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How fire suppression is benefitting the environment

Posted on: 06/10/2014
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Last month’s Recycling Waste Management Exhibition (RWM) was a platform for 750 innovative RWM companies to share industry advances, best practices and to show off what they do. We interviewed Fireward about their fire suppression systems and how they are advancing the RWM industry and protecting the environment. Their preventative systems are a far quicker […]

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What if Scotland had voted YES?

Posted on: 03/10/2014
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Scotland has played a huge role within the UK for all of my lifetime and I’m delighted Scotland voted NO. Their independence would have sparked such a complex policy restructuring that I could almost hear a collective sigh of relief from the admin bods in Parliament. The build up to last month’s independence referendum also […]

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Gone Girl on general release today

Posted on: 02/10/2014
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David Fincher, director of Fight Club and Seven, brings us Gone Girl, the eagerly anticipated adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel. The plot centres on the investigation into the disappearance of a seemingly normal woman (Rosamund Pike). Under close scrutiny from the Police and the media, cracks begin to appear and people start to suspect […]

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How to pitch like a professional

Posted on: 01/10/2014
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Last week I attended the demo-day of Bethnal Green Ventures accelerator scheme. 11 start-up businesses pitched their businesses to a room full of investors. Pitching is a tough thing to get right and many people start sweating profusely just hearing the word pitch. I was very impressed by them all and I wouldn’t be surprised […]

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5 lessons screenwriters need to know

Posted on: 30/09/2014
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Show, don’t tell. Make it visual. Screenwriting doesn’t have the flee-flowing prose of novels. It’s the blue-print for a visual film and screenwriting is writing at its most condensed and brutal. There should be no unnecessary words and every scene or joke, however good, needs to push the story forward. If not, get it out […]

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5 tips for a successful career in film

Posted on: 29/09/2014
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  Keep challenging yourself I heard Martin Scorsese being interviewed discussing how he wasn’t completely happy with Goodfellas on its general release. Whilst this sounds incredulous it shows that no one stops learning and everyone can improve. Keep challenging yourself and broadening your skillset with new projects that push you out of your comfort zone. […]

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The surge in electric vehicles

Posted on: 26/09/2014
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This week we interviewed EDF Energy at Green Fleet’s trade show to promote efficiency within fleets. The leading names within electric vehicles, including BMW, Alphabet and Toyota, all had a strong presence. Our interviews were a breeze as the guys at EDF were very knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. They gave some interesting […]

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10 films that should have won the Best Picture Oscar

Posted on: 25/09/2014
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The glitz and glamour of The Oscars draws the biggest names in cinema and billions of viewers worldwide. Despite this the Academy doesn’t always get it right. We look at the 10 films that they criminally overlooked for the Best Picture Oscar   Taxi Driver (1976) Martin Scorsese’s unflinching and compelling portrayal of an isolated […]

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How to produce client films

Posted on: 24/09/2014

At Collaborative Media we specialise in creating documentaries centred on particular industries. We will interview several industry leading companies to get the latest developments, breakthroughs and news. Our programmes are broadcast on Sky Channel Information TV. In addition to the programme we also produce a film that is tailored to each contributing company. These can […]

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Top 10 films shot and set in Scotland (we excluded Braveheart)

Posted on: 23/09/2014
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Scotland’s decision not to leave was like almost being dumped by a girlfriend you’d been taking for granted. Scotland, we will never take you for granted again. To prove it here are the top ten films shot and set in Scotland. 10. Skyfall Bond has been a British institution since Ian Fleming dipped his quill […]

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