Imagefilm

The brand image film transmits a brands’ values: it turns expertise into an experience. For the image film to do so, it needs a creatively staged or a documentary approach. Usually a common thread builds up a story that ties in with a company-specific reference point from the viewer’s everyday life. “The image film visualises and transmits the company’s values. It turns expertise into an experience.”

Film cutting is dead. Long live assembly! (Part 1)

Films are not nailed together with a hammer but are intelligently assembled or artistically joined instead. The power and potential of film editing lies in its assembly. It is therefore not surprising that many filmmakers deliberately do not speak of cutting but rather of assembling or editing. [...]

Why subjective perception in film and video really matters

Films and videos are filmed by cameras or generated on computers. Either way, it’s always about working with image sections. The term image section already says it all: with a detail, or a part of the whole. With that and that alone, films and videos already have a perspective, whether intentional or not. Just like photographs, a film or video is not and never able to reveal objective reality. [...]

Five rules for camera movement in film and video

Videothink sheds light on the topic of movement in films in a four-part series. The series culminates with five rules for camera movement which explain the criteria according to which movement should be used in moving image communication. No systematic, scientific measures are provided for the assessment of camera movement. However, it is agreed that 5 rules apply for camera movement for professional film-makers. [...]

Winning a new customer segment addressing »Generation Y«

A company specialised in leasing of services wants to significantly increase its share of customers from the age group of people born between 1980 and 1999. At the same time, the company wants to become sustainably positioned in this target group. Simultaneously, prejudices and clichés regarding the segment as a whole are to be actively and openly addressed. [...]

Optimising storytelling with the CSI-Formula

What is the most important common ground between a feature film and a video produced on commission for customers? Impact! The viewer’s emotions and state of knowledge should be different at the end of the film than before “consuming” it. The integration of key messages in a film concept can be checked by the client. But what is a good story? [...]

Storytelling in sponsored films (Part 1)

Sponsored films time and again decide to tell a story. This four-part series will shed light on the most important motivating factors and decision-making points underlying this decision. Part 1 explains when storytelling should be applied. [...]

Employee motivation using film

A highly specialised manufacturer of skin grafting products wants to increase the motivation of his employees in order to increase his global sales targets. This objective includes the development and production of videos, which can be applied during internal events, for additional training and on the Intranet. Ideally, the films not only reflect the pioneer spirit of the company (and of its employees) but also provide a voice for the patients. [...]

Why Films Are the Better Videos Nowadays!

Before the start of the new millennium, it was common to call high-quality films "Films" and more simply produced films as "videos". Later, the use of the terms became obsolete. Video and film were suddenly the same. Now, Film and Video have again started to drift apart again. [...]

How much does a video cost?

Your car dealer knowns how much a film or a video costs. Namely, exactly the same as a car! That’s why you should ask the representative of your preferred dealership. You will be faced with the same problem as in film: a Rolls Royce Ghost does not cost the same as the tiny Nissan Micra. Because not all cars are the same. And not all films are alike. [...]

The perfect film and video briefing

This checklist is an exclusive compilation of documents from the advanced training workshop entitled "The Perfect Briefing" for clients of Condor Films AG. It cannot be taken to be universally applicable. Depending on the size, type and complexity of the planned film or video project, customised changes and adaptations may be required. For image films, product films, web videos and other moving image communication products for marketing purposes, formulating the initial situation and the task correctly and comprehensively is an important basis for successful collaboration with film production companies. [...]

»Taking risks would be highly unprofessional!«

The newspaper Tageswoche has posed the question as to the significance action cams have for professional film production. videothink BLoG supplemented this interview on this topic with a professional producer at Condor Films, with an overview of the key data about the two currently most important action cams. [...]
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