brands, businesses and organisations’. These videos can include promotional videos, case studies, TV and online advertising, training videos and even recruitment videos. This is just an example of the extensive work VPoint can do. They are also a small team of ‘story driven, human focused, narrative driven creatives’ who have been delivering projects for over thirty years.
VPoint’s team is made up of creatives, writers, directors of photography, editors and designers. They are based near Sherwood in Nottingham and are led by Ian Sterling, who started out as a live sound engineer in the music industry, and Sally Reynolds, whose career began in the study of the dramatic arts. With experience in working with large international companies, national companies, charities and more, VPoint has a huge range of services to provide all kinds of clients. They also work with universities and colleges to develop promotional video content. They approach projects in three different ways, focusing on strategy, design and development, and content creation. Interestingly they also offer training courses over half or full days to share their expertise.
Otto has been around since 2016 and started out by offering solutions to start-up businesses and small businesses within Nottingham, but has since expanded. They like to create videos that have the maximum impact on social media. Looking for a videographer that can provide a variety of services? Otto Video might be the place to go. Offering ‘visionary services for every type of dreamer’, this is a video production company which specialises in commercial video production, event videos, promotional videos, and music videos. For corporate company projects, Otto Video shoots with a cinematic style to promote your organisation across multiple mediums, from staff training videos to animated branding videos.
With years of experience filming weddings and events you should expect a reliable team and emotional filmmaking for your chosen event. For music videos, look for high production content, promoting and elevating the client’s ideas. Otto Video understands that for promotional work, the clients would like to reach a specific audience, and that is what Otto Video can do for you. They will not only reach your chosen audience through high-quality videography but engage with them. Recent work from this videography company includes a campaign video for ‘The Siempre Collection’ shot over two days for designer Abbie Norman. A number of packages are available based on what you, as a potential client, might prefer. As the business has expanded so has the project sizes and challenges and so they will be able to cater specifically to your needs.
Fat Free Media
Fat Free Media is a ‘small but mighty team’ based in Nottinghamshire who specialise in video identity services, content and creative services, and strategy and consultancy services. They aim to give their clients the best possible product, going into all the nooks and crannies, delving in to make sure the outcome of every project they undertake is that it gets the right audience for any business. They also work on animation, live-action, and sound design, production management, campaign strategy and more.
Fat Free Media also likes to look at developing a client’s initial idea, stretching it out, pulling it apart, storyboarding and everything you could possibly think of. Some of their clients include Capital One, Toyota, the Woodland Trust, and Center Parcs. Fat Free Media believes in being brave without letting ego get in the way of good ideas and always wants to keep learning, and also believes in putting the viewer first. This means not allowing tricks and hacks and refusing clients that do bad things. This is an admirable quality for a video production company to have.
Another Nottingham-based production company with much to offer is Skeleton Productions. They like to use video to do remarkable things. They want to get the attention of clients and audiences as well as inspire them. They want to help brands and organisations grow and thrive. Their client list includes Thomas Sanderson, Merck, Quandoo, and NatWest. Skeleton offers tailored quotes to all their clients as well as a wide variety of services, stemming from their company ethos which is to produce videos that promote brands.
Skeleton Productions’ services which include categories such as video marketing strategy, video content strategy, video campaign planning and also video brand guidelines. Skeleton Productions also provides expertise in video production which includes but is not limited to promotional video, internal communications video, corporate video, training videos, and animation-based video projects. Skeleton Production also offers video marketing consultancy and free webinars on what they do.
Like lots of Nottingham’s brilliant video production agencies, Skeleton Productions has a three-tiered approach to every project they work on. They focus on the objectives of the client and put their goals at the centre of their approach. They also aim to create content which can ‘rise above the clutter’ and get results. Finally, Skeleton Productions claims they provide a ‘stress-free process’ which arises out of their experience in video creation and distribution.
Animation and motion graphics are a huge part of video production, and very often you and your audience might not even realise the lengthy processes—both artistic and technical—that go into making these visual special effects pop on screen. Alternatively, you might not notice because they’re so subtle—some of the best animation and special effects are almost invisible! Bottletop is a Nottingham-based animation, motion graphics, and video production agency which is able to understand this and produce great videos for corporate promotion and multimedia.
