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Stewart Macfarlane

Creative Director/Founder/ Adventure Advocate

Very much the action man, Stewart feels right at home operating the camera in any situation and his best work is a combination of his passion for film with extreme sports, including cycling, surfing and climbing. Stewart is constantly thinking about how to drive Soup forward and accomplishing our aspirations to work with the brands we love. With his many years of experience across all sectors of film production, directing a wide range of projects from TV commercials and programmes to Winter holiday films and global blue chip corporate films, Stewart’s artistic flair and knowledge is second to none.

Garan Rushton

Creative Director/Founder/ Surfer

Garan’s creativity spans across disciplines of brand and identity, print and web design; to motion design including video, graphics, 3D and compositing high-end films. Attention to detail is evident in everything he produces. When he’s not in his studio in Cardiff, Garan loves to be outdoors and comes from a remote area of Wales surrounded by beautiful mountains and beach scenery. A keen sportsman, his hobbies include mountain biking, snow boarding and surfing.

Emma Garland

Video Catalyst/ Yogi

Emma’s our go-to person for everything. She keeps Soup, its clients and all the projects organised, drawing upon her many years’ experience in corporate communications. Emma is an excellent project manager, as well as having a keen eye for detail, she ensures our clients keep to schedule and budget and loves to share her wealth of knowledge to get the best out of every project. And on top of all that she’s also a qualified yoga teacher.

Ellie Crowther

Junior Producer and Social Wave Caster/ Cake Sculpter

Meet Ellie, our Junior Producer and Social Wave Caster.

Charged with bringing the creative concepts to life on our film sets, Ellie's dogged determination and resourcefulness to achieve the right look and style on set is second to none.

Highly organised and proactive, with a real eye for detail, Ellie helps manage our ever-growing client list and co-ordinates and manages the production elements of all our film and animation projects.

In her spare time, you'll find Ellie helping out in the family bakery, creating SpongeBob or R2D2 out of icing or traveling the world on one of her many adventures.

Dave O'Byrne

3D Visual Creative/ Photographer

David is our go-to guru for all things 3D and VFX. With over 20 years' experience, there's nothing that he can't create with a broad range of specialisms and a wide spectrum of work that includes engine animations for Ferrari and complex large scale animations for Shell.

With his strong background in both digital asset production and project management, David anticipates and translates our client needs into creative and effective solutions.

In his spare time, you'll find David physically attached to his camera on many urban explorations or enjoying free time with his family.

Emily Roberts

Creative/ Sharp Shooter

Emily graduated from Aberystwyth University with First Class Honours in Film + TV having been home-schooled from a young age. While at University she was elected Media Officer of the archery team and was selected to go on a 5 month exchange to Hong Kong where she learnt how to eat with chopsticks and picked up a grand total of two words. She has many strings to her bow (figuratively and literally) such as graphic design, web design, photography, filmmaking and editing and has won numerous awards for these skills. Emily is our right-hand woman for all things creative, be it animating, illustration, graphics, editing or behind the camera.

Outside of the editing suite, Emily enjoys archery and traveling with her camera all over the world to get that perfect shot.

Matt Burnham-Jones

Motion Graphics Designer/ Puppet Maker

When it comes to motion graphics, Matt is our man. He helps to bring Soup's videos to life with his innovative design skills and with his attention to detail, our client's ideas come alive.

He creates smooth, engaging videos, and along with his hardworking nature and determination to create high quality and original work, what more could you want!

In Matt’s spare time, he likes to draw any of his week’s influences or climb the mountains of Wales and of course create his bespoke homemade puppets

Olivia Rideal

Junior Editor/ Wildlife Enthusiast

Being an experienced filmmaker, Olivia is also a dab hand as our second or third camera operator for some of our larger shoots.

Having spent some time in a social media role previously, she has a keen eye for all things creative and is also our social and culture queen.

When not in the editing suite, you'll find Olivia shooting wildlife (with a camera that is!) and a bit further afield scuba diving off some exotic coast!

