Hyperlapse filming Glasgow – Innovate UK

January 10, 2018

Hyperlapse filming

Innovate UK

Hyperlapse filming  in Glasgow was a great way show this smart city in detail, during the day and at night. The technique is achieved by manually moving the camera a short distance between each time lapse shot and adds movement over much longer distances, creating an impressive and stylised snapshot of the city.

Innovate UK awarded Glasgow £24 million in 2013 to become a Future Cities Demonstrator. They commissioned us to make three films to show how the funding has transformed the city. New technologies such as intelligent lighting, a high-tech data hub and operations centre have made life in the city smarter, safer and more sustainable.

We were involved in the creative process from the start, making key decisions about overall style, contributors involved, locations, script writing and planning.  We made extensive use of hyperlapse, timelapse, slo-mo and aerial filming and even used an open top bus for some tracking shots!  Graphic overlays were also used to show the impact of funding on the city and highlight key messaging.

The final films were extremely well received, and were shown to the Secretary of State for Scotland during a recent visit.  They are also being used by Scottish government to showcase Glasgow as a city of the future.

Click here to see all three films –

Anniversary film – Innovate UK

January 10, 2018

Anniversary film

Innovate UK

An anniversary film is a fantastic way to celebrate a significant milestone for your business.

We have been working with Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency since 2012. Innovate UK drives productivity and growth by supporting businesses to realize the potential of new technologies, develop ideas and make them a commercial success. Since 2007 they have committed over £1.8 billion to innovation, matched by a similar amount in partner and business funding. Innovate UK has helped 8,000 organisations with projects estimated to add more than £16 billion to the UK economy and create nearly 70,000 jobs.

Cass Productions have produced a range of content for the company, including animations, documentaries, thought-leadership videos and promotional videos.  In 2017 they commissioned us to make a film to showcase their ‘Ten Years of Shaping The Future’.  The film uses a powerful combination of extracts from interviews with innovators and entrepreneurs, striking photography and projections to show the breadth of the support and funding given by the organisation.  The emotive music was an original piece commissioned specifically for the project.

Please get in touch if you would like us to make a film for a landmark event at your company.

Strategy Video ISCF

January 9, 2018

Strategy Video ISCF

Strategy Video ISCF Challenge Fund, Innovate UK

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Strategy Video was created to provide funding and support to UK businesses and researchers, part of the government’s £4.7 billion increase in research and development.

Among others, we interviewed the CEO of Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) about the advantages of the fund and how it will benefit the economy. We supported the interviews with dynamic graphic overlays, which helped to clearly and concisely explain the concepts behind the strategy.

Innovate UK Homepage



Behind the Scenes Film – Moon Language

October 16, 2016

Behind the Scenes – Moon Language

A look behind the scenes of Moon Language, a collaboration between Stopgap Dance Company,  Icknield School and Wellington Academy. It celebrates the 10th anniversary of The Lights, in Andover. Led by Choreographer Sibohan Hayes, the team created a performance inspired by some of the existing art work that features on the doors and walls of this creative hub.

Cass productions talked to the creative team, dancers, students and teachers throughout the process to capture the project development and clearly articulate the context of the piece.

The atmosphere and tone of the film is set by the use of slow motion and steadicam techniques.



Educational Promo – Lego Mindstorms

October 15, 2016

Educational Promo

Lego Mindstorms at Milestone Museum

An educational promo film can help to engage teachers, pupils and partners and educate as well as entertain.  Hampshire Cultural Trust, one of our regular clients, asked us to make a film to showcase their Lego Mindstorms workshops at Milestone Museum

The Reaching Out! Project, funded by Arts Council England delivers curriculum-linked learning programmes to schools who have above average indices of deprivation and who may not have engaged with museums in the past.

The Lego Mindstorms project enabled pupils to design, construct and programme their own robot. It was great fun working with young people, and easy to convey their enthusiasm and enjoyment of the project. Our team have worked on many projects featuring young people and we ensure that robust safeguarding processes are in place and permissions gained.

You can visit their site here Hampshire Cultural Trust

Explainer Video – Future Cities Catapult

February 18, 2015

Explainer Video

Future Cities Catapult

We produced this explainer video for Innovate UK (Technology Strategy Board). The Future Cities Catapult is a government initiative that will join business, city governments and academia in a unique collaboration to enable businesses to develop products and services for the cities of the future. Innovate UK  asked us to produce an engaging animated film to explain challenging information in an accessible way for a variety of audiences. As well as being hosted on their website and used as part of a social media campaign, the film is also used at presentations and conferences.

