T LEVELS

T Levels are new courses coming in September 2020, which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work. T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days). They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship. The Government are currently reviewing post-GCSE qualifications to create a simpler, high-quality system that students, parents and employers will all understand.

We were asked by Ursuline High School to create a concept and produce a promotional video aimed at recruiting potential students.  This was a challenging project as there is no existing course to reference or film. Ursuline High School will be offering the Digital Production, Design and Development T level in September so we focused on elements that would feature on that course and talked to key people involved in delivering this exciting new qualification.

If you are one of those schools launching T Levels in the next few years and would like to promote this to students an parents please get in touch and see how we can help you. You can find a lot more information about what we can do for you by visiting our EDUCATION VIDEOS page.  If you want to get your project started please call us on 0203 362 8288 or alternatively complete our simple SCHOOL VIDEO PROJECT BUILDER.

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THE PERFECT CONSTRUCTION CASE STUDY VIDEO

How do you create a fantastic construction case study video?

A case study is an ideal opportunity to highlight what is great about your company whilst illustrating how you successfully delivered a project to a very happy client. A good construction case study video that can successfully promote your business and your project to a wider audience should ideally feature:

  • Time lapse footage documenting the build process
  • Testimonial interviews featuring Project Managers, Clients etc
  • Video of the key milestones, build progress and the finished project (use drones as well)

Creatively combining these elements will deliver a detailed, interesting, informative and entertaining construction case study video. The ultimate marketing and sales tool! Have a look at the CONSTRUCTION VIDEOS we have made

Time Lapse-Time lapse video is the best way to capture construction and compress this process into viewable bite-size videos. We can supply periodic progress videos for social media or stakeholders can log-on remotely to the project on-line portal 24/7 to view the progress. Clients can download photographs and instantly view footage.

Video-Time lapse video is widely used to document the progress of a construction project. But when presenting the project to potential clients during a sales pitch, is it enough? Maybe not? We suggest filming some interviews, especially with satisfied clients enthusiastically endorsing your work. Add some aerial footage and of course some great shots of the finished project. Graphics and animation can be used to highlight key facts and figures. Choose a suitable voiceover artist to narrate the video. This will give the viewer an insight into the project but simultaneously lets the footage do most of the talking.

Drones-Aerial video and photography-This service is increasingly being used by our clients to capture projects from a unique perspective. Stunning aerial shots are extremely powerful.

Photography-We can create a library of fantastic photographs during the build and of the finished project. These can be used across multiple press and social media channels.

It is very useful to include lots of detailed resource information within image files. This is called metadata. It can include elements such as the title, author, location (and GPS co-ordinates) and searchable keywords. Once the images are archived the metadata is used for purposes such as discovery and identification so you can access them easily in the future if required.

We can supply ALL of those services! Making your life easier! We organise and co-ordinate all those elements ensuring we have the right crew working safely on site at the right time. A fast turnaround means we can deliver the video and photography as and when you need them.

Most national, local and trade news platforms are available in print and on line so we advise that you supply a selection of high quality photographs and provide video links or files so they can embed the video or share the YouTube or Vimeo links.

Where to start?

What is the story? Is the project utilising an unusual build process or maybe it’s for a prestigious client. The first step is to write a script. We can help you with this and create bespoke creative packages that include a superb library of high quality, high resolution images and video. Get in touch today.

We have incorporated these questions within our VIDEO PROJECT BUILDER. Once you have completed the answers we can then respond with some great ideas and ultimately submit an estimate of costs.

Read our blog post HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO-WRITING A SCRIPT.

Other pages that may be helpful are HELP, VIDEO MATTERS AND COSTS

 

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SCHOOL VIDEO TESTIMONIALS

We take great pride in delivering a first class school video production service to our clients. We love developing innovative, imaginative ideas and ultimately producing superb video content.  We have worked with a number of schools over the past few years and have been very pleased that they keep coming back for more! Don’t just take our word for it, please watch these videos and find out why our clients commission Film Infinity to produce their school videos.

“The team were really good at working with young people. They understood how to get the best out of them, they communicated clearly with them and the staff. They made everybody feel really comfortable about being filmed which meant that the final product was even better that we could have hoped for.  Overall in terms of my impression of the whole process of working with Film Infinity, I couldn’t really be happier.  It was very smooth, it was very professional, but we really felt part of it as well, we felt listened to and supported.  I think the communication was the thing that was key for me, it really made all the difference in helping us achieve a video that I think really reflects what Sir John Laws is all about”

Claire Robins-Sir John Lawes

“Film Infinity captured the ethos and values of the school perfectly with stunning footage and insightful interviews. Chris and Ian work tirelessly to film all the subjects we asked for and put our staff and students at ease with their calm and considerate approach. We are delighted with the results as the film encapsulates school life and gives a real wow factor to our presentations on open evenings. I highly recommend Film Infinity, their experience shines through and makes the whole process of film making flow smoothly

Lauren Cradduck-Samuel Ryder Academy

“I was very impressed with the professionalism and enthusiasm throughout the process and I really enjoyed working with Chris and Ian. I absolutely love the video, it captures the heart and essence of the school. I was so impressed with the work Film Infinity had done to produce such a fantastic video for the school.”

Richard Paul-Greatfields School

You can find a lot more information about what we can do for you by visiting our EDUCATION VIDEOS page.  If you want to get your project started please call us on 0203 362 8288 or alternatively complete our simple SCHOOL VIDEO PROJECT BUILDER

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TENDERING FOR VIDEO PROJECTS

TENDERING FOR VIDEO PROJECTS


As part of the procurement process some organisations put their supplier contracts out to tender.  Interested suppliers can then submit their applications detailing costings, delivery schedules, experience etc

Tendering for potential video projects is yet another way of finding work.  Video Project tenders are easy to find on line. Alternatively you can sign up with specialist agencies to receive updates on any tenders that may be of interest to you.

