Broadcast Techniques - Legitimately Qualified
Professionals - A Script to Screen Video Production Service!
Corporate video of a good professional standard used to be the
reserve of large corporations with huge budgets. Now you can
now afford to use high quality video production to help meet
the communication needs of your business. - Whether it's a
website video, sales or training DVD or Blu Ray, an exhibition video,
or even a broadcast TV advert, we can help!
Based just outside Edinburgh, Caledonian TV is a family-owned, corporate
video production company specialising in meeting the needs of those with
very restrictive 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. We achieve this by operating on lean production
principles, prioritising customer value and eliminating waste. This
means that our prices are among the very lowest available anywhere in
Britain, for broadcast quality video production services.
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 industry experience under his belt!
Although comparable in price, we stress that are not 'Videographers', and
actively distance ourselves from that term - for the simple reason that we
know from experience there is far more involved in the work we do
than simply taking moving pictures using a video camera! That's why we
work using a production management system originally designed to meet both
the academic standards of the SQA and European broadcasters.
Caledonian TV solves a problem for those who are really serious about
their business, and understand the need to rise above the amateurish
'black noise' of and wobbly home movies that the less well informed
might think they can get away with. We produce business television
programmes that are not only well crafted and reasonably priced, but
legally safe, and fully copyright compliant.
What's more, our process is quality assured and
project managed to meet or exceed the standards demanded by major
broadcasters and blue chip industries.
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 think our 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 specifically in a film or TV
related discipline at a recognised UK academic
institution... And we will make your video using the same
techniques used for broadcast television - no half measures!
Our production management system has been developed to meet or exceed the
standards of the major UK broadcasters as well as industry. It is
fully 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. We use genuine (tier 2J ) high definition broadcast television
cameras of the kind used for filming news and documentaries; we don't try
to fob people off with the notion that DSLRs or domestic camcorders are
any kind of substitute for the genuine article! We also use traditional broadcast
lighting and sound equipment - and 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. 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 broadcast.
You can even show your finished film in almost any modern,
digitally-equipped commercial cinema!
As specialists in corporate video production, Caledonian TV
works with other creative industry professionals
rather than undermine them.
We firmly reject the 'Jack of all trades model' simply because we are
masters of our own craft, and respect the skills of other experts.
We're keen to support other legitimate professinals working in the
creative industries. So, If you are an advertising agent, graphics
designer, web designer, public relations or other communications
specialist, we would like to hear from you! Once we've agreed in advance
that we can work together, Caledonian TV offer competitive rates and
arrangements as outsourcing partners, which will allow you to integrate
legally-safe, high quality corporate video into your own offering.
A high professional standard with respect to client
confidentiality and commercial sensitivity is always assured.
When you mean business, our experience
So, where do we make the cuts?
Properly trained people, with the
right kit, get the job done!
It's fairly simple... We just don't waste money on frivolous
Caledonian TV is driven by almost forty years of 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 necessay 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