Anomaly specialises in a lot of different areas, made up of various different teams it allows us to cater services tailored to different schools. So we’ve introduced you to the Anomaly help desk team, now we’re looking at the Anomaly field based support team. Consisting of a team of 5, based all over the UK, our field based support team is always on hand to help all of our schools. Team members include, Lydia (South and London), Dean (Midlands and South Wales), Matt Ogden (Yorkshire and North East), Craig (North) and finally Tim (Midlands and South). Anomaly portable filming studio All coming from various different backgrounds they have vast experience in helping our schools in several different areas. Whether it be the tricky task of utilising our green screen technology or installing our digital screens, no job is too big or too small for the Anomaly field based support team. You can watch a video example of the team below: https://youtu.be/oC2er1gLo0A Whether you’re based in Manchester, London, Plymouth or anywhere in the UK, location will never be an issue for the team. As previously stated the Anomaly field based support team operates all over the UK, you can always give us a call on 0844 579 0880 and as always you can drop us an email for a quick chat at info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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At Anomaly we’re proud to say that customer service is one area that we take great pride in. In this blog post we’ll be introducing you to the Anomaly help desk team and covering some frequently asked questions and hopefully providing you with some useful information. With vast amounts of experience the Anomaly help desk is made up of a team of 3 and is based at our headquarters in Manchester, UK. Team members include, Sam, Louis and Adam, all 3 of which coming from different technical backgrounds which in total make up the Anomaly help desk team. They’ve been very busy since the birth of Anomaly, offering a problem free service to make sure that any report any of our schools make is dealt with in a calm and professional manner. Here are some common problems and FAQs that the team hears on the help desk: Logging on issue  – Check that the URL is correct in the format, IP/schoolweb/public, otherwise it will bring up an error message. No signal/input 25 – This usually means that the screen is on the wrong input. Use the input/source button on the remote and select the PC input. Unable to upload – Press the compatibility icon on Internet Explorer address bar and it will highlight blue, now you should be able to upload. Regardless if you’re facing a technical problem or you just want a quick chat about Anomaly’s services please don’t be hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880, alternatively you can email us at info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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Out of all of the products and services we offer, green screens, digital signage, digital media services (the list goes on!); we’ve started noticing one becoming more and more popular with our schools. The product we’re talking about is our 55” Anomaly screen, also known as the “mummy screen”, has recently earned the title of “Anomaly’s most popular product”! Our 55” is in the middle of our size range, only exceeded by the bigger 65” “daddy screen.” Schools all over the UK have warmed to the “mummy screen” and it’s easy to see why, big enough to be noticed by passers by from a long distance, it gives it an edge on all other competitors. Winefreds - Ext We think you’ll agree that these 55″ screens make a real impact in the playground and we can’t wait to see how the schools put them to use in celebrating pupil achievements and communicating with parents. anomaly digital indoor and outdoor screen for schools At Anomaly we always get people enquiring and asking about the screens, and every single time we are happy to help. We also pride ourselves on the fact that we have a dedicated field-based support team on hand to aid our schools every step of the way. As always if you want more information about how Anomaly can improve your digital media experience be sure to give us a call on 0844 579 0880, alternatively you can drop us an email at info@anomalygroup.co.uk. Twitter | Facebook
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Talking about the weather, being overly polite, fish and chips, moaning, just some of the things that mean you’re British! But what does it actually mean to be British? In this blog post, Anomaly is going to be looking at promoting British values in school and what it means to be British and they’re telling this story by using digital media. Schools all over the UK are using green screen technology to promote British values, and they are all using Anomaly’s products. https://youtu.be/pXaFduViX1I Goole based Kingsway Primary School are also in the spotlight as they have utilised our green screen technology in their school to produce a video about the subject, showcasing their students knowledge on the subject and proving their ability to use a digital media alternative to learning in their school. Below you will find a video produced by the students, utilising green screens, and talking all about promoting British values. https://youtu.be/z4q5AmsXY3w Proven digital media techniques are always a hit in schools, incorporating fun and fitting in with the school curriculum. You can find a link to Kingsway Primary School’s website here. You can also find useful links to our website and the services we offer here. Twitter | Facebook
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One of our schools, Wold Academy, demonstrated their digital media success using our green screen products by showcasing their knowledge of History. The year 5 pupils from Wold Academy, Hull showed that our portable filming studio can be incorporated into all areas of the curriculum regardless of the subject with their captivating news reports set in Anglo-Saxon times. https://youtu.be/p8VHobT8108 Using green screen filming techniques, the pupils of Wold Academy are able to bring to life what they have learnt about the Battle of Hastings using digital active learning methods which are proven to improve classroom engagement and knowledge retention. It looks like the pupils really enjoyed this project and unbeknownst to them, they have also been brushing up on their literacy skills by writing and reading their own scripts! Their enthusiasm speaks volumes and we think you’ll agree that this wouldn’t be case if they were asked to read a book about the Anglo-Saxons! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s97Watjxi4&feature=youtu.be Wold Academy are constantly pushing the boundaries of learning throughout the entire school so to see more of their fantastic work head over to their website or for regular updates and news visit their blog. To find out more about making use of green screen in your school, please contact a member of the team on 0844 579 0880 or email info@anomalygroup.co.uk. Twitter | Facebook
