Commissioning a Video

How To Commission Video

After watching an advert or video online, it’s easy to look past all the work and decisions that went into making it. It requires a ton of work from many different people, inputting their ideas at certain points. Here at Manto, we’re passionate about creating videos that engage with audiences, however we understand video can […]

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should my video be? We would suggest that video length is dependent on output. For example, a promotional video that will be placed on your social media should be as short as possible, with normally a maximum length of 60 seconds. However, other videos for use within your company, for training or other […]

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Manto’s Mince Pie Chart

It’s the most wonderful time of year again – no not Christmas, Mince Pie season! For us at Manto, this started as soon as they hit the shelves in early November. Since then we’ve been scoffing them on a near daily basis and are proud to bring you our top 11 Mince Pies (we chose […]

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Meet The Team: Lizzy, Junior Producer

Introducing the last Q&A in our ‘Meet the Team’ series.  We hope you have enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about the Manto team. Lizzy is our Junior Producer here at Manto Films. Lizzy is a self taught filmmaker with an intimidating level of raw talent, both behind the camera and in the edit. She is […]

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Meet The Team: Steve, Editor/Camera Operator

Here we have it – introducing a third member of our team. Steve. Steve is an editor and camera operator at Manto. He is incredibly skilled at making the mundane interesting and we can always count on him to bring much hilarity both on a shoot and in the office. Steve is brilliant at coming up with […]

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Meet The Team: Matt, Editor/Camera Operator

Are you ready to meet another of our team members? This is Matt. Matt is an editor and camera operator at Manto. His technical knowledge, proficiency with After Effects and eagerness to try new techniques makes him an invaluable member of our team.   Matt, when did you first get interested in film? Since I was about […]

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Meet The Team: Paul, Director

You will have seen over the past few months that members of our Manto team have shared thoughts on lots of different topics. We look forward to posting more blogs about the work we do and the things that inspire, motivate and challenge us. However, first we would like to introduce ourselves more fully and so […]

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Fondly remembered films from my childhood

As a man fast approaching thirty, I’ll be honest, I’m no spring chicken (sorry older people, including my boss Paul). But as I sit in my rocking chair, puffing away on a pipe, in my PJs, I sometimes contemplate all the films I’ve seen and which ones I would consider my favourite. All of us […]

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Getting stuck: Why creative blocks can be good

If you are producing innovative work regularly, I’m sure you will have experienced what is commonly known as a creative block. Some describe it as a ‘lack of motivation’, some ‘paralysis’ and others ‘creative angst’. Whatever you wish to call it, the experience is often the same; enthusiasm being sucked right from you. At Manto, […]

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Deliverbrew: How we pulled it off

On Monday, we were privileged in being asked to film an event called Deliverbrew. For one day only, free deliveries of Yorkshire Tea were offered in both London and Leeds, by one of the Brownlee brothers and other Deliveroo drivers, hence the name Deliverbrew! Using a teabag toss to decide who would stay in Leeds […]

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