Helping your business communicate
Using the power of video to grow your business
To supercharge your business growth, you need to share your business’s value through combining story, performance, emotion and filmmaking craft in such an irresistible and engaging way that prospects will be knocking down your door to talk to you. Because I fully understand and embody that core principle, you will love working with me to develop your video strategy and marketing materials.
Relationships are the most important thing in life and business. If you can start out a relationship with a new prospect in the right way by communicating your values and vision so clearly and effectively that it attracts your very best prospects, your relationship with that prospect will be so much stronger, last so much longer and be so much more productive – a win-win for you both.
I’ve been making business films since 1987, so I know how to help you tell your story in a way that your ideal prospects find compelling. My films make them think of you as an authority and feel that you’re their best potential business partner so that they contact you for help with their business problems. When I filmed the CEO of major London insurance provider LV, he said that the way I helped him to formulate the story of his business gave him so many new ideas about his business that he felt excited and re-energised about the future. I can do that for you too.
As a 5-year-old child, when ‘Bambi’ made me cry for hours, I was awoken to the power of the film medium to move and enthral an audience. I knew I wanted to use this huge potential and I made it my life’s mission to study film story and filmmaking. I love using what I have learnt to help companies like yours to communicate your vision and raison d’être in a way that excites your prospects and gets them picking up the phone to you.
I live for making stories work. I’m always studying story and presentation techniques and ideas to make my videos better. Whether that be the 90 second films I make for businesses all the way up to my 90 minute feature films, story and performance are king and I have a passion to make them the best they can be.
I have made films for three of the world’s trillion-dollar businesses – Amazon, Apple and Microsoft – and made two charity videos with Tony Blair when he was UK Prime Minister. Other clients include Facebook & Google, and I won the Snippies Award for my video for Intel.
I have trained and performed as an actor on the London stage and directed 3 feature films, so I really know all about story and performance. My key focus in making business films is getting your story to be effective and emotionally compelling and to help your performance to be congruent with your message, so that your prospects get excited and want to discuss working with you.
Brian Barnes Corporate Video Directing Showreel
Carloan4U - 'Casualty' Commercial by Brian Barnes
Engage and Inspire Through Skilled Communication
abc Corporate Video
What clients say
Brian has created some beautiful corporate videos for me, and I’m really happy with them. He knows exactly what needs filming and he comes up with brilliant production suggestions. Brian has been a great team player. If you need a corporate video, I can definitely recommend Brian as an excellent partner to film and produce it. I’ll certainly be calling on him again for my next project.
Helen Sewell, Simply Speaking
When I’m filming a client my reputation is on the line. So I hire Brian – problem solved. Brian’s more than my director and editor rolled into one - he’s also my advisor and guide. Because he’s such a brilliantly professional operator, I really don't think I should recommend him to my competitors. But he deserves it. B for Brian, B for Barnes, B for Best.
Chris Roycroft-Davis, Ashbrooke Communications
Brian is clearly very experienced in the field and as a result, knows how to bring the best out of every performance. He pays close attention to detail, never satisfied until the product is of the highest possible standard. I trust Brian and his opinions and have no worries about recommending him to others.
Olivia Rzadkiewicz, National Trust
Brian has a wealth of experience as a film maker. He’s able to give well-considered advice from behind the camera about how people can improve the content and delivery of their messages. Brian is also an accomplished and generous networker with a sharp eye for spotting opportunities for others.