Film Trailer Video Production for Bafta Nominated – Is There Anybody Out There?

In November 2023 we were asked by Glasgow based independent movie distributor, Conic Film to produce an audio trailer for a wonderfully uplifting new film that was due for imminent release: Is There Anybody Out There? It features the film maker Ella Glendining, who was born with a very rare condition where she does not have hip joints and is short and has mobility issues as a result. Suffering daily discrimination throughout her life, she finds out about a group of people with similar conditions who were meeting up in America.

The audio trailer was for use on Spotify mainly as part of the full promo run for the film. Conic Film were so pleased by the audio trailer that they offered us the job of creating a 30 seconds version of the main trailer for use online to further promote the film. With only a matter of days to finish it we edited the footage and audio down to make the video trailer that you see here.

We are very pleased with how it turned out and we were even more pleased to hear that the film has just been nominated for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer at the BAFTA Film Awards!

We also produced a portrait version of the trailer for use on social media. Making video content for social media is another job we do on a weekly basis for clients. It is challenging to get right and there are lots of factors to consider, such as placement of text and shots, all to best get the story across in as exciting a way as possible. Making a 30 seconds version of a longer video may at first seem easy, but it is tricky to create a cohesive and engaging story in such a brutally short timeframe.

We are really happy to now be working with Conic on further films that they are disributing. Please contact us if you wish any video or audio work done. We get just as much of a buzz helping to promote small and medium sized businesses as we do with films!

Why Is Video Content a Good Idea for Your Small Business or Organisation?

Video shows potential clients and customers very clearly what you can do for them. It helps someone see what you’re about and builds trust in you. High quality videos capture the customer’s attention and convey in a short space of time far more than static words and pictures can. They appeal to multiple senses simultaneously, engaging with them on a deeper level. People get to see what you’re like as well as hear your message.

In this fast paced modern world, video enables people to be quickly entertained and informed and is particularly appealing to visual learners. Currently, an average person is predicted to spend around 100 minutes per day watching online videos. This trend will only grow each year.

In a recent Opinionmonster poll 72% of customers said they would rather learn about a product or service by way of video. 84% people say they’ve been convinced to buy a product or service by watching a brand’s video, we are sure you have found this yourself.

Video Content Boosts Your SEO

Not only do website visitors love video content, it also helps to boost your Google ranking too. Visitors watching videos on your site will stay for longer. Google classes this as engagement with your page, which it is. It shows that when people visit your website, they get what they are ?looking for. Google, and other search engines love this.

High quality video content

Well produced video can engage with people in a way that no other medium can, by giving your business a truly human face. While a great professionally produced video can win your customers hearts and minds, conversely a poor one can do the exact opposite.

As experienced website video creators, our team will work with you to put together something to truly wow people. We take the time to understand what you want to achieve, allowing us to create a video or videos that are completely customised to your needs and will resonate with your target audience in just the way you want it to.

Contact us now to find out how we can help you.

New Video Project Illuminates Some of Stirling’s Fascinating History

We were so excited recently to be commissioned by Stirling Council to re-vamp Stirling Old Town Cemetery’s website. It is such a fascinating place, in such a stunning location, perched just below Stirling Castle and steeped in such diverse and interesting history.

The website, which we built a decade ago is already a brilliant resource. It has features on many of the different stones, statues, monuments, plus information on the iconic Star Pyramid and Ladies Rock among others. It also has details of the much-needed £1.7m restoration work which was recently carried out throughout the cemetery.

On a fine and sunny morning we met up with Dr Murray Cook, who is Stirling Council’s Archeologist and filmed a series of videos. These videos now feature on the new Stories Section of the website and detail some of the amazing tales that the Graveyard has to tell.

We also recorded an introductory video with him, which now features on the homepage of the site, which gives an overview of some of the graveyard’s famous features.

Stirling Old Town Cemetery
Professional Podcast Production – Let us Help!

Alongside our website and design work, audio and video production are areas that Unavoided are now moving into. Including professional podcast production!

One of our awesome clients, Marianne Rutz is a leading business consultant specialising in the field of multi language call centre management. She mentioned to us a few months ago about a dream of hers. To record, produce and launch an exciting new podcast series: The Operational Excellence Show.

Adrian has decades of experience in this field and like Marianne, is also an avid podcast listener, so we jumped at the chance to help her.

Marianne wanted her shows produced to the highest standard. She had all too often listened to shows that were badly edited, were not edited at all, or had distractingly bad sound.

We advised her on the best gear for her specific needs and, since we are relatively near to her, we popped in to help set up the equipment.

Marianne Rutz, podcast production gear in hand!
Marianne Rutz, podcast production gear in hand!

After a series of tests and calibrations we got the recordings sounding fantastic, which Marianne is absolutely thrilled about.

Unavoided Professional Podcast Production!

We listen to a lot of podcasts and youtube channels. Podcasts are a great way to learn new skills and get inspired by experts in their field. By the end of 2019 there were a staggering 30 million podcast episodes available online, with over half a million active shows. There are also over 30 million separate YouTube channels! There has never been such an abundance of entertainment, information and inspiration available.

Adrian from Unavoided teaching Marianne about podcast production.

Of course, with the sheer quantity of podcasts online, with any given topic there’s a wildly differing quality of material available. To stand out in this crowded marketplace it is essential to not only have great content, but for it to be presented as professionally as possible.

We are also excited to be helping get her show out to as many listeners as possible worldwide.

Have you been thinking about launching an audio or video channel? Contact us to find out how we can help with professional podcast production, plus a variety of video production services.

You want a Phone App… no problem!

Being part of the Vibration Music Festival production team has and continues to be quite awesome!

The app in the wild!

In the months leading up to the event there were loads of exciting meetings with the rest of the team, where ideas were thrown around. One idea was for an event phone app for Android and iOS, mainly to cut back on waste. You know what it’s like, by the end of most festivals you can see thousands of site guide and band lineup leaflets totally littering the grounds. It is a bit a mess to put it mildly and of course its not good for the environment.

Like most festivals, phone reception at the festival site, Callendar Park near Falkirk, Scotland is not perfect, so the app had to be viewable offline. Vibration wants to be a leader in the festival game and wants the experience for festival goers to be as smooth, fun and easy as possible. It was only when we started chatting about what the app could actually do that the ideas started flooding in. The app was originally meant to just have the lineup and set times, but it quickly grew arms and legs!

The ability to buy bar and merchandise tokens on the app meant much smaller queues on site. There was a zoomable site map, details on all the bands as well as tons of generally handy info about the festival when you are there.

We’re over the moon with how the app turned out and are really proud and happy to be be part of Vibration’s onward journey to festival awesomeness.