Winchester couple launch video company to make history fun

History bombs is designed to make the subject fun and engaging.

History bombs is designed to make the subject fun and engaging.

First published in Winchester Andover Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A WINCHESTER couple are on a mission to give history a facelift.

Former accountant, Chris Hobbs, aged 26, and his girlfriend Claire O’Brien, 28, have started History Bombs, which aims to re-tell historical events in videos of under five minutes, featuring actors in costume.

The pilot episode on the history of aviation has been released, and Headbourne Worthy based Mr Hobbs said they need to raise £6,000 to film the first series.

It would cover anything from the Stone Age to present day.

The Edinburgh University graduate said he has always been interested in video production, and thinks the videos could help people get a basic grasp of events.

“I think it is a subject in need of a bit of a facelift and a make-over,” he said.

“Whilst history teachers do a great job, I feel that sometimes it would be great if we could do that within a few minutes and give people a basic overview of any given subject. If we could do that in an interesting and engaging way it would be very powerful. We might be able to do something that is not currently available.”

The couple are running a crowd funding campaign, where people can donate money online to help the business grow, and have attracted interest from major television producers.

Mr Hobbs said: “We are really looking forward to getting underway and filming the first series of videos. We have had a few discussions with people like CBBC.”

To see the pilot or for more information go to historybombs.co.uk.

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4:06pm Wed 30 Apr 14

jonone says...

So, a complete rip-off of Horrible Histories?
So, a complete rip-off of Horrible Histories? jonone
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11:12am Thu 1 May 14

art_of_curiosity says...

If you watch the Pilot episode on the History Bomb website, you will see that it's not!
If you watch the Pilot episode on the History Bomb website, you will see that it's not! art_of_curiosity
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8:17am Mon 5 May 14

chumpster says...

Great idea, love the pilot episode. Reckon it's hard to take in everything mentioned in just 5 minutes, but as part of a wider learning programme I think there is something in this idea. Good luck!
Great idea, love the pilot episode. Reckon it's hard to take in everything mentioned in just 5 minutes, but as part of a wider learning programme I think there is something in this idea. Good luck! chumpster
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