FICO Fireside: Behind the Scenes

With COVID-19 and social distancing, trying to film a fireside chat sounds like an impossible task. But when FICO came to us wanting to recreate the look and feel over a cosy two way chat via Zoom, we knew this was a challenge we could step to.

In collaboration with an agency in the US, we organised two remote shoots to happen simultaneously, one in San Diego and Michigan, all directed from our office here in London.


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.


BA Flying Start – The Power of Sport

This is a longer film used by British Airways internally to raise awareness for their massive fundraising mechanism, off the back of the in-flight film that is currently running on all long-haul flights.

For this film we went for life through the eyes of three British Airways cabin crew, and the two projects they visited in Sheffield and Johannesburg.

Seeing the world of others through the eyes of passionate champions for the brand is a great formula to share experiences and get people thinking along the same lines.


Penguin Publishing Process Flagship

From seven interviews and seven sector videos, Penguin Random House asked us to compile a longer, all-encompassing film that could serve as a one-stop-shop for anyone wanting to know a little more about the publishing process. With minimal extra filming, we took our original content and created the perfect flagship for PRH. It gained more than 7,000 views within the first day of being posted on LinkedIn and aims to stand the test of time as guide to the inner workings at PRH.


Penguin Publishing Process: The Designer

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but Marianne, a junior designer at Penguin Random House, talks us through why you should!

This film was part of our eight part series with PRH, looking behind the curtain at what it takes to bring a book to life.


Penguin Publishing Process: The Publicist

As part of our Behind the Scenes series on the publishing process, we followed Tom to get an insight into the life of a publicist. It is, as you might expect, a very busy one!

The suite of films has a permanent home on the Penguin Random House website, and to date the series has over 52k views on LinkedIn.


Driven by Purpose

As more organisations are realising these days, it’s not so much what we do as why we do it. This film looks at the sense of purpose that drives the staff of biopharma logistics company World Courier, every day.

Using a device called EyeDirect that allows interviewees to look directly at camera while seeing the reflection of the interviewer in the lens, we made sure everything was set to get the most heart-felt comments on what was clearly an important issue for all staff at this global company.


Penguin Publishing Process: The Editor

As part of a whole suite of day-in-the-life films we have made for Penguin Random House this year, this first film looks at the crucial role the editor plays in getting a book published.

This series of films are housed on the Penguin Random House Careers website.

When published on LinkedIn it received 3k views within the first day of publishing.


One Team, One Dream in Lithuania

By capturing culture and personalities, a candid day-in-the-life film like this is used to help prospective candidates decide if it’s the right place for them. And help companies like World Courier recruit the right people with the right mindset to carry out this high-risk and high-reward work.

We spent two days getting down and personal with this unique team that is on the verge of mass expansion. And it’s surprising how much employees love talking about their passion for their jobs – when they’re in the right job.


Liam Brown: Welcome to Europe

Continuing our partnership with Marriott, Cloud9Media had the chance to make a film for Liam Brown, the new President and Managing Director in Europe for Marriott International, introducing himself to 43,000 associates.

Using a combination of fun, quick-fire questions and a more formal interview straight down the lens, we got to know Liam, from his vision for Marriott’s next chapter, to his guilty pleasures.

Working with a simple 3 person crew plus director, and the full participation of the fantastic St Pancras Renaissance hotel staff, we went to work capturing Liam in his element, doing what he does best – connecting with his people and bringing them together.