We have a wealth of experience completing shoots not just in the UK but all over the world. People come to us for our no-nonsense approach. We know how to effectively capture your story. We shoot on RED, dSLRs and Sony XDCAMs; we have the whole kit in the studio, ready to go... camera-crane, tracks and all.
An SEO expert walks into a bar, bars, pub, tavern, public house, irish pub, drinks, beer and alcohol. Seriously though, we don't just help your website reach the widest audience possible, we also make it look pretty. From beautiful layouts and engaging navigation to the real meat and bones of a website, we make your online presence work for you.
We can help you achieve those slightly more 'out there' ideas with ease. We love a challenge and helping you effectively bring ideas to life through the use of the latest technology is what we do best. We keep our eye on industry trends and developments to make sure your productions are not only current and on trend but stand out from the crowd.
We love building incredible apps using the latest technology... from custom schedules for events through to mass-market games, and everything in between. We have a ton of experience in building things which really work. We've worked with some of the biggest brands in the market and we always have great ideas.
BOXFX is a tight knit team of creatives that enjoy good music, large cakes and creating visually stunning experiences.
We pride ourselves in the use of the latest technology and techniques to deliver the high productions on-time and within budget. A perfect combination of suped-up computers, a 96-node dual-processor render-farm, and a real passion for our work means we never fail to deliver. Our eclectic mix of clients say we're unlike any other agency they've ever worked with. We love variety, it encourages creativity and prevents getting stuck in a rut. From health technology, bluechip, charity, fashion and food industries we've done it all not just in the UK but in locations across the world.
With purpose-built production, post, broadcast, VFX facilities and in-house development in St Albans, we're able to produce anything in house. From huge multi-camera shoots in the centre of the Yas Marina Circuit during the Abu Dhabi F1, to capturing keyhole surgery we can do it all. Our totally in-house approach keeps costs down, quality high and helps us maintain a clean creative direction throughout your project.
Welcome to our new, exciting and custom-built studios located in the bustling city of St. Albans. Our entire office is geared towards producing eye-catching, bespoke creative work, and we have integrated the latest infrastructure right into the building.
The main production studio is located on the lower level. Equipped with easy access and hassle-free parking, we think of it as a canvas on which to realise your vision. The studio has a green room and utility facilities for actors and crew members, and it can be coloured to suit your specific needs. Adjacent and linked by a glass window we have a sound-insulated edit suite perfect for reviewing footage and handling all your post-production needs. It also features a great sound system, too!
Moving on up, literally, our comfortable communal area houses a sofa, fussball table and kitchen: standard fare for any creative office, we're sure you'll agree. The meeting room features a THX surround sound system and large cinema screen for client viewings. On top of all that, we also have a large creative studio and a client-relations office.
We provide a full one-stop service from ideas to delivery. Writing, filming, post-production and technical compliance, we have it covered. Having worked with blue-chip companies from a wide variety of sectors, on shoots all over the world, we're geared-up to quickly dispatch to a variety of locations and environments.
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BOXFX, 17 Alban Park, Hatfield Road
St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0JJ
Well, what a year, indeed! Things have been a little crazy in the world of BOXFX, so we thought a general update was in order for what's been happening in sunny St Albans.
Down on the farm – Since our first update, work capacity has dictated that the Farm needed to catch up with an ever-increasing workload. Upgrading from 24 nodes to 64 is no mean feat but has now given BOXFX greater capacity and faster, high-quality render times. In addition to this, auto-deployment and memory upgrades keeps BOXFX ahead of the curve.
The team – With an upgraded Render Farm and increased work capacity, we needed to expand our team in order to maintain efficiency and quality. With the introduction of two new members and another two starting over the coming weeks, the creative room is becoming a larger hive of activity. Continued software updates and plugins along with the new team members means that we continue to push the boundaries of awesome.
Photography – A service that is widely used and certainly not talked about enough is photography. You may not know this already but here at BOXFX we offer a full photography and image-handling service. We can capture that perfect shot and arrange the image in a format and scale that is a great fit for your business. Why not gives us a call and discuss your needs with our creative team?
The Studio – Not wanting to leave our beloved studio out of the picture, we gave it a loving acoustic upgrade. Installing a number of acoustic panels gives that added level of audio quality to any production. If some of the above information has you intrigued or fits what you are looking for then give us a call or email us. We are a friendly bunch and will happily answer any questions.
Welcome to our BOXFX newsletter, our monthly update from the world of video, motion graphics, web and app development. In the coming months we will have lots of exciting news and developments to share with you and your business.
WHATS NEW THIS MONTH?
To kick off this month's newsletter we are pleased to share with you our new company presentation show reel, giving you a recap insight to our business and what services we have to offer here at BOXFX
Here at BOXFX we are keen to explore all opportunities and to work with your business in order to bring you into the visual content age. Since moving to our new premises in St Albans back in October 2013 we have continued to develop our in house team and services, offering dedicated studio space and production suite.
