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by Phil Knox on 20 May 2016

“Tell me about being diagnosed with cancer” – not exactly the lightest or easiest of questions to ask, but one that absolutely needed to be voiced, as part of our new suite of videos for Pancreatic Cancer UK. We were exploring patient stories as part of their project to demystify the process and feelings behind being involved in a clinical trial.

It’s something that is often part of our

by Kate Topping on 9 May 2016

Want to turn your iPhone into a powerful marketing tool for your charity? Our new one day charity video training course will show you how to plan, film, edit and share dynamic and impactful videos.  

Here at Purple Flame Media we’ve been training charity staff to produce their own short videos for several years.  We’ve trained many charity teams including CAFOD, Macmillan Cancer, Target

by Phil Knox on 28 April 2016

A glass of water and a toilet – doesn’t seem to be the most dynamic way to achieve equality in education – but in rural Uganda, improvements in sanitation and water supply have made huge differences in the number of girls staying through to complete their education.

We were filming for All We Can a couple of hour’s drive outside of Kampala where children often had to walk for an hour

by Intern on 22 April 2016

"A bad day in London is still better than a good day anywhere else." I fear, as I prepare to return home to the U.S., that this is true. London is a place I have grown to love dearly during my study abroad experience and it is going to be hard to say good bye. Sure, it rained a lot more than it does back home and the tube strikes and delays were frustrating but those experiences dwarf in

by Kate Topping on 21 April 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed speaking at the charity conference CHASE 2016 this year.  We met many interesting charities at our two sessions (a Video Training Workshop and a case study with All We Can charity) and we were also asked to produce a video to promote the charity conference and exhibition.  As the video target audience was twofold (promoting the conference seminars to charity delegates and

by Kate Topping on 24 March 2016

A strong emotional connection underpins most of our fundraising videos; emotional storytelling is an effective way to engage viewers, help them connect with the charity’s work and drive support. Our latest charity video was produced for Muscular Dystrophy, the UK charity working to beat muscle wasting conditions and an emotional ask is at the heart of the video.

Muscular Dystrophy is a


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