Art Direction. With new product ready to launch and pressing print deadlines Solpuri needed to shoot with confidence. Asked to deliver show stopping imagery, Skylark collaborated with the Solpuri team to source locations, brief styling and co-ordinate product needs before Art Directing the shoot on location in Germany. The Results? Our work is on their homepage so we think we did ok!
Production. Portugal. Ibiza. Formeneterra. Off with the brilliant Gloster Furniture team again. Early mornings, late nights and little rest in-between. Unless you count driving the crew from top to bottom of Portugal as rest! From one stunning location to another we oversaw the safe transit of Danish agency 365-North and the photography team from Merrild Studios. We also looked after the freight of all Glosters latest product, and supported all behind the scenes needs (including emergency sunhats). Highlight; stunt double for the swim scene.
Production. Skylark has now supported one of the worlds leading appliance brands for over 12 months. Delivered to date through multiple contracts: Huge digital projects. Hundreds of market leading images. International social film campaigns. Model booking. Pet casting. Location Sourcing. Studios. Special effects. Dry ice. Explosives. High speed cameras. Styling. On time and on budget. Every time. Theres another project looming. Its huge. We can‘t wait. But sorry*, not a peep more. It's all hush-hush. *Not sorry. We love it!
Production. Bath based packaging specialist Sunhouse Creative needed a quick and budget conscious solution. Wanted: Safe space for a variety of dog breeds to run and jump freely. Hi speed photography with sophisticated lighting. And the usual stuff. Pets, jumps, hoops, balls, treats, brushes, vet, catering, logistics... Leave it to Skylark! It was an absolute pleasure to introduce the talented photographer Jim Johnston to the mix as well as teaming up with pet specialists Urban Paws again. Feedback: wagging tails all round!
Production. On shoot with Gloster Furniture. Total location photography support to bring 2018 range to public. Airport pick ups, hotel transfers, location recces, prep and maintenance, catering... All part of the job. Location booking: Goodspaces, creative 365 North and Merrild. Everything else + peace of mind: Skylark. Above: removing the last piece of furniture on the last day. Sad to leave, happy to deliver a faultless production for the team - again!
Creative. Sometimes, simple really is best. And when it comes to websites, search engines want form and function as much as users do. Skylark makes no secret of the fact that web-builders can be the quickest, easiest and most cost effective way to 'go-live'. On top of this, they guarantee a responsive site that is editable, future proof and entirely client owned with 24-7 tech support. Behind the scenes, meta data can be added to make the most of SEO and analytics provide excellent feedback on your audience. Thinking it's time to go-live or update? Talk to Skylark.
Production. When Dyson commissioned the excellent Mike Cooper to capture pets and owners with a lookalike vibe Mike asked Skylark to find the picture perfect partners. Typical model agencies simply couldn't deliver so we started to think a little harder. It wasn't long before our determined approach uncovered a fabulous resource for personable pets and people. Our new connection resulted in a shoot full of character and a campaign full of success.
Direction. Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. A world renowned resource preserving and monitoring migratory waterfowl. The HQ of the WWT commissioned Skylark to capture scenes of the Severn Estuary for a recent interior remodel. It was the perfect time to connect with award winning photographer Jim Johnston who captures soulful landscapes perfectly. After a day of recce and pitch of options to key personnel by Skylark, Jim joined the team to dodge weather, negotiate mud and models and ultimately deliver breath taking images that now fill the visitor centre walls.
Direction. Bristol based Brewery and Tap, Moor Beer Co. can't do any wrong. With a catchy brand that's easy on the eye and a broad selection of craft beers that are easy on the palate (they really are), they're growing rapidly. Skylark joined the Moor Beer marketing crew to capture some of their best sellers for the forthcoming 2017 Moor Beer Book. We dreamed up the 'lived in' look and the excellent Edward Fury captured our dreams for posterity. Here's to the future!
Creative. Dry. Dull. Dreary. Every manufacturer loves their product but if you're at dinner, ask about their product at your peril. Think how the press feel sifting through acres of press releases for those industry insight gems. Skylark stepped up for Glosters 2016 PR campaign writing copy for US and European markets. Sharp, snappy and stylish, the final text is designed to score space and attract attention. Keep up... We'll let you know how successful we were!
