'Little Venice' Backstory to Present Day
What a year ..
Madonna was singing 'Vogue', BBC launched Radio 5, the reunification of Germany, Mandela was released from prison and 'Little Venice' was born.
First office was 1 x kitchen table, 1 x landline phone and 1 x PC. Since then we've gone from strength to strength.
We're creative, hard working, small enough to care but big enough to deliver and go the 'extra mile' .. on time, on budget
Based in London (operating perfectly well under 'lockdown') we have worked with clients that span the globe.
We started life as a production company that created TV commercials, idents, promo and corporate videos. A few weeks after launching the business we pitched and won our first client, Guinness GB ... that helped!
Over the next few years we produced many commercials and videos which required elements of animation. This service grew and resulted in being commissioned to produce content for a variety of TV shows, 'Catchphrase' being one.
With the arrival of the web coupled with our experience producing CGI, in 1999 we won our first www. client Celador, the production company power house that created the game show 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' They commissioned us to produce their game show websites and that launched our web service.
Probably the biggest web client moment was pitching for and winning Sir Richard Branson's 'Necker Island' account against their incumbent agency. The win of such a prestigious account was sweet enough, but when we were informed that they needed to send us there for the sole purpose "to experience what was on offer" ... well ... we checked the diaries and funnily enough we were available!
Digital age arrived, tape/film became obsolete, Apple launched Final Cut Pro, video rushes became instant files. Rough cuts could be produced on a Mac, on location, even while filming is taking place and the client can view the same day ... speed + higher resolution, perfect pairing.
We have been fortunate to literally film on location around the globe, above and below water! Today, the world is more accessible than ever before. We embrace the advances in technology and now have a network of validated locally based crew around the world that we can deploy saving fortunes on travel and accommodation.
If filming has progressed the Web has been stratospheric. What was amazing 2 years ago, is today's 'normal'.
A website is essential for every business and linking with social media is now a recommendation. We have experience in creating, developing and producing a site that suits your needs and budget.
We've been through every transformation on the web from animated sites developed in Flash, until the world found out that they didn't work with search engines, through to current tech offerings which are simply amazing (until next year). We have literally been there, done that.
The downside of everyone being on the web means there's stiff and huge competition. Then factor in the impatience of a web user who give a site a few seconds to decide if they're going to stay or not. Deliver the website and it not be found, who wants a hidden gem? We always recognised that visibility and reach are essential and everything we do online takes into consideration SEO requirements. We provide what's needed to be up and running with Google crawling through your site but also offer a specialised SEO service, regardless if we built the site or not.
We take care to analyse your current position, your budget, your deadlines and recommend a best fit solution of which there are several, plus we are an authorised Shopify Partner.
Clients across all services include:
• Guinness Brewing Worldwide • Motorola • Converse • Spears Games • Seasons Holidays • Virgin Megastore
• Catchphrase • Mail on Sunday • Express Newspapers • British Airways • Alfred Dunhill Ltd • Fyffes • Scrabble
• EF Language • HBOS • Christian Salvesen • whowantstobeamillionaire
The list goes on ... we've even worked with Paul McCartney and Phil Collins