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Video Production Services

Think video production, think the market leader VideoFirst
Whatever you need filming you can trust us to deliver

We provide a 360º service and nationwide coverage to businesses across the UK
You’ve probably worked it out by now… we love video!

Broadcast quality corporate videos

VideoFirst are the largest independent producer of corporate video content for business in the UK.

We offer a creative, powerful and cost-effective service that turns clutter into clarity, problems into solutions, and ideas into reality.

The goal is to ensure your message hits the spot first time, every time.

Since 2007 we have been delivering an extensive range of corporate video content to our clients including promo films, client case studies, project documentaries, executive interviews, message films, thought leadership videos, company showreels, debates, discussions and testimonials.

We thrive on providing a unique mix of creative skills and commercial acumen. Our experienced, award winning team of producers, directors, writers, editors, engineers and film crews make certain that your brand is covered from all the right angles.

Looking for cost effective TV commercials and advertising production?

We’d love to make video work for your brand. You can trust us to save you money and deliver the results you are looking for.
VideoFirst have produced TV commercials for household names like Typhoo and Jet2. We also shoot and produce on behalf of many creative, media, web, PR, digital, communication and advertising agencies in the UK such as M&C Saatchi and Outside The Box.

Our team are experts in managing your commercial production from creative through to delivery… An experienced production team dedicated to ensuring your advert receives the utmost attention and creative nurturing backed up by expert knowledge in location searches, casting and music selection.

Don’t forget the power of using video to lead all your PR campaigns; It’s clear that the days of the traditional press release are numbered as an increasingly media savvy end user comes to expect content rich, fully integrated communication campaigns.

We are experienced in filming, packaging and delivering news, client interviews, vox-pops and event coverage to all mediums and devices. We also specialise in viral PR, where creative content or topical content is developed to work in conjunction with your communication plans. VideoFirst can deliver inspiring content and can provide a fully managed distribution service including VideoTXT. We can now target journalists and editors with video and rich media content to tell a more engaging story.

This all happens in a seamless, hassle-free fashion 🙂

Time for some magic?

Allow us to serve you a cocktail of stunning options that will bring your brand and messaging to life. We are experts in all areas of 2D & 3D design and animation, motion graphics, visual FX and advanced compositing.

VideoFirst produces world-class visualisation for broadcast, cinema, online and mobile media. We can seamlessly combine your brand and messaging into your video production. We’ll grab the attention of your audience and leave a great lasting impression.

Our post production team comprises specialists producing innovative motion graphics, visual effects and 2D & 3D design and animation using the latest high-end software. If you can imagine it, we can make it happen. Our in-house design team can create or refresh your brand identity and add personality through motion, helping you to communicate more effectively.

We offer a full range of 2D and 3D animation techniques to aid data or product visualisation, create architectural fly-throughs or generate CGI or hand drawn character animations. Our compositing and finishing services include grading, virtual environment creation, green screen, motion tracking, rotoscoping and shot cleaning. We work directly with clients, agencies and also as a resource for other video and film production companies.

If it’s worth organising it’s gotta be worth filming.

We can really thrill your audience. Present the full power of video to your event and the campaigns that support it whether it be pre-event promotions (personal invites, previews, promos), full event coverage for immediate turnaround for the press and TV, or post event follow up. VideoFirst brings creative, innovative and cost effective services to the table.

Our event coverage gets up-close and personal. During the post production process our editors will produce the final video to your exact brief, whether you simply require highlights as a flavour of the event, or footage of all the keynote speakers. Perhaps you want them edited alongside their presentation or with key metrics relating to your event? The end user will be delighted to watch your footage in a variety of ways; live webcast to your website, email, DVD, VideoTXT, broadcast etc. We can make your event look like the Oscars!

Choose from; full service event coverage, pre-event consultations, on-screen content (live, as live, pre-recorded), creative presentations, product launch films, HD film crews, multiple camera angles, sound and lighting engineers, VideoTXT marketing campaigns, advertiser integration, live streams to the web, outside broadcast, live satellite link-up, 4G streaming, take-away synopsis videos for attendees, post event videos for non-attendees, commercials to promote future events, full event branding and an unparalleled management service.

Shoot, stream, share

VideoFirst has been pioneering the latest techniques in live 4G video streaming and as a result live broadcasting has never been so accessible and affordable. Our live broadcast service is dedicated to customer engagement, putting your audience centre stage and getting you closer to the action. Live stream your event online and give it powerful, limitless reach with universal accessibility. Our film crews can broadcast the action using our Video Live HD 4G bonded cellular technology.

It’s perfect for TV shows, music concerts, sporting events, product launches, political campaigns, charity fundraisers pay TV, news coverage, prize draws, social media, red carpet, business events, internal communications, retail promotions and special events. We think this is the future as traditional satellite transmissions become increasingly expensive and unnecessary. Benefit from the one stop shop approach. We have all the people, equipment and skills you need in-house. Our 360º service provides film crews, producers, directors, presenters, equipment, connectivity, delivery platform, monetisation options and viewer statistics.

