A Year of Production: 2021 Highlights

by Laura Binnie

3rd January 2022

2021 saw Glass Bullet Media produce almost 40 films in locations across the UK, from Kensington Palace to as far north as the banks of Loch Ewe. As another year has drawn to a close, Glass Bullet Media has edited a highlights reel featuring just some of these productions.

Filming Events During a Pandemic

Due to the continuing restrictions, this year we found ourselves filming an increasing number of outdoor events, starting in January on Blue Monday. We produced an event video and mini documentary for Lantern Journeys, an outdoor arts event created to raise awareness of mental health issues and raise money for the Silverburn Flax Mill.
Leven was once the centre of flax production and this concept formed the idea of the art installation, with the lantern shapes taking inspiraton from the shape of the flax seed and the flax flower.
The whole community were involved from their homes during lockdown and it became a very welcome arts project for the many who had been shielding for so long during the pandemic.

In May 2021 our camera crew headed up north to Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands to film a commemoration event for the Russian Arctic Convoy Museum. Interviews, a lochside piper and wreath laying ceremonies featured in our documentary about the arctic convoys which Winston Churchill described as ’The Worst Journey in the World’.
We used high resolution 5K drones to capture stunning birdseye views of the area. Model ships were filmed at the lochside to represent the ships that sailed out from Loch Ewe and the many sailers whose lives were lost.
We also interviewed Winston Churchill's granddaughter, Celia Sandys and HRH Prince Michael of Kent at Kensington Palace.

Filming outdoors became the norm for us in 2021, continuing with a series of films for the Scottish Daffodil Festival and product videos for groundcare manufacturers TRU-TURF and Lastec.

Lantern Journeys event video
Celia Sandys interview
Scotlands Daffodil Festival
TRU-TURF RC50 product video

Embracing Challenges with New Technology

Like most businesses in 2021, Glass Bullet Media had to find new ways of working by adding new services to our repertoire.
As we predicted, live streaming became more important during the pandemic and this year saw us live stream an 'Invest in Africa' event in Glasgow, during COP26.

During the pandemic we were also commissioned to produce a series of 360° virtual tours of all the courts in Scotland for Victim Support Scotland, which was a huge undertaking for our photographers.

Our clients also had to find new ways of working, for example clothing manufacturers Keela repurposed their factory to produce PPE for the NHS.
New companies also emerged during the pandemic. We produced a promotional video and social media videos for new companies like Zanitise Commercial who santised football stadiums when lockdown eased.
We also produced several TV commercials for the Scottish SPCA this year, as their charity fundraising events have had to take a back seat during the pandemic.

Keela NHS PPE video
Levenmouth wind turbine video

At the end of 2021 Glass Bullet Media produced a launch film and a series of social media videos for the City of Edinburgh Council’s launch of their Living Wage Edinburgh scheme. At the end of the year, we returned to Levenmouth to shoot a safety film for wind turbines using aerial drones and steadicams.

It’s been a challenging but very busy year for the Glass Bullet Media team. Happy new year to all our clients and thank you for choosing to work with Glass Bullet Media. We wish you all the best for 2022!

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