The Story of bokehgo
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FILMS WITH INTEGRITY
COMMISSION A FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY, OR SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT PROJECT
You are the story, we are the storytellers.
There is no one way to tell a story, though with a vast amount of experience in making short films, we will work in an adaptable manner to ensure we create your story with the resources and budget that suits your needs.
Formats we tend to follow are:
Montage - A variety of cinematic imagery of your business/ event, composed to licensed track. The visuals can be filmed in a candid documentary way, or as a more composed setup. Graphics can also be added on to highlight key messages.
These films are popular for website/ social media banner, general publicity intro, hype during/ after an event
Signature Voiceover / Interview Film
Utilising the cinematic power of the montage film, we add an extra layer using voiceover/ interviews to create an engaging narrative to your film.
These films are great for giving a deep insight into your story, and add a human feel through the voice. Fantastic for getting messages across and showcasing your project/ business/ story.
Bokehgo is a film focused studio, but will often be happy to add additional photography to any project. Utilising the same approach as for our film content, we look to do a more natural look. Photos can be a great accompaniment to any film and often work well through social media and
Social Engagement and Community Projects
Immersed Event Coverage
When you commission films or photography
Rates - we create a bespoke quote
JOHN SLEMENSEK - DIRECTOR
John Slemensek is the director and core filmmaker and photographer for Studio Bokehgo. I have 12 years experience working within the art of creative storytelling and have worked within various marketing and social media management roles, including Marketing Director for British Dodgeball, the National Governing Body for the sport of dodgeball for 2 years, and Social Media Marketing Manager for East Street Arts for 1 year. My creative and marketing backgrounds inform all that I create, allowing for dynamic and unique films and photography that are underpinned by marketing understanding.
As Bokehgo, I continuously work to tell stories in innovative and exciting ways, but ever in touch with a very core honest human feel.
THE TENET OF BOKEHGO - THE INTEGRITY OF STORYTELLING
The ongoing working legacy of BOKEHGO is driven by a number of fundamental principles.
INTEGRITY - VISIONARY - SOCIALLY ENGAGED - EMPOWERMENT - LEGACY
BOKEHGO believes in the empowerment of individuals and groups to help them on their journey to positive impact in this world, whether large or small. The way we can help empower is through telling stories with integrity and commitment to quality. BOKEHGO provides a window into the stories that matter with the goal of showcasing what makes that story important.
BOKEHGO will always bring a determination to bring powerful and visionary cinematography to any film we commit to. We tell stories using the tools of our visual language, and the camera is the vessel to showcase the beauty, the intimacy, the emotional and so much more. To any film or photoshoot we commit to, we bring an artisan approach ever seeking to create the most visually compelling ways to tell your story. This process runs from initial concept - to filming - to editing - to the final production.
BOKEHGO looks to strengthen communities, physically and digitally, with the film elemenets creating opportunity for social engagement. We look to catalyse community cohesion in the methods of creating the film, from welcoming contribution, through to going above and beyond to include the people, places and components that make the story, through to bringing people together via the experiencing of the story. We believe in uniting people, and welcoming all to share in dialogue, understanding and educational around the subjects we explore.
BOKEHGO believes in supporting all people who feature on our films to emanate their very best selves. We will always invest the time and communication necessary to ensure all people welcomed to feature within a film, feel calm, respected and understood. We do not press that record button until the person on the other side is happy, and we apply this principle to everyone, from vulnerable adults to children to anyone. We want people to be as comfortable as possible, and it is crucial to the integrity of storytelling.
BOKEHGO is also aware of our responsibility to time. We believe that film and photography creates documents of our social history, and aim that with every click of the shutter, that we are creating a piece of history, for you and your wider context, for the legacy of your section of the world.
These are the guiding principles of how we work. Some of these elements might seem abstract to your specific project, depending on what elements are necessary to make the film, though we feel it important to share the principles that ground us as a studio, and that we apply where relevant.
As a Studio, we have an integrity to ourselves in that we believe in film and photography as wonderful, and accessible artforms that give a gateway into narrative and our exploration of time. We have a principle in that we only work with projects we deem as trying to make a positive impact in the world. This can include charities, social enterprises, independent businesses, larger business running social and community initiatives, individuals doing exciting initiatives and so much more. We want to tell stories, and we are not looking for one type of story. All we want is for that story to be well intentioned in its positive impact, and then we are onboard and excited to help shine a spotlight on you.
WHO WE HAVE WORKED WITH
BOKEHGO is very proud to have worked with a huge variety of incredible people and organisations including: