Events Are Back!

Wow, things sure are picking up in the UK Events Industry and seeing everyone at last week’s International CONFEX was a pleasant sight to see.

DRGNFLY Productions LTD is so pleased to have supported our clients throughout the pandemic and we continue to do so—we got through this together!

Director, Darren Bandoo—when your client is so happy that they want you to be apart of the event and then realised how heavy your camera is! 😉

This makes things even more amazing for us now as we deepen those relationships, build new ones, and continue to capture and creating content that helps you get your messages out there.

We’ve been helping you to:

  • Update your websites
  • Create your ‘about us’ videos
  • Edit your existing video content
  • Film and Photograph your venues
  • Capture your food
  • Shared your talent
  • Photographed your products
  • Capture your awards, competitions & celebrations…
  • … and even to update those company headshots

We had a last-minute brief to produce a film, with a short turnaround time and DRGNFLY Productions LTD we’re amazing. Despite the challenges, they filmed our staff remotely, ensuring all key messages were captured edited out of ‘normal’ hours to ensure our deadline could be met. We are so happy with the result, THANK YOU!

As you can see below, it’s been a busy few weeks and we’re looking forward to sharing some of this content with you…

… so, watch this space 😉 and in the meantime, if you need any help whatsoever with your content, don’t hesitate to get in touch—we are creatives at your finger tips!

Recent photos:

A New Location? It’s time for a video!

We were extremely pleased when LDN Physio approached us to create a short punchy attention grabbing video for social media to shout out about their new location in Old Street, London.

It captures their physio and sports expertise and end-to-end services, as well as showcases the road to recovery.

Producer, Director & Videographer – Darren Bandoo

Official Photographer to the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs

What an amazing experience it was to join the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs and his UK team at one of the G7 meetings recently as their official photographer.

The 3-day event was under the strict pandemic guidelines and was one of the most run-and-gun photography shoots I have ever done–each moment captured was taken within 5-10 seconds of entering each meeting room for the first time and literally immediately being ushered out. 📷📸🔥🔥🔥🔥

From, Grovenor Square to the Dorchester and then, for the most part, Lancaster House.

… No pauses, no time to play with settings, no retakes—you get the shot or you don’t. And, of course, there is no room for don’t.

Shooting with Yoga Instructor and Gong Meditation Guide, Aysha Bell

It is great to be in action again!

We recently worked with Aysha Bell, a Yoga Instructor and Gong Meditation Guide, to create images to jump start businesses online and social media marketing post-lockdown.

1-day shoot | Contact sheet delivered overnight | Edits completed and sent within 48-hrs of receiving client’s selections.

If you are a SMB and need photography or video production with a creative flair, GET IN TOUCH

How can we help your Hospitality Brand/Business…?

It’s fair to say that as we prepare for the easing of lockdown here in London that things will not be the same, at least not in the immediate to short term.

How is the hospitality industry going to survive?

That is a tough one indeed and, as Pubs, Bars and Restaurants prepare to open their doors on July 4th, it will definitely not be Business as Usual, but nonetheless, our businesses must adapt and go on…

We’ve seen:

  • Date-nights in with Restaurant quality food being delivered to your door is on the rise
  • Online shopping at a peaking
  • And, there are Zoom Parties, Live Stream Conferences and online learning available for whatever you fancy.

Until we bounce back we have to stay focused, improve and adapt in the interim!

People can no longer touch, taste or smell before buying. ‘Maître D’ meet-and-greet’ and recommendations are on pause, and the old “we’ll have what they’re having” scenarios are ceased.

Moving forward is crucial, so (if you haven’t already) now is a great time to improve and update your business’s online content and offerings to shout out and showcase the changes your have made, your new products/services, and the fact that you are unbeaten and still here!

How can we help your business?

Well, if you didn’t know already, DRGNFLY Productions Ltd have on hand amazing creators that can work with you to create a wide range of content:

  • Creating Short & Long-form Videos to support your marketing Campaigns
  • Creating Product Imagery for your Stores, Menus and Online Presence
  • Editing & Resizing and stock imagery you have for repurposing
  • And more…

I had the pleasure of working with Darren and his team on a few occasions. Everyone is very engaged, helpful, friendly and of course shoots gorgeous pictures & video! I happily recommend DRGNFLY Productions Ltd to my clients as I know what service they will receive 

– Kim Goetze, Production Manager for London based business.

