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…

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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…

Case Study: Our Latest Video – A Fashion Show

Both the end client and ourselves are very happy with this recent video.

Having worked with this client for a few years on Photography, we introduced the idea of creating a highlight video of the event for marketing and, after a few discussions with their marketing team a rough brief was delivered to our inbox.

Brief:
To create an exciting sizzle reel to be used in future promotion of this Toronto based competition that showcases the winning Canadian Designers at London Fashion Week.
Requirements:
Energetic/Upbeat Music
To showcase the event start to finish and back to the front stage.
Modern and slightly edgy but maintaining the finesse and glamour of the competition.
1m30 Final Version
No problem!
Delivery:
We worked closely with our client to draw out more information and was able to plug into what their vision was looking like.  To assist in making this a reality DRGNFLY Productions Ltd were extremely over the moon to teamed up with one of our new creative partners, the super talented Alex Thraves.
Together we dissect their needs and were able to grow and build upon their vision, agree on realistic project scope and deliverables.
Conclusion:
Not only did we provide Full Photography coverage of the day but we also added value by inspiring our client to create more content and we’re proud to say that we delivered content that the client and their partners were very happy with.
 
Additional Content:
As we progressed, new content requirements from the clients marketing team surfaced and, of course, we were more than happy to assist:
– 60sec Social Version
– Onsite interviews with key stakeholders.
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Street Fashion Shoot: Karan Anand

See more models here

Production Managing for Charity

There are those moments in your life when you have the pure pleasure of meeting amazing people who are doing some truly incredible things.  My most recent of these moments was meeting and assisting the non-profit team of A Leg To Stand On, an organisation dedicated to working with treatment providers in Asia, Africa and Latin America to provide free high-quality and continuous orthopaedic care to more than 18,000 children in need within their program.

It was magic to hear how much of a difference this program has made to so many and being a part of this fundraiser was an absolute honour.

Here’s a sneak-peek at the ‘Rocktober’ event complete with a silent auction and billed performances from garage bands from within the financial businesses that support the cause…

We have a Youtube Channel…

That’s right, we’ve been busy creating campaign videos and we would like to officially invite you to view some of our work on our Youtube channel.

So far, we have created videos for social media campaigns and general marketing – Food Recipe Videos, Conferences and Event Highlight Videos. So please get in touch with your video needs…

Pipeline:

  • Event Highlights
  • Corporate Case Study Videos

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Don’t forget to subscribe so we can grow and get more of those Youtube features ;). Enjoy!

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Shoot with – @Red_HeadDJ, Isabelle De Polla

Where to start… Over the past year, we had created so much content together that it is hard to pick out 3 for this post.  To make things easier, I picked at random and you’ll find the link to at the bottom to see more…

International DJ and Business Owner of Starbelle Entertainment Agency, a supplier of top-notch female DJs and Musicians.

Find her on Insta:@redhead_DJ

For photo shoots, get in touch.

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Do you need a Photographer for your next event or social campaign?

Hi,

I’m Darren Bandoo, an experienced and award-winning London-based Photographer.

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I specialise in capturing moments for (but not limited to):

  • Live Events
  • Corporate Events/Parties
  • Private Events
  • Weddings
  • Content for Social
  • Conferences
  • Travel
  • Food – Photography & Recipe Videos

“Thank you so much for the job you have done with the canapes pictures!

We’re extremely happy with the quality. You understood exactly what we were after and managed to capture the best of each element in each image!

We look forward to working with you again and will certainly recommend you!”

– Lilian Fantinatti, Private Dining & Events Manager at Smith & Wollensky, London.

More here: Testimonials / Facebook reviews

Here’s a little taste

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insta: @dbp_uk / FB: @darrenbandoo

Shoot with – Caleb & Miguel (or should it be Miguel & Caleb?!! )

I had the pleasure of meeting up with, and working with these two chaps to create some social media content for Caleb’s channels and to casually promote his company, BOLD.

Find out more about what this entrepreneur is all about and the waves he’s making in providing flexible spaces for people to meet, share and create – follow him on Instagram: @caleb_parker and @work.bold…

 

Another Great EventHuddle: Social Media for Events 2018

Social media is an amazing beast that, if the various platforms are used correctly, can deliver us some great results.EventHuddle_201805-31

As a sponsor of this educational event, I enjoy attending these morning meeting ups for connecting with both regular and new faces and (especially from this event) I always came away with some fantastic insights, best practices and often a list of ‘Do’s and Don’t’ that get offered up by the days esteemed guests.

Speaking of which, today’s session, Social Media for Events pt1

With guests:

  • Chairman – Nick Lawson, Acquisition Marketing Manager at Eventbrite
  • Darren Struwig, Social Media Producer at Festival Republic

  • Sarah Rainford, Senior Account Manager at Born Social

  • Audrey Solvar, Moka Agency – watch this space, a new agency to be launched next week…

Here are a few photo highlights from the session

 

See this full collection and past events here

Watch the whole session here