Changing the world starts with making a single connection. You need to engage and move people if you want their help, and sharing stories is a great way to do this. When you tell a story using video you can appeal to your audience in an emotive way, utilising visuals and audio to create a genuine and meaningful experience for them. That’s where we come in. We work with our clients to create videos that connect with their audiences and move them to action.
Campaigns are used globally by nonprofits to reach new audiences, put important topics in the spotlight and to bring about change. A successful campaign results in people taking action: video and animation make this happen.
Human stories move people, it’s that simple. Nonprofits encounter these important stories all the time and sharing them with your audience is paramount. Video is perfect for this and brings these stories into sharper focus than any other format.
Nonprofits concentrate so hard on making change that sometimes they forget to talk about themselves. People aren’t just looking for facts and figures, they’re looking for someone they can believe in and work with. With a video, you can show your audience that this is you.
We work with change makers to create videos about positive change, human achievement and social impact. It may be the story of a youth programme, or the film that spearheads a vital funding campaign. If you’re looking to change the world in some way, you need these stories to be told well. Nonprofits make our world better every day, but they aren’t always the best at telling these stories. We create videos that help them do this.
How we craft your video
If you’re looking to create a video that really connects with people, then having a detailed and open briefing process is the best place to start. We ask questions, challenge you and learn as much as we can about you and your brief.
We love this part of the process, It’s the first opportunity in a project to think big and get creative. We take all of our thoughts, ideas and interpretations of a project and combine them into an easy to understand document for you to mull over.
We’re planners by nature, which we use to our advantage when it comes to making a video. We don’t always strictly follow a concrete plan, but creating one in the first place means we can all be on the same page and pulling in the same creative direction.
This is what we live for; the part where we get to film, edit and animate your story. All of the thinking and planning culminates in the creation of videos and animations that you can be proud to share with your audience.
The project has come to an end, sign-off has been given and we deliver your video or animation in an upload-friendly format. But your journey is just starting! Now you get to share the project with the people who matter most.
"We have loved working with Neck of the Woods! The film they created for us was amazing! It was fresh, fun, a great story and more than we could have hoped for. The team were incredibly professional but also very flexible, making our lives a lot easier. We couldn't recommend them more to work with!"
"Neck of the Woods provided our charity with animated logos, which will give us a really good leap forward in our digital brand identity. They were responsive, professional and very good value. Neck of the Woods are clearly passionate about helping non-profits to tell the very best stories and we can't wait to work with them again."
"We work with at risk targeted groups and vulnerable communities and every time we book the services of Neck of the Woods we have absolute trust and confidence in their ability to provide honest, professional and high quality production. They are a dream to work with, flexible to our needs, communication is always clear and they actively listen to our visions. Their ability to work sensitively and stealthily where appropriate is a skill we massively respect."
"We really can't recommend Neck of the Woods enough to anyone looking to hire a video company. We are so pleased with the video they produced for us! At Southampton Hospital Charity, we support such a wide range of services across our hospitals, all with their own filming difficulties, which Craig and Emma handled perfectly."
"It was a pleasure working with Craig and Emma at a recent film shoot at one of our care homes. They were extremely organised, the film shoot was planned carefully and they were genuinely interested in their subjects - making them feel at ease throughout the process! During the editing process, they were patient with our changes and requests and we were very happy with the final cut. Thank you!"