Save Our Male Voice Choirs
FSF produced this feature length documentary about the plight of the Welsh male voice choirs in the 21st Century. The film follows Blaenavon Male Voice Choir as they look to adapt to the digital age and embrace social media in order to rejuvenate their choir and recruitment new, younger choristers.
The project budget was raised through crowd funding and a strong social media campaign that allowed Blaeanavon MVC to build a Facebook page with over 1,100 like from nothing. The project was built around building an online community and sharing content with other choirs and Welsh personalities in order to leverage audience and build support. Through this method of working we were able to engage not only choirs across the UK, but Welsh male voice choirs and Welsh communities around the world.
The project not only featured in local newspapers across Wales and the South-West, but the Wales Online article was shared over 1,100 times and it featured on BBC Radio Wales’ Roy Noble show, ITV Wales News, Channel 4 News and BBC Breakfast. The film was premiered at Cineworld, Cardiff to over 380 people and has screened in cinemas around Wales as well as being accepted into The Carmarthen Bay Film Festival and will be screened at the Welsh International Documentary Festival.
‘Save Our Male Voice Choirs’ is now available on DVD.
It’s My Shout Productions
In 2015 Daniel produced two short films for It’s My Shout Productions. ‘Hiraeth’ is the story of two brothers returning home to scatter their parents ashes and was aired by BBC Wales. ‘Pwyll’ is a Welsh-language film set in a dystopian future and with it’s clever VFX it was aired on both S4C and BBC Wales.
It’s My Shout offers filmmakers a great opportunity to create content for TV and to build their broadcast credits, network and experiences. Dan worked with a great team of people and produced two quality short films that have been seen by thousands of viewers on national television.
Team Wild TV
FSF MD Daniel J. Harris developed the online TV channel Team Wild TV from 18,000 views in May 2012 to over 50 million views in March 2015. During his time as Head of Video Production the channel delivered over 700 videos and built a subscriber base of over 150,000 people from around the world. As well as TWTV Daniel helped developed online TV channels and platforms for other brands including Subaru UK, Isuzu UK, Air Arms, Great Wall, Realtree, K and K Premium Jagd and Fort Governor’s Estate.
The Jewson Isuzu Rally Team – BCCC 2014
Whilst working as Head of Video Production at Team Wild TV, FSF MD Daniel J. Harris, managed multiple channels and projects for external clients. One of which was the Jewson Isuzu Rally Team video series during the 2014 BCCC. Dan produced and directed all 6 videos in the series and delivered them with a small team of camera operators and an editor. Each Round in the series occurred over a weekend with Dan and his team shooting Friday afternoon, all day Saturday and Sunday – then delivering a short form promo video of the weekend for the following Thursday, before a full 15-20 minute version was delivered the Thursday after that. Dan and his team turned around high quality and engaging videos in a short space of time to help build the audience for the Jewson Isuzu Rally Team.
Dan also helped develop the online presence and branding for several clients of Team Wild TV. Dan was a key member of the team that developed the new look website for international air rifle manufacturer Air Arms. Helping to build a team of contributors for the website, to develop an online series of videos for the brand as well as develop the format, branding, dents and style of that video series. Dan produced and directed the first batch of videos for Air Arms TV and set a style that has continued with the video series. The Air Arms YouTube channel and social media following has grown thanks to good quality sharable content and effective house keeping methods for the video content.