Production. A fantastic Cotswold shoot for Accolade Wines festive promotion. Wanted: An immaculate location, impeccable styling and industry leading photography. Skylark delivered. From location scouting and booking to sourcing, briefing and managing the team. And of course all those other little details. Used in their online portal and due to print any day, the end results have received the highest...well...accolade. Huge thanks to the talented Edward Fury for photography and Jaine Bevan for styling. Cheers!
Direction. One of the South West's leading motorcycle dealerships Bridge have rebranded. No more hackneyed journo bike shots. No mainstream manufacturers cliche. A little heart and soul please. Something to get the adventure worm turning. Day trip or beyond, daydreams to inspire were delivered. Skylark conceived, produced, directed and photographed the 2 day campaign with James King.
Creative. It's not just big projects that get heart and soul. Helen and Carl wanted bespoke, vintage ticket style wedding invites. With Skylark's intimate knowledge of the design process and the support of exceptional print brokers it was not long before we were agreed on the perfect solution at a pocket friendly price. Ready for the details? Rustic, heavyweight manilla style material, rich black ink, gold foil blocking and a perforated RSVP ensure these invites stand out from the crowd. Need boutique stationery - don't hesitate to ask.
Everyone loves a birthday! Personal project Guiderunning.uk kicked off 2 years ago today inspired by a love of running and a desire to help those needing support to share the experience. From a small social network it has gathered strength and momentum. Now the UK's only live guide running database, our grass roots team of 4 volunteers and over 300 registered supporters have inspired the Parkrun and England Athletics team to actively support blind runners as never before. Our own networks continuously seek to connect blind and VI runners with guides and improve the guide running experience for all. Find guiderunning.uk on Facebook. Twitter. Read more here.
An inspiring week of trail running in Fuertaventura proved an invaluable start to December, preceding detailed client side digital artwork and content management for Gloster Furniture; www.gloster.com. Never desk-bound, Skylark enjoyed the pre Christmas buzz catching up with old friends agency side and client side - as well as establishing fresh and exciting partnerships. 2016 offers creative management, design and artwork with agricultural accolades, brewing boffins and weekend warriors alike. The New Year has arrived!
Project management. 12 days, 8 ships, 3 clients. When an international cruise giant decides it's time to update, things happen fast. Global 'shopper marketing and retail activation agency' DC Activ were charged with supporting the appointed prestige retail brand in accurately planning their refit. From LA to Cancun and everywhere in between, reliability, accuracy, independence and impeccable client facing communication were key factors in the role Skylark fulfilled. Luckily there was enough time to reconnect with LA contacts and soak up a little Miami life, sharing sunset with skaters. Miami travel tip; forget the South Beach blah and walk on the wild side at the jaw dropping Wynwood art district.
Creative, Artwork. Sometimes sweating the small stuff - being on hand to help join the dots - counts. It was a pleasure to step agency side with the vibrant Chapter team earlier in October and support their already rich talent mix. What was the work? Well the NDA puts paid to any tales of that nature, but take a moment to check out their client list - enough said! The creative heavyweight's venue is stunning, their teams are incredible and coffee comes in flattering mugs. Needless to say happy people, a buzz to be with and award winning results. Here's to the next visit!
Production. Shots from Soren at Merrild and 365 North are in the clients hands. As those warm LA days fade into memory, Gloster is thinking to the future. Painless production managed by Skylark ensured the utmost was achieved by the Danish creative team and the 2016 campaign has received nothing but good vibrations. Skål.
Production. Ten days managing shoot and crew in California. Palm Desert, Malibu and Beverly Hills. Perfect weather combined with a smooth schedule and well appointed locations courtesy of Good Spaces, meant a potential contingency day became a quiet final day for the Danish creative teams 365 North and Merrild to reflect at iconic Venice Beach.
Creative Direction. After the True Mountain shoot I knew the results were good but I was on pins awaiting final images. Knowing they were due to be used at a huge scale in European exhibitions added to the anticipation. Some of the most exciting images I have had the pleasure to capture, the campaign is unquestionably the result of an excellent team. Mother Nature kindly supported the process with perfect conditions.