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Leicestershire Business Awards

The Leicestershire Business Awards is one of the most prestigious awards in the country.

Peterborough’s id8 were hired by Hawk Audiovisual to produce all the VT segments for the awards evening, as well as mix the cameras on the evening and produce the post edit.

To produce the video segments we filmed all 24 nominees spread across Leicestershire and scripted and edited the final videos for the night. The video’s were all shot and edited in HD and shown on the night at full 1080p.  It is a credit to id8′s quality of service that many of the customers we spent a few hours with making the nominee video have gone on to become clients.

Being based in Peterborough was a real benefit to the production. With the venue just down the road, we were on hand for many of the nominees, but with other locations further away, it means we could access Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and London with just as much ease.

Likewise, those that had to travel to our greenscreen studio from London found the 50 minute train journey ideal.

Our videos were proofed by the judges and event organiser. Numerous video drafts were viewed in our online viewing room until everyone was happy. The key to success was being well briefed before we visited the nominees to film them. Before each visit we read and made notes from the dozens of pages of nominee submissions and from this we penned a draft script and shortlist. On the day a 2 man crew would arrive, film around the premises, as well as interview one of the key people from the business, all this in around 3 hours per visit.

As well as scripting and editing the footage, we produced a high impact opening video featuring content from previous years and spiced it up with a great deal of motion graphics and 3D animation, all produced using After Effects and 3D Studio Max.

The evening was for 500 people at De Montford Hall, for which id8 also designed all the graphics and prints in the building as well as the animations for the LED wall.