€œPowered by our VideoCloud platform and driven by the VideoFirst production team our live broadcasting service takes live event coverage to an exciting new level. We can broadcast your event to a URL, App or social network of your choice using as many camera angles as required. VideoTXT can be deployed to promote your event and give the ultimate brand-to-hand user experience. Data collection and deep analytics come as standard without letting adverts spoil the show. We can also enhance your offering with on-screen branding, micro-sites, sponsor integration and much more.

Action at Altitude

VideoFirst provides cost effective HD aerial filming throughout the UK. Killer shots from the sky guarantee a high impact wow factor. We offer a comprehensive aerial filming service in using Helicopters, Airships, Hovercams, various UAV options and drones. It opens up a whole new world of angles and perspectives for your production and gets your audience closer to the action. Most importantly it guarantees those all-important high impact shots! We have worked with National Geographic, BBC, ITV, ITN and various corporate organisations worldwide to produce some simply stunning HD aerial footage. We would love to know more about any specific aerial filming requirements you have.

HD aerial video clips for sale! We have built our own comprehensive aerial footage stock library containing over 100 hours of HD clips that can be purchased and downloaded.

We shoot, you score

VideoFirst specialise in capturing & creating sports action video content.
We’ve filmed worldwide for the world’s best including BBC, Ladbrokes, & William Hill. We have provided coverage and created content for numerous sports events and sports broadcasters including the 2012 Olympics in London, the Euro 2012 Championships in Poland, The FIFA World Cup 2008 in South Africa, Wimbledon 2012 & 2015, Royal Ascot Cheltenham Week, Aintree and Glorious Goodwood.

Whether live, as-live or pre-recorded we have a vast amount of experience at filming and creating motion graphics and video content for a wide range of sporting events, shows and channels including; football, horse racing, tennis, gymnastics, swimming, golf, rugby, greyhounds, basketball and cycling.

Let’s educate, let’s motivate

People and products are an organisation’s most valuable assets. Staff induction, health and safety, recruitment, training and product demonstrations are all vital to your success. We all know that people are an organisation’s most valuable assets. Communicating with, and developing your staff will no doubt be paramount and VideoFirst can help you achieve your objectives. If you are looking for a powerful way of conveying a message to your staff, then utilising video and motion graphics is the only way forward. Whether it’s for staff induction, health and safety, recruitment, training or development we can provide innovative and cost effective corporate solutions that engage with your viewers.

If want us to breathe new life into your presentations or are looking to re-invigorate your internal communications strategy, then we can help. We can provide the creative insight and the production know-how to deliver the right solution in the right way at the right time.

Selling some products is easy. Everyone knows what a Cappuccino Machine is and what it does… all you have to do is convince them that your Cappuccino Machine is the one they need. But what if your product is a bit different? Perhaps it’s new and innovative? Maybe people don’t even realise yet that they need it? Possibly the benefits really need to be seen to be understood. Or could you be selling to a global market and it’s simply not cost effective to take your offering on the road? Getting your target market as excited about your company’s products as you are is a real skill. The best way to do this is to produce a powerful, engaging product demonstration or how to video. Our job is to explain your offering, whet your audience’s appetite and deliver the all-important call to action. We work closely with you to understand the USP’s of your product and develop the creative mechanic and script that will give you a clear advantage over your competitors.

Challenge what’s possible

If you engage your audience they’ll spread the word for you. VideoFirst have become leading producers of interactive and viral content. We can create truly interactive experiences with video, HTML5, Flash, social networks and Facebook Connect integrations. We can also drive videos to go viral with our unique VideoTXT service.

We shot, produced and deployed the X-Factor Christmas Number One video for Bauer Media Group which owns more than eighty influential media brands spanning a wide range of interests, including Heat, GRAZIA, Closer, MCN, FHM, Parker’s, MATCH, Magic 105.4, Kiss 100, Kerrang!, Q and the Big City Network, plus twenty local radio stations. Users visiting their sites were able to add their own name, upload their own photo and watch themselves being hailed as the next big thing in the music industry and get crowned by the UK’s Christmas number one by pop stars such as Pixie Lott, Olly Murs, The Saturdays, Eliza Dolittle, The Wanted, Duffie, Joe McElderry and Scouting for Girls. The campaign was nominated for a Sony Radio Academy Award.

Interactive videos are a hot topic right now and it’s a cost effective process because we film the content and write the code in-house. We can make all your video content interactive whether it be website introductions, games, quizzes, competitions, data collection, e-commerce, video commerce, social content or something totally bespoke for your business. If you can imagine it, we can create it.

Time to go viral? VideoFirst specialise in creating viral content and managing it’s distribution. Our in-house creative expertise is ideal for the development and production of carefully targeted and often risky or humorous campaigns. Viral promotions can take the form of video clips, interactive games, adverts, e-books and images. We can do them all, as long you want them creative and innovative. We really understand this powerful method of distribution and have worked on a number of national and international product launch campaigns. Harnessing the power and freedom of the internet and the social networking sites is key to a successful viral campaign and we can provide not only the creative genius but also provide a fully managed distribution service including the all new VideoTXT service.

