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Meet our corporate brand video client, La Romantica Beds

La Romantica Beds discovered us by coming across our own parody marketing skits that we had produced for ourselves. Our skits had been getting lots of new attention to our site and brand. They approached us with the task of creating a parody marketing video production that we hadn't done for any of clients before. A short and witty film that would help them to gain new customers with a laid back approach. With the purpose of selling beds and mattresses, we worked with La Romantica closely to infuse their slogan 'beds to fall in love with,' with a sharp and funny edge. With inspiration from the popular TV show First Dates, we created a parody clip of the show featuring a contestant named Amy, who was looking for the perfect relationship. You can see the film right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6rBIev0ATA&t=4s Working with La Romantica was a delight, and for us to try something new with our filmmaking, they were the perfect collaborative partners. We made sure we listened to every concern the client had on how they wanted to approach the video, and in the end we couldn't be happier with how the project came together. From this, we are pleased to say we are very excited to work on more parody marketing in the future. Working in such a fun environment to create something we can look back on again and again for a chuckle brings us a lot of joy. We have lots of plans for our [...]

Meet our corporate brand video client, La Romantica Beds2020-01-22T09:39:57+00:00

2020 Entertainment: What are we most excited for?

We've reached 2020, and it's not just the start of a new year, but the start of a new decade too. With that, a whole host of exciting films and TV shows are coming to start the new decade off with a bang, and we couldn't be more excited to see what entertainment we'll be getting in the coming months! We've decided to put together a blog on what we're buzzing for this year, so hopefully we can wet your appetites for what's to come too! Last Night in Soho Edgar Wright, known for Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, returns with his first fully fledged horror. There's little details revealed at this moment in time, but we can imagine with Wright's characterful editing and personality this could be quite the interesting horror flick. Plus with a cast including Anya Taylor Joy and Matt Smith, you can't go wrong! Tenet Christopher Nolan's latest mind-boggling picture is on it's way to us this summer. If you haven't seen it already, we've left the trailer below. As you can see, very similar to his other films like Inception and Interstellar, Tenet is going to be an odd one. It looks as though 'time' will be a big theme in this film, and who isn't a sucker for time travel? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdOM0x0XDMo Dune Based on Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel, Dune has one of the most stacked casts of the year, and is directed by the impeccable Denis Villeneuve. He directed the amazing Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, two other well received sci-fi's [...]

2020 Entertainment: What are we most excited for?2020-01-09T12:18:57+00:00

Shot Blast Media’s Best Of 2019

As Christmas and New Year are around the corner, here at Shot Blast we've been thinking about the top moments of the year - more specifically, our own! We've had a great year, being given so many new opportunities with our clients and our new projects, but also some new things for us as a company. We're itching to get to them, so let's have a look at what 2019 had in store for us. The Rebrand By far the biggest thing that happened to us this year was our rebrand. We're sure you've seen it! With a brand new, sleek logo and a modern looking website, we had so much positive feedback on our new look. We're very proud of it! If you haven't explored our new website yet, go have a gander. You'll be surprised at what you might end up coming across! The Vlog Page As well as our exciting blog we love to post on, we are a video production company. So, it only makes sense that we create some video blogs of our own too! We've worked on a new studio in our office especially for our vlogs. If you follow our YouTube channel you may have seen some of them, covering social media strategies and types of videos you could utilise for your business. If you have any requests of content to cover in future vlogs, get in touch and we'd be happy to oblige. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFMEI89aW-I&list=PLec7NsNGbRBFmEPhbYHUhNXfTJTqzNZUK Our trip to Sweden Working with [...]

Shot Blast Media’s Best Of 20192019-12-19T15:13:20+00:00

‘Tales from the Couch’ Episode 2: Christmas Film Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbdZdMg6ij4&feature=youtu.be In this episode of Tales from the Couch, Lotty, Sam and David pick out their favourite festive quotes, moments and all round best Christmas movies out there. Your Industrial Story Starts Here Press the button. Make the call. Transform your media. +44 (0)113 288 3245 [email protected] Contact Us

‘Tales from the Couch’ Episode 2: Christmas Film Review2019-12-11T13:02:26+00:00

5 Key Marketing Videos You Need To Be Aware Of

Hi its Lotty from Shot Blast Media and this week I'm gonna talk to you about five key marketing videos that you need to be aware of: the brand film, the case study, the short snippet, the explainer and the kickstarter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UAS0s2m1pE&feature=youtu.be Your Industrial Story Starts Here Press the button. Make the call. Transform your media. +44 (0)113 288 3245 [email protected] Contact Us

5 Key Marketing Videos You Need To Be Aware Of2019-11-11T16:22:04+00:00

Martin Scorsese vs Marvel: Is cinema becoming a ‘Theme Park’?

