John Lewis Heritage Video

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Blog, Business

Story of the shoot 23 June 2014

Following the success of our Mulmar video celebrating 25 years of the coffee machine company, the Heritage Hub at Hertfordshire University asked us if we would create a second video for an event they were hosting. We were asked to tell the story of John Lewis’s 150th anniversary, which we were very excited about, as John Lewis is our happy place, and we would live in the Oxford Street store given half a chance.

Filming took place at the John Lewis Heritage Centre in Cookham find out more about it here.

John Lewis 1

The partnership has some amazing artifacts, including material and paper designs for fabrics, dating back to the start of the business, 150 years ago.

It even has a piece of the original fabric used to furnish the state rooms on the Titanic – find out more about that by watching the video.

The day was so inspiring that Helen has now decided to make her life even busier by enrolling on Hertfordshire University’s Doctorate in Heritage, which means she can find out even more fascinating stories, and help other businesses use their past to promote their brand.

Our interviewee for the video was Judy Faraday, the head of the Heritage Centre, and a mine of information about the John Lewis Partnership. She made our job really easy, as she is a dab hand at media interviews, having done loads of them for the celebration of 150 years, even appearing on the BBC Breakfast sofa.

When we came to edit, we used a magical soundtrack, as that was the feel of the whole place.

John Lewis 2Helen was then invited to the heritage for business event at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, and was delighted when the head of Communications for the John Lewis Partnership saw the video for the first time and said he loved it. (Helen had even worn a John Lewis dress to the event, but doesn’t think he noticed. Never mind, he loved the video, that was the main thing)

The whole project was a joy, and we are itching to get back behind the magic doors and root out some more stories from their history books.

See the finished video below.