Ingrid Vila Rossello

Junior Editor/ Music Maker

Originally from Barcelona, Ingrid’s background and education is in Advertising and Public Relations, which only lends itself to understanding and researching our creative briefs. She also speaks Catalan, Spanish and Italian fluently which comes in handy on our multi-language video projects.

Ingrid has a real love for photography, which started at a really young age, and her passion and detail can be seen in every photo she takes. She has a real eye for beautiful shots and this transfers across into every edit she produces.

In her spare time, you’ll find Ingrid with her husky dog, competing in one of her many sports, or playing guitar.

Want to join us?/ BECOME A WAVEMAKER

Whether you’re freelance or looking for something more permanent, we’d love to hear from you. Whilst we’re a tight team, we work with lots of specialists, like animators, camera operators, sound recordists, copywriters, models, actors and voiceover artists.

Our people are well looked after with flexible working hours, ‘feeding’ days to keep the creative ideas flowing and fun-filled action-packed days out. For a glimpse behind the scenes at Soup, check out our blog.

Interested in becoming a Wavemaker? Then send us a kick-ass email, why you’re the one for us.

The Waves & The Waters Beyond

A video production, motion design & animation studio creating waves in the industry
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Video Production

Utilising the latest filming and editing techniques, we produce highly-engaging video productions that are not only informative but entertaining too.

Animation Production

Whether it’s 2D illustrations or high-end 3D modelling & computer graphics, we’ll bring your story and video production to life.

Drone Filming

Think high-end, high-tech drone footage that gives your aerial video that extra wow factor and shows real-time footage in 4K with a creative touch.

Video Marketing

Digital video marketing is at the centre of our creative thinking to ensure you deliver those measurable analytics that are vital for new business development.

Designed with Passion

We seek to learn about your vision and your story, so ours and yours can work hand in hand. Creating a visually compelling representation of your brand that reflects who you are and what you do. Because together we work better.

Designed with passion.


Learn more about our services

The waves

Through the power of beautiful film, engaging motion graphics and clever animation production, we’ll tell your story. Or as we see it Making waves.

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Hours filming

The waters beyond

Don’t let your waves peter out to nothing. Put your videos in front of the right audience to make sure your business is driving forward.

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Hours animating

Plain sailing

At every step of the process, from planning to mastering, quality is always our main focus, ensuring a unique feel to every video production we produce.

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Coffee cups drunk

Imagination meets the professional, creativity meets the technical, contemporary meets the traditional.

OUR vision tells the story, YOUR story.

Stewart, Creative Director, Soup Creative

Our Portfolio of Work

Video production and animation creation are at the forefront of the digital revolution, changing the way in which we communicate. Video conveys complex messages and concepts easily, quickly and succinctly, engaging and inspiring your audience. All our videos can be seen on our Vimeo channel.

Vimeo Channel
Kickstarter Video Campaign Production
Sky AdSmart TV Commercial Campaign Video
Fitness App Video Production
Promotional University Video Production
Lifestyle Car Video
Corporate Video
Lifestyle Video Production & Drone Filming
Fitness App Commercial Video Production
2D Character Animation Production
How to & Product Demo Videos
Explainer Video Production and Interview Case Study Films
Event Filming – Cycling
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Testimonials

76% of our business comes from recommendations. Here’s what some of our clients have to say about our video and animation production projects:

As a very time sensitive project, the team at Soup communicated with us effectively and efficiently from the offset so that we could manage our expectations of what could be achieved within the time frame. They have produced everything from the initial scripts to the final videos in good time (as per the agreed schedule) and to a great quality, stopping at nothing to help us realise our project goals. Overall, we are extremely pleased with how Soup are managing the project as a whole and the quality of the videos produced.

Lauren Williams, Digital Campaign Executive, Kingspan Insulation Limited

Working on this TV Ad production project with Soup, has been amazing, we wanted to create a high-end video that reflected the new CHO Fashion & Lifestyle branding and to showcase the direction of the business and what we achieved was something that far exceeded this, I am really looking forward to the next project with Soup and their team.

