We believe we’re different. Our director, Mike Carter, has a vast background in Education as well as in Film and Theatre. He was a teacher of English and Drama for over 20 years before becoming a freelance Producer, Writer and Director. He has been responsible for over 2,000 individual Professional Theatrical Productions and has written and directed 2 major feature films.
A Public School Home Page Video
Hurst College is a Public School, located near the village of Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex. The College is a member of the Woodard Corporation. We have made over 150 films for Hurst! We work with their students creating short films as well as making all the promotional films for their website. This promotional film, which sits on their Home Page, was shot across two days, and is underpinned by The Principal, Tim Manly.
“Mike and his superb team have done excellent work at Hurst to produce stunning films of the highest quality. MCN Productions are efficient, responsive and highly skilled – a real pleasure to have at the school.” Tim Manly | Principal
The Strand on The Green
A Primary School Home Page Video
The Strand-on-the-Green Infant and Nursery School is based in Chiswick. We were asked to create a promotional video for the Home Page of their website to include contributions from the Headteacher, members of the SLT and pupils. This video was shot in one day.
“I love this so much. My husband and I have watched this repeatedly tonight, it really is a wonderful film.” Vanessa Townsend | Headteacher
A Special Needs School Home Page Video
Waverley School is a Special Needs School for children with severe learning difficulties. We were asked to create a promotional film for the Home Page of their website which captured the essence of the school and which included contributions from the Headteacher, members of the SLT and parents. This video was shot across two days.
“OMG – THIS IS AMAZING! I LOVE IT. It really touched me as it beautifully captured the essence of our school.” Gail Weir | Headteacher
We combine a unique blend of
knowledge of the education system
with feature film quality cinematography.
Mike brings with him a crew of highly skilled award-winning, feature film individuals. Our combined knowledge of education and narrative film making puts us in a unique position; we understand the messages you want to portray and the stories you want to tell, and we know how to tell them. A promotional video must have a purpose — it must take its audience on a journey and it must excite them.
A Specialist School Home Page Video
The National Mathematics and Science College is the top Specialist STEM College in the UK. We have worked closely with NatMatSci for over 5 years and have produced well over 25 promotional films for them. Here’s their main promotional video which sits on the Home Page of their website. It was shot, along with several other videos, across a 2-day period. You can also watch the Banner Video we made for them by going directly to https://natmatsci.ac.uk
“You have done a phenomenal job of capturing the essence of this school.” Dr Andy Kemp | Principal
Hedingham Secondary School & 6th Form College
A Secondary School Home Page Video
Hedingham Secondary School and Sixth Form is a Coeducational Secondary School and Sixth Form with Academy Status, situated in Essex. We were asked to create a promotional video for the Home Page of their website to include interviews with the Head, members of the SLT and students. This video was shot in one day.
“We are so impressed by the level of professionalism and the way in which the true essence of our school has been captured and conveyed in the video.” Paul Finch | Assistant headteacher
Lancing College Art Department
A Public School Departmental Video
Lancing College, a member of the Woodard Corporation, is a Public School located in West Sussex. We have worked extensively with Lancing College and have made several promotional videos for them. This Focus Video, made for their Art Department, was shot in one day.
“Our new Art Department Film is by far the best and most well-received film in our stable. Mike immediately hooked onto the brief and we are absolutely delighted to be working with him in the future.” Dan Connolly | Registrar and Director of Marketing
Unlike most promotional companies, we come from a feature film background. We use the same state of the art RED Komodo Camera as we would do if we where making a feature film. This produces incredible 6K footage (that’s more than 9x the pixels of HD). We use a highly experienced production team to complete your video and treat all promotional films as we would a feature film.
Ready for Change
We’re here for the long run. As your school grows and develops, so can your video. We secure and save all the footage we shoot (unless you ask us to delete it). If you want to change your video, or add to it, or replace a clip with a new event, then we can do that for you without having to re-shoot the entire thing – so your video stays up-to-date and your costs are kept to a minimum.
At MCN Productions we have the experience to deliver videos and films for use in Cinema, on BluRay and for web, so we’ll make sure that your video looks great wherever you decide to show it. We’ll ensure that you’re provided with everything you need to upload the film to your website or display it in your school.
