Based just outside Edinburgh, Caledonian TV™ is a family-owned,
family-run, business television consultancy. We write, produce and
direct low cost television programmes to meet business needs such as
sales, marketing, training, web video, advertising and for commercial
Cost-wise, we aim to be as affordable as possible without placing your
project at risk. The key difference between us, and those that describe
themselves as videographers or 'video marketers' is that Caledonian TV™
actively project-manage the production process from script to screen, in
exactly the same way as programmes for broadcast are made. We do this to
ensure the end product represents you well and that your business
interests are fully protected before, during and after production. -
What's more, as we only invove ourselves in the making of
programmes, there is no misleading upsell. - We won't, for
example, try to flog you overpriced hosting or 'SEO' services. Nor will
we hold your final programme 'hostage' through some ludicrous or
misguided 'video marketing' deal. We're here to serve the marketing and
PR community - not poach work from it!
Simply... We make corporate video, we make it well and we make it
affordable with the benefit of decades of experience of doing just
Caledonian TV™ specialise in meeting the
needs of those with very restricted budgets. We primarily serve
ambitious startups, sole traders, public
service groups, micro businesses and SMEs. 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 eliminating waste.
We put Blue-Chip level corporate video firmly
in the hands of SMALL businesses!
Properly trained people with the right kit get the
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!
The service we offer is aimed at serious professionals with limited
resources. - Credible businesses that really do punch above their weight
and go head-to-head with the big corporates. That's why our production
management system has been developed to meet or exceed the standards
required by major UK broadcasters as well as wider industry. It is
compliant with recognised quality assurance standards and with project
management protocols such as Prince-II. That means we provide
full professional copyright and IP management with a proper audit trail,
which is increasingly important as the effects of the EU's 'Article 13'
start to impact on online materias. We will ensure that the making of your
film is planned almost down to the last shot before we even pick up a
camera - eliminating possiblythe major cost-driver; time being
wasted while expensive resources are deployed.
We'll keep your sensitive
commercial information secure, operate safely at your location to OHSAS
18001 standards and mitigate business risk by project managing your
production with ISO9001 compliance. Unlike many others, we use genuine
(tier 2J) high definition broadcast television cameras of the kind
regularly used for filming broadcast 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
these effectively! We only ever employ crew who have been trained by
a British broadcaster and/or have completed a recognised course of
education at a properly-recognised UK college or university. 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 to embed on your website or to stream, 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!
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 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
Please bear in mind that we
operate a structured production 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. - But the bottom line is that the sooner we start talking
the better and more efficiently we'll be able to meet your needs.