Video Production Belfast 1

Video Production Belfast 1

Video Production in Belfast portfolio video:
Benedicts of Belfast

One of Belfast’s most established hotel, bar and restaurant establishments, Benedicts of Belfast, commissioned veetoo to produce a video production in Belfast to be exhibited as a cinema commercial that would appeal to a young demographic interested in spending the weekend in Northern Ireland’s capital city.

Exciting and Engaging.

Tasked with this video production, veetoo developed a script that focused on a group of three young couples visiting Belfast for the weekend to shop, visit local tourist attractions and enjoy the various facilities within Benedicts of Belfast.

We cast the acting talent locally by providing the client with an online casting facility of those we believed would be suitable for the project. After arriving at six definitive actors we hit the town running (literally), by compressing what should have been a three day video shoot into one filmed over one and a half days – meeting the client’s budget and deadline for their first video production in Belfast.

As we wanted to start the commercial using fast changing photographs, supposedly taken by the six characters during their visit to the city, video production began with the cast being photographed at Belfast City Hall, before taking them to the city’s primary shopping centre, Victoria Square, where we photographed our male lead a bit worse for wear as he is tasked with carrying the shopping for not only himself but also his five friends.

After some hard and fast retail therapy, the six friends were photographed clowning around in front of Belfast’s Titanic Centre before we broke for lunch and discussed the filming schedule for the video production filming in Belfast (at Benedicts of Belfast) that would take us through to midnight.

Scroll down the page to see the screen shots from the primary scenes, along with sections of the shooting script from this Belfast video production.

 

Project related services:

 

  • Script Development
  • Location Scouting
  • Casting
  • Director of Photography
  • Directing
  • Video Production
  • Editing
  • Dolby surround sound output

 

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Setting the scene – a group of six friends, visiting Belfast for a weekend, enjoy some retail therapy as they visit the cities main shopping mall during sight seeing trip in Northern Ireland’s capital. This photograph from the video shows one of the six looking exhausted after being assigned as official bag carrier for the day.

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Home from home – quickly introducing an emotional connection with the audience, the first shot inside Benedicts shows the upbeat warm and welcoming smile of one of the hotel’s reception staff, as she greets the six travel weary friends to Benedicts of Belfast, their home from home for the weekend.

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One on one time – introducing this scene, we follow the hands of the maitre d’ as he serves a sumptuous desert as two of the friends enjoy a romantic meal for two. The other friends then crash the party and drag the two lovers on to the hotel’s entertainment driven bar below.

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Keep it engaging – we are then introduced to the bar via this wide shot of the resident band as they pump out both traditional Irish music and generic pop cover tunes in the hotel’s old world themed bar.

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Into the swing of things – this shot, of the friends relaxing and enjoying the craic at the bar, was created to show the ambience within the traditional historic themed decor in one of Belfast’s premier hotel, bar and restuarant complexes.

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Happiness is a thing called chat – ensuring we continue to engage, we cut in tighter on the friends, showing happiness and excitement on their faces, amplifying the bar’s emotional appeal to the target audience.

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Video Production in South Armagh Northern Ireland:

BBC Worldwide / Wall to Wall

Project Overview.

veetoo’s Belfast video production company lead creative, Stephen Bradley, was commissioned to act as director of photography by international video production company Wall to Wall (The Voice, BBC) as part of a television series documenting some of the world’s best photographers for BBC Television. Stephen was tasked with filming Northern Irish photographer Donovan Wylie as he documented the British army dismantle their security watchtowers in Bessbrook, Northern Ireland as part of a book publishing commission.

Camera Crew.

Stephen also built a documentary film crew and provided broadcast camera and sound equipment for the video shoot, ensuring delivery of imagery to the high standards demanded of Britain’s premier national television broadcast company.

Aerial filming.

After filming Donovan preparing his equipment and heading off from his accommodation, we followed Donovan as he boarded an army helicopter and headed skyward on his way to the mountain top watchtowers he was to document during his photoshoot that day.

Specialist sound recording equipment .

As the director wanted to record conversations between Donovan Wylie and the helicopter pilot, our sound recordist installed specialist sound recording equipment into the Wessex helicopter’s internal communications equipment – allowing us to both see and hear Donovan as he tells the pilot exactly where he needs to be in the sky to get the best views of his subject matter.


Equipment.

  • Sony broadcast camera.
  • Black movie mist glass camera filter.
  • Remote flat screen monitor (allowing the director to see everything being shot as it was recorded).
  • Stereo digital sound recording equipment.

Scroll down the page to see a screen shot photo storyboard depicting the main scenes from this video production.

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  • Director of Photography
  • Sound Recordist
  • Video Equipment Hire
  • Videography

 

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Establishing shot: Scene setting wide shot showing Magnum photographer, Donovan Wylie, in his bed and breakfast accommodation as he prepares his Hasselblad camera equipment before heading off on his assignment. We filmed this scene using natural light, coming from the window to the left of Donovan, and used a 6 by 4 foot silver reflector to  bounce the light into the rooms interior.

