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The Wait – From Gallery to Big Screen


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The Wait – Filmmakers follow young photography talent on the trail of wild bison In 2014, at just 22 years of age, the Belgian wildlife photographer Michel D’Oultremont made his name on the international scene by winning the ‘Rising Star’ award at the National History Museum’s annual ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year‘ exhibition. London based film

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Video Production for Brands


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An experienced, passionate, award winning, creative, commercial video production company… Winner: GOLD – Best Brand Communication, EVCOM Screen Awards 2016 “This industry makes some of the best film and digital content for marketing and communication and its work is perceived as among the strongest in the world. The 2016 EVCOM Screen Awards recognises excellence in corporate

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i is for introducing


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Animation for the BBC Earlier this year Contra were approached by the fine folk over at BBC introducing. We were asked to produce a series of animations some of their up and coming talent. We were delighted to hear that our first artist was the hugely talented Jack Garratt. Our animation was viewed over 75,000 times in

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H is for HTML5


What the HTML? HTML is a markup based language that is used to create websites. Web browsers “render” HTML code into pretty web pages (like this one). HTML5, believe it or not, is version 5 of the HTML spec. What is so great about version 5? The cool thing about HTML5 is that it has

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animation, Crew

Contra Seeks Motion Graphics Designer


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If you are an experienced, passionate, creative, Motion Graphic Designer looking for a full time roll in an award winning video production company… Apply HERE!   We are looking for a full time Motion Graphic Designer to join our team of creative filmmakers! The role is perfect for anyone wanting to work on exciting and varied films in

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Behind the Scenes, Crew

G is for Grading


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  Why colour grading is crucial for all video production companies… What is colour grading? Since the birth of digital filmmaking the door to the possibilities of colour correction has been kicked wide open. Now with advanced colour correction software such as DaVinci Resolve – Contra’s software of choice – we can manipulate every pixel;

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animation, Crew

F is for Films


Video Production Company Contra love making films! Over the past 15 years, Contra have worked on a huge variety of projects. We’ve filmed super slow-motion mosquitos for Imperial College London, travelled to Bangladesh to capture some of the great work that Save the Children are performing and created documentaries about guitars, people and cars. Basically,

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Crew

E is for Education


Why do video production company Contra care about education? Contra have a real heart for education. The agency was both developed and founded in university 15 years ago by directors John, Ben & Roberto. Our continued passion for education has given us the opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading universities and colleges.

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Camera, Crew

How to cut 10 hours of footage into a 3 minute film


Advice for documentary editors I work on so many different types of films at Contra, from charity documentaries to brand commercials, so when No Film School asked what my three most important tips to aspiring editors would be I didn’t really know where to begin. There’s no set rulebook on how to edit, no ‘one

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Crew

D is for Digital


How Contra give you more than the average production company This week it’s D for Digital and time to talk about the benefits of Contra’s other arm, our digital team. Not only are we a talented video production company, but we offer a full digital service. That’s one of the reasons that we’re able to offer clients

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