Bottletop is a company which specialises in both video production and animation. Bottletop also works in television with clients such as the children’s channel CITV. Their other clients include the BBC, Esendex, Kindle Entertainment and even Channel Five’s The Gadget Show. The company themselves have also won several awards. Within the business, they have many workers who are skilled in different areas, ensuring the final product is the very best it can be. Other projects they can help with include TV promotions, attractions, advertising and more.
Bottletop has been in operation since 2004 and values small brands and big brands. It is an animation company which believes that ‘exciting ideas start with a pencil and paper’ but brings these ideas onto the big screen for audiences to enjoy. They have worked with clients such as Cytec and the University of Cambridge to bring together video marketing and engaging visuals. They work in the Midlands, London, the UK and globally in a range of sectors.
Page One Media
Page One Media is a corporate video production company based in Nottingham which aims to create great videos with no fuss. They specialise in agile video productions to ensure your corporate story or product is loved by audiences. Page One Media provides services in corporate videos, animated videos, aerial filming videos, property videos and more. They produced their first video way back in the 1990s for the BBC and ITV and have continued to expand across not only the United Kingdom but across Europe. They produce video and stills photography for small business, big businesses, and everything in between.
Page One Media values a fast and efficient process which is also very collaborative. They are CAA licensed for their aerial drone work and describe themselves as a ‘boutique digital visual agency’. Their creative team is small but effective and they aim to engage potential clients with their range of individualised and unique production services. They have worked for E.On UK, Haldex, HORIBA Europe and Nottingham’s own Nottingham City Transport to produce informative, entertaining, and engaging videos that clients and audiences remember.
Tale Productions is a Nottingham-based company that is all about video production and video marketing strategy. They are a collective of creatives and experts in a range of areas from digital marketing to User Experience (UX) Design, from social media and PR to copyright. Tale Productions offers this variety of variable but focused services to ensure that clients are able to market their brand, production, organisation or business in the most effective way possible.
Tale Productions work with their clients’ marketing teams to help their marketing strategies develop into the next fruitful stage of reaching and engaging with audiences. The Tale team can also provide guidance into creating a fresh marketing strategy from scratch, based upon the unique resources, goals, and characteristics of each client. They do this to ensure that every client gets to reach their audience niche and beyond. Tale provides consultations and quick quotes to put businesses a step above the rest. They also create personalised videos that match individual marketing needs, fulfilling a variety of genres including but not limited to testimonial videos, behind the scenes videos, social media videos, animated video design, motion graphic design, and so forth.
Tale Productions also collaborates with event videos, corporate videos, product videos, and video advertisements. To specialise with the current Zoom-centred ways of doing business, Tale also offers consultancy through video to demonstrate how the format can also be used to grab the attention of an audience. Past clients who have worked with Tale Productions include the NHS, Proctor and Gamble, The Protein Works, and Loughborough University. Their aim is to work with national and international clients whether it is in the food and drink sector, the not for profit sector, the heritage sector, or the retail sector.
Dynomite Productions describes itself as a full-service video production agency which specialises in professional visual storytelling. Based right in the middle of Nottingham, Dynomite is a local video production agency which serves Nottinghamshire. They like to innovate in ways that excite and engage audiences. The company has worked for over thirteen years with a large range of clients, including brands like JCB, Cisco, Expedia, and Hotels.com, as well as organisations such as the University of Bath.
Dynomite has experience in both the public and private sectors in a considerable range of industries. They specialise in corporate productions to boost their clients’ businesses. Behind Dynomite is a team of specialists. They work to create films and animations and are able to provide guidance and services in producing, project management, script writing, set design, editing, camera operation, and sound design.
Another video production company which is based in Nottingham that is joining this list is Dimension 2. D2 describes themselves as a ‘creative film studio’ and has been in operation since 2011. Unlike some of the other companies and agencies discussed so far, this company primarily specialises in short form filmmaking, whether that be content for a myriad of social media platforms to documentaries. They understand how important the digital space is in the modern age, as well as how important that space is for the brands, organisations, and businesses of today.
