We spoke in detail with the business to get an understanding of who they are and what they do, as well as the key messages they wanted the film to convey.
We took this information and turned the messages around into interview questions, with bullet point suggestions on the responses we wanted, in order for the interview to provide the backbone to our film.
We filmed everything needed in 1 day, with the first half of the day spent gathering ‘beauty shots’ around their premises and their current car stock, and then the second half filming the interview and action shots on private roads.
When filming an interview we make a specific point of ensuring the whole filming environment is as relaxed and laid back as possible, as in our experience, this is how to get the best responses from interviewees. We also make a point of leaving the primary camera rolling throughout an interview as often some of the great cutaways – or even responses – can be gathered when we least expect it.
We sent 5 different music tracks to the client from which to make their selection.
The edit itself was done by our editor with the most experience in automotive films, having produced numerous items of video for Top Gear and several prestige car brands.
A first edit was delivered within a week of shooting and after 3 rounds of amendments, the final version – plus 30 second and 60-second cutdowns for social – were delivered a week later.