Focus – Video and Audio production, Hampshire http://www.focusbiz.co.uk Focus is an audio and video production company in Southampton, Hampshire. We offer audio and video services for web audio and video, podcasts, webinars and online media. We specialise in video for health and safety, training, product launches, tourism, science, technology, aerial, and the marine / maritime sectors. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:45:56 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 58273315 Focus Voice-over Studio http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/focus-voice-over-studio/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:42:25 +0000 http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/?p=21072 Focus Video Production have a fully equipped audio recording and editing studio based in Hamble, Southampton staffed by experienced sound engineers.  Ideal for voice-over artists based on the South Coast of England.

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Working at Focus http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/working-at-focus/ http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/working-at-focus/#respond Fri, 08 Feb 2019 15:25:21 +0000 http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/?p=20952 This is a guest post by Jordan LeBon who has been working with Focus as a freelance AV production assistant.

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In search of John Howland – Mayflower passenger http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/in-search-of-john-howland-mayflower-passenger/ http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/in-search-of-john-howland-mayflower-passenger/#respond Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:16:06 +0000 http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/?p=20970 When the Mayflower and Speedwell left Southampton in August 1620 on board one of the ships was a passenger called John Howland. Surviving the crossing to America William Bradford, one of the leaders of the Separatists and future Governor of the Plymouth colony referred to him as a ‘lusty young man’ when recounting the story of how he had fallen overboard from the Mayflower during a storm as they crossed the Atlantic.  Howland managed to get hold of a rope and was hauled back on board. Howland was one of those who survived the first winter when the strains of […]

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Mayflower 400 – the research continues http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/mayflower-400-the-research-continues/ http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/mayflower-400-the-research-continues/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:58:46 +0000 http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/?p=20948   We have been involved in the Mayflower 400 project since April 2017. We were part of the digital engagement team working on how to use new technology to tell the story to a UK and International audience.  (Note: The Digital Team has since ceased to meet but an independent group is continuing the work it started.) History and relevance today Focus has continued its research into the story of the Mayflower, its passengers and crew who sailed to America in 1620.  It has taken us all over the country.  We have met many interesting people.  The story itself maybe […]

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Conference and Events Video http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/conference-and-event-video/ http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/conference-and-event-video/#respond Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:37:52 +0000 http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/?p=20930 We have been helping organisations promote their events for many years. One of our regular clients is the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) who are based in Brussels. Since 2005 we have helping them with a complete range of Audio-Video services ranging from interviews with scientific experts and podcasts to webinars on the research findings and end of project dissemination conferences. MyNewGut EU research project We were recently asked to record the dissemination conference at the end of 5 years research.  The project – MyNewGut -had investigated the gut microbiome to see if it prevented diet-related and behavioural disorders.  (The project […]

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Video Marketing Training http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/video-marketing-training/ http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/video-marketing-training/#respond Tue, 27 Nov 2018 15:14:05 +0000 http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/?p=20922 Over the last few years we have seen a massive increase in the volume of video being consumed. A lot of this is due to the increased penetration of smartphones and peoples use of them at all times of day. As long ago as 2015 Ofcom (the Office of Communications) declared the UK was a ‘smartphone society’. Research in 2015 showed that smartphones had overtaken laptops as people’s preferred platform. Since 2015 the daily usage and overall penetration of smartphones has increased even more. 2018 – latest research Ofcoms latest annual report published in August 2018 showed that 42% of people […]

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Webinars – Cost Effective Mass Communication http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/webinars-cost-effective-mass-communication/ http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/webinars-cost-effective-mass-communication/#respond Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:48:52 +0000 http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/?p=20919 We have been helping organisations with national and International webinars since 2006. Over the years we have developed a number of tools and techniques to improve the effectiveness of our services for clients. Value of webinars v physical events Webinars are very cost effective.  The alternative for most organisations is to hosting a physical event. These are usually expensive to develop and deliver so the temptation is to add a variety of topics and speakers to the agenda to attract as many people as possible.  This then results in the logistic complexities increasing as a larger number of presenters have […]

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Beaulieu Events – Simply Jaguar – Promotional Video http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/beaulieu-events-simply-jaguar-promotional-video/ http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/beaulieu-events-simply-jaguar-promotional-video/#respond Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:36:40 +0000 http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/?p=20742 Wonderful sunshine was the order of the day on Sunday 8th July 2018 when over 400 Jaguars arrived at the Simply Jaguar event at Beaulieu. We were in attendance to film the event for a promotional video for Beaulieu. As always were all set-up and ready to film the cars as soon as they enter and were able to get some wonderful shots as they all drove by. The number of Jaguars present at this years event was up by 47% compared to 2017.  The number of participants increased by 35% over the same period. The range of cars on […]

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Beaulieu Events – Simply Japanese http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/beaulieu-events-simply-japanese/ http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/beaulieu-events-simply-japanese/#respond Sat, 11 Aug 2018 06:50:44 +0000 http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/?p=20871 Almost 1000 Japanese cars of every variety ignored the rain to participate in the Simply Japanese event at Beaulieu on Sunday July 29th 2018. Our job, as usual, was to capture the event for Beaulieu to use for promotional marketing and archive purposes. On the day all types and ranges of Japanese vehicles were on display including Honda, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota.  Many classics as well as customised and family friendly vehicles were there.   Many car clubs and groups were in attendance.  Toyota had their rally team and their vehicles present. The weather was a real challenge for […]

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Estate Agent – Property Sale – Promotional Video http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/estate-agent-property-sale-promotional-video/ http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/estate-agent-property-sale-promotional-video/#respond Wed, 25 Jul 2018 11:47:38 +0000 http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/?p=20841 We were recently asked by a home owner to help them sell their property in the Meon Valley. Here at Focus we love a challenge and being able to help a client. The home in question is in Meonstoke in the South Downs National Park. The village of Meonstoke is in the Meon Valley near rural Winchester in Hampshire. We had actually filmed the house from a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) as part of our work on the Meon Valley DVD project a few years ago so we already had some wonderful shots of the house and garden plus the surrounding […]

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Beaulieu Events – Simply Porsche – Promotional Video http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/beaulieu-events-simply-porsche-promotional-video/ http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/beaulieu-events-simply-porsche-promotional-video/#respond Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:26:16 +0000 http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/?p=20802 The Simply Porsche event at Beaulieu was a great success with 62% more cars attending the 2018 event than did in 2017.   This follows on from record breaking attendances at the 2018 Simply Ford and Simply Audi events. As usual we were there to video the event to film a promotional video to help Beaulieu with their ongoing marketing of the Simply motoring events. We always love attending Beaulieu but it is not without its challenges! With all the Simply events proving so popular we always ensure we arrive early enough to avoid the queues of participants waiting to gain entry […]

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Beaulieu Events – Simply Audi – Promotional Video http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/beaulieu-events-simply-audi/ http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/beaulieu-events-simply-audi/#respond Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:20:24 +0000 http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/?p=20792 The first ever Simply Audi event was a great success. Almost 500 vehicles and 800 participants attended. As usual we were on hand to record the event as a promotional video for Beaulieu to use it for future marketing activities. Among the cars on show at Simply Audi were old classics and recently launched ones that could well become classics in the future. The People’s Choice Awards allowed visitors and participants to vote on their favourite Audi. The winner was a 2013 Audi A5 coupe.  Runners up were an Audi Q7 and an Audi TT RS. It was a great […]

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