Gareth O’Rourke – Director of International E-Commerce, CHO

Soup Creative impressed us with their dedication to our project, expertise throughout the process and creativity in delivery. They listened and understood the demands of the project, taking the time to produce imaginative solutions to a highly professional standard. Not only were they a pleasure to deal with, they delivered with excellence in a short timeframe. We would certainly recommend Soup and will be using the agency for future projects.

Oliver James Associates

Thanks Garan, Stewart and Emma. I think this video production is very impressive and your vision, from the start, has come through. A very impressive piece of technical creativity. It is already on our digital signage screens in readiness for tomorrow. Thanks again for all your efforts...

Brian Fitzpatrick, Director of Learning and Information Services at the University of Chester (Thornton Science Park - promotional video)

Many thanks for all the team’s work on our annual review video production – looks brilliant. We’re delighted.

Anne Farquharson, Director, Marketing & Communications, ICAS

Soup got a thorough understanding of our brief and used their creative flair to produce a video that really reflects our brand’s personality. We now have a really professional looking and engaging video – they even gave us advice on the best way to use it afterwards. Lovely people to work with too!

Amanda Rowland Jones, Marketing Officer - North Warwickshire and Hinckley College (College promotional film)

The team at Zebra has worked with Stewart and the Soup team on a number of videos for different clients this year. It has been a pleasure to work with the team. Their understanding of the clients' needs and translating them onto film is impressive. They are professional but approachable and are able to put interviewees at their ease. I look forward to working with them more in 2017.

Clara, Zebra Marketing and Communications - collaboration for Barnstondale

Our Services

We pride ourselves on our high standard of work and we are video production specialists, that utilise the latest filming techniques and creative thinking, as well as the latest technology. We combine our immaculate edits with stylish high-end motion graphics and animation, ensuring every project we deliver meets the exacting standards of our clients and then some.

Film Production

Film Production

We deliver highly engaging videos, that are not only informative but are also entertaining in their delivery. We have all the gear and plenty of ideas when it comes to shooting and editing film footage.

The skill not only comes down to what is filmed on the day but relentless pre-production planning and endless hours in the post-editing suite, as we seek perfection in all our films. We can handle every part of the production process for you, from prep through to post-production, to final delivery and beyond, offering our expert advice on all delivery platforms.

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Film Editing

Film Editing

Editing is where the real talent lies and we take the utmost pride in all our video productions. It’s an art form in itself, making sure each and every shot stands out, giving your stories the life and colour they need to capture your target audience. With most videos being marketed online, we make sure every video delivers your key message and grabs the viewer within the first 5 seconds.

Using professional film studio software, we bring beautiful film footage together to create your masterpiece story, hat is akin to high-end film productions, whether that’s a corporate video, a brand or promo video, a TV commercial, or even a viral video or a music video.

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Sound Design

Sound Design

Music, voiceovers and sound effects are essential to the success of any production, so time and effort is always taken to find the right music and effects. We have a wealth of talent in sound design, music composers, voice over artists/recordists and presenters. Providing much more of an immersive and multi-sensory experience for the user.

It’s important that the music brings the film or animation production to life and enforces the tone of the film, yet doesn’t distract the viewer from the key messages.

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Motion Design

Motion Design

Slick, smart and engaging – no, that’s not a description of Stewart, but it’s how our clients describe our motion design work. Graphic animation can add another level of engagement to any video and, done well, it can be a strong way to communicate a complicated (or dull) message and become a very powerful sales tool.

We also work with many TV production companies to produce broadcast motion design and can apply animation treatment to any type of title graphics.

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2D & 3D Animation

2D & 3D Animation

Struggling to sell or visualise a product, concept or business idea to people? Animate it. Through 2D or 3D animation, we can produce stunning, life-like animations to deliver your message to your target audience.

All of our animation is created and produced in-house, in our Chester and Cardiff studios. We insist on a high standard of quality for all of our animations, delivering above and beyond, no matter how tight the deadline.

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Drone Filming

Drone Filming

With a wealth of filming knowledge and strong waves of creativity, Soup are now fully licensed CAA certified aerial drone specialists and flying high! We capture seamless aerial drone shots to make sure that your corporate and promotional videos are impressive, personal and smooth.

