Changing the world starts with making a single connection. You need to engage and move people if you want them to work with you, 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.
At Neck of the Woods Films we set out to produce films for innovators, educators and change makers that will stand out and make a difference. We love the work that we do. We’re passionate about helping organisations achieve their goals and connect with people. We’ve helped global organisations, local innovators and even individuals achieve amazing things and we want to do that with you too.
Campaign videos are used globally by organisations 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. Organisations encounter these important stories all the time and sharing them with your audience is paramount. They engage people, build trust and show the human side of an organisation. Case study videos are perfect for telling these stories and bringing them into sharper focus than any other format.
Innovators, educators and change makers concentrate so hard on what they do 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 brand film, you can show your audience that this is you.
We’ve worked with innovators, educators and change makers of all shapes and sizes. Both large national organisations like Future First to smaller ones like Artswork have trusted us to tell their stories. We’ve made films about incredible fundraising efforts, films for national campaigns and personal case studies. Check our showreel for a sample of our work.
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Barton Peveril College wanted to create a prospectus video that quickly got to the heart of who they are. The film needed to be inspiring and energetic to match the college’s environment.
We produced a stylised prospectus film with the aim of creating something that felt like a commercial. The film really showed what life is like at the college whilst also showcasing the incredible staff and facilities on offer.
The education charity Future First were looking to help even more young people with their futures. They wanted to create their first ever brand video to be used as part of their national campaign.
We created a film that was bold and direct. The message was clear, that young people should have the opportunity to build their own future. Hearing this directly from young people made for an impactful and effective charity film.
The Abbey School is a leader in education. They were looking to produce a film that matched this reputation and would stand out from the crowd. The film had to reflect their values, approach to education and the experience of their students.
We created a short film that was unique, stylised and story driven. It tells the story of a student at The Abbey finding the change they want to make in the world. This powerful message made for an impactful promotional video.
The Renewal Programme is a charity that supports people in the borough of Newham. For over fifty years they’ve been supporting marginalised people to build a life and support themselves in the Borough.
We worked with the charity to create a campaign video that would build awareness and help them boost their fundraising efforts.
Ageing in the UK is becoming more difficult, but not everyone is fully aware. Centre for Ageing Better are trying to change this and attitudes towards ageing more broadly.
The key to engaging people on this is hearing from real people. Lived experience is exactly what Ageing Better wants to share in order to drive change. We created this case study film to help bring real people’s experiences to the forefront of the issue and support the work of the charity.
We work with innovators, educators and change makers to create videos about positive change, human achievement and social impact. It may be a story about groundbreaking technology, or the hero film that spearheads a vital fundraising campaign. If you’re looking to change the world in some way, you need these stories to be told well. The organisations we work with make our world better every day, but they aren’t always the best at telling these stories. We’re a full service video agency that help them do just that.
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 your charity 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 your 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 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 in an upload-friendly format. But your journey is just starting! Now you get to share the project with the people who matter most.
Video production services
Here are some frequently asked questions we hear from people who are looking to produce a video for their charity or organisation.
The cost of a video will vary depending on the video you are looking to make. There are various stages of the video production process that can have an impact on the price including how many days of filming that are required, the complexity of the edit and whether the video needs a professional voiceover, actors, presenters and/or animation.
Similarly to the price, the amount of time it will take to produce your video can depend on the requirements of the video. This is something that we will discuss with you in the kick-off meeting to ensure your deadline and timescales for the project are achievable. Generally speaking we start with the end date for the project. From here we can work backwards to check feasibility, create milestones and plot this into a project timeline.
The more we know about your organisation, your service users and the video you’re looking to create the better. If you’re unsure about which direction you’re looking to go in with your video, then get in touch and we can work with you to help shape your ideas. Our favourite way to work all of this out is to have a briefing call with you. We use this as an opportunity to get to know you better. The information that we learn here can also feed into our proposal.
We offer 20% off for charities and non-profit organisations on our video production and animation services.
Alongside our video production services, we also offer animation services, illustration, design and podcast creation. Looking for something a bit different? We have a long list of friends and collaborators who can help with web design, branding & marketing and photography. Drop us a message and we’ll see how we can help.
Yes, our video production services are available anywhere in the United Kingdom. Travel expenses may be incurred for projects that are outside of Hampshire or Somerset but this will be discussed on a project by project basis.
Simply put - they are the best supplier I have ever dealt with. Their professionalism, alongside their naturally infectious personalities made our projects run smoothly and in a really relaxed atmosphere. They really understood the brief too, went away and researched any gaps in their knowledge, and came back with a solution that fitted seamlessly into our branding and messaging. They were excellent with our students and staff - making them at home with a camera in their face is not an easy thing to do, but they work in such a way that everyone involved feels at ease.
We worked with Neck of the Woods to create a new, signature video for our charity and also social cuts from this. They were an absolute pleasure to work with from the very start and their professionalism and passion ensured that the end results were brilliant.
We had the absolute pleasure of working with NOTW Films back in September and the experience will stay with us for a lifetime. From the very beginning of our project, they were nothing short of incredible and really took our very basic idea and turned it into something special. After a few positive planning meetings, they came to film and blew us away. It's safe to say every single member of our team who met them fell in love and we're all now individually plotting how we can work with them constantly going forward. The film they created surpassed all of our expectations and left us speechless.
"Our experience of working with NOTW is very positive, from the start they understood what we wanted to get out of the project and were empathetic to our cause. They guided us through the process with ease and we loved having them with us. They were honest in their approach and directed us with their knowledge on what would work best for the films we wanted to produce. The team are amazing, professional, compassionate and the films they produced for us really showcase who we are and we are really proud of them."
Working with Neck of the Woods Films is a delight. From the proposal and pre-production stage, all the way through to adding the final touches to the films, they are incredibly patient and ardent.
They passionately take on all elements of the project, engrossing themselves in the films and the work informing them. Neck of the Woods bring the perfect balance of experience, vision and trust of the client to deliver on projects that exceed our expectations.
I could not recommend Neck of the Woods Films enough! Craig, Tom and Emma are an exceptional team who have been a pleasure to work with. From start to finish they acted with an absolute, unrivalled passion to produce the best promotional film for us. Their professionalism and eye for detail have been second to none and we could not have been happier with the finished product.
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