Colab’s vision is to ignite learning and share knowledge through video.
We’re a family agency led by Dan and Helen Lamoon and powered by long-term, strong relationships with a reliable and creative community of freelancers.
At the heart of everything we do are the three core values that have focused Colab since the beginning:
Collaborative. Passionate. Inventive.
Dan is a video storyteller with a passion for professional e-learning, and has been helping businesses and individuals to innovate through video for 20 years.
Helen provides extensive experience in corporate finance and operations to complement her design and creative skills, which provide a sharp eye for video editing and a clear vision of how to keep Colab agile.
No day is the same at Colab.
Whether we’re helping experts get their knowledge out into the world or capturing the positive atmosphere of a business, with Dan guiding the camera and Helen crafting the editing, our values and culture are in action to bring your story to life.
Back to the future
2020 - We live and breathe our story
When your back is against the wall you find new ways to strive and survive.
Dan and Helen faced the challenges of a whirlwind year by being kind, staying optimistic, and going back to the basics of inspiring people through video.
Despite the uncertainty, Colab took advantage of 2020 to evolve into a more agile agency that can truly live its values and support the leaders and businesses who make a positive difference to the way we live and work.
2016 to 2019 - The collaborative community
Since launching the business, Dan and Helen made a priority of establishing a regular team of collaborative freelancers and partners.
This includes long-standing working relationships with corporate advertising agency Rock Kitchen Harris, their clients Taylor Wimpey (see case study) and Leicestershire County Council (see case study).
Whether it’s planning, project management, filming, motion graphics, animation, post-production or editing, Colab is a community of talents and creative passions that make every project special.
2015 - Colab created
The beginnings of Colab were an exciting online education video project led by Dan with the University of Derby.
This revealed an opportunity to use his technical skills and expertise to pursue his passion for igniting learning and sharing knowledge through video storytelling, and Colab was created as a video company specialising in learning video content.
2004 - Lamoon Media
Dan’s early career in freelance video production was the foundations of Colab, with projects ranging from videos for the music industry to a campaign with the global Wonderbra brand.
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.