University Hospital Southampton is a key part of the city of Southampton and is a hub for medical care throughout the South of England. We were asked by Southampton Hospitals Charity to produce a film to show what a day in the hospital is like. The goal was to showcase the great work that both the hospital and the charity do. The film had to give a true representation of hospital life whilst making sure that each department was shown. Above all else though, the film had to be emotive and impactful.Support Southampton Hospitals Charity
For this project being flexible and sensitive was key to successfully delivering the film. Whilst it was important to capture the right footage, we had to be respectful of the working hospital environment. So we assembled a small crew and a portable set up so we could be reactive to the environment. Once we had the footage, we could combine it with the right soundscape to create an emotive film that accurately shows hospital life.
Together, we’ve created charity films to boost campaigns across the whole of University Hospital Southampton. From films fundraising small items that improve the lives of individual patients, to entire wards that protect the health of people across the south of England, the work we produce with them is varied and impactful. The campaigns and appeals have made a real difference for the patients who use the hospital. To be a part of the work that the Southampton Hospitals Charity do is both rewarding and humbling.
"It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Neck of the Woods. From day one they have been professional, passionate and friendly. Whilst filming with our Children’s Hospital Wards they were patient and understanding of the issues which the environment presented. During interviews with children, families and staff they were empathetic and happily calmed any nerves. Myself and all the team at Southampton Hospitals Charity feel like Emma and Craig are part of the team and we cannot wait to work with them again in the future."
"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."
We have been using Neck of the Woods for several years to create videos showcasing the work that both University Hospital Southampton, and Southampton Hospitals Charity does. This has included creating appeal videos (including animation), talking to case studies and filming around the hospital. We frequently go to them with just simple ideas of what we want to do, and they go away and work with the idea and make it into something really special.