 

Our 4kg drone aircraft allows us to operate inside the heart of London and other congested areas to capture beautiful 4K aerial film footage, as well as stills for some stunning aerial drone photography.

 

Scripting

Scripting

Can’t see the wood for the trees? Do you need an outside view to project your company in the best possible light? We believe that all good productions develop from a great initial concept. With vast experience across all types of media, including radio, TV and online, we can tell your story.

You tell us what messages you want to convey and with a little research and some not so daunting interviews, we’ll help you and your audiences see the bigger picture.

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Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing

Sure, we’re designers and cinematographers (and not bad surfers), but ultimately it’s what you do with the films we produce that really makes the difference. To that end, we offer the full ride rather than the thrill of just catching the wave!

Video marketing is at the centre of our creative thinking to ensure that you can deliver those measurable results that are vital for developing your business. We’ll build your campaign for you and deliver a real ROI you’ll be bowled over with.

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Project Management

Project Management

We work hard to understand your brief, business and target audience to produce a creative solution that fits with your brand, your identity and captures your audience. Our aim is to build a strong and long-lasting relationship and exceed your expectations.

We’re only as good as our last project. That’s why you can be sure you’re getting the best service from start to finish, each and every time.

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Meet the Wavemakers

Our people are passionate about all things film & design related, as well as the clever marketing of the stories they create. Aside from this, there’s nothing they love more than the great outdoors. Here’s the people that you can rely on to bring your story to life.

Stewart Macfarlane

Creative Director/Founder/ Adventure Advocate

Very much the action man, Stewart feels right at home operating the camera in any situation...

Garan Rushton

Creative Director/Founder/ Surfer

Garan’s creativity spans across disciplines of brand and identity, print and web design; to motion design including video, graphics, 3D and compositing high-end films...

Emma Garland

Video Catalyst/ Yogi

Emma’s our go-to person for everything. She keeps Soup, its clients and all the projects organised...

Ellie Crowther

Junior Producer and Social Wave Caster/ Cake Sculpter

Charged with bringing the creative concepts to life on our film sets, Ellie's dogged determination and resourcefulness to achieve the right look and style on set is second to none.

Dave O'Byrne

3D Visual Creative/ Photographer

David is our go-to guru for all things 3D and VFX. With over 20 years' experience, there's nothing that he can't create with a broad range of specialisms and a wide spectrum of work that includes engine animations for Ferrari and complex large scale animations for Shell.

Emily Roberts

Creative/ Sharp Shooter

Emily is our right hand woman for all things creative, be it animating, illustration, graphics, editing or behind the camera.

Matt Burnham-Jones

Motion Graphics Designer/ Puppet Maker

When it comes to motion graphics, Matt is our man. He helps to bring Soup's videos to life with his innovative design skills.

Olivia Rideal

Junior Editor/ Wildlife Enthusiast

Olivia enjoys nothing more than whipping up a slick edit for any one of our varied clients, from music festivals to Pilates apps.

Ingrid Vila Rossello

Junior Editor/ Music Maker

Ingrid’s our Junior Editor here but with her thirst for knowledge, she has already excelled herself assisting on some of Soup’s larger and more complex projects. A quick-learner, Ingrid adapts quickly and turns her hand to every challenge thrown at her!

Want to join us?/ BECOME A WAVEMAKER

We're on the lookout for more talent!

Many more in our network

As a well-knit collective, we often tap into our network of good friends to hone their expert skills and talents to make sure your project is above and beyond your expectations.

Interested in becoming a Wavemaker? We’re on the look-out for a middle weight animator to join our team. Send us a kick-ass email explaining why you’re the one for us.

We want you!

 

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Chester Studio

Merchants House
Crook Street
Chester CH1 2BE

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Call Stew in Chester

07525 360 887

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Cardiff Studio

Talbot Studios,
1 Talbot Street
Cardiff CF11 9BW

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Call Garan in Cardiff

07834 489 393