From catwalk to sidewalk

VideoFirst can cover your fashion or lifestyle events. From fashion shows, parties, music events and art exhibitions to product launches, award ceremonies and everything in between! We have a deep understanding of the fashion, lifestyle and youth culture marketplaces. We have filmed fashion shows, parties, music events, art exhibitions, product launches, award ceremonies and more celebrities than you can imagine! We have reported on trends worldwide, shot in galleries, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, open air venues, boats, helicopters, museums, and underwater to get the right take on the production in hand. We can work together to perfect the art of cultured and cutting edge content creation.

The bookies bet on us

VideoFirst has an in-depth knowledge of the betting and gaming sector. We’ve worked with and produced huge amounts of video content for some of the world’s top brands including William Hill, Ladbrokes, Tote and BetFred. We have also developed our own exclusive technology specifically for the industry, VideoBET, which enables us to send HD video to any device on any network instantly via SMS, encouraging customers to participate in up-and-coming events and redeem incentives at in-store point of sale; perfect for bookmakers and bingo operators.

We provide services like in-store retail content, in-store template design, customer acquisition, retention and re-activation videos, mobile content, app content, live event coverage, outside broadcast, as-live and pre-recorded event coverage, brand ambassador promo films, how-to videos, internal communication videos, TV commercials, website videos, motion graphics, animated branding, bumpers and indents.

We have provided coverage and created content for bookmakers across a wide range of events including: the 2012 Olympics in London, the Euro 2012 Championships in Poland, the FIFA World Cup 2008 in South Africa, Wimbledon 2012 and 2015, Royal Ascot, Cheltenham Festival, Grand National, Aintree Racecourse, Glorious Goodwood and the World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace in London.

VideoFirst goes to Hollywood

Alongside the day job we also provide commercial and creative cinematography services. We just love it when our clients choose this Rolls Royce option. Whether it be a feature film, a short film, a documentary, an international commercial, a lifestyle piece or TV show the common thread is the desire to create something epic. It’s a big commitment, it costs more and it takes longer but will return huge dividends.

We have access to an incredible cinematography production team which includes seasoned and experienced Directors, Producers, Assistant Directors, Line Producers, Grip, Gaffers, Script Writers, Script Supervisors, Sound Recordists, Sound Engineers, Stylists, Wardrobe, Props, Location Scouts, Steadicam Operators and so on. VideoFirst loves a challenge and we approach these projects from the point of view that nothing is impossible and if you can imagine it we can create it. This is achieved by the deployment of experienced and team and professional equipment all working in harmony to deliver.

We use cinema cameras and lenses including RED, ARRI, BLACKMAGIC, and PHANTOM. We power the sets and locations with cinema lighting system and chase the moment with camera dollys, cranes and jibs. You’ll see the RONAN set and the Steadicam system in action. In post we’ll be moving up to cinematic software packages and colour grading to die for. It doesn’t stop there; Aerial filming, Cineplex, DOP’s, Live capture, Underwater… A herd of elephants.

Typically a cinematic project can take five or six times longer than a regular video production shoot. Skills like lighting, camera composition, camera movement, multiple camera angles and special effects all work together to make the final production look different to a video. Every shot is framed in multiple ways to give it more punch, more drama, and make it more visually appealing.

When you see it you will know it was worth it.

Lights, camera, action… and everything in-between

VideoFirst provide specialist and supplementary video production services to our clients which include; directors roster, presenters roster, actors roster, film facilitation in the UK, location recce and celebrity contacts. We also have a comprehensive specialist Database of professionals and freelancers that work in the film and production industry.

We are also very experienced at working with Celebrities. Over the years we have developed many key relations worldwide with them personally and with their agents. We have direct access to big names in the world of TV, film, music, sport, theatre, literature, business and politics. We don’t act as a traditional talent agency and we don’t do representation but we do know how to secure that must-have face as your next brand ambassador or product endorsement person. Once a client has a celebrity in mind we quickly establish feasibility and likely fees associated with securing their services. Our directors and media Lawyers are experienced in negotiating the correct rights at a fair price. We can negotiate exclusivity, future commitments and other media rights such as radio or print. Our producers also take care of all the necessary facilitation surrounding their involvement and your production; travel, accommodation, security, payment, entourage, press access, PR, appearances, wardrobe, hair & make-up, timetable, on-location requests and sign off of all content created.

Looking for film facilitation in the UK?

VideoFirst provides a facilitation service to broadcasters, publishers, TV stations, production companies and organisations wanting to film here. We have helped several Hollywood production companies film in London and Yorkshire. Services we provide include; equipment hire, actors and extras, supply of crew, supply of props, continuity, visa applications, transport connections, accommodation, clearances, filming fees, timetabling, vehicles, catering, language and translation, financial control, production support, post production, special effects, grading, online proofing, aerial filming, specialist filming and the very important business of (British) weather forecasting 🙂

Fresh footage for face and fiction

All of our clients have exclusive access to our stunning HD library content. Our extensive stock footage library contains thousands of hours of broadcast quality and BBC commissioned HD footage covering a wide range of subjects from around the world. We sell this video content ourselves and also create it for 3rd parties worldwide.