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Double Award Win For First Sight Media
DOUBLE AWARD WIN FOR FIRST SIGHT MEDIA

We are thrilled and incredibly grateful to announce the addition of two prestigious awards to our 2023 achievements...

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ISO27001 Certification
FIRST SIGHT MEDIA HAS ACHIEVED ISO27001 CERTIFICATION!

Our accreditation affirms our commitment and capacity to protect our customer’s data...

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The Future of Events in 2024
The Future of events in 2024:
Predictions from the industry leaders

Hear exclusively from the event industry leaders. Find out what’s in store for 2024, along with their personal top tips to guarantee a successful event.

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World of Content
THE WORLD OF CONTENT: SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE LAST 30 YEARS

Explore the significant advancements we have seen within the video production industry from our companies launch in 1993 until now.

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Content is King
If Content is King, virtual is the chariot to carry him

Hear from our managing director, Richard Belcher, about his take on the world of virtual events.

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Celebrate our 30th anniversary
Celebrate our 30th anniversary

Fancy 30% off on your next virtual event? Celebrate our 30th anniversary with our exclusive offer...

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Going Green With First Sight Media
Going Green With First Sight Media

In a time where environmental sustainability is becoming more and more essential...

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We've been shortlisted!
We've been shortlisted!

First Sight Media are thrilled to announce the we have made the shortlist in 3 separate...

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World Photography Day! Get to know us
World Photography Day

The work that goes into each and every one of our customer’s events is driven by the genuine...

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Tips on extending your reach
Tips on extending your reach

We are thrilled to have made the shortlist for the AV & Production Supplier of the Year category.

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FIRST SIGHT MEDIA ANNOUNCED AS FINALISTS FOR EVENT INDUSTRY NEWS SUPPLIER AWARDS
FIRST SIGHT MEDIA ANNOUNCED AS FINALISTS FOR EVENT INDUSTRY NEWS SUPPLIER AWARDS

We are thrilled to have made the shortlist for the AV & Production Supplier of the Year category.

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30 YEARS OF FIRST SIGHT MEDIA: THE EVOLUTION
30 YEARS OF FIRST SIGHT MEDIA: THE EVOLUTION

We’re so excited to announce that we’ll be turning 30 in November, 2023! We’ll be marking three decades of tireless innovation in video...

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HOW HYBRID ETL LONDON KEPT HUNDREDS ENGAGED FOR TWO FULL DAYS!
HOW HYBRID ETL LONDON KEPT HUNDREDS ENGAGED FOR TWO FULL DAYS!

If you’re looking to find new ways to attract, engage – and stay engaged - with your hybrid audiences, First Sight Media found...

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SEAT YOUR AUDIENCE IN THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR WITH 360-DEGREE VIEWING
SEAT YOUR AUDIENCE IN THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR WITH 360-DEGREE VIEWING

What if you could capture a new audience for your event? One that can be a part of every bit of the action...

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Feeding The Beast: Engaging online delegates through live streaming
Feeding the beast: engaging online delegates through live streaming

Feeding the beast, it’s the idea that encourages engagement with your online audience by maintaining connection with them during the entirety of the event.

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First Sight Media announced as winners at CN Agency Awards
First Sight Media announced as winners at CN Agency Awards

On Friday, the 3rd of March, we were named ‘Technical Production Team of the Year’ at the Conference News Agency Awards.

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OXBA Winner
First Sight Media Wins Oxfordshire Business Awards for Best Small Business

We are absolutely ecstatic to have won the RWK Goodman Small Business award at the Oxfordshire Business Awards.

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OXBA Finalist
First Sight Media Announced as Oxfordshire Business Awards Finalist

We're thrilled to announce that First Sight Media is an Oxfordshire Business Awards Finalist for the RWK Goodman Small Business Award!

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FSM Win Event Technology Award
First Sight Media wins Event Technology Award

We’re excited to announce we have been awarded Silver for Favourite Event Technology Supplier - “The People’s Choice Award” at The Event Technology Awards 2021.