Learn more about the Future cities Catapult here and see how they’ve integrated this explainer video into their website: Future Cities

Liz West – Artist Film

February 18, 2015

Artist Liz West has spent the past five years creating artworks that combine light and colour to spectacular effect. This artist film shows her as she prepared her piece ‘An Additive Mix’ for the Light Fantastic exhibition at the National Media Museum, an installation they have called ‘an intense, playful and immersive experience; combining hundreds of coloured lights and infinity mirrors.’

During the filming, we were able to get a preview ‘An Additive Mix’ as it comes together as well as talking to Liz about her practice and thought process when creating her work, ensuring it is an intense and emotional experience that encourages people to feel as well as to think. Liz explained in greater detail about the meaning behind the title  and her methods in an interview with the National Media Museum:

“The artist and teacher Joseph Albers wrote a very comprehensive study on colour called Interaction of Colour in 1963. He describes that there are two types of colour mixtures – subjective colour mixtures and additive mixtures. Subjective mixtures are created when you mix all colours together in pigment (such as paint or dye) and additive mixtures are mixes of colour in light.  When you mix all colours together in pigment it creates a muddy brown, but when you mix all colour together in light it makes white light – which I find incredible. It is Joseph Albers’ book which inspired the concept for this work.

I started thinking about what materials I would use, the different light sources, but one of my biggest concerns was making something that was aesthetically stunning. I started thinking about arrangements, thinking about what was going to be displayed in the rest of the gallery, imagining myself as a viewer coming into the experience, thinking about what I’d want to see upon entering it.”


History Animation – Medieval Leicester

February 18, 2015

History Animation

Medieval Leicester Animation

We have produced a short history animation detailing Leicester’s medieval past that is being shown as part of an exhibition at the Guidlhall Gallery in Leicester. We speculatively put in a tender for this fascinating project and were delighted to be chosen to deliver it. We used a mixture of quirky hand-drawn images and key-frame animation to bring the history of Medieval Leicester to life. As well as the full animation, which can be seen at the Guildhall, we also produced this trailer to help promote the exhibition.

More details about the exhibition can be seen here:

We regularly work with public sector organisations to produce engaging video content. We have a particular speciality in working with arts and cultural organisations.

Exhibition Animation – How Not To Mill

February 18, 2015

Exhibition Animation

How Not To Mill

This exhibition animation is a short extract from a new exhibition at the restored Bursledon Windmill site in Hampshire. We have built an enviable reputation for producing high quality films and animations for a variety of museums and cultural centres, including Leicester Museum, Milestones Museum, The Sea City Gallery Southampton and Gosport Discovery Centre. We regularly work with Hampshire Cultural Trust as well as a large number of other arts and heritage organisations throughout the United Kingdom.

We have a talented production team that can produce the entire animation in-house. This includes producers, illustrators, animators, scriptwriters, editors, composers and graphic designers. Call us on 023 8065 2220 if you would like to discuss your requirements. We are competitively priced and have vast experience on working on this type of project as well as a clear appreciation of the value of arts and culture. As well as being exhibition animation specialists we also produce heritage and arts documentaries for a variety of organisations.

Check out this teaser trailer we produced for an interactive museum exhibition at Milestones Museum: Mystery at Milestones

Campaign Film – One Punch Can Kill

February 18, 2015

One Punch Can Kill

Campaign Film

Back in 2011, We were commissioned to produce a hard-hitting campaign film for the Safer Portsmouth Partnership and Hampshire Constabulary. This dynamic and affecting short film is part of a campaign that aims to reduce the worrying levels of alcohol related violence in the night time economy of Portsmouth. The film uses a mixture of real life footage, re-enactments and hand drawn animation in a docu-drama style. The campaign film for ‘One Punch Can Kill’ has been running on YouTube and has over 20,000 views. It has also been picked up by a number of campaigners and police forces worldwide and reached a huge audience as part of a number of large campaigns to increase awareness and educate members of the public about the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption.

On May 5th 2009, local resident Kyle Bartlett was left fatally injured after an alcohol-fuelled fight in the Walkabout Bar in Portsmouth. His mother, Anne Bartlett, supported by the Safer Portsmouth Partnership has been campaigning to reduce alcohol related violence in the night time economy through education in schools/colleges and through the education of licensees, bar staff and door staff. Kyle’s family also run their own One Punch Can Kill website and campaign in his memory.
This campaign film was produced with the backing of Anne Bartlett. More details about Anne and her son Kyle can be found here.

Over the past 15 years we have also produced a series of other campaign films over topics such as drink-driving, drug-driving, and the dangers of smoking whilst pregnant for clients such as the NHS, Southampton City Council and Hampshire Youth Offending Team. Whilst working on these films, we have demonstrated our ability to produce content for an effective, informative and sensitive campaign film.