Efficient & Competitive
Our team is built on experience and we are able to maximise our efficiency whilst retaining an incredible level of quality. This means that we are able to be highly competitive when it comes to price. But we never compromise on quality. Tell us what you want to achieve within your budget; you’ll find us significantly cheaper than the vast majority of corporate video companies.
A Secondary School Scripted Video
Chiswick School is a secondary school with Academy status. We’ve made a couple of films for Chiswick and this is an example of a Scripted Video which we shot in one day during the pandemic with just a handful of students and staff.
“Everyone absolutely loves the video.” Laura Ellener | Headteacher
Brockhill Park Performing Arts College
A Secondary School Video using Images and No Interviews
Brockhill Park Performing Arts College is a Coeducational Secondary School and Sixth Form located in Saltwood. We were asked to make a video for their Home Page consisting purely of images with no interviews or narrative. In order to capture specific events (such as Sports Day) we went to the school to film on 5 separate occasions.
“Oh my goodness! I absolutely LOVE this!” Donna Ashlee | Assistant Principal
Sabden Multi Academy Trust
A Training Video
The Sabden Multi Academy Trust is the governing body for five schools and other facilities for children and young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. We have worked with the Trust for over 7 years and have made over 25 videos for them. This video is from a Set of 12 training Films which we made in 2018.
“The videos are outstanding and fully capture the messages we hoped to convey. It is always a pleasure working with Mike and his team.” Anna Morse | Head of Operations and Development
Don't just take our word for it.
“Truly inspirational!”Dr Anthony SeldonHeadmaster (The Master) | Wellington College
“Our new Art Department film is by far the best and most well-received film in our stable. Mike immediately hooked onto the brief and we are absolutely delighted to be working with him in the future.”Dan ConnollyRegistrar & Director of Marketing | Lancing College
“Mike and his team have done excellent work with the pupils at Hurst to produce stunning and interesting films of the highest quality. MCN Productions are efficient, responsive and highly skilled - a real pleasure to have at the school.”Tim ManlyHeadmaster | Hurst College
“Mike Carter inspires, challenges, and motivates ... his work is extraordinarily creative”Heather BeebyHeadmistress | Lancing Prep School
“The quality of the photographic work is simply outstanding and the team drew the best out of everyone. Their professional approach was complemented by their encouraging and supporting style.”Ann AughwaneHeadmistress | Burgess Hill School
“The video is amazing! Better than I could possibly have expected.”Emma ThropHead of Marketing | John Madejski Academy
“We are really happy with the video; thank you so much for making our school look amazing!”Tom GoodenoughHeadteacher | Didcot Girls' School
“The videos are outstanding and fully capture the messages we hoped to convey. It is always a pleasure working with Mike and the team.”Anna MorseAssistant Director of Business and HR | Sabden
“The video looks amazing. The sound is spot on and the shots really show it in its best light.”Richard BowerDirecteur | Château de Sauveterre
“The response to the video from staff, parents and governors has been wonderful and they really feel that you captured the essence of the School.”Anna SeniorHead of Communications | Ashfold School
“I can hand on heart say the site has never been captured so beautifully. You and the team are absolute stars. Thank you ever so much.”Sophy Parkin-HaigPA to the Headteacher | St Birinus School
“I would recommend you to other schools in a heartbeat!”Amanda RaggettAssistant Principal | Harris, St John’s
“The videos are outstanding and fully capture the messages we hoped to convey. It is always a pleasure working with Mike and the team.”Anna MorseAssistant Director of Business and HR | Sabden Educational Trust
“I showed my SLT the video on Friday, they were in tears as they found it so poignant and spot on of us as a school.”Stuart BrooksHeadteacher | Sanders School
“We are delighted with the school videos. We have had excellent feedback from our staff and families about the way in which the school has been captured and how professional the final product is.”Ant HenryHeadteacher | Redden Court School
“We used MCN to produce promotional videos at the most difficult of times. The company was organised, reliable and professional and worked with us to achieve amazing results.”April SaundersHeadteacher | Royal Liberty School
