4Sep2015

Fireworks & Awards

Hey all! It’s that time again; we’ve swapped out our banner image across social, this time we’re going for fireworks!

HEEHAW FIREWORKS

 

The reason for the image is twofold. The Edinburgh Festival has just finished, and after setting record figures it’s going out as it always does with an awesome fireworks display above the castle. The still is from a film we made for Transport for Edinburgh, in celebration of their 1st year of operation. There’s a scene in the film where a father and daughter look wide-eyed at the explosions, the highlight of their Edinburgh visit (filmed during last years display), and we thought it fitting to use that moment as our banner. Even more so seeing as the film has been nominated for a Drum Scottish Creative Award! Thought we should drop that in at the end there. Anyway, here’s the shorter edit of the film for your perusal, hope you like it:

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14Aug2015

Our film hits BBC national news

News of our first feature documentary, Do You Own The Dancefoor?, has gone UK wide after the BBC picked up the story. Director Chris Hughes was interviewed on the BBC One Breakfast show, bringing the film to a few million viewers.

BBC ONE

 

Following that, North West Tonight ran a piece on the film, interviewing Chris, DJ Dave Haslam and several other cast. You can check the report here (skip to 15:12): http://bbc.in/1MrqxjW

North West Tonight

Rounding off the coverage, BBC Radio 6 also aired a piece on the film, in addition to the interviews from Glastonbury festival last month. You can listen to the radio show here (skip to 47:00): http://t.co/ujB8phpNTw

We’ve been blown away by the amount of coverage the documentary has been receiving on both national and regional news, as well as the many many reports creeping their way across the web. The Manchester premiere is tomorrow and there’s only a few tickets left (http://bit.ly/1KksACH ), but if you can’t make that keep an eye on the blog and social for more screenings, including the Edinburgh Premiere.

#owndancefloor

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23Jul2015

Do You Own The Dançefloor? – Manchester Premiere

Our documentary feature has been picking up a bit of traction in social circles recently, mainly due to an excellent article on the film with director Chris Hughes by the Manchester Evening News. The timing is important. On the 15th of August we’re showing the film at the Royal Northern College of Music, in their big shiny concert hall. It’s a fitting venue for a film about one of the key legacies from Manchester’s musical history. We’ve a Q&A set up and a few of the more well known cast members will be on hand to introduce the film. Tickets can be bought from the RNCM for £16.50 plus booking. In keeping with the film, all profits go to charity and it promises to be a big night, so if you do happen to be in the North West of England that weekend, you know what you’ll be doing!

 

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9Jul2015

We love a bit of social media branding!

So as you may already know, Heehaw has taken on some big changes in the past 6 months – including going back to our roots of video production and changing location to our lovely Great King Street offices. It’s taken quite a bit of work, but it’s been worth it!

Another change we have been making is updating our online presence; particularly our social media channels. You might have noticed an update to the cover photo you see at the top of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube channel, and our Google+ page! Each month or two, we will change the cover photo to display a screenshot from one of the projects we have been working on. We like to keep things fresh, and by doing this we can keep you in the loop about what we are up to!

SSE Entertainment Firsts

SSE Entertainment Firsts – Photo of the Month July 2015

 

The Image of the Month for July is a still from our filming for SSE’s Entertainment Firsts campaign, where we asked members of the public to tell us about their memories of their first ever gig!

 

If you spot a still in one of our videos which you particularly like, and reckon we should use as an Image of the Month, let us know by commenting below, or get in touch by following the links on our website! In the meantime, here is the SSE Entertainment Firsts still (above) which we used as our Image of the Month, and remember – the door’s always open if you fancy a chat!

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30Jun2015

Happy Social Media Day folks! #SMDay

Happy Social Media Day folks!

