Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & VideoCertificate of Excellence 2019
York, North Yorkshire(19 Reviews)
I'm Mike Leigh Cooper. I trade under my own name as well as InkBlot Films and Ebor360 Photography, which I manage in partnership with Jay Sillence (see the smiley man with blue hair in the photos section).
My guiding mantra in business is "Passion for People and Stories, which means that I love to work with passionate people with a story to tell. I create media with a purpose and capture exciting moments in life through photography and video".
As a professional, I see my role as that of marrying the best photography and video for the moment with the demands and needs of whoever I'm working with. This means not bombarding people with technical jargon and working to blend in with each group so that everyone feels comfortable enough to relax, produce their best work with me and communicate clearly, because a bad experience means a bad photo or video and that isn't useful for anyone.
Whether it's a carefully curated product photo and video shoot, a relaxed gathering or a structured group setting, let's work together to capture moments that tell your authentic story.
Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video
Hiscox Business Club, The Hiscox Building, York YO1 7PR, UK
What do you love most about your job?
The variety is the biggest appeal for me - there seems to be no pattern in who I work with other than I seem to work with honest, friendly people who want the best out of situations, which is always exciting and challenging. Also, the positive feelings I get when I look at work I have produced for someone which fits their needs.
What inspired you to start your own business?
My best friend from college (Hi Phil) and all of my friends who surrounded me, then the friends throughout my life that inspired me to carry on (Jay, Dom, Heather, Contact Creative Experts, NCS The Challenge, the York creative contingent - you know who you are!).
Once I started working for myself and delivering projects, I couldn't stop.
Why should our clients choose you?
Variety is the spice of life for me and if it is for you, then I'm sure we'll get on and work well together in exploring and defining your project. On the professional front, I've worked with Vikings, at trampoline parks, in airports and castles. I truly enjoy contact with the world and have a genuine interest in every job, matching your expectations with our time and budget in a realistic and achievable way. I won't just say yes, I will explore your ideas before going ahead to ensure we're on the right track.
I'll happily get lost in the technical aspects of the work, but if you're also looking for someone with the ability to bring a creative approach, that's me.
Virtual tours and Photography
Show off the best of you business, your staff and let the world explore through a virtual tour, which will mean your door is never closed (online at least).
Show that cheeky smile, the glint in someone's eye or just have a beautiful image to showcase on our team page or LinkedIn account. Letting people see who they are speaking to does wonders.
Show your business, services or products in their best light by shooting professional images for your website, brochures and future use and NOW ON GOOGLE via posts on Google My Business.
Speak directly to your audience and add value with a high quality, focused video interview. Let us take the hassle off your hands and take control of every aspect and have a really enjoyable half-day
Showcase your business, product or service with a promotional video as an animated or live action production. Grab people's attention, give them information in a quick, creative way and drive them to your website or contact forms.
Google Trusted Photographer
From 2012 to present.
We were accredited as a Google Trusted Photographer in 2012 and have retained our trusted status since then by constantly producing high quality virtual tours on a regular basis. Having passed the Google quiz for entry into the programme, we are approved to upload images and virtual tours to Google for publishing on searches and Google Maps to ensure that our world is never closed for business and always open online. We open doors with virtual tours.
From 2012 to present.
Business partner in York-based video production company, InkBlot Films. At InkBlot Films, we’re movie nerds, art lovers and film-makers, all rolled into one. We pride ourselves on our passion for movies, beautiful images and stories, which gives our video content an edge. From concepts and storyboards to editing and post-production, we make sure that you’re happy every step of the way. With backgrounds in fine art, video production, animation, illustration and sculpture InkBlot Films can envision the perfect way to promote your brand in the most memorable way. We’re driven hard to support individuals and business, and we are very lucky to have met some great people. Our client list to date involves Officers and Gary Numan, Lush Cosmetics, Contact Theatre, York St John University and plenty more. Whether your company is a charity or a corporate conglomerate, if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd with an artistic flair, then get in touch today.
Freelance Creative Practitioner
Mike Leigh Cooper
From 2010 to present.
Facilitating projects with people, businesses, charities and organisations in the UK and Europe. Clients & previous projects include: BBC Channel 4 Royal Television Society YouTube Scott-Free Productions European Commission NCS The Challenge Portakabin Suzuki National Theatre Southbank Centre Royal Shakespeare Company Mind the Gap West Yorkshire Playhouse Contact Pilot Theatre City of York Council Hull City of Culture Learning & Work Institute (LWi) Newground
Konstructa (part of Portakabin), Jinnah, Suzuki, Jorvik Viking Centre, Oxfam, GIANT, Shambles Kitchen
We've been working locally and extensively in Yorkshire and York for a number of years and have created work for organisations small and large.
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Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video provides the following services:
- Headshot Photographers
- Commercial & Corporate Photographers
- Event Videography
- Portrait Photographers
- Video Design & Production
- Property Photography
- Commercial, Movie, or Music Videography
- Video Editing
- Promotional Video Production
- Corporate Event Photography
- Pet Photography
- Graphic Design Instruction
- Explainer Video Services
- Training Video Production