Video production (Video Pro) is no easy feat for a team, especially when you are only given a 5 minutes crash course on camera angles, and have to work out a script from scratch.
In real life, video production is a lot of work, to give an example, the production of some of the 30-seconds commercials that we see on television can take half a year or more from conceptualization to completion.
For video pro to be successful, two miracles need to happen on the same day.
Firstly, with time running out fast, teams have to create an interesting script, rehearsh and plan out their video shoot on a storyboard. Decisive leadership, creativity, project management skills and artistic talent all come into play to help teams produce the perfect video.
Secondly, our editors need to turn around the raw footage that are shot by the participants into a presentable movie sequence with transitions, sound effects, background music and some special effects (when required). Fortunately, our editors are trained and experienced with such nerve wrecking editing.
Video production has been widely popular as a team building game for bonding as it gives participants a chance to open up and pull funny tricks infront of the video camera (actually it is a requirement that they do that).
Another great thing about Video Production is that after the clips are nicely touched up, a DVD will be delivered to your office and the video will birng back wonderful memories of the event for the participatns. You can be sure they will be talking about the clips for a long time to come.
If you do not like to instill further competition among your already highly competitive colleagues, we can organise this team building activity such that they the two or three video production teams are shooting sequels or series of the same story, in this way, the team building activity will be collaborative instead of competitive.
It is interesting what a group of people can accomplish when faced with a seemingly impossible task. We've seen many different types of videos being shot by past participanats. Most are funny but some videos just take us by surprise. We have hand picked two memorable videos and showcased them here.
Olympics 2010 Theme
During the video production, the team, though conveniently named "team 3" shot a very artistic "teaser ad' for the given theme. The approach was uncommon for our video participants and the director chose to shoot the video in black and white, used creative camera angles, soothing music and clever spoofs of his colleagues participanting in various sports to win over the judges and fans.
We have uploaded a shortened version for your viewing pleasure:
(this file is 7.09 MB)
Star Wars Spoof
This was part II of the collaborative work between the 2 groups of the marketing department. The rough outlines of the scripts were given and the 2 teams were tasked to make the story flow.
This is a good example of how video pro can give us an opportunity to see participants really get into the movie character's role and display award worthy acting skills. Below is a compilation of some of the scenes.
(this is a 12.89 MB video, it may take some time to load)