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Ever sit through a function where the MC reads out email messages from those who couldn’t make it? You hear 40 variations on “sorry I couldn’t be there but…” and they all finish with “happy birthday/congratulations!” They’re pretty tedious to listen to… Now you can jazz up your own function with a video compilation of those who couldn’t be there, edited for brevity and humour, making all your guests feel the warmth of those who didn’t make it without the drabness of the MCs mutterings!
When Sarah (not her real name) was organising her husbands 50th and realised that there were people from all over the world that couldn’t come to the event but would love to send their love, she got them to shoot selfie videos.
She also realised she did NOT have time to deal with the videos!
To download them, compile them, cut them up so they weren’t repetitive and 4 hours long… to make them presentable on a large-format screen at the event itself… she needed help and called Tin Cat Productions. We downloaded the videos from all the different accounts, we worked out which bits meant what in a variety of languages and put together a really snappy funny 5 minute video that EVERYONE at the event could watch and enjoy. We figured this service just MIGHT come in handy for others who fancied fancying up their shindigs!
# Make your Event Special
A professionally edited, well put together, funny OR sad OR sentimental video containing clips from all those people who just can’t be there on the night will make your function sparkle.
# Save yourself Time
When you’re planning your event you do NOT have time to wade through hours of footage to create the perfect montage… We do that for you.
# A Video to Suit Your Event
This service takes in the range of videos that might be played at any variety of event… We cover weddings, funerals, birthdays, commemorations, anniversaries, baby showers, bat mitzvahs or any other event you care to host. We tailor this service directly to each event, catering to the audience who will be present and the precise requirements of the party planner. We tailor our music selections, style of editing and tone totally to the event at hand.
# They Type of Video you Want
Perhaps you have a collection of photos you’d love to present or a timeline of someone’s childhood or long happy marriage. If you’ve got the assets (video/photo/audio) we can create a video to present on the night.
Hosting and Planning an event of any kind can be time consuming and tiring and all-encompassing. We know the value of sharing the load and are excited to be helping people make their functions the best they can be for all attending.
Our new Event Video service will let the party host worry about the cake and the streamers and the balloons and forget about the video, because they know it’s taken care of.
When Sarah found out Tin Cat could provide the exact services she required she felt so relieved that that job could be completely crossed off her to-do list. After the event she emailed:
“Tanith @ Tin Cat Productions recently completed some video and photo compilation work for my husband’s surprise 50th… I was over the moon with the results and the footage definitely made my husband feel very special indeed. Will most certainly be using Tin Cat Productions again.”
This service is vailable now! All online & easy. Talk to Tanith @ Tin Cat Productions in Manly about getting your own event video anytime… www.tincatproductions.com.au
The process. An abridged (and slightly rose coloured) storyline of the process of video making for small business.
Matt was laid up with a back injury and had some time to research his latest project: a video for physiotherapy practice MGS. Happily he found me! (Google page 3... must work on that! All I can say is thanks to injuries!)
We met over coffee and sandwiches and had a chat. (His back was still sore, but on the mend.)
He spoke to the other physios from his practice to get the o.k. to go ahead with the video project. (Not really sure of the inner workings of the physios, but I'm sure there were some adjustments required by all after this discussion.)
They said "yes" and we had a meeting to discuss script requirements, shots needed, compared diaries and worked towards a date.
We found a date!
We filmed, twice, at MGS Mona Vale for different parts of the video, and the editing all came together on the Mac (Adobe PP).
All footage including the finished videos - 2 version - were delivered to Matt on his harddrive for future use (Always a good idea).
There you have it... not so hard after all was it?
MGS Manly, it's your turn next!!
Sometimes working for yourself is terribly tedious, and sometimes sad, and you wonder if you'll ever have a handle on the world of "small business".
Other times it's ridiculously busy and fun but you find yourself dropping balls all over the place. (I once forgot my daughter at school while I entertained all my other daughters' friends at the playground! Icecream? Here you go... oh, where is my OTHER child? Ooops.)
On days like today I am able to fully appreciate my good fortune in being able (due partially to having a husband in full time employment!) to work for myself AROUND my children.
I volunteered, I did some client-facing work (filming! in an office!)... then I picked up child #3, who required the carrot of an early pick-up to face the stick of going to school after 3 days off sick! Back at home, child #3 safely in front of ABC kids I get stuck into getting that client project out ASAP. While it uploads, school calls - child #2 is laid low in sick bay and could I pick her up? Of course I can.
Today, I can.
Thank you today, for being kind.
**No bears were harmed in the taking of this picture. Well, just a few prickles, maybe.
Yes, the final video will be much more slick, but I thought I'd put up a quick teaser first!! And I'm waiting for the logo animation, so can't make any further progress till then... says my procrastinating self! What glory can come from a third hand ikea table, some bunnings coated ply and a borrowed lazy susan...
Thanks peter god my lighting kit came in time because boy did I need it. With apologies to Carol for the dodgy stills... but I'm a video gal first and foremost! (just don't tell the magazine who took the photos and we'll be apples.)
So last weekend was a bit of a blur.
From a nothing-doing kind of day, Saturday turned into a crazy filming, editing, crafting with clay kind of day.
Those Our Little Foxes videos nearly flew through the ether so quick was our turnaround...
Thanks to Phoebe and Emily for being so beautifully photogenic and to the kiddies for obediently and uncomplainingly watching a movie while I edited my little cotton socks off.
And apologies to Sally for being a tiny tidge late for her 50th.
Happy crafting kiddies!
A pleasure as always to work with Andrew Pepar from The Reason and The Road, coaching consulting and generally fixing everythingness is his biz!
Ellie owns CrossfitTone in Brookvale and they recently revamped their gorgeous pink website! Check out our latest video online at crossfittone.com.au
Tanith is TIN CAT PRODUCTIONS for all your video requirements...