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First Sight Media StageClip Partnership
First Sight Media and StageClip Partnership Announcement

We are delighted to announce First Sight Media’s partnership with StageClip.

Find out more about how event organisers will benefit from our unique partnership, which will transform premium video production of graduation and award ceremonies into personalised video clips which are instantly shareable on social media.

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University Regatta
First Sight Media produces University regatta watched by thousands as Oxford life returns

First Sight Media recently produced one of our first hybrid events of the year, streaming Oxford University Rowing Club’s four-day summer regatta on the River Thames.

Read more on the success of this first for the University, and how we can help deliver your next hybrid event.

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First Sight Media Showreel
First Sight Media Showreel

First Sight Media is one of the UK’s most successful video streaming and production companies. Our team of video streaming and production experts has over 20 years’ experience in the industry.

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Virtual Graduation Solutions
Virtual Graduation Solutions

Our virtual graduation solutions create a LIVE event for your ceremonies - with graduands getting their 'moment on stage' and names announced live. Check out our 45 second introduction video.

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Masterclass - Delivering a Virtual / Hybrid Event
MASTERCLASS: Delivering a successful Virtual / Hybrid event – from the streaming specialist

Our very own Rich Belcher delivers a Masterclass at Event Tech Live 2020: Delivering a successful Virtual / Hybrid event – from the streaming specialist

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Behind Event Tech Live 2020
Behind the Scenes at Event Tech Live 2020

Live behind the scenes footage from Event Tech Live 2020 with Host James Dickson and our Director, Rich Belcher walking through the backstage production from the Oxfordshire branch of ETL Virtual.

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How can we help
How can we help deliver your online event?

We believe virtual and hybrid events are here to stay. They can (and should) be immersive and engaging experiences… if delivered in the right way.

We can help with creative ideas, planning and safely deliver quality , interactive online events, providing a complete technical production solution for live, virtual and hybrid events of all kinds.

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Planning a virtual event
Planning a virtual event - TOP TIPS

Our team have been producing A LOT of virtual events recently and are ready to deliver more hybrid events in future so have put together some handy top tips

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Doctors milestone to share
Live and interactive graduation ceremony provides doctors with milestone moment to share

We were delighted to have produced a live, interactive virtual graduation for the University of Plymouth's healthcare graduates as they head off to boost the NHS.

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Switching to a virtual event
Switching to a Virtual Event? You’re almost there already

Recent circumstances mean many events have had to and will need to switch online. Shifting your offline event to a digital, virtual format is still about creating content and delivering this to your audience. You still have your speakers and you still have your audience; so you are ahead on both accounts.

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Video Communication
Presenting your Video Comms Remotely - TOP TIPS

Whether you’re leading a team meeting, speaking to a potential new client for the first time or hosting a full on interactive digital event with multiple participants we've put together some top tips to help you.

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Virtual Graduation Guide
Virtual Graduations – A Guide to Digital and User Generated Ceremonies

Graduation is the culmination and highlight of the academic calendar but with the COVID-19 pandemic, First Sight Media have turned our expertise and technology (as well as a good dose of “thinking outside the box”) to recommend our top solutions for “virtual graduations”.

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Event Video Content
Integrating and expanding your event video content - Recorded Presentation

Speaking on the Marketing and Technology Stage at Event Tech Live 2019, First Sight Media's very own Rich Belcher talks all things video and how to embrace it to expand the audience of your events.

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Visions Unlimited
First Sight Media acquires Visions Unlimited to boost event production offering

Exciting news from First Sight Media as we announce the takeover of fellow live events video production specialists: Visions Unlimited

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4K Future
Ultra High Definition 4k - future, present or just a fad?

Just like the introduction of High Definition [HD] way back in 2009 – is UHD 4k the future of broadcasting and therefore streaming technology?

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