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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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Not getting bogged down with your own work

As a fairly new member of the Manto team I’ve found the first 5 months of my role to be an exciting and diverse mix of work that has seen me take on new challenges that, ultimately, have left me with a feeling of pride and self fulfilment. However, like many people still on the […]

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5 Tips for using video on Facebook

The battle between Facebook and YouTube to be people’s go to video platform rages on. YouTube is still seen as most people’s first port of call for video (steer clear of the comments section though, it’s infested with trolls), however when it comes to video advertising the pull of Facebook’s almost creepily well targeted ads […]

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Stories: A common currency

I think there is something within all of us, a hardwired part of every human, that connects with stories. Whether that is sitting at the feet of a grandparent as they relive their experiences of the World War or giving in to the temptation of the ‘episode auto-play’ on Netflix to find out what happens […]

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We are hiring!

We are looking for an editor/camera operator to join the team here at Manto Films. If you’re a talented and passionate filmmaker and would like to join us then head over to the jobs page and send us an application. #doit

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The beauty of getting sound right

With incredible picture quality and choice becoming quickly more accessible and vast, it’s unsurprising that many film makers focus most of their attention to the visual quality of their work. But unless you’re making a silent movie, sound is pretty important, and the quality of the sound has a big influence on the final product. […]

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