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Do you need to go to film school to work as a filmmaker?

Posted on: 01/09/2014
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At Collaborative Media we have a wide range of professionals in our filmmaking team. Some have degrees and masters and others are self-taught. I asked some of our team to pass on their thoughts about film-school and how they got into the industry. Please do comment with any questions and we’ll get back to you […]

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The worst PR disasters companies can make

Posted on: 29/08/2014
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Social media is crucial to any business and tweeting the wrong thing at the wrong time can have devastating effects. “Going viral” refers to a message that has been shared so much it has spread like wild-fire. Whilst this is great if it’s a link to your all-singing, all-dancing new blog; but if it was […]

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Is the UK’s climate change policy good enough?

Posted on: 28/08/2014
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Last week we posed this question to Jan Sisson, Managing Director of Juwi Renewable Energy. We travelled to King’s Lynn, the home of one of their projects for client KL Technologies. Juwi provide specialist, renewable energy solutions for a wide range of clients. For instance, they design, manufacture and assemble solar panels and windmills to […]

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An interview with Harry Hugo, Sportlobster’s Social Media Manager

Posted on: 27/08/2014
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What is Sportlobster and what does it do? Sportlobster is the sports social network. It’s the one-stop-shop for sports fans globally and we look to incorporate everything a sports fan wants, all in one place. At the moment sports fans have a problem: they need to visit multiple websites and open various apps on their […]

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Responsible Transportation Programme: An interview with Telogis

Posted on: 26/08/2014
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This programme centres on the challenges and responsibilities the UK transportation industry faces. This took us to Bracknell in Berkshire to interview the folks at Telogis. Telogis provides software to enable a more efficient and safer management of fleets of vehicles. They cater for fleets of all sizes and have offices throughout Europe and America. […]

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Responsible Transportation Programme- An interview with Alphabet (GB) Ltd

Posted on: 22/08/2014

Alphabet (GB) Ltd is a leading provider of business mobility services. We were interviewing them as part of our Responsible Transportation programme for Sky TV. Alphabet provides a range of fleet solutions to public and private sector companies. They offer a flexible service that is tailored directly to their customer. They start by analysing a […]

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Do you need a degree to get paid work as a writer?

Posted on: 21/08/2014

Next week I’ve asked our team of filmmakers to blog about their experiences at film school and whether they’d recommend it to aspiring filmmakers. Today I’ll offer a perspective from a writing point of view. I did a degree in Screenwriting at Central Lancashire University, which was fantastic and really inspired me to be a […]

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How to use Twitter to promote your business

Posted on: 20/08/2014
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Every business wants to have a Twitter account with millions of loyal followers, who instinctively move for the retweet button whenever you tweet. Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple. It takes strategy, dedication, time and most of all content to build up a Twitter following. A simple mistake many companies make is to follow similar companies […]

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Shooting at Media Fleet, Witney

Posted on: 19/08/2014
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We recently ventured out of London to Witney, near Oxford. We were completing our Responsible Transportation programme by filming Media Fleet. Media Fleet is one the UK’s leading fleet livery and branding specialists. “What’s a livery?” I hear you cry. It’s a bespoke form of mobile advertising, where adverts are wrapped onto fleets of vehicles. […]

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Shooting at Silent Gliss

Posted on: 18/08/2014
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Recently we filmed Silent Gliss at their Kent office in Broadstairs. Silent Gliss is a leading, global supplier of high-end blinds and curtain tracks. Their impressive client list includes The Shard, Hugo Boss and Wembley Stadium. Entering their large building, I was immediately struck by how spacious and elegant it looked. They had a huge […]

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