Below are the answers to the questions you might have about the process of making a video
Development & planning, or pre-production is the critical process of creating the conceptual design of any project and piecing it together before filming. Normally more time is spent in this initial stage than any other stage.
We begin by getting to know our clients and their organizations through initial contact over the phone or email. Then, depending on the type of a video the client wants to make, we arrange to study a subject. That could be the client's workplace, or a location for a conference. From there, we begin discussions about their video needs and how we can help them. We brainstorm and develop different strategies and conceptual designs through proposals. These proposals are analyzed by our clients and modified until a fully defined video concept has been identified and signed off.
Once we have an identified conceptual design and loose video structure, we put together a Video Proposal which puts into words the vision of the video and all responsibilities from summarizing the video, identifying objectives, setting a working timeline, layout costs and payment terms. Video Proposal is an important document that spells out everything that has been discussed in meetings to ensure that we are all on the same page from concept to budget. Any prior miscommunications or misinterpretations are addressed at this stage. This gives confidence to both our clients and ourselves that the project is on target and sets tangible expectations for both parties.
After an approved Video Proposal has been completed we begin preparing for the video. Scripts/concepts are written in detail and presented to our clients, then we begin story-boarding, securing talent, location scouting, obtaining any permissions, permits or required insurances, scheduling, coordination and lots of logistics. Anything that needs to be prepared ahead of time is done at this stage to ensure a smooth transition for filming. The more preparing that you can do in this stage makes life much smoother once the filming commences. You can never over-prepare. Being very pro-active reduces costs and increases efficiency, which in turn helps us stay on budget and execute your vision smoothly.
Windsor Media films in high-definition only. As the technology develops fast, it's just a matter of time when all media will have to be delivered in high-definition. We make sure we deliver videos to our clients that are future-proof.
We use only experienced crews. Our cameramen, sound recordists, editors, production assistants and directors regularly work with the biggest TV clients, like BBC, ITV, Sky, ABC, NBC, Fuji TV, Al-Jazeera, ZDF, RTL, etc.
We have crews in all major cities around the world, as well as some minor ones.
Our editing rooms are situated in London, but ultimately mobile.
Videos can be delivered in various ways, but the most popular ones are deliveries to web and the DVD. Because we film in high definition we can deliver videos to all platforms at the same time, high-definition for the DVD [blu-ray], web definition for the web and everything in between.
We manufacture DVDs and Blu-rays to the highest professional, shop-ready standard, in any quantity.
All of us watch web-streamed videos on a daily basis. However, the technicality of the process is a mystery to most, but not to us. We work with the best video streaming companies to seamlessly integrate clients videos on their web sites.
The cost of web streaming varies and here are the factors:
This is expressed in Kilobits per second (Kbps) and the more Kbps the higher the quality. Generally the lowest quality you would use for video is 300 Kbps which will look good in a smallish window but not so good on a full screen. The most common quality used is 800 Kbps which whilst not quite up to the standard of a DVD is really pretty good. Anything above that might not be appreciated by many viewers as their internet connection could become the limiting factor.
The longer you broadcast, the more it costs, as you would expect, but not as much as you might think.
Number of Viewing Minutes
This is the most variable factor to work out, as it is often a mixture of guesswork and wishful thinking. It is not only how many people will watch the broadcast, but also how much of it, on average, they will watch. There is a difference between 100 viewers watching all of a 1 hour broadcast and 500 viewers watching 5 minutes of a 1 hour broadcast.
This might look complicated, but we have it under control.
Corporate Communication is a set of activities involved in managing and orchestrating all internal and external communications. Corporate Communications help organizations explain their mission and combine its many visions and values into a cohesive message. Increasingly, those messages have been delivered via corporate videos. Windsor Media recognises the need and importance of those videos and works with the client to produce the most suitable product.
As media consultants we advise clients on developing online media campaigns, on marketing their videos and on effectively using corporate videos, maximizing their value and potential.
There’s nothing like a live event to bring people together, and inspire them to do great things.
Whether you’re putting on a conference, business meeting, seminar, product launch, sales briefing or press event, Windsor Media has a set up for you. We cater for all types of events and use the best technology to bring your vision to life.
We work to any budget and supply, setup and operate all video, data projection, audio speech, music, lighting and scenery
If you have a project that you'd like to chat to us about, whether it's a corporate video, a conference,
other live event, some motion graphics work, or simply a video production idea that needs to be developed,
click on the CONTACT PAGE, or fill in the callback form.