We make a wide range of films; corporate promotional video; third sector documentaries; films with a strong and clear message that highlight a particular issue; staff training videos, induction videos or videos that celebrate either an individual’s hard work or the growth of a major company. We create and produce scripted short films that are based on real events, offering an alternative way to open up a conversation about serious or difficult issues.
We produce event and conference films that capture all the energy and excitement of the day and/or that highlight the strengths of a community or the challenges that a particular sector faces.
Everything starts with a conversation; a phone call, a facebook message or a tweet. If you have a rough idea or a defined film brief, or something in between, you’re welcome to get in touch to discuss it further.
Through listening carefully to your needs, we’ll learn more about what you want to do and together we’ll talk content, structure, timescale and budget, letting you know what different options are available and we’ll try to be as flexible as possible through-out.
We strive to offer you a great working relationship, a great deal of flexibility, a strong sense of creativity and cinematic style that boldly captures the heart of your message, strengthening your content.
DETAILED TENDER BID & BUDGET
After having a chat, Thirteensquared will produce a detailed tender bid and budget that clearly states what we’ll do, how and when we’ll do it, how much it will cost, what our respective responsibilities are, and what we will produce for you, be it a series of short 1-2 minute films, a 30 minute documentary, a scripted creative film or any video production.
Once you’ve commissioned work, we’ll agree a contract and both sign it. A contract is essential for clarity and peace of mind for us both and protects both parties and clearly outlines our working relationship and responsibilities.
The contract also covers timescales and budget requirements and all the details of who is responsible for what, and what happens if, for any reason, the project does not run to plan, as sometimes can happen. We have a contract template that we uniquely adapt for each project or we can use one that you use regularly you’re your contractors. When we’ve both signed the contract, the project begins.
There’s a thousand different ways of telling a story and the best way of making sure we tell it properly is to plan ahead. We’re very good at this. Whatever we have to do to make sure that the production runs smoothly, will be checked out at this stage. We have scriptwriters, storyboard artists and we can shoot test footage before we go into production to make sure you are happy with the content of your film.
We’ll also make phone calls or visits to an interviewee prior to the filming taking place, research archive footage or scout for locations where we want to shoot and check out the weather conditions or any other potential hazards for the scheduled interviews.
Together we’ll run through a checklist of questions that we’ll ask the interviewees, just to make sure that the content we produced is focused on the content you want. We’ll regularity update you of the project’s progress at every stage.
When filming your project, we will ensure that everything runs to plan and we will make sure that your interviewees are comfortable in front of the camera, even if they’ve never been filmed before. We’ll film in whatever location best suits you needs, wither that be studio based or out on location and we’ll capture B-Roll along the way or separately, depending on your needs.
We’ve worked on projects where we only interview one person and we’ve produced projects where we’ve interviewed 49 people, all in different locations, so we’re adaptable, to say the least.
We work with the latest technology and that ensures not only that your film or films are future-proof, but that the production values are very high. We really enjoy pushing ourselves creatively while always paying close attention to getting the absolutely best content. Being creative and getting focused content ensures that your film will be memorable, for all the right reasons.
The story really begins in the editing process. We intuitively and energetically create an edit that focuses on the exact message that you want to get across to your audience. We deliver stories with impact! full of emotion, information, passion and excitement.
To get the best possible story we use transcripts and create paper-edits so that you can decide exactly what goes into your film, from the content we’ve captured.
Using our secure website and a password, we upload the rough edits of your film so that you can see it as it develops and make any necessary changes.
Our post production crew, be they video editors, animators, voice-over artists or musicians work very hard to make your end product the best it can be. Using voice-over artists, a particularly appropriate soundtrack, a specially commissioned piece of new music or a graphic artist will take the quality of your final project to a whole new level.
WHAT WE DELIVER
We really understand how important it is to get your project out there and seen by your target audience and you can control exactly the way you want them to engage with your content.
You may want to give people an enticing taste of what your company does so you might create an advert or a short film or you may want to take the opportunity to deeply examine a complex issue and create a longer 30 – 60 minute film.
Sometimes you want to do both. No matter what you want to do it, or how you want to do it, we know how best to get it out there.
We can output your films for Youtube and Vimeo, for iphones, ipads, android phones, DVD, Bluray and for cinema broadcast. We can even arrange for premiering it in a local cinema so you can invite guests along to view it.
EVALUATION & FEEDBACK
We evaluate the project on an on-going basis, not just when it’s finished. We keep you informed of the project’s progress or any challenges we face, and let you know how we resolved any issues.
We also welcome your feedback on the project’s progress and on the end result, and we listen to any suggestions you have about our working practise to ensure we’re always improving our service.
IS THIS THE START OF A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP?
We have been working collaboratively with some of our clients for over 13 years. We want your repeat business, we want our collaboration to continue because there are lots of benefits for everyone involved, especially in terms of building up trust and respect.
By continuing the great work that’s already started we can go on to do even better work together. By keeping our word, by being as competitively priced as possible and by continuing to work as hard as ever, we aim to develop a great working relationship with you because we genuinely care about offering you the best possible service.