Branded films Sandstorm Films are experts in performance-optimised, stills photography, animation and audio production. We’ll help you craft your message to be as effective as possible for the specific audience and channel. So whether you require concept-to-completion of an entire campaign, versioning of existing content or a resource extension to your in-house creative team, we can give you what you need – wherever you are based in the world.
STRATEGY AND CREATIVE
Content creation is about more than just creating a stunning piece of film. And there’s more to communications planning than a budget and a deadline. We believe every piece of branded content needs to deliver to your marketing strategy and your business goals. That’s why we always start by understanding your Objective and your Audience and judge the success of any campaign primarily by its effectiveness. We’ve developed tools and techniques that optimise performance and maximise return on your marketing asset spend. So whether you come to us with your entire content marketing wish list, a brief or a finished script, you’ll benefit directly from our multi-sector experience, platform knowledge and media savvy.
This is a crucial part of any project. There are always myriad practical considerations to be taken into account on even the most straightforward seeming production. With our decades of combined experience, we can quickly work through all the options and help you avoid the pitfalls that would otherwise delay or even derail your campaign.
Our team of brand ambassadors, strategists, designers and producers work collaboratively with our clients to develop and plan productions that run efficiently, to schedule and deliver on the creative vision as well as the campaign objectives.
With two bespoke studio stages and our own industry leading cinema-quality lights and cameras, in-house crew, directors and DOP’s – our facilities help ensure delivery of premium branded films and content faster, more flexibly and much more efficiently than previously possible. Shoot both moving image and stills on one site in parallel workflows. Or shoot today and edit today. Our fully self-contained facility also offers superior control and security for commercially sensitive product campaigns.
We shoot on all five major continents (and if you’ve got a project on Antarctica, we’d love to hear from you.) In the last 18 months our team have shot at night on Fifth Avenue (during a torrential rainstorm), on a snow-capped mountainside in Scotland, on a sun-scorched Canadian prairie and an ice breaker in Siberia. We’re equally at home on the streets of Kowloon, the luxuriously appointed corridors of a seven star hotel in Venice or the muddy woods of Wiltshire that surround our studio.
Fully equipped vans, cross-terrain vehicles and a team of location scouts and seasoned producers utilise our network around the globe to offer our clients the ideal people and places to bring their vision to life.
Whether you require the proficiency of Sandstorm’s photographers or just want a secure and high spec studio for your own creative team to shoot talent or product, our on-site resources (including set design & build and equipment hire) and location facilities support will make your photographic projects run smoothly and successfully. Just as we’ve done for some of the world’s leading brands and celebrities.
Sandstorm Films has an in-house team of editors, storytellers, colourists, retouchers, animators, VFX and CGI artists that utilise an array of professional industry standard software and a state of the art hub that links all our suites and workstations. This enables us to work fast, flexibly and without silos to create, enhance, adapt, version, format and deliver branded films, content and photography from cinema to smartphone.
We’re justifiably proud of our deluxe Dolby approved mix suite and vocal booth. It provides our sound designers and mix engineers with an acoustically excellent environment to produce world-class audio. Offering clients and talent the ability to record, design, edit, compose and mix entire projects in 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound and stereo for cinema, broadcast and online.
Our continued investment in facilities and kit to support our full production service has also created a unique resource that we extend to agencies, filmmakers and photographers at competitive rates.
MASTERCLASS & WEBINARS
Topics range from avoiding common mistakes in project planning, right through to post-production good practice and delivery tips. Get to know the Sandstorm team and discuss with them their experiences, get tips on how to avoid potential issues and ask questions on live issues.