One rabbit hole that clients fall into is assuming that video is a snap to make because it’s so simple to watch. You sit down, press play, and an entire world unfolds before you. Savvy marketers, though, will make it a point to understand the amount of work that goes into making a fantastic video so that they can intelligently spend their marketing budgets, and get the most bang for their buck. Knowledge is power, and video marketing is no exception.
Of course, if you’re the world’s richest company, you know that great video marketing takes high-caliber creative and a killer crew. At Apple, their marketing team spends millions of dollars on video – hiring choreographers, Hollywood directors, top-shelf dance talent and a crew of set designers to launch their latest product. Of course, the results are simply amazing.
This behind-the-scenes film of the making of Apple’s Spike Jonze-directed campaign for the HomePod is a great primer on what goes into making truly original, creative piece of video marketing – in this case, a short film. And while you may not have their budgets, knowing the creative (and budgetary) constraints you’re up against is half the battle!
Take a few moments and enjoy this educational look inside a high-budget shoot for this week’s #WednesdayWisdom :)
I’ve often joked that Hillman and I are like Mulder and Scully.
We get a phone call, show up at a location we’ve never been to and proceed to take furious notes in order to solve a communication problem. Many times it feels like a mystery to us at first, and often times communication objectives are just that for our clients, too. Sometimes we end up solving the mystery together.
That was most definitely the case with KeepRite Refrigeration. Located in Brantford, Ontario, this is a company that has been manufacturing and distributing products for 70 years. KeepRite is a behemoth in the refrigeration world.
They were in need of a series of videos that focussed on the products they sell – from motors to units to specialized technological innovations that save on energy costs.
Not having produced a ton of video in the past, they were a bit perplexed as to how to approach the process and the creative. Through a collaborative effort with their agency Wide Eyed Communications – and a combination of drone, slider and time-lapse videography – we created three individual pieces that leverage the manufacturing process to create unique imagery that goes beyond your traditional ‘product video’ style.
It was our first adventure in the world of manufacturing, and we’re so proud with how these turned out! Many thanks to KeepRite and Wide Eyed for bringing us along!