positive image, leeds studio hire Positive Image: 2014

Saturday 27 December 2014

Final hire of the year…

Our last hire of 2014 was to Manto TV, they were producing a piece to camera for an instructional video for their client, a HR and accounting software producer.

The video, with a suitable background stripped in, is for use on their website.

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Monday 15 December 2014

No snow but still plenty of ski-ing to be had in Pudsey!

A series of still shots were taken today by Steve Sharp on behalf of Turn Key for Leeds based DePuy UK

The shots, taken against a green screen background, are to be comped together with various graphics for the latest ad for DePuy showing their latest range of health care options for sports injuries.
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Thursday 4 December 2014

Safestyle returns…

More from the Safestyle gang. They were down at the studio again to shoot their latest offering. It's a new take on an old ad of theirs and shows how your life can be transformed by new Safestyle windows! As usual the ad was produced by Mezzo Films and the set built by Positive Image.

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Saturday 22 November 2014

Santa Flys into Pudsey early… with Jet2

Santa dropped in to the studio early this year when Motiv Productions chose Positive Image to produce series of ads for their client, Jet2 Holidays, for use on their website. The ads are to  run throughout December for their Christmas Cracker Advent Calendar Competition. The videos, shot against a blue screen, are to have a CGI background added in post production showing a log cabin, roaring fire and maybe even an Elf or two!

More images from the shoot can be seen on our Twitter page @leedsstudiohire
and further details of the great Christmas Cracker Advent Calendar Competition can be found at: www.jet2holidays.com/advent

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Sunday 26 October 2014

This mornings shoot was out of this world…

A stills shoot was held at the studio this morning for Ties Planet, the UK's premier on-line retailer of ties and scarves. The images, to be used on their website, Tiesplanet.com showcase their latest ranges of ties and scarves for their autumn and winter collections. Photography by Josh Bowley.

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Wednesday 22 October 2014

BesserTrim Saftey Video

The Bessertrim safety video, recently shot at our location, is now complete and on their website, it looks fab. Hurry up and come back guys, the weeds are starting to grow back and could do with another trim… BesserTrim of course!

The video was shot by Leeds production company, Grand Designs Media for Cheshire based Ripple Marketing.
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Monday 13 October 2014

Do it in style… Safestyle!

Some scenes from the latest TV ad for Safestyle UK were shot at Positive Image last month. We created the set for this fun ad which made use of bubble machines, a foam canon and culminated in a pillow fight!

The fun ad, aired throughout the ITV region, is accompanied by an equally fun soundtrack, Shaka Laka Boom Boom and is the brainchild of Leeds based, Mezzo Films.
More images from the shoot can be seen on our Twitter page @leedsstudiohire

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Sunday 5 October 2014

Not all videos are in colour!

A video was produced today at the studio for Leeds based punk band, Stiletto Farm. The video, shot in black and white, is to accompany their latest single, Revenge. The video was produced by Starjack Entertainment of Harrogate.
More images from the shoot can be found on twitter @leedsstudiohire


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Saturday 27 September 2014


Not all situations warrant elaborate set ups and vast lighting rigs. A series of "cut-out" shots were taken in the studio today by portrait photographer Steve Bootle for a well known jeans outlet.

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Tuesday 9 September 2014

Still sat down on the job!

The second in a series of videos produced by Nathan McGrory, showing the latest offerings in the world of office chairs, was shot at the studio this week.

The video was shot  by York based photographer, Andy Little.

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Monday 8 September 2014

Gravita Creative Shoot

The latest company to hire the studio today were Wakefield based Gravita Creative for a series of shots of the team for use on their new website.

The shots consisted of both studio and exterior portraits and will be in use soon on their website.


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Thursday 21 August 2014

Artisans of the TV ad

A TV ad was  produced at our studios today by Max Bilbow of Rattle Media for their client Goldtempest Media and starred actor Steve Arnold as the presenter for Artisan Homes.  This is Artisans first foray in to the word of TV advertising and the it is hoped that the soon to be aired ad will take the profile of the company to the next level.

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Friday 8 August 2014

It all makes perfect sense… Hisense!

A video for the launch of a 65 inch TV from Hisense was shot today at Positive Image. Whilst you may not have heard of Hisence, they are in fact the worlds 4th largest manufacturer of TV's and are poised to be introduced into the UK market to compete with the likes of Samsung and Sony.

