An exciting new video production concept has been launched in Derby in response to the growing demand from SMEs for an affordable, high-quality service that will enable them to expand their brand into the digital world.

‘Hello Video’ is the brainchild of Gary Freeman, founder of Derby-based Redeye, an award-winning independent production company, which specialises in the production of photography and larger-scale video for brand communications.

The new service will offer a professional video-shooting service to businesses that are looking to exploit the fast-moving world of digital marketing and communications.

Based at Friar Gate Studios, the home of the city’s creative industries, Hello Video will enable SMEs and entrepreneurs to benefit from the latest high-end equipment and complementary services such as CGI. Gary’s experienced team will also offer guidance and advice on video campaigns that will achieve measurable results.

Businesses can choose from one of three starter packages, appropriately entitled ‘Scorsese’, ‘Hitchcock’, and ‘Spielberg’, which are designed to meet their changing needs.

The team at ‘Hello Video’ have a wealth of industry experience and will shoot a range of films and video material – from videos for websites, blogs and social media channels – using some of the most sophisticated equipment on the market.

Commenting on the launch of this exciting new service, Gary Freeman, founder of Hello Video, said:

“Hello Video was born on the back of me talking to many small businesses who were shooting their own videos on iPhones because they believed that hiring a professional to do it for them would be too expensive and take too long.

“With our top-of-the-range equipment, professional experience and eye for a good shot, we can shoot and edit a video with really fast turnarounds, which will be ready for use on website landing pages and social media channels.

“I’ve shot for some of the biggest name brands in the worlds of motorcycling and fashion and Hello Video is a great chance for me to share my skills and experience with smaller businesses who are looking to showcase what they can offer to their audiences.”

“The opportunities for drawing more attention to a brand using videos are endless and we look forward to helping SMEs across all sectors open up a whole new world of marketing and brand awareness opportunities.

Ann Bhatti, Connect Derby manager, added:

“Gary and his team are a really talented bunch and it’s great to think that the launch of this new service will enable so many more local businesses to benefit from their experience and improve their brand communications.

“I’d like to wish them every success with their new venture, which will be operated out of Connect Derby’s headquarters at Friar Gate Studios.

Prices for packages start from just £750, and can be tailored to meet the client’s specific needs. For further information about the Hello Video, contact Gary Freeman on 01332 258363 or email

Friar Gate Studios is the headquarters of Derby City Council’s Connect Derby portfolio of managed workspaces, which has created a strong market for mixed use and sector specific serviced offices across the city at its six other buildings, Sadler Bridge Studios, Riverside Chambers, Marble Hall, Kings Chambers, Shot Tower and the iHub at Infinity Park.

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