There are two types of tenders. You might be tendering for a one-off project OR to be included on a framework.  A framework means you are tendering to be included on a roster of companies. All of whom are capable of doing the work at an agreed price.

Step 1-Identifying the right tenders

It is essential that you only apply for tenders that you have reasonable chance of success. Preparing tenders can be an expensive process, it is time-consuming and could put pressure on business resources.  You need to be realistic about your chances of winning the contract, so ask yourself the following. Does your business meet or exceed the requirements, such as skills and experience, stated in the tender ? Can your business afford to risk the money, time and resources, especially in the event that you don not win? If the answer to all of these questions is yes then proceed.

Step 2-Expressing an intention to tender

Usually the first step is to register your interest. This lets the buyer know that you are interested in submitting a tender.  Take note of the deadlines. The sooner you express your interest the earlier you can get started on creating a high-quality bid. If you decide not to proceed, you are under no obligation to submit a tender and you can opt out at any time.

On the tendering platform you can ask questions and ultimately you will submit your application here.  Any questions that are submitted by yourself or rival companies are visible to everyone concerned. Don’t be afraid to ask numerous detailed questions as this could help you submit a good tender.

Step 3-Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ)

The PQQ is designed to exclude suppliers that are under-qualified or don’t have the ability or experience to be considered.  This will reduce the number of companies bidding for a contract. Ultimately the client wants to know if your company is capable of doing the work, has the experience producing similar work, and will charge a fair, transparent price for the work. Additionally your business must be financially secure and have the necessary insurance and accreditations.

Step 4- Invitation to Tender (ITT)

If you succeed in being shortlisted you will be sent an Invitation to Tender. As this stage it is a given that all of the rival companies bidding have passed all the required criteria.  To win the contract you will have to demonstrate that you can offer something better, unique, of great value with added value.

The evaluation criteria will be published, detailing the specifications and how proposals are going to be evaluated, along with the weightings of each criteria. The client will check that you have submitted all the information required and that nothing is irregular. Scoring will be done by an evaluation team. To win a contract you will need to achieve high marks across the board. If successful you will either be awarded the tender or be invited to meet an interview panel for the final selection stage.

Summary

Writing a tender application is an art form and is not something that should be taken lightly.  It is important to submit detailed, accurate answers. Don’t exaggerate your capabilities or experience as you will probably get found out. Often they seem to be written in another language! So it is important to respond in the appropriate language. Our advice? Get help! There are many specialist tender writing agencies out there who will analyse, advise, write, create, compile and submit your tender on your behalf. They know the market, they know how to write tenders that satisfy the tendering client.

One of the biggest problems we encounter during the tendering process is that the application process and documentation is sometimes not designed for the procurement of creative services, but instead aimed at materials or equipment such as copier paper or laptops.  This means that some questions may be irrelevant or hard to answer. In fairness this is usually due to the fact that they may have been copied and pasted questions from tenders designed to procure paper clips into a document aimed at procuring video services. Another issue is that it is not that straightforward to score creative ability as it is subjective. One person may love a particular video, the next person on the evaluation panel hates it!

Quoting is a real problem with creative services as it is rarely possible to compare apples with oranges. Please read this excellent article written by Jason Grech

In summary the tendering process can be something a lottery. It is very time consuming and can be costly if you hire a tendering agency to help you.

Think carefully before you go down this route. Good Luck!


CALL 0203 362 8288 TO GET YOUR VIDEO PROJECT MOVING OR VIEW A SELECTION OF OUR WORK ON OUR PORTFOLIO WEB PAGE 

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THE RISE OF THE FOOD VIDEO

THE RISE OF THE FOOD VIDEO HAS CAPTURED THE IMAGINATION OF FOODIES ALL OVER THE WORLD


We all fall into one two groups, those who eat to live and those who live to eat!!

Increasingly we are using food video web sites to seek inspiration and recipes. Exploring and discovering new cuisines and techniques.  Set the tablet up on the work top, press play and off you go. An easy way to create new dishes and get inspired.  It started with Tasty and Buzzfeed but now the big boys are getting in on the act. BSH Hausgeräte GmbH is the largest home appliance manufacturer in Europe, including global brands Bosch and Siemens, Gaggenau and Neff. BSH Hausgeräte GmbH is acquiring 65 percent of shares of Berlin startup Kitchen Stories

THE RISE OF THE FOOD VIDEO     Photography by Tony Briscoe

“Cooking should be an easy and enjoyable experience. That’s the whole reason why BSH Hausgeräte GmbH develops smart products and related services. And with the same goal, the two young founders of Kitchen Stories have been developing high-quality recipes, together with videos and step-by-step photo instructions that encourage users to try out those recipes. BSH and Kitchen Stories will begin working together immediately to offer spare-time cooks and ambitious amateur chefs new experiences related to cooking in the increasingly connected kitchen world”

Influential cultural magazine VICE now has its own FOOD web site Munchies as does the New York Times

Check out The Independents best 50 food websites

Here at Film Infinity we are taking more and more enquiries for food rated content. Recently we have made videos for Heinz, Unilever, Kerrymaid, McCain and Del Monte. Most of these are shot on the same model as Tasty and Buzzfeed, from above and lasting 30-60 seconds.  This is a format that works because it is very simple and impactful. Adding simple text graphics explaining technique and listing the ingredients means these short videos convey a lot of information in a bitesize format.


Make sure you are part of the rise of the food video revolution. CALL 0203 362 8288 OR VIEW A SELECTION OF OUR WORK ON OUR PORTFOLIO WEB PAGE 

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