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A Day in the Life …………….

The musical reference for this post is easy. One of Britain’s greatest cultural exports, The Beatles. If you want to listen to the track, click here.

For a while now, I’ve wanted to produce a video showing Durham Foundry at work. We’ve already got one that shows the stages in making a casting (click here for that) so the next needed to be a bit different. Now there are plenty of people out there who will produce a promotional video for you. You know the sort of thing. A group of professionally shiny people parachuted in from Central Casting (no pun intended) stood round a table nodding wisely at a set of drawings whilst an inspirational soundtrack burbles away in the background. My problem with that sort of thing is that they are instantly forgettable and quite often I finish watching them and am not particularly any the wiser as to what the company really does.

So, how could a small jobbing foundry with no marketing expertise try and do something a bit different? Easy. Enter, stage left, my nephew Tom. Tom has just started studying for a degree in film production and for a few years now I’ve been saying he should do a video of a day in the life of Durham Foundry. Dates have come and gone, plans have changed but finally we’ve managed to get it done.

I’m very proud of what Tom has achieved given that he’s never done anything like this before and he had to get up at 04.30 to start filming. He’s a student so that came as a bit of a shock to the system. It’s a warts and all tour round us at work from opening up in the dark at five am to the lads clocking off and going home at 12.30. There’s also a test for anyone who watches it. Try to work out why the sound track is the genre it is. The clue can be found by checking out the footage of me driving to work at the start of it.

So, if you want to have a look, just click here.

If you like what you see, I’m sure Tom is available for commissions.

If you’d like to know more about Durham Foundry you can follow us on various social media platforms or sign up to our free casting guide. Links to all of these are on our websites, the main one being Durham Foundry

Mike Naylor