“We have had such positive feedback from parents, governors and visitors to the school about the videos, and it has really enhanced our school promotion material.”Lynne SextonEducation For All Trust
“The video is brilliant - we’re delighted with the outcome.”Carla WoodcockHead of Marketing | Blenheim School
“When we approached Mike at MCN we had a vision of what we wanted but upon receiving the final product it far surpassed our expectations. The whole way through the process the team proved themselves to be highly professional experts who were ever present to lend a guiding hand. I would highly recommend them.”Tabitha KaiserVice Principal | Brampton Manor
“The video is absolutely perfect!”Frances AdleyPA to the Headteacher | Didcot Girls School
“We were impressed by the level professionalism and the way in which the true essence of our school was captured and conveyed in the video.”Paul FinchAssistant Headteacher | Hedingham School
“Everyone loves the video!”Laura EllenerHeadteacher | Chiswick School
“We absolutely love what you've done - you've really captured what the school is all about!”Silvana Saragosa-VoyseyPA to the Headteacher | Holy Cross School for Girls
“I think this is an excellent piece of work!”Tony SmithHeadteacher | Priory School Lewes
“We were absolutely delighted with our school promotional video. Mike and his team made the project an enjoyable one to be a part of, from initial discussion, creative vision, filming on school site and liaising over the finished product.”Paul FinchAssistant Headteacher | Hedingham School
“I love it! I think it captures everything we spoke about perfectly.”James CrossDirector of 6th Form | Dicdot School.
“The video is AMAZING! You have done such a fantastic job, thank you so, so much.”Rose Hall-SmithHead of Drama | Hurst Prep School
“You've done a phenomenal job of capturing the heart of this place!”Dr Andy KempPrincipal | The National Mathematics and Science College
“Wow! I am absolutely delighted with this. Huge thanks to you and the team. I am blown away by how the presentation has come out – it is exactly what I was hoping for – and the whole piece together gets the pitch spot on.”Sam DobinDirector of Sixth Form | Brampton Manor
Mike Carter has a vast background in Education as well as in Film and Theatre. He was a teacher of English and Drama for over 20 years before becoming a freelance Producer, Writer and Director. He has been responsible for over 2,000 individual Professional Theatrical Productions and has written and directed 2 major feature films.
Lucas Tucknott is an award winning Director of Photography, a Camera Operator and a Steadicam Operator. He has been involved in the creative industry since setting up his own Web Design and Photography Company aged 16. He has been a Director of Photography on feature films across the world and has shot numerous short films, commercials and music videos.
Matt graduated from the Northern Film School in 2011 and has worked as a freelance camera operator and video editor ever since. From creating social media content for major UK and international brands to shooting independent feature films, he is an accomplished and versatile member of the team.
Mark Hodgkin is a Sound Designer and a classically trained musician and composer. With over 10 years of industry experience working on documentaries, adverts, short and feature films, he works out of his own 5.1 mixing studio in London and also records sound for our films.
Commercial Style Video for Social Media
Hurst College wanted a short Commercial Style Video for their 6th Form for use on a range of Social Media platforms. This was shot across 2 days.
“We wanted MCN to come up a with a short, punchy Sixth Form execution for use on Youtube and Facebook, and Mike understood and delivered the brief to a tee. It is a hugely effective piece of work.” Brian Schofield | Head of Upper 6th Form
Mill Hill School
A Day in the Life Video
Mill Hill International, part of The Mill Hill School Foundation, is one of the leading co-educational day and boarding schools for 13 to 17 year olds. We were asked to make a fast-paced ‘Day in the Life’ video with a few snappy graphics and carefully timed edits. The video sits on their website and is also used on Social Media platforms.
“Wonderful. I really like it.” Korina Freeze | International Recruitment Executive
A Social Media Video
It’s possible to create short (15-second) videos from an existing promotional film. We usually have enough footage to create a batch of 10 or 12 short videos as well as a full promotional film, even from a one-day shoot. Our Social Media Shorts usually have text but no audio.
“It’s been a pleasure working with you and your team. Will hopefully work together in the future too.” Julie Richardson | Headteacher