Digital Projects

Digital projects either completed or in development

FullTimeDEVILS

FullTimeDEVILS channel art

One of our current producing projects is FullTimeDEVILS, Fremantle Media Interactive’s YouTube channel for Manchester United fans.  Football vlogging is fairly new on YouTube (as indeed is football on YouTube as a whole), but the success of channels such as The Redmen TV and ArsenalFan TV demonstrates that there is a market for fan-centric content, certainly for clubs with large fanbases.  The challenge for channels such as this is how to create engaging content without any official assets; if you’re doing things by the book, match footage, Premier League images and even club badges are all off limits.  Another hurdle to overcome is the fact that unlike most channels on YouTube, it doesn’t always pay to collaborate with channels in the same area; we’ve worked with both The Redmen TV and Arsenal Fan TV and although it’s interesting to have an opposition fan’s perspective on matters, the simple fact is that a Liverpool fan isn’t going to subscribe to a Manchester United channel.  This said, after only 6 months we’re now firmly established within the YouTube/football community, and can claim to be the largest Manchester United fan channel on the platform.

We’ll be writing in more depth about YouTube as the site finds its feet again, but in the meantime don’t hesitate to leave a comment or drop us a line if you have any YouTube-related enquiries.

Copa90

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In 2012 we were proud to help launch Copa90, one of the first European funded ‘Original’ channels on YouTube.  Produced out of Bigballs Films, Copa is a youth-oriented football channel aiming to celebrate the beautiful game from a fresh angle, featuring entertainment formats, short-form documentaries, gaming strands and more.  Working with Bigballs for the first few months of the project, Resolution Square helped run the production team and was central in the development of several early formats.  A year on and Copa has established itself as one of the major players within the digital football community and is certainly a channel to watch for the future.

Sports Tonight Live

Sports Tonight Live logo

Sports Tonight Live was Kelvin Mackenzie’s foray into digital sports broadcasting.  I went intending to freelance as a day producer but on my first day was thrown into the channel manager’s hotseat and asked to launch a new, nightly live broadcast within 3 weeks…with a team of keen graduates I’d never met and a radio presenter who had never worked on camera.  A long story, and a real challenge!

Hyper Island

Hyper Island

Hyper Island might well have just changed my life.  They’ve certainly changed the way I think and the way I’ll work from now on.  They are a Swedish digital training institution, but that’s not the half of it.  More on them anon.

Matt Ryder

Matt Ryder vs bouncer

‘Matt Ryder actor.com’ is an innovative, new online comedy series devised and written by actor/producer Warren Llambias (‘The Shouting Men’).  We produced a pilot which I co-produced, shot (2nd camera, under DoP Graham Fowler) and edited.  The series will follow the life of Matt Ryder, an actor/cabbie who is struggling to lose his tag of ‘the bloke from the PC World ads’ and is not at all based on the life of Warren Llambias, an actor/cabbie who appeared in lots of PC World ads.  At the heart of the project is a ground-breaking and very exciting sponsorship concept, so if you are a brand/agency and would like to hear more, do get in touch.

Matt Ryder goes for a casting

ITV Live

ITV Live logo

During the 2010 World Cup I worked as a producer for ITV’s online football team on their new ITV live service which offered interactive coverage of all games including video replays, text commentary, stats and chat.  I was eventually tasked with editing the video replays for the final.

ITV live

Channelbee

Tim Lovejoy presenting Channelbee
Channelbee was Tim Lovejoy’s entertainment, comedy and football video site, a joint venture with Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment.  I was asked to join Tim and some of the old Soccer AM gang to help set up what was to be an exciting new venture for all of us.  It paved the way for what I’m doing now, and I believe we were on the right lines in many respects, but it wasn’t to be(e).  Had YouTube been where it is now at the time I think we would have been on to a very good thing!