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by Kate Topping on 7 July 2016

Last Saturday my daughter and I joined 50,000 others to #MarchforEurope in London. A diverse mix of families, young, middle-aged & elderly, British and European turned up to voice their concerns.  We joined the sea of demonstrators wearing EU flags as capes and with homemade banners saying “Bremain” and “We Love EU”. Placards, signs and banners expressed resentment at the way the Leave

by Phil Knox on 29 June 2016
"A lot of great information - really looking forward to putting it into practise!" 

This was just one of many positive quotes we heard after the iPhone charity video training course we ran recently. We've increasingly seen the need for charities to be able to quickly turn around short, engaging videos; inspiring supporters and fundraisers through the various social media outlets. It is well

by Kate Topping on 14 June 2016

Here at Purple Flame Media we see a broad range of briefs for video projects.  Creating a thorough brief helps ensure that you effectively communicate your requirements but it also helps you to think through your needs and ensure that you maximise ROI and effectiveness. So, I thought that it would be useful to highlight some of the key questions to think about when writing a brief:

by Kate Topping on 1 June 2016

This year’s Volunteers’ Week has been extended, running from the 1st to the 12th of June, giving volunteers and the charity sector more time to celebrate and get involved!  It's great to see the amazing contribution volunteers make – in the UK, over 21 million people volunteer at least once a year and this contributes around £23.9bn to the country’s economy. It’s wonderful that so many people

by Kate Topping on 26 May 2016

Our latest films showcase schools engaging in fun and interesting science projects through The Royal Society’s Partnership Grants scheme.  We’ve produced five videos which highlight the benefits of receiving a Partnership Grant and being involved in an investigative STEM project.

Since it started in 2000, The Royal Society’s scheme has awarded grants to over 800 schools and colleges to

by Phil Knox on 20 May 2016

“I’m 35 and I’ve never cooked before”, “I can’t even cook an omelette” – just two of the quotes we heard from people as we filmed at Jamie’s Ministry of Food Centres earlier in April.

The Ministry of Food inspires people to get back into the kitchen, to cook from scratch and enables people to know what’s going into their food, rather than relying on processed food and takeaways. We were


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