Video production for people who really do mean
We make videos for serious business professionals - we make
them well, and we make them affordable.
Producing professional business video of a quality comparable to
broadcast television used to be the reserve of large corporations, with
huge budgets. Now, from just £800 inclusive, you
can afford to use a truly professional production company to
help meet the needs of your small to medium sized business.
Whether it's a website video, sales or training DVD or Blu Ray, an
exhibition video, for YouTube, vimeo or even a broadcast TV advert, we
Based just outside Edinburgh, Caledonian TV™ is a family-owned,
family-run, business television production company. Please don't
confuse us with so-called 'videographers', a term from which we actively
distance ourselves. There is much more to the process of producing video
for business than simply taking pictures with a video camera! That's why
we make your programme using legitimately trained professional
crew, real TV cameras (NOT DSLRs!) and the very same production
techniques used for broadcast. We make sure your programme is produced
in an organised way, legally safe to distribute and of a standard
similar to that you see on broadcast television.
As established specialists we have no need to poach work from or
undermine other creatives. And so we work work collaboratively with
legitimate marketers, design, advertising and PR agencies as well as
directly with end users. We have no hidden agenda or upsell - we are
purely video producers and don't have to pretend to be 'video
marketers', social media consultants or anything else just to get work.
Caledonian TV™ specialise in meeting the needs of those with very
restricted budgets such as, ambitious startups, sole traders,
micro-businesses, SME, third sector and public service
organisations. - We solve a problem where previously it was
difficult or impossible to afford to hire genuine
professionals with the proper kit necessary to get results on a
par with broadcast television. This is achieved by operating on lean
production principles, prioritising customer value and
At the heart of our operation is experience and legitimacy.
First established in 1986, on the site of the old Caledonian Railway's
yards in Glasgow's Springburn district, Caledonian Television™ is
still owned and run by its founder, Matt Quinn; an ITV-trained
broadcast professional - and former Lecturer in Television
Production - with almost forty years of genuine broadcast
experience under his belt!
One of the most affordable and experienced corporate video
production services in Britain!
We put Blue-Chip level corporate video firmly in
the hands of SMALL businesses!
We believe SME clients deserve the real deal - so we only use
crew who are either ITV/BBC trained, or who have successfully
completed a course of education, in a film or TV related
discipline, at a recognised UK academic institution - by that
we mean a recognised college or university. And we will make your
video using the same techniques used for broadcast television - no
Our production management system has been developed to meet or exceed the
standards of the major UK broadcasters as well as industry. It is compatible
with recognised quality assurance standards including ISO9001 and
with project management protocols such as Prince-II. That means
we provide full professional copyright and IP management with a proper
audit trail, and ensure that the making of your film is planned, almost
down to the last shot, before we even pick up a camera.
Unlike many others, we use genuine
(tier 2J) high definition broadcast television cameras of the kind used
for filming news and documentaries. We also use traditional broadcast
lighting and sound equipment - what's more, we do have the training,
skills, and experience to utilise them effectively! Your
finished programme will be mastered to the same specifications used by
most European broadcasters for topical content. The end result is ready to
upload to the internet, distribute on DVD (either in PAL or NTSC as you
might require) or Blu-Ray, or 'wrap' to the European AS-11 protocol for
You can even show your finished film in almost any modern
digitally-equipped commercial cinema!
Properly trained people with the right kit get the
So, where do we make the cuts?
A full script to screen service,
working to the same standards used in broadcast!
How can we make complete programmes from just £800? It's
fairly simple... We just don't waste money on frivolous nonsense!
Caledonian TV™ is driven by
almost forty years of real-world experience in the broadcast industry.
And, for over thirty of those years we've been making video for business
users. Over that time we've learned what is really required to get the job
done, and what's just burning money for show. If a cost-driver is not
necessary to the actual business of producing your video, we remove it. -
So you'll find no childish gimmicks on our watch, and we don't ask you to
pay for anything that doesn't contribute directly to the quality and
effectiveness of your programme.
Care to talk?
No cost, no obligation, no hard-sell or silly sales
patter... Just an honest, face-to-face chat with one of our producers.
We're always pleased to hear from potential clients and partners, and
invite you to talk to us, without any obligation or pressure, early in
your project. Please bear in mind that we operate a structured project
management system which is designed to protect your business interests and
budget. This means there is generally at least a six-to-eight week 'lead
time' between commissioning your programme and the commencement of
filming. Post production (editing and finishing) generally takes between
ten days and two weeks in most cases.
The longer we have to plan your programme, the better-placed
we're likely to be to help save you money! - It's never too early to