Video Marketing – Behind the Scenes Filming

Video marketing is all about making your video content go further and reach a wider audience. If you are investing in Video then consider adding a Behind the Scenes (BTS) element. A bit like the ‘bloopers’ that are run in the film credits at the end of a movie, BTS filming has become a staple of the media landscape.

Short BTS clips represent an honesty and authenticity in marketing, which is incredibly valuable to any business that seeks to build its reputation and foster goodwill. Market research tells us that consumers want open and transparent communications from a brand about how their products are sourced and made, but few feel that brands are delivering in this area. A recent study (from Cohn & Wolfe) found that 63% of consumers surveyed across 12 global markets would buy from a company they consider to be authentic over and above its competitors. Moreover, 6 in 10 would recommend an authentic organisation to family and friends.

Todays consumers have an evolved understanding of media context and production, which is why it’s so fascinating to see behind the scenes. Audiences like to get ‘under the skin’ of a brand or service to find out what makes them tick. Fly-on-the-wall documentaries like this enable your customers to gain a greater understanding of your brand’s personality and serve to create a positive vibe around your products or services. We shoot BTS for clients all the time, and it is another example of how we get more mileage from video production to re-use the original material beyond your website. Short edited BTS clips 15 – 20 seconds long, can be played out via video links on all your social media platforms, from google+, facebook, twitter, pinterest to Linked In and can also be embedded in your email database mailings. 

Here’s a little edit that Giles filmed of a BTS on one of our own productions. He shot this while producing our films for Chivas – The Venture.  It’s Canon 5D footage that has been graded and tweaked in post production to give a quality filmic feel.  You can watch the final cut of the project in Our Work portfolio.


O’Neill Shoot

I’m currently in Scotland shooting the first part of O’Neill wetsuits and clothing winter 2015/16 range. Primarily this week it has been all about utilising the incredible light and surf to get in the water as much as possible. Conditions have been pristine, in fact some of the best lighting on UK waves I’ve ever seen. We’re wrapping things up this week before moving onto Arctic Norway for the second part.

Scottish Juice

This is Neil surfing

I shot this one amazing morning in September trying out the new GoPro. It’s just slammed together footage but I like the way that it really feels like Cornish surfing – only Neil really can make 1ft waves look this effortless. Half an hour later and a sea mist appears, brightly lit by the strong sun, it would have been amazing if the battery had lasted – so never shoot without backups even if its just for fun. There’s a pure aesthetic to Neil’s surfing, he reminds me of a dancer – no wasted movement, just pure form and function. One day we’ll make a whole film with him.


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