So much more ALIVE than slideshow presentations!
Corporate video production has always been paramount at marketing meets, sales expos, and trade shows. You might be battling against the competition that has more resources. The good news is that you could still leverage on an effective video production strategy. Levelling the playfield. Today, videos can do so much more…
“Video is evolving, more than ever, especially in the last 5 years.”
Corporate videos are not new to the Malaysian Market. Malaysia has commendable strength when it comes to global economic growth. It’s been one of the quickest nations to recover from the global economic recession in 2008. Video production and has played a significant role in increasing business and investments.
Malaysia is also a melting pot of diverse culture which makes it so much more interesting to document. The Malaysian Peninsular has been one of the top South East Asian countries to bring in foreign investments and tourism.
Malaysia’s monumental architecture and infrastructure compliments it’s beautiful islands, nature and beach spots… It is a melting pot of people from diverse backgrounds who practice peaceful co-existence.
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We offer a fixed cost estimate for our productions and work towards all agreed deliverable at no extra cost.
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Ethical, Seductive and Effective…
Can “corporate video” really be seductive?
Let’s find out…
Something amazing happened when film went digital. And even more, when the world put a smartphone camera in everyone’s hands. People started consuming more video – everywhere. They watched videos about everything, gorging videos as a part of their everyday lives.
What’s so unbelievable is: As a generation, we started making videos of our own. Video calling and video-logs became personal extensions of our expression of thought, opinions, and freedom.
What happened next?
Every social media network jumped on the video bandwagon. Social media networks started supporting native video on their channels.
Even Google ranked pages and websites with video, higher on search results. Search engines became clever, they started learning to understand videos and then rank them according to how relevant the content was to a keyword phrase.
Website and homepage videos became a rage.
With this explosion of video as the most popularly consumed form of media, it started to put an added pressure on brands. They now had to use video in their marketing campaigns.
With so much of noise in the video space, videos needed to be made better, unique and separate themselves, from the competition. This is what we look for while we flick right on a film production company in Malaysia.
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What makes the top corporate video production list in Malaysia?
- World Class Quality
- Trusted by top brands
- Ultra HD 4K Recording (avoid DSLR)
- Aerial Videography
- Export in any format and size Web Video, LED walls, Theatre screens.
- Broadcast design motion-graphics and animations.
How do we make videos better for corporates?
With access to lightning-fast analytics! We have so much data, it’s easy to understand what’s really going on? There are software and apps to track micro-expressions, on how viewers react to visual content. Yes! We have that technology!
It’s now much easier to predict what kind of content is popular with your viewers. Where they drop off and why? These tips and clues give us all we need to know to craft emotional stories and add life to your video productions.
Can video be clever!
What if your video was intuitive enough to answer questions even before they popped up in your viewers’ minds?
Tell viewers something interesting, like your origin story. Give users useful nuggets of information that is important to them. Information that will save them money, give them more value or free time, make your viewers lives better.
We want to quickly tell them all this before it’s too late, and before they lose interest or turn away. Adding emotions of empathy, perseverance and motivation can leave your target clients with a positive reflection of your brand and organisation after watching your business video.
How does this happen? It happens when you listen to your customers. When you present your business at a conference, a sales expo or even at a small meeting at a coffee shop, you know what makes your audience’s eyes sparkle.
You notice when interests dip? When they pull out their smartphone or roll their eyes. It’s all about being tuned-in with your client’s expectations. It’s all about understanding: how they love to consume your information? This is the secret sauce that makes all the difference.
Emotions and Empathy! [Case Study]
Our team asked over 600 people from the corporate and technology industry to watch three videos along with a PDF format case study.
Testers were from middle management to senior leadership from multinational corporate companies. They watched these videos on various devices: desktops, projectors, smartphones, and tabs. Over 90% of them preferred to consume a video format.
Most of the industry people admitted to consuming video rather than text too. We all know this is true, we’ve seen the stats.
But here’s what was extremely striking about the study…
Almost all these technocrats preferred the one video that had emotions and a strong story character. Even though this video was close to 8 minutes long, twice as long as the other two videos we had shared.
So truly, filmmaking and story-telling aren’t dead!
A great story!
That’s what it’s all about! Little nuances create a far better experience for viewers. And of course, they culminate together, to add to a positive perception towards the brand.
Circling back to emotions. Just because emotions make videos more sticky, it doesn’t mean that every emotion under the Sun will fit in with a corporate theme or brand. We want to be careful about using emotions.
High tension drama, emotion, and humour are not always suitable for the corporate audience. We consider emotions like motivation, commendation, trust, and empathy rather than too much of humour and drama. This tends to work negatively and depletes the perception of trust and faith in the brand.
When it comes to corporate videos we also need to be wary of not going with the “too commercial” approach. Missing out on the opportunity of using relatability in your communication is just too much of a risk in while producing a video in 2018. Use emotions that imbibe our corporate culture.
Emotions like perseverance, teamwork, motivation, confidence can enhance the journey of our corporate story. Meanwhile, emotions like humour, etc can be played down since the main communication of most corporate videos are confidence, competence and to establish trust.
There have been all sorts of corporate video trends through the ages. And to be honest, I’m lucky we missed quite a few of them. Back in the day, corporate videos were usually an interview with subtitles or a translator reading out a script approaching companies for business. Very in your face and extremely direct!
Among some of the trends, my personal favourites are the short film approach, documentary style, and honest interviews. There is always a worthy story to be told about any organisation that people will connect with. What will never die out as a trend is to show not tell!
So rather than having just a person talking and telling the story, corporate videos do dramatic recreations of these scenes just like you would see in a documentary. This engages viewers and helps them connect with the characters and brand on an emotional level.
Among the top trends of corporate videos in 2018 are:
- Aerial drone and underwater shots – it’s always great to bring a new perspective and cinematic angle into your story.
- Black and white productions – While there are colourful sceneries and chaos everywhere, black and whites help to differentiate between timelines in scenes. They could help us focus on the main issue or character.
- Symbolic shots of nature – Adding symbolism to show emotions like “calm” could be created with a gorgeous nature or underwater shot. Break away from the regularly expected scenes and timelapse of cityscapes with underwater, drone and time-lapse shots of nature to symbolically set the mood for your audience.
- Origin stories that have myths and fantasy and characters – No one is far away from fantasy and it’s a lot easier to depict a negative environment or part of the story with a fantasy creature, a mythical bird that brings low productivity for example.
- Extreme slow motion – need I say moooore.
Can video production be fun?
Corporate videos production are all about trust and relationships. The success of a production is always about keeping everyone off the edge: the stakeholders, the production crew and the audience. The more relaxed and less pressure we have on the set, the better the performance of the talent and the crew. We take a lot of care during pre-production and post-production.
We want to make sure that we have addressed all possible contingencies so that everyone has a smooth experience. Being transparent is another factor that goes a long way. Timely communication helps us have a plan B. It’s always good to let everyone know what’s going on so that there are no last moment surprises.
I also encourage having a relaxed and fun environment on set. Not too relaxed though, because it’s good to keep things professional when were on tight deadlines and working with expensive equipment. Sometimes, some of the clients like taking a few shots with the second camera.
Sometimes, clients might be excited about manning the clipboard between takes. Our crew and clients spend time chatting about camera lenses and what type of camera they should buy for their travels. We want to be accessible and approachable. We may also shoot some fun short skits or behind the scenes that are played in between corporate events. So there you have it, corporate video production doesn’t have to always be boring or really serious. Happy faces make great videos!