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Filmmaking is all about storytelling. Being able to communicate that story in an informative, exciting and compelling way is what captivates audiences and helps clients in selling their products and services. The information provided through a short video can be equivalent to pages and pages of writing, but can be absorbed much faster.

MS Productions cover an extensive amount of genres when undertaking film projects whether it be promotional, corporate or an international documentary.

We are experienced across the entire process of production from the initial stages of research and development through to the completion including scheduling, budgeting, filming, sound recording, lighting, offline and online editing and marketing.

We produce promotional videos for a variety of businesses ranging from beauty videos, music videos, to videos on coffee plantations and vineyards. We are experienced in various industries producing content such as corporate films highlighting specific projects, timelapses, training videos for on-site professionals, and maintenance videos for tenants. We also film live presentations and events, as well as weddings and special occasions. Having shot and produced several natural history and conservation documentaries, we are experienced in setting up shoots both nationally and internationally, acquiring permits and carnets, and filming in extreme climates from sub-zero temperatures to tropical rainforests.

See below for a range of our work.

Fred R. Barnard

“One Picture Is Worth Ten Thousand Words”

if this is true for photography, imagine what this means for filmmaking.

OUR PROCESS

This rough framework outlines the process when undertaking film projects. Every project is unique, therefore all of the stages listed are not always required.

It is important to research and get to know every subject, every project or scheme, every business’ goals, its philosophy, as well the story behind every project, all whilst working to create the most effective solutions for you. We determine what you want and we set out to achieve your goals. It is then about the other stuff. Once your requirements are determined, an individual creative improvisation is brought into the project and we start to develop it to be unique for you.

As every project is different, this stage can vary depending on the complexities of your project. Those complexities can come in a variety of forms such as if the necesary permissions need to be obtained, or identifying individuals to be interviewed. In this stage the video/film project is structured and planned carefully which may involve scripting, storyboarding, scheduling, budgeting, acquiring permits, and developing a unqiue characteristic to your project. The better planned a project is, the less likely any issues or challenges will occur when filming.

Once the plan has been structured and approved by you, the next stage is the production. This is when a date or dates have already been approved, depending on how many days are required for filming, and we arrive on location to film, sound record and capture all the pre-planned material.

Once all of the material has been captured on location, it is then all backed-up securely and placed into the editing software. Here the project is edited to suit your needs. The raw video material is edited alongside the sound material, followed by an in-depth colour grade to bring all of the colours to life, before finally adding the required text and logos.

The completed video/film is delivered online via a secure file transfer service such as Dropbox or WeTransfer, unless agreed otherwise by both parties and we can  arrange to have the project delivered in the post.

The equipment we use includes:

  • Sony A7S Mirrorless (inc. Timelapse application)
  • Sony FS7ii
  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro
  • DJI Phantom 4
  • Canon 6D Full Frame
  • High-end fast lenses ranging from 17mm – 800mm
  • 3-Point LED lighting
  • Sony radio and Sennheiser shotgun microphones
  • Lightweight slider
  • DJI Ronin S
  • Manfrotto tripod(s)

The software we use includes:

  •  Adobe
    • Premiere Pro
    • After Effects
    • Photoshop
    • Lightroom (inc. LR Timelapse)
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Audition
  • DaVinci Resolve (inc. Neat Video Denoiser)
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Drone Deploy
  • Pix4D
  • Microsoft Office