The video was shot by Paul Broadie from Leeds based Manto Creative Media

Further shots from the day can be found on Twitter @leedsstudiohire
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Wednesday 6 August 2014

We can always use a hand with the strimming!

Positive Image was chosen as the location for a two day video shoot for Grass Cutting Systems manufacturer, BesserTrim. The video will be made up of green screen shots done in the studio and also makes extensive use of various locations throughout the farm.

The video was shot by Leeds production company, Grand Designs Media for Cheshire based Ripple Marketing.

Further shots from the day can be found on Twitter @leedsstudiohire
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Thursday 24 July 2014

Just another day in the life of a top model!

A photo shoot was held at Positive Image yesterday for Graham and Brown Wallpapers featuring doggy model, Boris. We built props and wallpapered a wall for the day. The concept of the shoot was to show the tradition and "Northern-ness" of their latest patterns and features Boris the Whippet, the star of the show. The dog was to wear a flat cap but this will be added later in post production. Boris was an absolute star and would do anything for his owner, Andie (as long as she had a chicken bite!) and took it all in his stride. The shots were taken by The Phodographer, Annemarie King from York who specialises in doggy portraits for the Branding Agency, 10 Associates.

It was a long day but Boris performed like the true professional he is and ended the day with some well earned relaxation outside the studio in the daylight!

Further shots from the day can be found on Twitter @leedsstudiohire
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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Jon Humfrees hosts Mastermind from our studio

A spoof video based on the BBC's Mastermind programme was shot at the studio today. It was basically a best mans speech, hosted by Jon Humfrees, with the best man answering questions on, you guessed it, the groom. The video is to be shown on a large screen at the wedding this coming Saturday.

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Sunday 13 July 2014

Silence and Meditation at Positive Image

Positive Image's quiet and tranquil location meant that it was ideally suited for a series of shots taken for Yoga GPS, a new Yoga Social Media Network, showing various Yoga positions to be put in their gallery on their forthcoming site.

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Tuesday 8 July 2014

What's the point of PowerPoint?

A video featuring motivational speaker, Lee Jackson was produced by Paul Brodie from Manto Creative Media at Positive Image's Studios today.
Lee is one of the world’s leading slide design experts and authors. A Powerpoint Surgeon, if you will. He weans people off death by PowerPoint and bad bullet points by coaching good slide design for maximum impact. Not many people train people on Microsoft PowerPoint but they use it all the time…
Lee Jackson solves that problem.

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Thursday 19 June 2014

Uruguay…2 England…1

Uruguay 2, England 1 - disaster! The only consolation tonight was a few bottles of Pinewoods Pale Ale from the Harrogate Brewing Company to drown my sorrows!

As well as being a fine photographer and a regular at Positive Image's Studio, Anton Stark is the owner of the Harrogate Brewing Co. an up and coming micro-brewery based in the famous spa town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, brewing traditional cask conditioned beers with a nod to the past and an eye to the future. Using the finest ingredients and hops from around the world, their aim is to bring you interesting and exciting first class hand crafted beers.  - I can vouch for that! Come on England, it's only Costa Rica next…

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Monday 16 June 2014

A special 2 for 1 offer as we celebrate 21 years of photographic excellence

As we celebrate our 21 years in the photographic industry, we at Positive Image are offering you the chance to get two for one on studio hire the next time you book with us, right throughout 2014.

Having been in the Advertising and Photographic Industry since 1977, I decided back in 1993 that it was time to go it alone and so formed Positive Image. It was set up primarily as an E6 Film Processing Lab, servicing mainly professional clients and photographic libraries and it grew to be one of the largest, specialist photographic labs in the area. Having been at the forefront of the industry, and with the advent of digital media, we were ideally suited to work with the latest technologies and photographic methods.

We expanded our in-house services to include, amongst other things, Photographic Set Building and Studio & Location hire and now 21 years later, these now form the mainstay of our current services and to help us celebrate, we are giving our customers old and new a chance to get two for the price of one on Studio Hire.

Fancy a whole day for the price of a half? You got it. Two days for the price of one? No problem. Now you can take your time setting up or tweaking to get your shoot just right, without having to watch the clock. Offer applies to your next booking within 2014 and to two consecutive days or half days.
So next time you need a studio to work from or have a video to shoot, for half the normal price, pick up the phone, give us a call and see what we can do for your business. 

