I have recently been commissioned to film and produce a new corporate video for Remigius-Schneider, a Stuttgart-based supplier of hygiene products (like paper towels and dispensers) and screen print parts. I speak fluently German.
I spent two full days in Stuttgart filming both of their factories.
On the first I started with the logistics department where goods are received, stocked and dispatched. In order to save production costs I asked the employees help me with two staged scenes. The first scene is a little vendor/customer scene in which the vendor demonstrates an electric paper towel dispenser. Of the other scene I asked the team to fake a training situation – casting actors for these scenes would have cost thousands of Euros.
On the second day I filmed the production of screen printing frames. Each time I produce a corporate video I learn a lot about the specific industry – in this case screen printing. The staff was extremely friendly and helped as much as they could to get impressive shots of their work.
On of the most impressive machines on site is the large format computer to screen device. This laser driven machine exposes high resolution images of up to 2400 dots per inch on printing frames measuring up to three metres diagonally.
I finished almost two hours ahead of schedule. I offered the manager to take portrait pictures of the different teams for their upcoming new website.
Back in Guildford I started editing the footage the next day. It took five to finalise postproduction. The voice over was recorded by a known German voice over artist. I received several emails from the CEO and various managers thanking me for my work.
The total budget for this corporate video production including all costs was £2.8k.