Zip, zap, zoom! 2018 went faster than ever!

A big huge blur. That’s all that I remember of 2018. It went faster than you could say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious(Hat tip to return of Mary Poppins). Did a lot happen? Probably, there is no other way to explain this blurrrrrr. But despite the said state-of-affairs, a few events stand out this year. Shall we check them out

THE BEAUTIES:

This year we came out with some truly satisfying videos. Ah! Happy-happy!

An ode to ageless love:

A reminder to save water:

A dedication from true chocoholics:

A brilliant short-film on nurturing nature:

A diwali reminder on how it all began:

A sincere desire to enjoy each season:

Of course our list included videos we loved making for our clients.

Trumath explainer video:

ETMoney Asia Cup Bumper ads:

A series of videos for Water Stone Bank, including:

A video on State Bank of India’s CSR initiatives:

An app video for UHID:

And many more:

Yup… a whole lot of projects and ETMONEY teamed up with us to create a plethora of marketing collaterals including everything  from emailers to bumper ads.

THE UPGRADES

We shifted gear this year and went through many changes. Some minor, some not-so-minor.  

We decided to deck the place with words we lived by, our philosophy, so to speak.

MPV WALL_2018

MPV WALL_2018

MPV WALL2_2018

MPV WALL2_2018

And then some more…

https://www.instagram.com/p/Boyu5gMAvAT/

And then these cute li’l folks-

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp_34BmnA7A/

Our dear Bala anna was his prolific self, churning out artwork by the dozens-

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnBT2tFgk2o/

Ganesh bought a whole lot of books to help us get more creative, and so did Udhay.

Ganesh got goodies!

We had the biggest upgrade of it all. Surya joined our team and he specialises in sounds ‘n’ music. If you feel our videos are feeling even more impactful these days, he’s a big reason for it.

Speaking of new faces Pushkar, from MIT interned with us, adding his own dash of creativity. We also had a brief stint with Shirley from KCT who brought her own sunshine.

With all these fresh changes, we decided to bring in one more fresh change. We decide to limit out working hours to 9.30 to 4.30. We hope this change will give us more space for personal stuff. Speaking of which….

PERSONAL UPGRADES, YIPPEE! 😉

While we were busy playing PUB G , we also took time out  to celebrate all that was  happening on the personal front.

team playing pubg

Mahi got married  to Kavya 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhMFnvig0D5/

Dinesh got married to Maheshwari 

DINESH & MAHESHWARI WED

DINESH & MAHESHWARI WED

Anil became dad to an adorable baby boy. We’re all now proud uncles and aunts of the little Mathimaran (We call him MM or M&M or even EMINEM!) 

LITTLE HERO MATHIMARAN

LITTLE HERO MATHIMARAN

Aravind & Udhay added music to our lives with keyboard and flutes

WE TRY MUSIC

WE TRY MUSIC

Udhay's flute_2018

MUSIC@MPV

Aravind bought a bike 

Aravind on bike

Aravind on bike

Vimida bought a car

VIMIDA'S CAR_2018

VIMIDA’S CAR_2018

Even Inba bought us joy with his Dog show performance 🙂

inba at dog show

Inba @ Dog show

CONNECTING TO THE WORLD

Our interaction with the outside world included Kumar Vembu (Co-founder of Zoho and CEO of Go Frugal) stopping over and talking to the startup community at Coimbatore. We were happy to host it at our office.

WITH KUMAR VEMBU_2018

WITH KUMAR VEMBU_2018

Udhay spoke at on “Building for Global Markets”, part of Next BIG Idea. Nothing like the warmth of a community that believes in you!

UDHAY'S SPEECH_2018

UDHAY’S SPEECH_2018

We also had an immersive session with Vedaputra Saurav, the flutist. The melody’s still fresh in our ears!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmA479LlqwE/

And to add icing to the cake, we had a year-end visit from Anand and Stephanie from US-based Matrix Precise.

Client Visit

Matrix Precise @ MPV

TOGETHER WE STAND

So what did we to together, as a team? As usual it was smorgasbord learning, laughter and love. 

Aravind decided to take the initiative and kickstart our Knowledge sharing sessions, which had gone dormant over the years. We had some awesome sessions by our Crew members, in their respective areas of expertise.

KNOWLEDGE SHARING SESSION_2018

KNOWLEDGE SHARING SESSION_2018

We tried our best to celebrate each special.This often resulted in hilarious moments- like this one on Yoga day: 

YOGA DAY FUN_2018

YOGA DAY FUN_2018

YOGA DAY_2018

YOGA DAY_2018

And the Independence day:

INDEPENDENCE DAY_2018

INDEPENDENCE DAY_2018

The laughter continued on our mandatory movie outing as a team to Incredibles 2:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlDMMVcAkZb/

Of course we had our share of cuteness overload, with so many kids in our midst, it’s impossible not to. The most memorable one was Mellina’s birthday when Sara and his lovely wife Manju called us home for a treat!

MELLINA'S BDAY_2018

MELLINA’S BDAY_2018

This year there were celebrations galore. And one celebration stood out because it touched all of us- Mypromovideos’ 9th Anniversary Celebrations. Was their food? Of course, there was food!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnlPE4QA-sh/

We also had our Diwali cook-off! No losers here, only satisfied eaters. Yum! Yum!

FOOD FEST_2018

FOOD FEST_2018

FOOD FEST2_2018

FOOD FEST2_2018

FOOD FEST 3_ 2018

FOOD FEST 3_ 2018

Finally, we are in December and we are saying goodbye to 2018 in style- with 2 weeks of crazy, mad celebration. Hoo-boy!  We’re all smiles!

WINTER CELEBRATIONS_2018

Ah! What a year! Here’s to finding love and cherishing it, doing your work and loving it. Here’s wishing you a wonderful 2019.  I think the best way to end it would be with a holiday video we created around this time last year:

Vimida

Vimida is a self-proclaimed writer and creative director who thinks that more than 10 years of writing makes her eligible for the Pulitzer or Nobel or “somesuchthing” (well, she’s doesn’t care much about names, it is the sentiments that matter, right?) She often uses her BA English Gold Medal and Symbiosis Mass Communication background to finish off arguments, if they’re not going in her favour. Not being satisfied with writing, she has now decided to interfere in Creative Direction as well. When not at work, she can be seen in the company of her son, who has the uphill task of making his mom grow up right. You can get in touch with her on Facebook, or Twitter, or any social platform, because she signs up for a new one each day. She has many blogs,but she rarely blogs, so the best place to catch her work will be our website.

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