Sous Productions were commissioned by BG Group to produce a series of videos as part of an on-going employee engagement programme.
The brief was for the creation of video stories and dialogues to be shown initially at an internal event but would have multiple uses across different media channels (conferences, external webpages/social media).
The video would cover topics such as:
- The BG Culture and characteristics
- Teamwork and networking
- Career and career development in BG Group
The request was to keep the video interviews “real” by being filmed in the workplace and not over produced with lights etc so we filmed all around the corporate head offices. Sometimes interviews were at the persons desk and others were shot in locations around the buildings but always done with the natural lighting of the environment.
The style needed to be a bit more dynamic rather than anything too staged so Sous Productions elected to film all the interviews shoulder mounted rather than from a static tripod to keep the content fluid. We also shot most of the interviews on a Canon 7D DSLR with a Sony Z7 as the 2nd camera for change of shots in the edit.
It was also felt that we wanted to keep the interviews as non-invasive as possible for the staff so we decided to use a direction boom mic rather than clipping on lapel mics.