Yup…it’s a real thing! Mashable launched an official day back in 2010 to celebrate and recognise the impact social media has had on global communication. The way social media has evolved over the years means that it is now easier than ever to stay connected with others around the globe, all in one place. It has also encouraged further individual expression and creativity as people have a myriad of platforms on which to blog, share memories and discover things they never knew before. As well as this, social media provides another outlet for news – both global and local – for everybody to stay informed. The rapid generation of new information (and the speed and efficiency of which it can be shared) means that we are becoming a much more well-informed and engaged society.

For us personally, we owe a lot to social media – it has played a huge part in the promotion of the Official Trailer for our latest production Do you Own The Dancefloor?, in collaboration with Shiny Brick Films. We shared links on Twitter and Facebook, and once audiences saw the posts they shared them too: because of this, we managed to rack up over two thousand views in the first day! How cool is that!

As for our clients, we find that videos play a large part in successful social media campaigning. Videos of this kind are recommended to be short, to the point, and eye-catching – so that’s what we set out to do! A recent example is our client SSE’s Live Awards Campaign, where we created a series of pop-up videos urging people to vote for their favourite act to have attended the SSE Hydro, and to be in with a chance to win tickets to a gig of their choice!

If you are planning to run a social media campaign, videos could be the key to getting you the traffic you’re aiming for… That’s where we can help! So come in and visit us at our lovely office in Edinburgh’s New Town – we’ll stick the kettle on, and we can have a chat!

#HappyBlogging!

#SMDay

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26Jun2015

Heehaw plays Glastonbury 2015: Do You Own The Dancefloor?

The documentary feature film we’ve been working on with Shiny Brick Films is playing at Glastonbury this weekend! The screening will be at 6pm at the Groovy Movie Cinema tent. If you’re at the the festival try and make it along. In fact, it’s the number 5 thing to to do on the ’45 things to do at Glastonbury’ list…

Glastonbury

Top 45 things to do at Glastonbury

You might also get a chance to meet the Director Chris Hughes. here he is being interviewed by BBC6 Music about the documentary…

Chris Hughes

Director Chris Hughes being interviewed at Glastonbury about Do you own the dancefloor? by BBC6 Music

And here is the Official Trailer of the film…

 

 

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24Jun2015

Official Trailer: Do You Own The Dancefloor?

Ladies and Gentlemen, we present the Official Trailer for our first ever feature film, a documentary produced in collaboration with Manchester based Shiny Brick Films; Do You Own The Dancefloor?

The film looks at the legendary Hacienda nightclub, covering the charity auction that was held after the club was closed and torn down, and tracks down the variety of bits and pieces that were sold off and subsequently spread around the world.

The film is a study of a unique collective experience so great that it changed the lives of those who were there; forever altering their perceptions, opinions and personalities. So much so that they would come to throw their money into a shard of stained wood or a chipped brick, just to keep the memory alive.

Keep an eye out on the blog and on social for updates and screenings, starting in Glastonbury Festival this Saturday, 6pm @ Groovy Movie Cinema Tent

#owndancefloor

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23Jun2015

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015

Edinburgh International Film Festival

So the Edinburgh International Film Festival is well underway, and the buzz is generating around the city! Filmmakers and critics alike are traveling from all over the world to come to Auld Reekie to share their common interest – the wonder and amazement of the silver screen!

What are we most looking forward to? Well, we love all manner of films for different reasons, but if we had to choose just one, we might have to say Back to the Future being screened at the Festival Theatre with the accompaniment of a live soundtrack being played by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra! The nostalgia of the 1985 film is one which we definitely cannot miss out on – with it being an iconic, cultural film, Back to the Future is one of the many films which ignited the passion we all share: not just films, but creativity and seeing the end result of hard work put into a project, no matter how big or small.

What we love about films is how a small idea can grow into something bigger, and maybe even capture the attention and imagination of an audience. This is no different for what we aim to achieve at Heehaw – we aim to create memorable films that can grab the audience’s attention and imagination, and generate a buzz around the work we do for you. Whatever content we create, we dedicate our attention and focus to delivering a high quality product that we are proud of – and we hope you will be too!

We do this for one, simple reason: we love the moving image, and we thrive on creativity!

