My first week at Reel Film...

A blog by our new project coordinator, Hazel Johnson.

After completing my first week at Reel Film I wanted to reflect on some of the work I’ve seen and done with the company as well as with clients so far. 

My first week got off to a hectic start, learning all about our wonderful client base, ongoing projects, why Reel Film is different and so much more, certainly a lot to soak in!

As the week progressed I was lucky enough to join the team on a full day shoot in Leeds. Working with Ahead Partnership, we followed a group of students from location to location learning about Leeds as an up and coming 'hub' for businesses and students alike. 

Starting from the incredible servers underneath the aql headquarters auditorium, we trekked to NHS digital’s zombie experience and then to The Big Word to learn about their innovative AI capabilities for language translation. We finished off the day by listening to student presentations, overlooking the Leeds skyline. We were even thanked with prosecco and pizza, that's something you just can't beat!

It was all in all, an eye-opening day! We even made this on the same day as the shoot!

Not only were the companies we visited interesting, I also got to see first-hand what goes into a project at Reel Film. From pre-production prep, to logistics on the day and client interaction, I was constantly impressed by the team and their skills. I also got the opportunity to conduct some of the interviews myself, learning about the tech involved and how to put people at ease when filming, you can't beat learning on the job!

Once I returned to the office I was able to watch our editor, 'fast-fingers James', work magic on the footage, pulling together the interviews, locations and highlights of the day. If you've completed a project with Reel Film, I’m sure you can guess how he got the nickname!

Despite the various highlights I’ve experienced so far, I’d have to say the feedback we received after sending the final cut through to Ahead Partnership was the pinnacle of my time to date with Reel Film, there is nothing better than a happy client! 

After a busy week watching the team work magic on an array of projects I’m looking forward to meeting more of our wonderful client base and supporting more projects from start to finish. Whether it's animation, internal comms, event coverage or general video production, you're in safe hands with Reel Film.

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