Martin Scorsese, the cinema legend, has been in trouble with many movie-goers over the past month. When promoting his film The Irishman with Empire magazine, Scorsese was asked his opinion on Marvel movies. To sum it up, he compared these films to 'theme parks' and said they were not cinema. Now as you can imagine, people were not very happy about this. Marvel fans took to Twitter to slam Scorsese's comments. Some were valid points, many, not so much. Yet his comments have inspired other filmmakers such as Francis Ford Coppola and Ken Loach to make their opinions known on Marvel films, agreeing with Scorsese. The discussion has been going on for weeks, and with a follow up article Scorsese posted in The New York Times recently, we at Shot Blast Media decided to offer our two cents - as both Scorsese and Marvel fans. Scorsese's recent article clears up a lot of his comments and gives them a lot more context than people are declining to notice: 'They are sequels in name but they are remakes in spirit, and everything in them is officially sanctioned because it can’t really be any other way. That’s the nature of modern film franchises: market-researched, audience-tested, vetted, modified, revetted and re-modified until they’re ready for consumption... Many films today are perfect products manufactured for immediate consumption. Many of them are well made by teams of talented individuals. All the same, they lack something essential to cinema: the unifying vision of an individual artist. Because, of [...]

Martin Scorsese vs Marvel: Is cinema becoming a ‘Theme Park’?2019-11-06T17:05:44+00:00

‘Tales from the Couch’ Episode 1: Horror Film Review

https://youtu.be/T8c9vJ1qVYs In this episode of Tales from the Couch, Lotty and David pick out their top film picks from the world of Horror. Your Industrial Story Starts Here Press the button. Make the call. Transform your media. +44 (0)113 288 3245 [email protected] Contact Us

‘Tales from the Couch’ Episode 1: Horror Film Review2019-10-24T09:48:03+00:00

Joker and Film Violence: Is it fair to critique a film before it’s release?

Joker is out in cinemas this week, as indicated by the masses of advertising everywhere. It's surely to be the biggest film of the year, being a film centred around one of the most iconic comic book characters ever. Played by legendary actor Joaquin Phoenix, the film is already getting tons of positive feedback on the film quality - but the film is not without it's controversy. Ever so recently, journalists and bloggers have been coming out of the woodwork to disgrace the film - without it even being released yet. This is mostly due to the idea of the Joker being a threat for many. In 2012, during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, 12 people were killed and 70 others were injured by a shooter who allegedly referred himself as the Joker. With this in mind, people are already slamming the new film saying that the violence is extremely bad - and could lead viewers to commit similar acts in real life. Whilst it is fair to say that the Joker is a controversial character, with actors such as Heath Ledger and his portrayal coming under fire after The Dark Knight in 2012, is it fair to judge a film without seeing it? Absolutely not. In fact, there's not a lot of violence that has been shown with the promotional material, if any. This has lead to a Twitter war between those bashing the film, and those who are defending the film until they have seen [...]

Joker and Film Violence: Is it fair to critique a film before it’s release?2019-10-02T15:11:26+00:00

Game of Thrones and the Emmys: Should even the most popular media be criticised?

It's Emmy season again! A night where the biggest and best TV shows from all over the world fight for their golden statues - a recognition of excellence. There were of course plenty of winners, including a whole host of Brits, including 'Fleabag' and fan favourite of ours, 'Killing Eve.' Yet, there was one very controversial winner at the ceremony, a show that is undoubtedly the most popular show on television, until this year. Game of Thrones. With its final season biting the dust earlier this year, fan were outraged with the botched writing and characters after a host of gloriously received seasons. The fantasy drama took home Best Drama and Best Supporting Actor, along with eight other nominations, ten in total - which many fans were unpleased about. The show's poor reception got us asking questions about the show and what exactly it should be nominated for - should entertainment that has fallen in quality or a lack in, still get the recognition it possibly deserves? There is an argument to suggest that ever so popular shows, disregarding their quality, should get recognition in certain areas rather than the show as a whole. For example, Best Supporting Actor went to Peter Dinklage, who undeniably put in a great performance and did what he could with the notoriously weak writing of the final season. It is also worth nothing that many fans see weakness in the writing above all - meaning that many parts of the show should not be [...]

Game of Thrones and the Emmys: Should even the most popular media be criticised?2019-09-26T14:56:40+00:00