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22Jun2015

New Client: Filming with Field Studies Council

Great news, we have been signed up to produce three videos about the awesome courses the Field Studies Council provide at their Kindrogan and Millport centres. Looking forward to getting out into the great outdoors and learning a thing or two in the process! Filming starts today in beautiful Perthshire!

Project Overview:

Field Studies Council are a registered charity who predominantly provides “field trip” style courses for schools (High School and Primary) – though their centers do also host other events. The three videos that we are making are about their Biology and Geography Fieldwork courses which they deliver in over two centers – one in Kindrogan and another in the Isle of Cumbrae – Millport.

For more information about Field Studies Council please check out their website: www.field-studies-council.org

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13Mar2015

Documentary Feature: Do you own the dance floor?

Heehaw have teamed up with Manchester based director Chris Hughes to produce our first feature, a documentary about the legendary Hacienda nightclub. After closing its doors in 1996, the club was ripped down and pieces were sold off at a charity auction. Bricks, floorboards, girders, bollards and steel urinals were taken away by DJs, Hacienda regulars and fans alike, Do You Own the Dance Floor? tracks these people down in order to tell the complete story of the Hacienda experience from those that were there (and who remember)!

Currently in post, the film is slated for completion in May, and after its premiere in Manchester, it’s being lined up to play many major film festivals around the world. The project has also attracted interest from some unusual but exciting places! Keep an eye out for updates on the project via the blog or social.

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11Mar2015

Heehaw’s new home! Our new address…

Heehaw has a new home! We are super excited about our new digs!

We’re just round the corner from our old office (we found it very difficult to leave the New Town) and our address is:

Heehaw

28 Great King Street

Edinburgh

EH3 6QH

Our telephone number is the same: 0131 477 0772 as well as our email addresses!

There is also a map on our Contact page

If you are close by, please do pop in for a cuppa, a decent biscuit, or a cheeky wee dram!

Heehaw Video Production Company Edinburgh

Outside Heehaw!

Heehaw Video Production Company
Heehaw Producer Room

Heehaw Video Production Company Edinburgh

Heehaw Meeting Room

Heehaw Video Production Company

Heehaw Edit Suite

 

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6Feb2015

New Client: Destination Stirling, Promo Video

Really looking forward to working on a new marketing promo video for Destination Stirling. We’ll be shooting new footage and using some really cool existing footage from organisation such as University of Stirling (which we shot), Historic Scotland and Visit Scotland.  For more information about Destination Stirling and to find out more about what to do in the brave heart of Scotland check out their awesome website www.destinationstirling.com   

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27Jan2015

Heehaw’s motion graphics promo for AVG Cleaner

Global anti-virus software giant AVG, with a customer base of over 144 million users, signed Heehaw on as their preferred video supplier in 2014 and we kicked things off with a promo for their Cleaner software for Android. Smart and to the point, the motion graphics promo quickly shows the benefits of the software against an every day scenario. Once it got out there onto YouTube, it quickly racked up views and its now been watched almost 150,000 times, helping to increase app downloads.

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26Jan2015

Heehaw’s creating ‘Our Story’ Video Content for Standard Life

Over the last few months Standard Life have been preparing a massive re-launch of both their UK business site, launched at the end of 2014, and their global brand website due for launch in 2015. We’ve been involved with creating some great content for both home pages, resulting in a series of videos that tell the story of this global business and increase brand awarness at the same time.

The projects have involved several animations and three films, seeing us experimenting with minimalist style and design, creating engaging timelapse sequences and shooting 19 interviews in four separate countries.

The films will be due for release in early 2015, but here is the animation video we produced which sits on the homepage of the StandardLife.co.uk site:

We’re going to be supplying them with an asset package of building blocks so Standard Life can create their own content using footage from Edinburgh, London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong, enabling their internal teams to take control of the narrative and provide future content for the website.

We’re also producing product videos for Standard Life but we’ll save that for another blog!

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