We have our own tried and tested method to help us find and film your authentic story, a process informed by over 25 years of filmmaking experience, and an award winning international reputation.
We’re also a small and versatile company, with low over-heads and a level of personal commitment that enables us to deliver affordable, high-quality results.
Here’s how we can help you find your authentic voice . . .
We talk to you to get to the heart of your business to define your audience.
An understanding of your wider strategic goals will help us to define the purpose of the film, and tailor it to the channels and platforms you’ll use it on.
We start with the purpose of the film. Why should the audience watch? The purpose defines the message and the most effective way of putting your story together.
We refine, test and validate that message by talking to you and your audience, to get the right film for you from the start.
We don’t create your story but reveal it.
We cross reference testimony from varied sources to locate the story and formulate a creative concept. Whose story is it? What is the film’s point of view? Whose voices do we hear? What form should it take?
Ultimately, it’s a question of what journey we are going to take the audience on, and what action do we want them to take afterwards.
Cast a single person or a very highly selected group to become the voice of the film. This choice will determine how the audience will relate to you and your organization.
With the right casting, the film will transform how your customers perceive you.
This phase of collaboration is distilled into a written proposal, and corresponding budget, that defines the film we are intending to make and the costs involved. This gives you a clear idea of what you are commissioning, before you proceed.
Detailed, well thought-out planning helps to make the production phase efficient, keeping costs down, and making sure that the money spent is realised on screen.
We plan the shoot around the availability of key contributors, locations and the weather. We organise all the equipment and crew required, based on the shoot requirements.
The proposal will determine the form and the point of view of the film, which will in turn help us decide how to film it.
We have all our kit in-house which allows for predictable and controllable costs. This includes almost every conceivable way of mounting and moving a camera, including a STABALISED GIMBAL, shoulder and tripod mounted cameras, computer controlled slider and turntable, a DRONE, GoPRO 6 and GOPRO FUSION for 360 degree VR filming.
Our kit and our experience combine to find the right visual language to suit your story, for an original, immersive, and engaging result.
We use very precisely crafted and structured documentary testimony as the foundation for creative, concise, visual story-telling.
Our editing team came through the BBC’s editing trainee scheme 25 years ago, and has experience in both long and short form story telling in fiction and documentary.
It’s in the edit where experience really counts, and where the alchemy of picture and sound can produce truly inspiring and original results.
We understand how music, and sound in general, is one of the key means by which a film creates emotional response in the audience. We like to avoid using ‘off-the-shelf’ pre-licensed music, favouring original composition and soundtracks tailored to the film, and its unique message. This comes at a marginal extra cost, but allows us to create a genuine and unique film for every client.
We can provide any graphics, visual effects and animation services that are needed, sourced both in-house and from specialist outside partners.
Once the film has been signed off, we provide ‘deliverables’ in multiple forms, creating different durations for different channels of distribution, including translations and sub-titling where required.