Our Educational Video Production Portfolio is Growing

We have a wealth of  broadcast kids TV credits including My Pet and Me (CBeebies), My Life (CBBC) and Blue Peter (BBC1)

Expanding this part of our business is what is on the agenda right now. We are passionate about making educating films and particularly for young people. They are the future after-all.

Educating infants and young adults comes with its challenges

ChuChu on YouTube

We are a little in awe of ChuChu TV which is one of the fastest growing educational Youtube channels for kids. In a few weeks and after just one video it had 300,000 views. It’s a clever mix of learning and entertainment.

Kids are discerning and they know what they like and as parents we know what makes a good educational experience for them. When educating the young, we need to think of them as beings with their own minds, likes and dislikes and ability to translate the information they are seeing into their own words and thoughts.

Monitoring children’s use of YouTube however, is a must. There is some wholly unsuitable stuff available at the click of a mouse. It’s a double edged sword. On the one hand it gives kids the opportunity to learn quickly, but on the other, it gives them easy access to videos that parents might find unsuitable. That said, we live in a digital age. Modern parenting means embracing technology with an intuitive eye.

What’s so Great About Educating The Young?

What’s not to love about helping to mould our young people’s mind’s in the right way? Giving kids valuable information in an entertaining setting, with an engaging narrative is fulfilling and great fun too!

So what makes a kids’ show popular?

It’s a magic formula… You need great characters, hero characters, an engaging narrative, a problem to be solved and an end result that shows children what can be achieved by doing it the right way.

Young people deserve good TV with well constructed narrative content and attention to detail. They are a large audience. Kids learn new things fairly easily compared to most adults. They have the ability to soak information up like a sponge. Teach them well and see them grow into educated, confident, intuitive, self-aware adults.

 

Just back from a busy but incredibly fun day shooting this new BBC antiques and collectables series…

Today we’re filming stars from BBC’s Casualty battling it out in a celebrity version of Bargain Hunt. It’s a special episode in aid of Children In Need and something we’ve been lucky enough to be a part of over the last few years.

Summer must be round the corner… the Chelsea Flower Show is being broadcast this week!

This week we’ve been busy with some very exciting new broadcast projects which we can finally tell you about.

It’s been a busy week here at Bower Films…. Giles has just returned from a great shoot filming the very talented potter Phil Rogers being interviewed by the ever charming Charlie Ross for BBC Bargain Hunt.

BBC Bargain Hunt is one of Giles’ regular broadcast jobs. We love having a mix of both broadcast and corporate work – and it keeps us up to date with industry developments in technology and kit. It can also be a lot of fun… today we’re filming some spectacular planes at Biggin Hill Airfield in Bromley. Although a lot of our work is based near Bath and Bristol, we regularly travel all over the country and occasionally more exotic climes…

Please see our broadcast page for more details of our industry experience, which we draw upon to give our corporate clients a polished and professional product.

 

We’ve just updated our showreel to give a flavour of the different types of broadcast and web filming Bower Films has under its belt… footage includes reindeer in Norway (for a BBC childrens’ programme), an interview with an author (for her website) and circus performers filmed for an ITV advert (for BBC Countryfile Live).

We hope you enjoy it!

Please take a look at some of our latest films here.

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Giles has just returned from a rather chilly week in Norway filming for a BBC children’s Christmas special… getting up close with wolves, lynx and reindeer.

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