Supercharge your business growth
Using the power of video
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.
Through over 35 years of experience making films for businesses like yours, I have developed the key strategy, writing and performance skills to ensure that your films stand out and deliver on your expectations.
Have a look at some examples of how I could help you to connect with your prospects and stakeholders below.
Brian Barnes Corporate Video Directing Showreel
Bowel Research UK What Really Matters
Why I chose the University of London for my LLM
Carloan4U - 'Casualty' Commercial by Brian Barnes
Engage and Inspire Through Skilled Communication
abc Corporate Video
Meet MoFo Berlin Tax & Co-Managing Partner Jens-Uwe Hinder
Coffee and the Senses
CWR Mobility BV Dynamics CRM Promo
EDUCATE's fireside chat with EdTech entrepreneurs
Welcome to Bentham House - Home of UCL Faculty of Laws
We Are P2
Janet Reger and Thinking Slimmer bra fitting guide for women losing weight
Buddy Dressing the new fashion craze for slimmers
Postcards from the Park
Data for Policy 2017 Conference Summary
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.
Michael Dodd, Michael Dodd Communications
Start great relationships
How video can help grow your business
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 potential clients, your relationship with that person will be so much stronger, last so much longer and be so much more productive – a win-win for you both.
What if we could double your web traffic and yet cut your ad spend by over 25 percent? I did it for one of my clients. They added so much value to their brand that they were able to sell the business in a profitable private equity deal.
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.
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 made a complementary pair of recruitment videos for a science research and teaching facility. Up to that point, they had been using only printed promotional materials and I persuaded them to use video to boost their recruitment. The videos prompted an almost overnight surge in applications and numbers had doubled within a month of release.
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.
How may I help you?
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.
So, please do ring me if you have any questions, or need some help with your next project.
Or email me using the form below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
I’m based in Surrey Quays, London SE16
and work all over the UK & Europe
+44 7973 746255