In the summer of 2016 filmmaker John Gubba went to China to explore the China Football Revolution. Here is the short film he filmed, produced, narrated and edited that previews the documentary series he wants to complete for worldwide distribution. The anticipation is that interest in football is destined to sky rocket over the next […]
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80% of online traffic will be video by next year . . . and that makes delivering quality more important than ever!
By JOHN GUBBA Everyone knows that online video is now the dominant force, whatever message you are trying to convey. The statistics are overwhelming and indisputable. But simply serving up any old video simply does not cut it in a world where capturing eyeballs is the holy grail for marketeers, bloggers, broadcasters, publishers, charities, politicians […]
Busby Bar and painting by Stewart Beckett: tribute to Sir Matt by Association of Former Man United Players
By JOHN GUBBA When Manchester United removed a plaque commemorating Sir Matt Busby from the director’s box at Old Trafford last month and moved access to seats for his grandchildren to another part of the stadium, eyebrows were raised. The legendary Manchester United manager who survived the Munich Air Disaster will of course always live […]
Words can save the world, but bombs will destroy it – Give peace a chance!
By JOHN GUBBA As a filmmaker, writer and publicist I understand the power of both the written and the spoken word. In a world where spin is a science designed to brainwash, where marketing is deemed more valuable than editorial and social media dominates, the real battle in the quest for world peace is not […]
The advantages of independently funding and distributing a new TV programme
By JOHN GUBBA Back in 1999, armed with a modest pre-sale agreement from Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet, we decided to self-fund production of ‘Wild Thing’ – a TV series that we have since distributed to over 60 countries across three continents, Next month we commence filming ‘Melanie Raccoon’ a pilot film part-funded by our co-investors, […]
Why it’s time to embrace Google’s new world and accept YouTube’s domination
On Valentine’s Day 2015 YouTube will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary. It has been a decade of seismic change. But as Bachman-Turner Overdrive famously first sang back in 1974: “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”. As a TV and video producer who has been making films for more than 30 years, my world has been turned upside […]
The Importance Of Choosing The Right Video Producer
Everyone knows that having video on your website is essential these days. But what is the formula for getting noticed in today’s social media dominated society? It is no longer a question of whether or not to use video on your website. In a world where 90 percent of internet users watch online video, the […]