YOHO MEDIA

We are a media production company specialising in museums, exhibitions and cultural heritage.

We work across all digital formats; from cinematic films to on-line video, from soundscapes to interactive installations. Our clients include international museums, cultural institutions, charities & broadcasters; from Al Jazeera to the BBC, UNESCO to the V&A. We have worked on over 100 projects and in more than 40 countries.

We are driven by creativity and curiosity; we understand the power of visual storytelling and work with our clients to deliver world-class creative and technical solutions. Our Bristol studio is the hub of a global network; we collaborate and co-operate through international teams with the capacity to create and deliver anywhere on the planet.  

SERVICES

Development

We like to get involved in projects as early as possible, working with the client team to develop a comprehensive media strategy, embracing exhibition content, online media, marketing and promotion. We spend a lot of time on development; exploring creative and technical possibilities to ensure we find the best way of engaging an audience. Throughout the development stages we work with a network of technical specialist, writers and researchers; from computer programmers to scientists, botanists to boat builders. All our projects are carefully researched, mapped out and planned;  covering everything from scripting and storyboarding to scheduling and cost control.

Photography

Photography is a critical part of all our work. High-quality stills enable our clients to expand the reach of their projects; connecting their video or interactive content with other parts of their media output, whether it’s their annual report, exhibition graphics, social media channels, brochure, poster campaigns, advertising or website.

Our Red video cameras produce a stream of superb quality (35.4 megapixel) images. We also work with all sorts of photographic devices, old and new, including multi-camera rigs, 360 panoramas, vintage and medium format film cameras, and Canon’s latest 5DS camera system which uses a revolutionary 50.6 megapixel CMOS sensor to deliver imagery that retains its quality across any application, from online sharing to billboard sized prints.
Using a 1950s Rolleiflex T medium format camera to shoot stills for a film about the Blasket Islands in South West Ireland.
Yoho Media production services

Video Production

Video production is the heart of our business; we make videos in all shapes and sizes, all crafted to capture the imagination and engage the intellect. Our video output ranges from short form content, for online distribution, to multi-screen, immersive installations. We work with all sorts of cameras and formats, from simple, linear, single-screen programmes to large panoramas and immersive VR experiences. With more than 20 years experience we’ve developed a tried and tested approach to video production; but we’re also constantly adapting to make the most of exciting changes in the way that video is produced, distributed and consumed.

Interactive Media

We produce interactive media for touch-screens, interactive games and large-scale interactive experiences, either for installation in galleries or as online applications. Working with a network of highly skilled designers and programmers we create beautifully crafted interactive programmes that are engaging and entertaining, enabling audiences to explore, play and learn.

Our team offers a complete service, taking projects through from initial concept development to script writing, research, production, installation and ongoing support and maintenance.
The Kingdom Tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Stock Footage

Our crews are out all the time; in Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East. We’ve built up a huge archive of top-quality 4, 5 and 8K footage, and we’re constantly adding to it. Our library is managed by Nimia, with content also distributed through Getty Images. You can browse our collections at Nimia’s site on the link below. If you’re looking for something specific then do get in touch; if we don’t have it ourselves we know who does, or can have material specially shot anywhere in the world.

Audio

Audio production and sound design are a critical part of our workflow. All our films have carefully crafted soundtracks and we also create atmospheric audio installations for gallery and exhibition spaces. This includes large-scale installations, such as Scotland’s National Museum of Flight, where we developed a soundscape that brought aircraft sweeping through the massive hangar spaces, or Clearwell Caves in Gloucestershire, where a subtle, carefully designed installation bring the sound of mine workers back into the caves and is so convincing that visitors call out to them.

Consultancy

With more than 20 years experience on over 100 projects we’ve acquired a real understanding of how best to approach the use of media in museums and exhibitions. We like to get involved as early as possible, sometimes before even the architects and builders, helping clients to define their approach and develop a comprehensive media strategy.

As consultants we often work with other media companies, collaborating to deliver complex, multi-faceted media packages that are beyond the capacity of any one company. In 2018 we were one of 7 media companies working on the SAAC Cultural Centre in Kuwait, the world’s largest museum project.

Taking a break, Saudi style, at the end of a busy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Animation

We create animation in all shapes and styles; from surreal, hand-drawn history, to photo-realistic 3D creatures and environments. The medium offers incredible creative and imaginative possibilities and we make the most of this to tell stories exploring everything from oil exploration to pre-historic monsters.

Bristol is the heart of the UK’s animation industry; home to both Aardman and the BBC Natural History Unit, it supports a fantastically diverse and talented animation community, presenting us with the opportunity to work with some of the best.

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