Warwick Institute of Engagement
Talking Head Videos
End Client: University of Warwick
Agency Client: Public Engagement
The Warwick Insitute for Engagement commissioned us to produce a series of twenty talking head videos that looked at the work it does in public engagement at the University of Warwick. The Insitute is there to support the University of Warwick’s staff and students to engage with the wider world by offering carefully designed initiatives and programmes, as well as offering funding for its participants. The films we were to produce were to encourage more potential applicants and further involvement with the Institute.
The Institute is made up of a core team of specialists and a wider fellowship of staff and students, and it was these people that we would be speaking to on the day. As a significant amount of content needed to be produced, with only one filming day allocated, it was decided to take a simple studio-based approach to the filming format, where we could invite contributors into a pre-lit space, where they could drop in and discuss the work they are doing, with minimal technical adjustments needed between takes.
Filming was completed with a single camera setup, using a mobile studio backdrop, which was then carefully placed and lit to create a neutral, warm tone. Interviews were conducted conversationally by the project lead, with guidance from our onsite producer. Although there was plenty of content to get through, the editing process on this particular project was very straightforward. Notes were taken on the day regarding the best response from each contributor (based on our client’s identified messaging and objectives) which allowed us to get the maximum amount of value from each clip. As the filming setup was so efficient, it meant that we could produce one interview approximately every 15 minutes, and we were able to create content on the day for twenty individual films.
To view the full suite of films, see our showcase page, here.