Mectizan Donation Programme Social Series – Part 1

To support Mectizan Donation Programme’s Stamp Out Oncho campaign, and to compliment the longer films we have already produced for them, MDP commissioned a series of short social media clips. The intention behind them was to summarise different aspects of the Stamp Out Oncho story in bite-size films that could be easily distributed.

Using previously-shot footage, text graphics, and animations, we repurposed the content we had already created for them and breathed new life into this campaign.

Neglected Tropical Diseases Showcase

Cloud9Media have been working within global health for more than a decade. This showcase brings together dozens of films that raise awareness for NTDs from projects spanning the globe.

FICO Fraud & Financial Crime Portfolio

For over 25 years, Fintech company FICO has created products that detect and prevent fraud for its client’s customers. FICO came to us to commission a film that explains how they achieve this whilst delivering consumer experiences that are convenient and secure. This particular film uses graphics animation to show, in a simple way, some of the complex processes at play.

Staying Sane While Working From Home

Working from home has become the norm this year as we all work to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. However, not going into the office and staying in the same space all day can have a serious effect on our mental health.

Han has some tips on how to work better and stay happy while working from home.

Filming From Home

We’re all spending a lot more time at home these days (for some of us, all of our time), but we still need to be able to produce content. Sure, your laptop camera in a dimly lit room might do the trick in a pinch, but if you want to know how to make your films look snazzy from your living room, Cloud9 has your back.

The Dance of AI

When the fintech company FICO requested a film that would kick their annual conference off with a bang, they took a leap of faith with this one.

And it paid off.

From commissioning two talented dancers, to bespoke music and a script that tied the evolution of AI to the present day, we created an art-piece that received standing ovations amongst a 1400 strong audience and established the metaphor of AI as a dance that became the central theme for this four day conference in New York.

The Cloud9 Filming From Home Guide to Looking Great on Camera

Let’s face it, a lot of us are still working from home, and may be for a long time. This doesn’t mean we can’t be outputting engaging and interesting video content. However, filming in a home set up can be daunting, especially when you have little experience. This is where the Cloud9 Filming From Home guide is here to help.

Covering everything from how to light yourself, sound, and tips and tricks to look professional in front of the camera, this comprehensive guide should be all you need to start producing video content, and look great while you do it.

British Airways Flying Start 10th Anniversary

Cloud9Media have a long-standing video partnership with British Airways and Comic Relief, so when BA approached us to make a video celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Flying Start campaign, they knew they were in good hands.

They needed something fun, lively, and engaging to encompass all of the incredible things that the partnership has achieved, as well as it being suited for broadcast internally and on their social channels. We dove into both the Cloud9 and BA archives and put together a short, punchy video that holds nothing back in delivering the message.

Test and Trace Animation

Animation is a wonderful tool for getting messages across clearly and quickly. We’re very proud to have worked with FIND Diagnostics and Global Fund on this new project about the importance of testing in the fight against COVID-19.
In a short space of time we created this film to get the message across quickly and clearly to push COVID testing up the agenda.

Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man – Life on Robben Island by Mandela

Sometimes, we must draw hope from the most unlikely places. As part of his incredible 27-marathons-in-27-days challenge for Sport Relief, Eddie completed a marathon on Robben Island – where his hero Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.

In this moving film, Eddie uses Mandela’s own words to describe the isolation and grinding routine of prison life. Yet, even in this bleak environment, the prisoner never gave up.

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but triumph over fear,” Eddie narrates. Sharing one of the most poignant moments in Eddie’s epic journey, this film is also a moving tribute to the great man who inspired it.

Cloud Nine Media: Every thousand miles begins with a production meeting

From Mthatha (the birthplace of Nelson Mandela) to the finishing line in Pretoria, Cloud Nine Media documented Eddie’s incredible journey every step of the way. Series Producer Steve Maud worked with Director of Photography Aaron Witchard to deliver daily content for BBC3’s new exclusively online channel on behalf of Lion TV.

Filming, editing and uploading over 100 short films in less than a month required absolute focus, logistical precision, and not a little stamina of our own. Eddie’s run captured the public’s imagination and raised more than £1 million for Sport Relief.

“Filming this day was an experience I’ll never forget,” says Steve. “It’s such an incredible story, we decided to use Mandela’s own words to capture that sense of history.”