Research Films

Whether it’s a submission for the research excellence framework (REF) or creating a film that disseminates your research impact and excellence, our academic films put your positive achievements firmly in front of policy makers, funding bodies and stakeholders.

Research films that bring eyes and ears to the cutting-edge work at your institute

There is an increasing need for Higher Education institutes to disseminate their cutting-edge research and to show how their project funding is being utilised. At Slate and Mortar, we have extensive experience of producing academic research films with a variety of functions and applications that highlight the excellence, impact and importance of your findings.

The production process is different for each film that we produce, so from the outset, we work with you to define your key messages and outcomes and help determine whether your project has more than one audience, and whether separate edits and outputs (with differentiated targeted messages) are appropriate.

Films for academic research usually require a greater level of early pre-production, so it is imperative that we fully understand your project. We have dedicated script-writers and account managers with extensive experience in writing and producing content for research journals, online news outlets and even directly for the research excellence framework (REF) itself. We work closely with you to create a script that’s not just technically accurate but also utilises the latest contemporary approaches in video communications to ensure that your achievements and outcomes have the biggest impact.

Some videos may require just one filming day; others may need two or more across a number of locations. Either way, we work with you to ensure that the content is cost effective and makes the best use of your budget. Videos for academic research are often suited towards the use of motion graphics, as this allows complex information to be distilled into an easy to digest format. Our experienced team work with you to ensure that the creative approach communicates your achievements and outcomes to its intended audience in the best format possible.

Video & animation production services for HE

Tell a story. Share an experience. Ask challenging questions.

Create a video that has aspirational goals and looks to the future.
But most importantly, create a video that inspires your audience to engage.

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Leicester City Football Club
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Charlie Penrose
Net Natives
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Charlotte Connor
Warwick Medical School
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University of Liverpool
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Emma Uprichard
University of Warwick
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Nathan Crouch
University of Kent

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