D2 collaborates with agencies, brands, and individuals to create film and video content that is driven by storytelling and stitched with first-class cinematic visuals. Video is so important for businesses which want to build an online presence that audiences not only recognise at the drop of a hat (no matter the dimension they’re in) but that audiences love. Standing out whether a client is on a local, national, or global scale is important so Dimension 2 likes to ensure that all video content is detailed and beautiful. Some of their past clients include the British Council, Glastonbury Festivals, Speedo, Argos, Warner Music, and the University of Nottingham.
Hello again. Yes, we’re back, just as a reminder. As you can see, Nottingham is packed with video production companies promising to fulfil your wildest dreams, but Simply Thrilled is, well, simply a really neat option. With a stellar client list, fresh-thinking creative team, the latest in Hollywood-grade tech, and data-fuelled idea generation strategy, it’s not too difficult to understand why we’ve had over 50 million views on our work to date with hundreds of thousands of interactions in the form of likes, shares and comments. We like to think we deliver the full package, and then some.
We do all the usual stuff you’d expect from a leading video agency, using the latest kit operated by a roster of exceptional creative talent and offering a full-service approach from the germ of an idea right on through to delivery, video marketing, video advertising, and more. But our true value lies in the app we created solely for us, ViralPixel. Rather than just making video content to fit what we want, or even what you the client wants, we actually create what the all-important audience wants to watch. We know this, because we use social intelligence analytics from every mainstream video source to engage with your audience by breaking down their viewing and engagement habits across a multitude of unique elements. We then use this information to make a film which is as fresh as a daisy, while also fitting your audience like a glove.
Let us leave you Simply Thrilled. Contact us today to find out what we can bring to your next project, whether it’s a promo, advert, brand film, explainer, or more!
Some of our clients include:
Airquee / Arup / Aspire Together / Bilborough College / Bistrot Pierre / Bituchem / Boots / Bose / British Orienteering / Bromley House / Building a Stronger Britain Together / CCLG / Child Cancer Smart / CORE / Creative Scotland / DARE / Dcypha Records / Department for Work and Pensions / Distinct Recruitment / Download Festival / Faith Matters / FreeVA / Futures / The Guardian / Harris Brushes / Hollis / Home Office / Island Records / Konvict Records / Lazy Flora / Leonard Design / M&C Saatchi / Mortgage Advice Bureau / Mr & Mrs Clarke / National Holocaust Centre & Museum / National Ice Centre / NHS / Nottingham City Council / Nottingham Jobs / Nottingham Rugby / Nutracheck / Onify / Recruitment Group Holdings / Road Respect / SAFE@LAST / Tell MAMA / Toploader / TYAC / Underdog Records / Universal / University of Nottingham / Vision West Nottinghamshire College / Wellpet / WHIMZEES
And there you have it. A huge list of all the video production agencies, video marketing companies, and video and photography businesses to choose from if you’re in Nottingham. You really are spoiled for choice when it comes to getting the best creative, strategy-forward and technologically advanced minds in the Midlands.
A video production company which puts results first will be your best friend if you want to attract new customers, engage your audience, or inspire staff and shareholders. No matter what kind of organisation you work in or what you want to communicate, a video should be top of your list when it comes to marketing, education, and more. Audiences want videos that grab and keep their attention. Retaining audience loyalty starts with creating a recognisable brand and showing audiences what they’ll be missing out on without your brand, product, or service. A creative video is a perfect tool to take into the wide, wide ocean that is the digital world. You can also use it on traditional platforms such as tv and cinema to boot!
Nottingham is positively chock-full of video production companies and videographers vying for your attention. But if you’re after a ginormous list to help you make this big creative decision, look no further. Simply Thrilled believes that a great video production company is one with the fresh-takes and passion to not only make eye-catching video, but to explore the market for new ideas and audience trends.
Originally written by Shobana Sivathevan and Caitlin Sinclair. Compiled and edited by Esme Johnson.