Monday, 20 June 2011

Do you have any tips of the trade you'd like to share?

Hands up how many of you remember the TV show "Trade Secrets"?

Okay. How many of you have logged on to YouTube and typed in the immortal words "How to..."?

Icarus Films is launching a new project, a web TV channel harnessing the power and popularity of YouTube, and is looking for local professionals & businesses who'd like to get involved.

One of the first shows I'm looking to produce for this new web channel is a series of little "How to" videos in a similar vein the BBC show "Trade Secrets". (Example - )

I thought these 15-30 second films would sit nicely next Icarus' 30 Second Webspot Video packages (which are already a great way to get video content on your website and social networking pages). But with the advantage of allowing dialogue to be recorded and, initially, being shot at the cost price of just £35 ea.

So do you have any tips of the trade you'd like to share (and in the process get your business up on YouTube, the world's second largest search engine.) Maybe your an electrician and you'd like to demonstrate how to wire a plug. Or a baker and you'd like to show us all how to make perfect pastry. Maybe you work with green technology and you'd like to show us how to reduce our power consumption. Or a painter who'd like show us how best to clean our brushes.

If you're interested in getting involved give us a shout. And if you'd like any more information about any of our filming packages get in touch today.

Call 01209 718842 or email

Friday, 3 June 2011

And the winners are...

If you didn't know already through out May Icarus was giving local companies, groups and organisations the chance to WIN A 30 SECOND WEBSPOT video shoot by simply following us on Twitter and Facebook.

On Tuesday we announced the winners as-

Sound Club, Penzance (

and Catch A Wave UK (

Both win a 30 Sec. Webspot video worth £175*.

With the increase in web surfing from mobile devices and the introduction of SuperFast Braodband to Cornwall these simple promos are a great way of grabbing attention and getting video content on your website & social networking pages.

If you'd like a 30 Sec. Webspot for your website get in touch with Icarus Films today - Call 01209 718842 or email

And don't forget to follow us on Twitter ( and Facebook ( hear all the latest news and be first in line for any future competitions.

*The price quoted is for businesses located in West Cornwall. Businesses operating outside of West Cornwall may incur additional travel costs.

Cornwall Business Club - LIVE Video Webcast

Beating Bollinger - The Sparkling Success of a Cornish Business.

On June 16th, 2011 Cornwall Business Club brings you "Beating Bollinger - The Sparkling Success of a Cornish Business" with guest speaker Bob Lindo, from Camel Valley Vinyard.

This is a great opportunity for local businesses to meet and network and hear from one of Cornwall's premier winemakers. The event begins at 6pm at The Fal Building, Truro College campus.

For more details and to book -

But if you can't make it there in time worry not because Icarus Films will be broadcasting the event LIVE online.

Simply watch the feed here or head over to on Thursday 16th June at 18:45. You can also tweet in your questions to Bob Lindo. Either send your Tweets to @TruroBusiness or by using the hashtag #eventcasting. You can also use Ustream's chat to get in touch.

And all you tech heads with tablets and smartphones you can also watch event live on your mobile devices, simply go to and download the iPhone, Android or Windows Mobile app.

For more information or if you would like your own event streaming live online get in touch with Icarus today.

To contact Icarus Films email or phone 01209 718842