Vision for Small businesses.
Originally established in October
1986, Caledonian Television™ is a full service business video
production company which works to exactly the same standards used
in broadcast television. We make video for business and only for
business - eliminating the very serious business risks associated with
engaging 'semi pros' and other untrained amateurs.
make you an affordable programme that is not only a creative
and effective piece of business communication, but which you can
actually be sure is legally safe to publish online
or show in public. And we will ensure that it meets the technical
standards necessary to be shown in a cinema, broadcast on TV, uploaded
to YouTube, distributed on DVD or Blu-Ray, sent out on a memory stick or
simply embedded on your own website...
won't put your business at risk during production either! Naturally we operate in compliance with all
legislative requirements and your industry's operational policies and
procedures. Everything we shoot meets or exceeds the EBU 'tier 2' HD
broadcast standard for topical content. As for the production process
itself, every programme we make is actively project-managed, using the
same methods found in Broadcast TV - and of course with the benefit of
almost 35 years experience making video for Scotland's businesses.
unusual is that while our service is provided to 'blue chip'
industry standards - it is geared to the budgets of Sole
Traders, micro-businesses and SMEs.
PROFESSIONAL CREWS. We only use crew who have
successfully studied TV or Film production at a legitimate UK
Academic Institution and/or trained with a major UK broadcaster
such as the BBC or one of the ITV companies.
The Caledonian Television
Company™ is still owned and run by its founder, Matt Quinn; an
ITV-trained cameraman - and former Lecturer in Television
Production - with over forty years of genuine broadcast
experience to his name!
PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT. We shoot on genuine
broadcast TV cameras - NOT DSLRs! We edit to meet EBU AS-11
broadcast standards for topical content on full edit suites. And
naturally, we use traditional broadcast lighting and sound.
Inexpensive - Creative - Experienced
Properly trained people with the right kit - the
We really are
legitimate, specialist, professional video producers.
Although we'll go head-to-head
with them on price, Caledonian TV™ is distinct from the usual crop
of 'Jack of all trades', videographer and 'video marketer' types - from
which we actively distance ourselves! Almost-uniquely at this
price-point, Caledonian TV™ is actually owned and operated as a small
family business by a genuine full-time, qualified broadcast professional
with over 40 years of genuine industry experience.
professional background gives us the edge when it comes to video
production - and we say even the smallest Scottish business deserves the
As creative video specialists, we
offer a complete script to screen service. We will help you
script and schedule your production from a basic outline or even just a
vague idea to a finished programme, using ISO 9001 compliant quality
assurance procedures at all times. In order to protect your business
interests we particularly ensure copyright and legal compliance
is properly dealt with at every production stage - and we work
to the AS-11 delivery standards required by UK and European broadcasters
for topical content in HD.
As masters of our own
trade we simply don't need to pretend to be something we're not!
We've really grown a little tired
of hearing from those who claim they've 'invented the wheel'! Or who try
to kid the world on that online and business video is something new! We
made our first corporate video in 1986, uploaded our first digital video
to the internet in 1997, shot our last analogue video in 1999 and moved
fully to HD in 2007!
So, yes, of course we can help with your video strategy and
advise on how best to deploy video - we've been doing that since the
1980s. And we will freely help and advise you when it comes to uploading
your video to the web, preparing it for public display or indeed for
broadcast. - That is all just a basic part of the service!
We work collaboratively with your choice of web
designers, graphics artists, PR, Advertising and marketing agencies etc.
and do so in absolute confidence with robust NDAs as a standard part of
our operational terms. And for those actually running legitimate
creative agencies, we are very happy to offer advantageous terms that
facilitate partnership working and allow them to integrate high quality
video production within their own offering.
What does it cost?
The first thing most people ask about is price. And because each
and every programme is bespoke that really is a 'how long is a piece
of string' question. Ultimately it's impossible to answer accurately
until we assess your particular needs. However, we think it's
only fair to give at least 'ballpark' idea of what things cost.
you're within about 50 road miles of our base near Livingston, West
Lothian, we can make you a basic professionally produced business
video from as little as £800 inclusive. This includes a 1/2
day shooting at a single location, library music and basic graphics derived
from your existing materials - a complete programme in every
sense of the word. More
typical programmes fall into the £1200-£1500 range while the average
spend with us is
currently about £5000.
- We are also happy to produce regular
programmes along a common theme or branding. - Ideal for 'video
podcasts' or brand development through video newsletters - this
service starts from around £10,000 per annum for 12
programmes on a monthly basis. - Naturally we can also offer
terms for any other frequency of filming and/or presentation. And we
are happy to film and document your projects as they progress and
- That isn't the limit of our
capabilities - we can (through our broadcast production partners)
organise and access specialist facilities such as multi-camera
studios, drones and helicopters, international crews and even
Care to talk? Want to find out more? Or just push some
ideas around the table? No cost, no obligation, no hard-sell nor silly
sales patter! Just an honest, down to earth, face-to-face chat with
one of our project managers. We're always pleased to hear from
potential clients and partners, and invite you to talk to us, without
any obligation or pressure, as early as possible in your project.