Archive for the ‘Video’ Category
We’ve been working with guys over at BRNK on a trailer for their exciting new app. What follows is part fiction of our times, part real world events as they unfold. It’s an experiment in how fast fiction – shadowing the news a few short weeks behind – is researched and written.
The first chapters take place in the summer of 2012 (with glimpses ahead of us, like the Prologue below). By the time we reach the end of the Pilot Episode the real world events idea will have crept up on you – and the here and now.
From Episode Two onwards you’ll begin to recognise themes and international incidents from recent weeks, through the eyes of fictitious characters we hope you’ll come to care about.
See the whole text at http://www.brnk.co/pilot/
Below is a selection of work from our internal communication projects. We work with our clients to help them inform, motivate and educate employees, other businesses and their stakeholders. We work across all sectors, providing practical consultancy and support for organisations that need to maintain engagement with employees. We have worked with some of the worlds leading brands including Unilever, HSBC, Microsoft, Zurich, Coca-Cola, Nestlè and SONY.
Whether the brief is a first stage of a communications task, an excellence programme or engaging global employees, we have the knowledge and experience. We know that delivering effectual employee engagement is achieved through experience, creativity, an understanding of the end recipient coupled with a disciplined approach to project management. We can provide real-time analytics tools which will assist in measuring the effectiveness of the project.
We deliver these through various media types like games, video and web based applications for deployment on desktop, tablet (Android & iOS) and smartphone (iOS, Android and BlackBerry) devices.
Unilever – Inside Unilever
To create a engaging video sequence that illustrates the unique benefits of the Inside Unilever, Unilever’s Sharepoint based collaboration platform, that was being rolled out to all employees within the organisation. The video sought to reassure employees that the system was user friendly whilst highlighting advantages in global collaboration within a demanding and competitive market space.
What we did
Created an award winning multipurpose concept, the final piece consists of 5 sections which can be used either as one, or as individual elements. We also created support material including posters and animated gifs of use scenarios.
In 2010 it won a silver at 34th Annual Telly Awards for the ‘online video’ category.
HSBC – Sharesave Animation
To develop a communications programme to engage over 300,000 employees based in more than 80 countries and 100 sites to secure maximum participation in the Sharesave scheme.
What we did
Created a screensaver animation for group wide deployment using a traditional 2D animation technique.
- Sharesave participation increase from 39% to 47% – that’s over 30,000 people
- Since then high participation levels have been maintained or increased despite the volatile global equity markets.
- Over 88 countries have participated
- 0ver 90,000 applications were received in 2010
SBM Offshore operates in some of the world’s harshest deep-water environments to deliver floating production and mooring systems for the energy industry. Operating in over 20 locations worldwide, SBM Offshore had a brand that didn’t stack up to its extensive operations or resonate with its greatest asset: its employees.
What we did
Working with SBM Offshore’s branding agency we created a video as part of its complete design collateral in order to refresh its brand, unite over 6000 employees and create a communication solution that reflected its market leading position.
Safe Traveller – Corporate e-learning
To crate an online e-learning tool for The Risk Advisory Group, at the end of each module users must complete an evaluation exercise designed to enhance as well as test the knowledge they have acquired.
SafeTraveller is the online evolution of Janusian’s highly respected instructor-led security awareness training. After six years and four thousand people trained we have 99 per cent satisfaction ratings from delegates and their employers. SafeTraveller allows you to easily and economically deliver the essential elements of that training to all of your travellers over the internet or your corporate intranet.
Our expert security team has designed a course that encourages participants to think for themselves about their personal safety and security and learn to raise their awareness. The course records the progress of each delegate, affording your organisation the opportunity to maintain robust and universal security training records.
What we did
Safe Traveller allows corporate security and HR managers to rapidly and effectively roll out a highly cost effective and engaging travel security training programme across their travelling workforce. The project took just under 3-months to complete.
Currently rolled out
A new approach to customer service
To take a sound bite from an existing video sequence and illustrate it in a fun and humorous way. The voice-over explained a new approach to management of customer queries.
What we did
We started by creating a working storyboard, including the look and feel, character design and timings.
We recently completed a new brand video for Berghind Joseph’s client SBM Offshore as part of their brand refresh, this can be seen in its entirety at www.sbmoffshore.com. The video was created as part of its complete design collateral in order to refresh its brand, unite over 6000 employees and create a communication solution that reflects its market leading position.
We’ve just launched SBM Offshore’s new brand identity – positioning it as a world leader in the oil and gas industry and uniting its 6000+ employees that are spread across 20 locations around the world.
Another one fresh from the toaster – a new showcase sequence relating to our client and in-house projects on character animation. The piece highlights the capacity in which we work with agencies and direct brands.
Fresh from the toaster – we have just put together two, one and a half minute showcase sequences relating to our client projects on online games and brand communications. The pieces highlight the capacity in which we work with agencies and direct brands. We have some more sequences coming up in the future – so watch this space.
Here’s an animation we have just completed for Twestival Global (2010)... see twestival.com for more details. There’s a blog post coming up shortly, which details more about the collaboration process (which was a fantastic experience), but for now we wanted to get it out there and promote the cause.
Creative: Crystal English, Leynete Cariapa, Animation: Sliced Bread, Music: EliasArts, Audio: Green-Shoot, Recorded at Dammit Ltd., Voice: Lawrence Sheldon, Twestival Bird: 383 Project, Video Footage: charity: water, Thanks to What Talent Ltd., Produced by Connect the Dots Foundation, Photography Courtesy of National Geographic (c) James P. Blair/ National Geographic, Gabriele Gaspardis, Justin Sangani, Brooks Walker/ National Geographic, Johannes Ehrhardt, James P. Blair/ National Geographic images
What is Twestival™?
On Thursday 25 March 2010, people in hundreds of cities around the world will come together offline to rally around the important cause of Education by hosting local events to have fun and create awareness. Twestival™ (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good. All of the local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go direct to projects. If you would like to get involved, please Register your City, Register your School, or Volunteer and we will get in touch. Organizers will be given a handbook and invitation to our collaboration workspace. Follow @twestival for updates.
We recently compiled a DVD for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission using supplied assets and some good ‘ole Boyce Dungood animation (by us). Sponsored by The Mirror and Mirror Football it has been sent out to over 28,000 schools over the past week to coincide with Remembrance Day.
Glory Days – Football in Times of War is a short film aimed at engaging teachers, students and football fans of all ages with the website of the same name at cwgc.org/glorydays
Introduced by David Beckham and enthusiastic football manager Boyce Dungood, Glory Days tells the stories of some of the footballers who gave their lives for their countries and how they are remembered. It explores how the two world wars affected football teams and how football played a part in times of war as entertainment, for boosting morale and for propaganda.