GET IN TOUCH TO DISCUSS YOUR NEEDS AND FIND OUT ABOUT OUR CURRENT OFFERS

Upping Your Camera Phone Photography Game During Lockdown…

This week we launched the first of our Youtube Tutorials that can help you be creative at home and during the #Lockdown.

First Episode: Getting Started with Lightroom Mobile

 

Thinking about the future, it’s always great to forge forward with a sense of where we’ve come from and the things we’ve achieved and, with that in mind as well as the desire of wanting to give back to a community I’ve learnt so much from, I decided to create tutorials about @adobe’s #lightroomMobile.

Now, though the weather is beaming and many of us are blowing off the lockdown cobwebs and racing outdoors, my aim here is to not just educate people but to also inspire them to go back through the many images they’ve collected on their devices over the years and to relive, enhance and maybe even create something new to share or reconnect with those involved.

Starting off with a quick tour and aimed at all skill-levels, Founder & Director Darren Bandoo guides you through free mobile photo-editing app, Lightroom Mobile. In these 5-min tutorials, you will learn how to enhance existing images making them better before you add your filters, add and create your own style and save presets, and all-in-all up your photography game.

Stop by our channel to check out the first episode and don’t forget to Like, Comment and Subscribe!

 

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Tough times ahead… it’s time to think differently!

COVID-19 is devastating lives, families, communities and economies with no foreseeable end in sight and our hearts go out to all those who have been impacted the most and lost people close and dear to them…

We are in some very uncertain times, indeed. With global lockdowns, social distancing and isolation it seems like civilisation is on pause for everyone. And, while we wait for solutions and vaccines, from something so destructive and painful to us comes just one positive as our cities, industries and lives come to a halt carbon emissions are reducing greatly and Mother Nature gets a moment to heal…  It’s taken this to make that happen!

Could the changes we make now to the way we live, work and play become the blueprint for the future?

Working smarter not only for our personal safety but for the benefit of all, including our planet?

Virtual offices, Video conferences, Virtual Hang-outs, FaceTime and social media are commonplace for those well versed and once frowned upon but the masses are fast becoming important and everyday tools for us to stay in touch and connected. Social Events, Festivals, Concerts are all transitioning to these platforms for live content delivery…

It’s a time for thinking differently.

Do you have content you wish to deliver to your audience? A panel discussion with remote speakers, perhaps?

Let us help you deliver live content,  edit it for your video channel(s) and create bite-sized chunks to get your message to your audiences across your social accounts…

Contact us red

 

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Innovation & Vision

If you missed this exclusive event with ILEA UK, it focused on macro global consumer trends and buying behaviours and what they mean in the live experience in 2020.

…Trends discussed were:

  • The Conscious Consumer
  • ‘Big Data, Big Tech, Big Trust’
  • Participation and Interaction
  • Identity Matters
  • Art and Design

Here’s a sneak peek:

Gala Dinner at The Savoy Part 1: The Reception

Located The Savoy’s Ballroom, this was set to be a decadent night.  Filled with faces from across the fine dining industry (chefs, foodies and celebs) donning black ties and gowns that set my camera ablaze…

Here’s a peek…

Photography: Darren Bandoo

With sponsors such as:

Overfinch, Mercades, Arla Pro, Frerejean Fréres and more…

Another Amazing Fashion Show

What an amazing show once again by TFI, Canada UK Foundation and Canada House.
It’s such a pleasure for us to be apart of this great team and we are very proud to have delivered an amazing collection of:
  • Final images
  • a 10sec overnight video cut for social
  • And, the final 60sec video

In the pipeline, we have 3x 30sec videos of interviews with each of the designers.

What a package.

Big thanks to our hosts, all the designers, event sponsors (see below) and of course our crew – it’s always a pleasure.

(See more here)

Photography Credits:

Darren Bandoo – DRGNFLY Productions

Film Credits:

Producer & Assistant Director – Darren Bandoo, DRNGFLY Productions Ltd

Director & Videography – Alex Thraves, Absorb Films

Hosts:

  • Susan Langdon, Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) @tfi_fashionincubator
  • Canada House, London – #canadahouse
  • Canada UK Foundation, London – @canukfoundation / @canadaintheUK

Designers:

Hair & Make-up

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