Saturday 7 June 2014


A fashion shoot undertaken by David Dresser for Pomodoro Clothing Company for the their 2014 clothing collection.

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Friday 30 May 2014

Positive Image, first choice for a First Aid Shoot

A shoot for Bradford based first aid training company, Qualsafe by Harrogate photographer, Anton Stark.  A team of 4 make up artists made extensive use of prosthetics and fake blood to achieve various wounds, scalds and burns with dramatic effect!

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Wednesday 14 May 2014

Reach for the SKY…

A series of interviews to camera were conducted at Positive Images Studio by Lauren Booth for the program "Talking Booth" to be aired on a new channel, British Muslim TV, coming soon on the Sky platform. The interviews, with prominent members of the Muslim community, were produced and directed by Danny Lacey of Stada Media and makes use of a 3 cameras set up  to achieve various multi-angle shots.

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Thursday 1 May 2014

Another Giant Leap for Positive Image

A series of voice-overs for use in their instructional Web-based videos for Leeds based technology company, G-Tech were produced at Positive Image's Studio by Nick Padley from Giant Leap Productions  Extensive use was made of Autocue and one of our Chromakey backgrounds to achieve the desired effect.

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Monday 7 April 2014

A video produced for The New Master Sounds - "Whistle Song"

Leeds funk group, The New Master Sounds, asked the U-Tube sensations,
The Brett Domino Trio to direct a music video for their catchy new track, 'Whistle Song'. So they hired our studio for the day and this is the slightly tongue in cheek video they came up with! Produced by One Note Records.

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Saturday 5 April 2014

Those Coral Ads just keep on coming!

The third in a series of TV Commercials for Coral Windows, shot at Positive Image's Studio in December last year, airs this week and runs throughout April on ITV Yorkshire. The ads produced by Danny Lacey of Stadamedia make extensive use of CGI backgrounds to achieve the final result.

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Sunday 23 March 2014

Sitting down on the job!

A video produced by Nathan McGrory showing the correct posture and use of office chairs for a large office furniture manufacturer.

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Monday 10 March 2014

Eilidh McKellar- "Hold Steady" (Official Music Video)

Released today, the official music video for Eilidh McKellar's latest single "Hold Steady" shot last month at Positive Image's Studio by Digifish of York.

'Hold Steady' is the follow-up single to 'Summer Daze', released in October 2013. On this latest track McKellar rocks her guitar with heartfelt delivery throughout this swaggery pop-meets-Americana release. With only a short back-catalogue to her name, Eilidh McKellar is already drawing comparisons to Jack White, Amy Winehouse and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

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Thursday 13 February 2014

Parkdean TV Commercial

Part of a 30 second TV Commercial for Parkdean Holiday Parks was shot at Positive Image using green screen. The shots are to be added to background shots of their holiday parks. The commercial was produced by Leeds Based Mezzofilms.

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Sunday 9 February 2014

More for Coral Windows!

The second of a series of TV commercials shot at Positive Image's studio by Danny Lacey of Stadamedia for Coral Windows, currently being broadcast on ITV Yorkshire. The brief from the client was that they wanted something a little more "high tech" and something different to the standard type of window commercial.

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Thursday 30 January 2014

The Beat Collective

A series of promotional stills taken for Leeds-based function band,
The Beat Collective by photographer, Matthew Sim. The Beat Collective are one of Yorkshire finest wedding and function bands.

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Friday 24 January 2014

A Promotional Video for Eilidh McKellar's latest single, "Hold Steady"

A recent video shoot by Ollie Bostock from York based video production company, Digifish for 20 year old Scottish born singer, songwriter and guitarist Eilidh McKellar. The video was shot for the release of her latest single,
"Hold Steady" due out in February and featured on her forthcoming album "Delta Devil Dreams" and for the commencement of her 2014 UK tour.

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Wednesday 15 January 2014

Who says THE SUN never comes out in Pudsey?

A recent photo shoot for The Sun newspaper , by Cheshire based photographer Matthew Pover. Shots from the series are to be used in forthcoming front page article in the Sun on Sunday.

Wednesday 1 January 2014

LOOK no further than Positive Image to find a hire studio in the NORTH

A recent photo shoot at Positive Image's studios of the BBC's Look North presenters, Harry Gration, and its' new presenter, Amy Garcia. The shots were taken by Ripponden based photographer, Matt Squire for use on the BBC's web site and in publicity material.

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