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, 07 Dec 2018 10:38:15 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 58273315 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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Beaulieu Events – Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day – Promotional Video http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/beaulieu-events-hot-rod-custom-drive-in-day-promotional-video/ http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/beaulieu-events-hot-rod-custom-drive-in-day-promotional-video/#respond Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:41:59 +0000 http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/?p=20684 Beaulieu hosts many events each year. The weekend of 16th and 17th June 2018 saw our video crews filming on both days. On Saturday it was SimplyVW and on Sunday it was Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day. The edited video from each day will be used by them to promote future events and is also be a valuable archive asset for future generations to enjoy. The Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day drew a crowd of 5,077 people – which was 24% up on 2017. The total number of hot rods, custom cars and bikes was up by 31 per […]

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Beaulieu Events – Simply VW – Promotional Video http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/beaulieu-events-simply-vw-promotional-video/ http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/beaulieu-events-simply-vw-promotional-video/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:43:39 +0000 http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/?p=20765 We had video crews at Beaulieu over the the weekend of 15th and 16th June filming promotional videos for Simply VW (Saturday) and the Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day (Sunday). The weather was great on both days so brought the crowds out. Over the weekend visitors and event participants were able to enjoy a range of live music, dance demonstrations by Bournemouth Lindy Hop Club, a Vintage Tea Tent and Vintage Village on both days with many other independent traders, food outlets (including ice cream vendors) all contributing to a great carnival atmosphere. On Saturday June 16th Simply VW, sponsored […]

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Audiobook Recording http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/audiobook-recording/ http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/audiobook-recording/#respond Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:28:34 +0000 http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/?p=20394 There is a big rise in audiobook popularity.  Studies have shown that your brain does not differentiate between reading a book and listening to it and gets the same goodness out of both. Insights into Liberating Leadership by Ali Stewart was first published in 2015 and has sold over 1500 copies and achieved Amazon #1 in 2 categories.  In 2017 Wiltshire Police bought 415 books and the Chief Constable or one of his senior team wrote a personal message in every book for all the officers they are putting through a 2-day version of the programme. So when Adam Tuffnell approached us about […]

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Beaulieu Event – Simply Ford – Promotional Video http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/event-video-beaulieu-motor-museum-2018/ http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/event-video-beaulieu-motor-museum-2018/#respond Fri, 08 Jun 2018 13:14:27 +0000 http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/?p=20668 We are really pleased to have been re-appointed to produce all Beaulieu National Motor Museum event videos for the 2018 season. We have been filming at Beaulieu for many years on a variety of projects. Our first event  of 2018 was the recent Simply Ford. When we first arrived on the morning of the event we knew it was going to be popular as there were already long queues of Ford cars all the way from the main road to the car parks.  So many people had arrived that they had to open the gates early.  Within a short while […]

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