New Technologies used in 2018

Written on Friday, 07 December 2018
2018 has been an excellent year for testing out lots of different technologies for our clients to use.

In February we filmed and edited one of our clients presenting in front of a green screen, in order to remove the background and give the illusion that he was floating inside the holographic display, the hologram worked by utilising light diffraction to create a virtual 3D image of an object to bring it to life in the 270°, 3 sided viewing hologram display. This turned more than a few heads.

On more than a few occasions this year, we’ve brought along iPad robots along to conferences. The robots allow the speaker to stream themselves on the iPad whilst also controlling it from a separate application.

Toward the end of the year, we also tried out a “magic mirror photobooth” which turned out to be a huge success, our clients and the delegates seemed to really enjoy using it. The magic mirror is a reflective and interactive screen which guides the user from start to finish how to take and print the photographs.

Our Jam-Packed November!

Written on Tuesday, 27 November 2018

We’ve had a crazy November here at Cypher Media, with jobs in London, Nice and Prague.

With 3 simultaneous jobs and another following shortly after, it was a great opportunity to really push ourselves. Kicking the lot off was the Global Independence Conference in Nice, followed by this years London Working Week being held in More London which also happened to overlap with the final Global Tax Symposium of the year. To top it all off we finished the month with the final International Tax Academy of the year.

It’s been a mad month but we made it out with nothing but positive comments coming from clients.

Last Minute Filming!

Written on Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Whilst finishing up the last bits of preparation for our two weeks in Prague, we were called up for a shoot to gather clips that are to be used at the upcoming Global Tax Symposium.

The filming took place in Prague, we arrived on the Thursday 25th November to set up in preparation for the videoing that would be taking place the following morning.

We used two of our brand new flexible Swit LED lights with softbox diffusers, this made for an extremely lightweight kit.

New Health Practice Website

Written on Monday, 22 October 2018

We’ve recently finished the creation of a gorgeous community health centres website, Nuffield Health Practice. We agreed on creating a fresh, modern website that was HTML5 & W3C compliant as well as being mobile friendly. The website was built using Joomla CMS / PHP which was decided after agreeing to the finalised template design and website functionality.

If you’d like to give your website a stylish new design, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us for a quote.

We’ve just invested in a brand new lightweight SWIT Flexi Panel, they will be very useful on shoots where we don’t have any transport taking our kit to the venue. The Flexi Panel rolls up and fits inside a small tube making it extremely portable, if we were to take our Dedo Lights instead, they require a large case along with lighting stands.

The panels are bi-colour, meaning we can change their colour temperature between 3000k – 5600k to suit our - or the clients filming needs.

What's New?

Written on Monday, 15 October 2018

After a jam-packed few months of preparation, we’re finally kitted out to take on our three overlapping jobs in November! We’ve had all of our kit being used on the jobs out, tried and tested; we also invested in our fourth Blackmagic 4K Video Assist Monitor.

The event schedule/Programmable Onsite Display has also had lots of exciting updates we can’t wait to use onsite, such as backend changes allowing us to change the theme of the display without using colour codes, we now get a drop-down menu containing different theme colours; We can now upload more than one video and get them to play one after another. We look forward to using this in November.

A Trip Down Memory Lane!

Written on Friday, 28 September 2018

As you well may know, we've got an extremely busy upcoming November here at Cypher Media; with four simultaneous jobs occurring in Nice and London, with two jobs one after the other in Prague. we'll have Cypher crew dotted around each event, Jake will be in London, Chris will be in nice and Adrian will be in Prague.

Due to the high-flux of jobs, we've had to purchase an arsenal of new storage units, including 5 264GB and 4 128GB SD cards.

Filming in Amsterdam

Written on Thursday, 20 September 2018

Chris has been busy this week after jetting off to Amsterdam; he’s been recording interviews at the Sheraton Hotel, Schipol for our upcoming Global Tax Symposium being held in Prague.

We took along our trusty Sony XDCAM PXW-FS7 alongside a 50mm lens for some stunning interview footage.

IOSH Course

Written on Friday, 14 September 2018

Next month Stuart will be attending an IOSH course; IOSH stands for the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. It is a three-day course that will cover working safely and managing safely. Working safely is aimed at all employees; this will cover the essentials of health and safety in the workplace. Managing safely, which is aimed at managers, supervisors and team leaders, will give them the skills and knowledge to manage health and safety within teams.

The training usually includes activities such as identifying hazards, then writing up and assessing potential risks and improving health and safety performance in general.

November Update

Written on Friday, 07 September 2018

After a short rest period, we’re preparing ourselves for a busy November! We have three overlapping jobs that all kick off on the same day! We’ll be working simultaneously in Prague, Nice and London; they should really test our limits!

In 2016 we filmed for the London Working Week and we’ve been called up to do the same again this year; it will consist of a four-day-long shoot in More London and Bermondsey Yard. The filming will begin on Monday 12th and conclude on Friday 16th of September.

We’ll be managing a webcasting event in Nice from the 12th – 14th of September, on this shoot we’ll also be providing staging, branding, sound and lighting.

Finally, Prague, this is two conferences happening one after the other, work will begin on the 12th and finishing up on the 24th. We’ll be providing our services for a Global Tax Symposium and an International Tax Academy.