About Us

At Sound & Colour we use our passion for filmmaking and cinematography to connect global brands with their audience and engage customers through creative storytelling. We come from backgrounds in directing, camera operating and editing, we are craftsmen dedicated to our art; hands on, technically savvy and motivated by the pursuit of creative excellence. This means our highly regarded clients rest assured they’re receiving the best quality service and product.

 

Services

We produce factual content, branded documentaries, commercials and promotional films across a range of sectors and clients. Each project starts by getting to know you the client, your brand and your audience. We get to the heart of the story and build an engaging visual and audio concept for the film, tailored specifically for your platform of choice.

Whether you need short-form vertical video for social, a longer form branded documentary, specialist aerial and slow-motion cinematography, a live stream or a same day shoot and edit for your event - We have an extensive pool of talented crew, making us flexible, scaleable and able to deliver to tight deadlines. We also provide white label video production services for agencies wishing to collaborate with a production partner. Allowing them to scale-up and provide a higher level of cinematography and production value, without the large investment of an internal team and equipment.

  • Concept development - project planning, script writing and storyboarding.
  • Cinematography - high quality cinematic filming for all applications, including aerial drone and slow-motion.
  • Audio recording - including sound design, VoiceOver and interviews.
  • Crewing and equipment rental.
  • Post-production editing, motion graphics, animation and colour grading.

Our extensive range of camera, lighting and audio equipment means we have the right tools for any job. We shoot on the RED Gemini 5k cinema camera and have a range of Sony cameras for multi-camera shoots, including the Sony FX9. We have a set of Sigma Cine lenses that give our images a beautiful aesthetic, as well as gimbals, monitors, wireless transmitters… we could go on and on.

Get in touch or come over for a coffee, our office is in Heald Green (South of Manchester) we’d be happy to talk through in more detail how we could benefit your next video project. Contact Us Here.


Rick Bailey

Co-Founder, Filmmaker

Having worked as a Freelance Camera Operator since 2008, I’ve had the opportunity to work on some incredible projects across Commercial, TV, Film and Corporate sectors. Highlights have included filming the Good Food & Wine Show in South Africa, New Zealand, Astralia and South America and working with many high-end clients such as McDonalds, RBS and Google.

My drive and passion for filmmaking keeps me striving for perfection on every shoot, which is reflected in the fact that we have long-standing relationships with many of our clients.

When I’m not behind the camera you’ll find me on the Motorbikes, immersed in the F1, eating Japanese food and listening to punk rock.


Chris Elliott

Co-Founder, Filmmaker

What I love about filmmaking is meeting new people, finding out what makes them tick and telling their story; we’re fortunate to be able to combine our passions for cinematography, music, travel, culture and geeky-camera-tech into our business.

Originally from Leeds, I graduated from Sheffield Hallam’s Film & Media Production Degree in 2008 and then worked as a broadcast journalist and video producer in the corporate sector, where I honed my skill for editing promo films. I setup as a freelance Camera Operator and Editor in 2011, before moving to Manchester soon after.

I’ve travelled all over the world for work and pleasure; there’s nothing more exciting than exploring new places and riding massive roller coasters.