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Exterior: Creating a dynamic perspective, as we filmed Donovan leaving his accommodation in Newry, allowed the director to build an emotional anticipation within the audience for the story that was to unfold later in the episode.

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Army garrison introduction: After filming Donovan waiting for his helicopter transport to arrive, we filmed first person to show what Donovan saw as he ran under the whirring blades and then climbed aboard the army helicopter when he was hauled onboard by a member of the helicopters crew. This image shows the cutaway that was then inserted in the edit to imply Donovan was now on board and rising skyward.

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Army garrison (dynamic perspective): While this footage was shot after Donovan had returned from photographing the army lookout posts in South Armagh (the helicopter behind the squaddy was not that used by Donovan), this shot was added within the edit as another cutaway to indicate multiple cameras were filming as his helicopter fly skyward when, in fact, we had one camera crew filming everything.

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Smoke and mirrors: While the video shows multiple angles on Donovan’s helicopter leaving the army garrison, most images were not of his helicopter, but of others filmed at the end of filming at the army base. These were cut together in the edit to depict multiple ‘views’ of Donovan heading up and towards the hilltop watchtowers that he was photographing.

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Connecting with the person: Moving in for a tight shot that shows the intensity, intelligence and focus of one of the Magnum Photo Agency’s premier photographers, as he scans the landscape below for interesting imagery that will help clarify and build on his projects specific story.

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Through the eyes of the beholder: We then see what Donavan is looking at, as the army helicopter maneuvers to land at one of the army watchtowers being dismantled by soldiers prior to their leaving Northern Ireland and to their secure bases on the UK mainland.

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Reflections from above: Our camera operator focused on the visor of this helicopter crew member which was reflecting the imagery outside and which gave a single image overview of all that was happening at the time.

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Side by side: Any good creative will tell you that they are only as good as the people they work with, this medium shot was made to illustrate the relationship between photographer Donovan Wylie, the helicopter crew and the helicopter itself – all of which resulted in the creation of eye catching photographs that would not have been possible otherwise.

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Continuing on: This wide shot was taken from ground level using a wide angle lens to accentuate the landscape and emphasise the smallness of the army Puma helicopter as it whisks Donovan on his journey of discovery from the Northern Irish skies.

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Television Documentary Video Production (UTV). Overview >

veetoo’s lead creative Stephen Bradley was commissioned by Northern Ireland’s primary independent television broadcast company, UTV, to produce and direct a documentary about teenage mental health that would give insights into how this debilitating condition affects those with the condition, and their friends and family.

Video production began with research into teenage mental health via consultation with medical, and non-medical, professionals who specialise in this subject matter.

It was then decided that this video would be presented as a first person narrative driven by a young male teenager explaining in detail how his condition affected his life and that of those he came into contact with.

Because it is a sensitive subject, we cast and directed an actor to portray the teenager with the condition, who read the lines written by someone with the condition.

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  • Script Development
  • Location Scouting
  • Casting
  • Director of Photography
  • Directing
  • Video Production

 

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Hotel video production in Enniskillen Northern Ireland:

Belmore Court Hotel.

Project overview.

veetoo was selected, as video production company of choice, to produce a cost effective promotional hotel video that presented the Belmore Court Hotel as a modern, welcoming and convenient base for tourists visiting Enniskillen and the Fermanagh lakes in Northern Ireland.

We were approached to do this video production project because of our lead creatives experience filming, producing and directing for television (BBC NI, UTV and BBC Worldwide).

Script development.

After an initial phone teleconference with the client, we developed a shooting script that gave the client an overview of what would be filmed and the order that the images would be presented in the final edit.

 

Photography.

As the video production’s producer / director is a professional photographer who has shot for SME and multinational clients on both sides of the Atlantic, we included photography of the client’s hotel in the final budget.

Filming.

After the client sign-off on the final version of the shooting script, and agreeing that filming would take a long working day, we began filming at 8am, as guests of the Belmore Court Hotel began arriving in the breakfast area.

We then filmed a couple checking out of the hotel, for use later in the video.

Room shots were completed by midday, when we filmed places of interest to tourists in Enniskillen town.

Filming finished at dusk when we filmed and photographed the hotel’s exterior when warm light coming from the hotel’s interior complimented the light from the setting sun.

 

Online marketing.

The final cut was then delivered to the client for use in their marketing materials for industry exhibition, trade show,  broadcast and online marketing.

Scroll down the page to see screen shots from the primary scenes of this video production, along with snippets from the shooting script.

Project related services:

 

  • Location Scouting
  • Script Development
  • Casting
  • Videography
  • Directing
  • Video Editing
  • Video Production

 

 

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