Pocket Projects

Creative Video Production Company

 We are Pocket Projects an award winning creative video production company based in Leeds, UK. 
We specialise in the production of inspirational films highlighting social issues concerning young people and showcasing the best in youth talent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIEW OUR CONTENT

Call Me Unique – Artist Film

1 minute artist promo for quirky singer and loop artist Call Me Unique shot at Snape Maltings, Suffolk

2016 Production Reel (1min)

Shorts, Docs, Promos and everything but the kitchen sink!

A Young Person’s Guide To Restorative Justice

interactive online learning resource 'A young person's guide to Restorative Justice' produced to assist in the teaching of Restorative Justice.

Northern Ballet ‘Water, Water’ Montage

A 3 min behind the scenes montage of Northern Ballet's 2012 Cultural Olympiad dance project 'Water, Water'.

Amplified – A Yorkshire Dance Programme

Promo film made for Yorkshire Dance about their development programme Amplified which is committed to presenting work in new contexts and creating a dialogue between audiences and artists in Yorkshire and the north of England.

Ratzilla – 15min Short Film

A troubled boy falls foul of the law fighting to protect a large mysterious rat from an increasingly fearful community seeking to destroy it.

REBUZZ – A Rotherham Boys Project

ReBuzz is an all-male youth dance company for boys aged 11-19, launched in 2013, which has grown out of Yorkshire Dance’s Rotherham Boys Project.

Bradford Takeover Day

3 minute promotional resource showcases Bradford Council's annual Takeover Day which serves to engage employers working with young people from the local community

The Incident

This short is one of 18 powerful films created for interactive online learning resource 'A young person's guide to Restorative Justice' produced to assist in the teaching of Restorative Justice.

Alternative Education In Bradford 2016

A 4 minute doc celebrating the success of alternative education provision by JAMES (Joint Activities and Motor Education Service)

Abimaro – Artist Film

1 minute artist promo for folk singer Abimaro shot at Snape Maltings, Suffolk

Celebrating 10 Years in Youth Media

5 min doc about Pocket Projects and why our film productions and training projects continue to inspire young people across the UK.

Born In A Different Time – Haworth 1940’s Weekend

A short doc about the annual 1940's Weekend held in the village of Haworth in Bradford, England.

Surveillance – A Rotherham Boys Project

5 minute doc about Rotherham Boys Project whom took part in an exciting dance-for-camera project ‘Surveillance’

YMCA Tea & Remembrance

This 6 min doc highlights Bradford YMCA's Tea and Remembrance World War 1 Project.

Project Soul

Follow ultra creative artist Desmond share why he makes music and his take on the word Soul.

Pocket Projects Documentary Reel 2016 (3min)

Excerpts from some of our documentary productions

         What We Do        

Creative Video Production

  • Short Form Narrative Drama
  • Factual & Educational Documentary
  • Promotional Films
  • Arts and Experimental Films
  • Social Action and Campaign Films
  • Digital & Online Content
  • TV Formats for Children’s and Young Adults

Film and Media Training

  • 1 Day Filmmaking Challenges
  • 1-2 Week Film Academies
  • Schools Film Literacy Projects – Key Stages 1-5
  • 1 Day Film Production Masterclasses
  • Staff CPD creative media workshops
  • Industry Talks and Key Note Appearances

Business Consultancy

We’re happy to advise an organisation on the benefits of media production and/or training as part of a marketing strategy or internal staff training programme.

How We Work

Step 1 - The Conversation

The whole creative video production process begins with an initial conversation by email, phone or face to face. This is your opportunity to tell us all about your organisation, your target audience and most importantly your exciting project proposal. At this point we’re happy to just listen and learn as much as we can about your brand.

We’ll then draft a project proposal detailing how we propose to connect with your target audience and how your fantastic new video campaign will have the edge over your competitors. Finally we discuss the practicalities of how we aim to fulfil your brief based on your budget and present you with an engagement contract.

Step 2 - Ideas Development

Once contracts are signed we move onto ideas development. At this pre-production stage our creative team will flesh out as many ideas as possible but then shortlist only the best concepts based on their creative and innovative merit. This is an essential stage of the planning process as a Creative Treatment serves as a clear road map of what the finished film will look like and means of ironing out any potential problems ahead of the shoot.

We will then present you with a finalised Creative Treatment/ Storyboard and/or Draft Script along with specific details of the production schedule and how we intend to get your film made.

Step 3 - The Shoot

The Creative Treatment will now have been signed off by you giving us the greenlight to go into the Production stage. This stage typically involves the most people ranging from onscreen talent eg. Actors/ Presenters/ Contributors to the crew e.g. Director, Producer, Camera Operator, Sound Recordist, Production Assistants etc. Depending on your budget the production team could consist of a sole selfshooting director/produer to a crew of 15+ personnel.

Step 4 - The Edit

Now the shoot is over we begin with Post Production. During this phase our creative editors will sculpt your film from a rough edit into a masterpiece that tells your story beautifully. We will also add any additional creative elements such as Graphics, Voice Overs, Sound Design, Music Soundtrack and Colour Grade. You will have two opportunities to review your film at our studio or online allowing you to proof watch and make suggestions for us to revise. The project will be signed off once you are happy with the revisions.

Step 5 - Delivery

We will deliver the film masters to you in whatever format as specified by you in the initial project proposal. This can either be as a digital download via online FTP sites eg. WeTransfer, Hightail or we can send your DVD master copy/s through the post.

Step 6 - Legacy

The end of a creative video production does not mean the end of our relationship with you. As a valued client we will advise you on what we believe is the best media distribution strategy to get your content seen whether that be suggesting what Social Media app, Video hosting platform or Festivals to enter. We will also with your consent promote your content through our own media channels. We believe that working with a client is a symbiotic process and by cross promoting your film as a case study in our own marketing campaigns we both end up generating new interest for each other thus maximising our audience reach. Win Win.

 

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We make compelling content for the coolest of clients.  

 

Pocket Projects are a pleasure to work with. They have great professionalism, a strong creative vision and produce high quality results.

Sophie Alder, Dance Education Officer, Northern Ballet.

They quickly got to the heart of what we were trying to achieve and worked with our young people with confidence and sensitivity. They produced two short films for us which communicated the key messages of our project in a dynamic, creative and vibrant way.

Hannah Robertshaw, Programmes Director, Yorkshire Dance

We've been working with Pocket Projects for over 3 Years and we're always impressed by the quality of work that they deliver. It's great to work with a company that is truly passionate about getting the best out of young people.

Priscilla Baffour, Industry Talent Specialist CH4

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Creative Video Production

We’d love to hear about your project proposal so please give us brief details of what kind of film you would like us to produce;

  • Synopsis, Style (i.e. Documentary, Short, Promo etc)
  • Duration
  • Delivery Platform (i.e. Online, DVD),
  • Budget, Locations
  • Delivery Date

Training Enquiries

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  • Age Group 5-11, 12-17,18-24, 25+
  •  Group Size
  • Ability (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Accreditation/ Non Accreditation
  • Budget/ Location
  • Delivery Date

Once we receive your project proposal we guarantee to get back to you within two working days!

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