Filed under: Source For Consulting | Tags: Corporate, corporate video, Czerniawska, east, East London, Fiona, Fiona Czerniawska, London, NapoleonCreative, source for consulting, trends, trends in consulting
Introduced to us by the kings of consultancy Capgemini, Source For Consultancy asked us to help with with a presentation in Paris. They wanted to create a video as Fiona Czerniawska, co-founder of SFC and author of their latest report, couldn’t attend a conference in person. So we filmed her talking, then added some graphics from the presentation to break it up.
We also helped them create a series of chapters for their youtube channel from the material. One key thing is that within the youtube introduction, we suggested Fiona state at the outset who would benefit from reading the report. This really helps grab the right audience in those important first 20 seconds. The clips have gradually been building viewers over the last few weeks.
Filed under: Clients, NC, Voice Over | Tags: Corporate, corporate video, London, Napoleon Creative, Robert Wolstenholme, The Hive, voice over, voiceover
Elizabeth Bower was so pleased with the voice over reel we produced for her that she referred us to Robert Wolstenholme. Robert is theatre director with a natural vocal ability. Having done voice over work for The Hive, I kid’s cartoon currently on ITV, he was looking for more voice over work, so he decided to put together a voice over reel to send to agents.
We took Robert to the studio with a selection of scripts to work with, some of which suited his voice perfectly, others which didn’t immediately, just to see how he could stretch his range. It was fun seeing how he could change his voice and tone, accordingly!
Back at base, our new production assistant Santa added appropriate music and relevant sound effects, setting the scene for each script he performed.
Overall another great session which Robert had a great time doing. So if you’re looking to break into voice over work and need a sample showreel to get the ball rolling, get in touch.
“Many thanks again for your time and help – I’m enjoying this process, even if listening to myself is sometimes excruciating” - Robert Wolstenholm
Filed under: Filming Stories, Filming Tips | Tags: budget, Corporate, corporate film, east, East London, Filming, how much does it cost, London, Napoleon Creative, NapoleonCreative, Shoot
We had a call from one of our regular clients who wanted us to film a training event. The delegates were being divided into teams, then pitching a new product to a board, a cross between a task from the Apprentice and a pitch from Dragon’s Den.
The hardest thing about this project was setting the budget. When you say “The Apprentice” you seen a full HD, glossy look, with plenty of post production gloss on to. We knew they weren’t looking to spend a vast amount on what was an internal project with limited eyeballs on it, but for the first budget, with two cameras, dedicated sound person, plus a director to watch over, was just over kill. So we offered two more, one with a single camera, which had obvious restrictions in terms of what could be filmed and captured. Then we gave the ‘Goldielocks’ budget, with two cameras with operators, so enough to capture the action without going overboard. And, just as with Goldielocks, the budget was just right.
Choosing the right budget takes time and negotiation. Sometimes a client isn’t sure of the quality they need, and we have to help them find the right one. Video work can be incredibly flexible, so budgets can be scaled right down or right up. Just don’t expect full HD, seventeen cameras and a full gallery team on a show string budget!
Filed under: Animation Projects, Presentation Material | Tags: Animation Projects, Corporate, corporate video, presentation
Earlier in the year, one of our clients, a PR and Social Media company, asked us to create a series of visuals for a presentation. Last week we got a call as another executive who’d seen the presentation wanted us to reversion it for another presentation they were doing, with updated stats and content. This could be done very cost effectively, given that we had already developed the style, within the branding direction we’d been given for the first project.
Unfortunately, the project is confidential, so we can’t show you any screen grabs or tell you who their client is, but it was for a major international organization and you’ve almost certainly used their products over the last month!
Filed under: NC | Tags: 2011, Corporate, corporate video, Great, Napoleon Creative, Production, Video
January is always a quiet time at Napoleon Creative. Within the cycle of our clients’ work, we have a rush before Christmas, then it quietens over the holidays. People talk about ‘Blue Monday’ and how this is the most depressing time of the year. I actually like the peace and quiet to catch up on all our projects, upgrade software, review process and make improvements.
And this year feels particularly potent for opportunity. Luckily the VAT rise doesn’t particularly affect us, given that we work business to business. We have more clients and contacts than ever before. We have a nice little sideline in tea towels and mugs which is giving us a fun creative outlet outside of our client work.
I just have to knuckle down and get on with it… rather than blogging about it! Okay, time to set to….
Filed under: Animation Projects, Canary Wharf Group, NC | Tags: Animation Projects, Capgemini, Christmas, Corporate, corporate video, greeting, Napoleon Creative, NapoleonCreative
Today we finished a Christmas greeting animation for the Canary Wharf Group. Based on the 12 Days of Christmas, changed to a series of statistics of their great achievements over the last year.