What we can do for you?
We're offering up to 36% DISCOUNT on all of our video editing services to help support businesses that are still operating. A lot of social media marketing is relying on filming content from home so we want to help people maximise their ability to do this. Our scheme revolves around not just offering editing but expertise in how to best record and market your content. Choose the reward (video package) that you want and we'll get to work on your video straight away!
Video marketing is a really difficult job when you're a one-man-band learning everything yourself. Let us take some of that stress and difficulty off your shoulders and do the editing for you! We'll even provide you with free guidance on how best to shoot your videos in quarantine. Along with guidance on how to promote and market your content on your chosen platforms.
Not just that but every service you pay for we'll donate an extra 5% to the NHS!
So, please help an independent business and give your videos a new lease of life for the future!
Every video package receives the following;
- Guidance on how best to film your videos with the equipment you own.
- Complete video editing service depending on your package.
- Intro and Outro graphics that show your business logo or title.
- Simple text graphics for making pointers or explaining something.
- Videos edited for your chosen platform/platforms.
- Captions for any audio recorded.
- Support and advice on how to market your finished product on your chosen platforms.
- 5% donated to the NHS.
For specific videos beyond what is offered in our packages, please get in touch on our website to receive a discounted quote. (Email: [email protected] or Call us on 0114 205 1516)
What is this Scheme?
So over the last month, a lot of businesses have been hit very hard by the current Coronavirus situation. We understand how difficult it is to keep your company afloat, let alone continue the day-to-day running of it. It's a really testing time certainly for small to medium businesses that were in the process of developing and expanding before the lockdown.
So, earlier this month we sat down (over Zoom) and brainstormed if there was any way we could support businesses whilst still managing to cover our own monthly overheads. That's when we heard about Enterprise Nations' 'Pay it Forward' scheme - an excellent way to pay for jobs in advance. However, we knew most businesses have had to cut down on their marketing so offering our full price services just wouldn't be financially viable. Then we realised, why don't we offer our services at a discounted rate? That way the scheme can both benefit businesses trying to maintain their online presence and aid our future growth.
As a video production company, we wanted to provide businesses with services that would utilise our skillset and be beneficial in the support they receive. A lot of social media marketing is relying on filming content from home so we want to help people maximise their ability to do this. Our scheme revolves around not just offering editing but expertise in how to best record and market your content.
What We Do
Open House Pictures is a video production company based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. We've been running since 2018, creating a collection of diversely unique projects for a variety of businesses and events. Our focus is on innovative ideas for online formats such as social media, websites and other platforms.
Video production is often neglected by marketing strategies but when executed properly, it can be a very powerful tool for bringing you more business. Our ethos is to make content that isn't some cold sales pitch but a video that'll engage your target market and garner interest in what you do.
Our Past Work
So in just under two years, we've worked on a variety of different projects. Our favourites are the ones that push us to rethink our strategies and develop new ones. Almost every project we've worked on has had completely contrasting requirements and demands. Here are just a few examples;
Sheffield Makes: Tickets for Good
Our collaboration with Sheffield-based charity, 'Tickets for Good', saw us team up with Tramlines music festival and Marketing Sheffield. We produced, filmed and edited the promo over a three month period. Analysing hours and hours of footage to create a timeline of events that reflected the moving parts and organisations behind this fantastic story.
Off the Shelf Festival: Choke Me (Sheffield Hallam University)
For the 2019 'Off the Shelf' festival in Sheffield, we were tasked with filming Choke Me by Doppelgangster. A theatre play from Sheffield Hallam's 'Stage and Screen' course, we filmed the entire performance and captured interviews with the students afterwards. This was another production that required a lot of selective editing to ensure we created a video that engaged and delivered the concept in mind. The video was designed to reflect the aesthetic and branding of both the theatre production and the performance course itself.
The Art of Video Editing
Editing can be very time consuming and complicated if you're not knowledgable in the software you're using. Open House has years of editing experience in cutting, sound-mixing, graphics and the two most often overlooked elements - flow and feeling. Making content that is jarring and choppy often turns your viewers off and away from the message. A well-crafted video needs to appeal to the eye - you want your audience to enjoy and engage in the content you put out.
The Current Situation (Working from home)
With the UK being in indefinite lockdown we have had most of our filming jobs cancelled or postponed. This has put a falter on our growth, development and ability to pay costs and bills down the line. Not only have a large majority of businesses halted for the time being, but we also have the issue of quarantine stopping half of our business services. Meaning we only have the ability to video edit whilst at home essentially reducing our ability to get jobs in. We have big goals for Open House in the future and so your ability to support us now will continue our ambition into the future.
Joe (Left) and Dan (Right) editing from home.
Our goals for the future are to continue growing Open House so that we can expand our team. We've always wanted to contribute and advance the local filmmaking scene in Sheffield and one of our targets this year was to help bring new members to our team. We want to reach out to disadvantaged members of the community and give them the opportunities to learn skills and develop in the same way we did. Any of your backing not only helps our business but in turn goes towards our future plans to gives back to our community.
Joseph Palmer left and Daniel Bale bottom-left (co-founders of Open House Pictures) on their community project short film.
Thank you for reading! If you have any more questions then contact us by email on [email protected] or call us on 0114 205 1516
Open House Pictures