About Us

2003 ITV

Our founder and MD, Dan got his big break into the world of videography when ITV offered him some valuable experience working in television as a researcher and camera operator.

2003 ITV

2004 Lamoon Media

The foundation of Colab started with Dan’s early career in freelance video production with projects ranging from videos for the music industry to a campaign with the global Wonderbra brand.

2004 Lamoon Media

2010 Seed

Based in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, before Colab was formed, Dan established a design agency and training company using the values that now define Colab: passion, inventiveness and collaboration. Seed nurtured creativity and created media communications.

2010 Seed

2015 Colab Creation

After working with the University of Derby on an exciting online education video project, Dan decided to use his technical skills and expertise to pursue his passion for igniting learning and sharing knowledge through video storytelling, establishing a sole trading video company.

2015 Colab Creation

2016 Colab Creation

Within a year, Colab rebranded to become a small company collaborating with a regular team of freelancers and working with long term referral partners from advertising agency Rock Kitchen Harris and their international manufacturer clients Hormann, to Leicestershire County Council.

2016 Colab Creation

2017

Lou joined Colab as a full-time videographer, bringing his inventive and passionate approach to video editing and motion graphics across a rapidly expanding portfolio of projects and clients.

2017

2018

After a short internship working with Dan on video content for TEDx Leicester, Nikhil trained with Colab as an apprentice to gain hands-on experience of video production.

2018

2019 - Click Here To See Video

Nikhil acquired a variety of skills and experience during his first year and quickly joined the Colab family as an Assistant Shooting Producer. You can hear more about Nikhil’s apprenticeship journey in a video he created with the Leicester Employment Hub:

2019 - Click Here To See Video

2020 - The Journey Continues …

Georgina

Colab’s latest recruit is ready to add value for our clients with her organisational skills and creative eye.

Interactive video

As devices and interfaces become more and more hands-on for users, we’re preparing to leap into the future of visual storytelling

Journey of VR

We’re looking forward to using our expertise in the always changing world of video technology to embrace the latest opportunities in virtual reality