In these unprecedented times we find ourselves in, we wanted to let you know all about how we are continuing our business and helping our customers with video projects whilst staying at home and keeping safe.
Following the new government measures of social distancing and staying at home, Stone’s Throw packed its computers and hard drives up and headed home.
With our customers postponing filming dates our video production team have worked hard on lots of edits and tieing up projects. Our animation team uses the cloud for file storage and have been able to continue from home – meaning any customers who had animations in progress still received them on time.
Over the last few weeks, customers have been approaching us with problems, problems that we were more than happy to help them find solutions for, and that we did.
The University of Wolverhampton contacted us just before the lockdown because they were looking for ideas on how to promote their upcoming ‘virtual open day’. We worked with the marketing team at the university and put in place two short filming sessions with two key members of the University to speak on camera advising students how to take part in their ‘virtual open day’. We quickly put together the videos and the university was able to push them out on their channels to guide students.
Our customer, Aspire Sports, had some in-person workshops cancelled and wanted to take them online so they contacted Stone’s Throw and we successfully guided them through the process of live streaming on their computer live to their partners. Mike was on hand to teach them everything they needed to know via Skype which has led to several more successful live streams and many more to come.
After this Mike put together a video with his methods and tips for live streaming from your own computer which you can find here.
Aspire Sports have also been keeping us busy by getting us to edit short social media clips they have been filming at home. By getting staff to film using their phones and providing the footage to us to edit together has meant they can concentrate on other aspects of the business.
Matt and Mike have launched a new weekly video podcast discussing all things great and small trying to help to get businesses through the ‘coronavirus-chaos’. From sharing tips on tools to help businesses work remotely, to running through the kind of equipment you could benefit from when filming on your phone you can catch up on those videos here.
If you would like some help why not give us a call or drop us an email? We are here to help and do our bit to keep the nation moving.