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Incorporating new technology with the school curriculum can always be difficult if you’re not experienced with using it before, this is especially applicable when using green screen technology. Anomaly UK understands that sometimes, things just don’t click. That’s why in this blog post we will be looking at “3 tips to using green screens”. Prepare the subject The first step to becoming successful with green screen technology is to prepare the subject. This might sound like common sense, but it’s important to make sure everything is prepared before starting your new masterpiece. Always make sure that the subject is 3 steps away from the green screen and isn’t casting a shadow on the backdrop. Prepare the setting Once you’ve prepared the subject, you want to make sure that you can see them! For the perfect lighting, make sure one light is positioned high and bright whilst the other is low and dim. Charge the camera before recording  So you’ve made sure everything is set up, the green screen is up, the subject is in place, you’re just about to start recording and then, the camera dies. The first thing to do would be go and get the charger and plug it in but unfortunately this isn’t always the best idea! Plugging the charger is can cause an unwanted buzzing sound. Always make sure that the camera charger is unplugged whilst using the microphone to avoid the annoying buzzing sound! Practice, practice, practice! Once you’ve followed the 3 above steps, make sure to carry out an extra one and that extra one is to practice! Make sure you’re practicing using the green screens for optimal results, or better yet give us a call on 0844 579 0880 to arrange for a member of our team to deliver a green screen workshop in the classroom. For more inspiration and to see how other schools are making use of green screen, look through our blog or visit our Facebook page.  To discuss your ideas make sure you drop us an email at info@anomalygroup.co.uk. Twitter | Facebook
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The Jane Lane school, just one of the many special schools that Anomaly UK has helped. Anomaly provided the school a personalised package to aid with their digital media development. The Jane Lane school were kind enough to write us up a short testimonial to share their experience, you can read the full piece below:
“At The Jane Lane School we increasingly use Anomaly’s service to celebrate the incredible successes of our students.  The screen in Reception continuously plays videos and photo presentations that engage visitors and provide a source for comment and praise.  We have a member of staff who produces high quality presentations that make the children shine… Presenting themselves as the class act that they are.  That leads me to Class ACT.  We purchased this flexible, mobile and accessible product over a year ago and have used it in a variety of ways.  With plans to develop more creative learning opportunities it will be fully utilised.  Beyond the products we have in school, I would like to praise the support offered by the Anomaly staff that visit the school who provide a very professional service.” – Tony Milovsorov (Head teacher)
The Jane Lane school is just one of the many schools we have helped. If you want to know more about how Anomaly UK can help your project, please be in touch by calling us on 0844 579 0880, alternatively you can send us a quick message at info@anomalygroup.co.uk. Twitter | Facebook
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Getting involved in the community is just one of the things Anomaly UK, loves to do. In this video, Anomaly showcases it’s ability to capture professional footage using our state of the art technology. This was created for a company called UK Sports Coaching that specialises in providing sports coaching and dance programmes to children between the ages of 2-16 years old. We have made several videos with the company which led to the creation of this promotional video. After revamping our YouTube channel we look forward to filling it with content relevant to schools and education and this video is just a taster for what’s in store. We hope to showcase all work relevant to Anomaly. Below you will find the video we created, remember, this is just a taster of what we are capable of! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VAvut42bNE As you can probably tell, we make an effort with everything we produce and hope that all of our schools agree. Don’t forget, content creation is just one of the many areas that we excel in, others include: green screens, indoor and outdoor interactive screens, digital signage and much more. So there you have it. We love creating media and investing in ideas. Still not convinced? Why not give us a call? Our number is 0844 579 0880 alternatively you can drop us a quick message at info@anomalygroup.co.uk. Twitter | Facebook
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Welcome to Anomaly UK’s brand new blog. This blog will the centre of all information in regards to our company. Since our launch in September 2013, we have been overwhelmed by the success stories from schools that are delighted with our service and continue to put their equipment to good use. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide top quality digital media services to the education and schools sector these services include, green screens, media development, promotional screens and much more. It’s because of this we have decided to start a brand new blog to showcase this achievement. We’re proud of how far we have come in such a short space of time, not to mention the rapid rate at which our team has expanded. We encourage any of our schools to become more associated with everyone they work with from Anomaly, we’re here to help! Customer service is at the heart of our core business values and we’re always happy to help regardless of the issue. This company blog is for our clients and schools to keep up to date with Anomaly, if you want to find out a bit more about who we are and what we do, please find all of our relevant social media links attached, or by all means give us a call for a quick chat on 0844 579 0880. You can also contact us on our email which is info@anomalygroup.co.uk. For now, watch this space! Twitter | Facebook
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