In related development news, BOXFX is proud to introduce a new member of our team. Christopher Elt joined us at the beginning of October bringing a wealth of experience in project management and client services. Working with the team, Christopher will be at the forefront of client contact and taking project lead and communication, pulling together our resources in order to provide a premium level of service from start to finish. "It is very exciting to join a dynamic, enthusiastic and talented team here at BOXFX. An opportunity to show the world what video content should really look like" Christopher adds.
As always, BOXFX are looking forward to helping you achieve your visual goals effectively and look awesome in the process. So enough of the sales pitch; that's what the website is for. Get over to BOXFX.co.uk, have a look around, then pick up the phone and arrange a visit to our offices: we have creative solutions, tea and cake galore.
In the words of BOXFX's founder, David Ross - "We're so awesome, cats would work with us"... Fact. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The BOXFX team.
This is our first blog post and we thought "let's write about something epic." We had a good look around at what might pique your interest and although the pink micro-scooter we use for getting around the office is pretty awesome – yes, it is, really - it simply isn't incredible enough. So there was only one option with enough awesomeness to impress you... our render farm.
Clients often ask us how we achieve photo-realistic renders quickly, efficiently, and in-budget, and we tell them.. it's the farm, baby! It all started a year ago with a few old PCs rescued from the loft of our office, then cobbled together to facilitate the grunt work that characterises modern graphics rendering.
But things do change in a year, massively so in our case. Our projects have become vastly more complex – read awesome – so we need hardware that can keep up with the breakneck pace of our development. Enter the farm, as it’s affectionately known. This silicon beast’s beating heart is a 60-node server. But simply calling it a 20-node server would constitute a grave injustice, you see. Each node harnesses the very latest Intel Xeon-based firepower and solid-state drives for uber-quick file accesses, for starters, and with all these cores supported by over 500GB of high-performance memory it’s, well, rather tasty and almost worth its weight in gold.
We could use it for searching for aliens or debunking obscure scientific theories, but, instead, it sits in its own air-conditioned room and patiently waits to be fed large rendering projects. An air-conditioned room, you say? Well, the beastly farm’s original location meant it quickly turned a room into the office sauna and although it was nice to chill out – rather oxymoronically - in a bathrobe while we rendered, David (aka Boss Ross), wasn't best pleased and made us dismantle the rack and move all 20 nodes to a more suitable, cooler location.
In all seriousness, readers, it's something we're all really, really pleased with and it's more than proved its worth to us and our clients on multiple occasions. So much so that we’re actively seeking to expand the farm even further. We can monitor the status of renders and manage queues remotely. We even built our own Raspberry Pi PC to send text alerts to the tech team if the room heats up too much. Being a bunch of geeks at heart we are big fans of all the flashing lights on the front. Just turn out the lights, stick on some music and you’ve got your own private club known as The Server Room.
So if you have a motion-graphics/rendering project that no-one else can help with, maybe you can work with the BOXFX creative team!
We pride ourselves in the use of the latest technology and techniques to deliver the high productions on-time and within budget. A perfect combination of suped-up computers, a 96-node dual-processor render-farm, and a real passion for our work means we never fail to deliver.
Our eclectic mix of clients say we're unlike any other agency they've ever worked with. We love variety, because it encourages creativity and prevents getting stuck in a rut. From health technology, bluechip, charity, fashion and food industries we've done it all not just in the UK but in locations across the world.
With purpose-built production, post, broadcast and VFX facilities in St Albans, we're able to produce anything in house. From huge multi-camera shoots in the centre of the Yas Marina Circuit during the Abu Dhabi F1, to capturing keyhole surgery we can do it all. Our totally in-house approach keeps costs down, quality high and helps us maintain a clean creative direction throughout your project.
We are looking for somebody who is passionate, enthusiastic and ready to blow our minds with their latest show reel.
You got some energy? Design passion? An ability to blow our minds and create some amazing stuff? Read on!Position:
We are looking for a full time After Effects and Cinema 4D Motion Graphics Artist. You will be expected to take projects from concept to delivery whilst working with a close team around you. This involves receiving and interpreting briefs, story-boarding and producing content.
We want someone who has some serious energy, an eye for detail, a creative mind and who wants to try out new things and deliver exceptional video content to our clients.
Please look at our showreel – as long as you think you can help us raise the bar, get in touch!What we need from you:
You've got to be organised, focused and have the ability to hit deadlines. You shouldn't be afraid to ask for help and you must be happy to muck in when needed. You may be asked to go out on shots from time to time. Full training will be given depending on experience. A solid understanding of After Effects and Premier Pro is key.Future Prospects:
Career prospects are great. You could end up working and managing people in order to help the agency grow. Client-facing interaction is possible for those keen on pursuing a diversified role.Driving License and Passport:
A full UK driving license is a bonus, but as long as you're able to make your way to our offices in St Albans it's not essential. We're a 40 minute walk from St Albans train station.Checklist:
To apply, please email us with a covering letter and a link to your showreel!
If you are a recruitment agency please do not contact us, we hire direct.