Photography &
Video Production

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We can help you create a collection of content of photography and videos. Working in collaboration with our carefully selected partners, we have a range of locations, studios and post-production specialists which combine to deliver the full service offer. Our creative directors will also help to assemble suitable props, accessories, and art direct the whole shoot.

So whilst it might all feel a bit nerve-wracking for you, you can relax in the knowledge that our team will have done it all before, and we’ll do everything we can to make it as smooth and enjoyable an experience as possible.

Creating for products

The secret to effective product photography is balancing the space of the display required (whether for screen, print advertising, web, or in-store) along with showcasing your product perfectly, as well as creating room for messaging, logos and calls to action.

Our design and creative teams are well-versed in juggling all of these different aspects in order to produce the perfect end result, whether that is a TV advert, a Youtube clip, or some beautiful new packaging.

We will work with you to understand how you want to show off your product or service, and create a series of style cues and examples to work from. Once you’re happy with the look and feel, we’ll start to turn your vision into reality, ensuring every tiny detail is considered, and that the overall effect is exactly what you envisaged.

Creating for commercial

For many of our clients, their world is one of manufacturing, distribution, factory investments and production lines. Our job is to showcase these facets of their business in an interesting and informative way, bringing the skills and specialisms to life, and helping prospective and existing customers alike to understand how our clients can help them.

No strangers to factory floors, warehouses and muddy location shoots, we will work alongside our clients to capture their world in an engaging and professional style, utilising still, video and, increasingly, aerial photography.

Our team will help to plan and set up each shoot, factoring in weather, presenting each environment in its best light (often requiring some pre-shoot tidying, cleaning and occasionally painting) and of course which personnel are needed to add a human touch to the finished imagery.

Once the shoot is set up, our photographers and videographers will work with you and our creative directors to bring it all to life, and you will be able to see how its looking, make any suggestions, and discuss options with the team.

Post production

Photography: After the shoot is completed, it is the turn of our post-production team to refine, edit, and add in the branding, info slides and key messages. When they’re happy with it, we’ll share the first draft with you for feedback. Then we’ll complete any amends, re-size it for whichever formats it is needed in, and send you the final versions.

Videography: Once we have captured the footage it is back to our post-production team to clip, edit, enhance and add branding and messaging, before refining the footage to suit its ultimate destination – reception screens, exhibition stands, websites and social media accounts are the most common outputs.

Animation

After you have a collection of content, we can bring them to life for your digital platforms through motion graphics and animation. Using your brand assets we can create logo idents, moving imagery and bespoke animations. Many of our previous projects have surrounded new product launches or brand campaigns, and include a mix of motion graphics, video footage and photography.

We will take your brief, develop a look and feel (using your current brand if you wish) and map out a storyboard for the project, ensuring it will work for the platforms you envisaged; your website, social media or large scale TV viewing. We pride ourselves on creating contemporary, slick motion graphics that incorporate beautiful typography and clear messaging.

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How much does a good website cost to build?

  • A brochure site (a place to share information about your products or services) will cost between £6,000-£12,000 depending on the volume of pages, functional elements and any bespoke design requests you may have.
  • An E-commerce website (a place where you can sell your products or services and visitors can complete their transaction online) will cost from £10,000.
  • If you’re looking for completely bespoke design or just a website refresh, we’ll be happy to chat with you and provide a quote for your requirements.

We’ve developed over 200 websites. You can look at our catalogue of work here and chat with our clients if you’d like to get a feel for what it’s like to work with our team before we become partners in your project.

When you work with us, you’ll get that perfect combination of great design and technical development from our whole team, not just one person.

We know it’s important to be the right fit for each other, which is why we put together this guide

How long does it take to build a website?

Before we start any work, we’ll share a project plan which will include deadlines for providing content, and we’ll keep you updated if the expected times change.

Writing keyword-rich copy will keep visitors on your website and encourage them to work with you. If writing isn’t for you or you just don’t have time, we can produce a content plan on your behalf.

Why you need a website

Most customers will expect you to have a website and may question your legitimacy as a business if they can’t find you online. When a potential customer does find you, what should their first impression be? You want them to be confident when buying from you and to have a good feeling about your brand.

If growing your business is a goal, then having a website is a great place to gain leads. Using the right mix of keywords and a thorough digital marketing plan, you can become good friends with Google! Google will play a significant role in helping your customers find you online and giving you a positive return on investment for the cost of your website and online strategy.

Even the most basic of websites should serve as an informative tool to answer frequently asked customer questions and offer your first port of call for customer service. Your opening times, address and latest news or offers should be easy to find. Ultimately, the better your website is, the easier it will be to find, and a great website will help you to reach more customers.

Being online helps you to reach a much bigger pool of customers than a bricks and mortar store. Your website can be the key to extended success, with no limits on the scope of your customer geography other than your product/service capabilities.

Working with an agency like Browndog will give you a technically sound, fresh and functional website which is responsively designed, and provides consistent brand messaging for your customers. We’ll also take the guess work out of your online strategy and make sure your website is targeting the right customer segments to increase sales opportunities and raise brand awareness.

How much does it cost?

  • A marketing campaign animation or company/product introduction between 90-120 seconds in length will cost between £2,500 and £3,000. This will depend on the length of the video, the content, and any additional options such as a voice over or music. Don’t worry, we can guide you through best practice and find a plan that fits for you.
  • If you’d like us to produce a logo ident or gif animations for you to use on social media and in smaller campaigns, you can expect to pay between £250-£300. This will be a much smaller brief and will take less time than a campaign animation.
  • We’re more than happy to put together a bespoke package for you to include multiple campaign videos, logo idents, voice overs and photography or videography as needed. We do it all!

You can look at our catalogue of work here and chat with our clients if you’d like to get a feel for what it’s like to work with our team before we become partners in your project. 

How long does it take to produce an animation?

But here’s the kind of time you can expect your animation to take:

  • Marketing campaign animations – this will usually take us about three weeks to prepare. We like to allow a week for content and styling, followed by storyboarding and revisions. Finally, we’ll take another week to animate your work. These things are a work of art, you can’t rush them (and we won’t).
  • Logo idents, gifs and short animations – we estimate that this will take up to two weeks.

Are you ready to get started? Send us your brief today or give us a call to talk through your ideas. We’re a friendly bunch!*

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What kind of animations can we help with?

Ideally, your marketing strategy will include a range of media content to achieve the greatest engagement and response from your audience.

We can help with animations and videos that include company and product introductions, as well as content for specific marketing campaigns. These types of animations can showcase who you are, and what you have to offer. Plus, they are an exciting way to launch a new product or service and get your customers on board.

When you work with us on your branding, why not include a logo ident to add that extra bit of personality to your business and content, setting you apart from your competitors.

Another growing area for animated content is social media and your website. We produce gifs, short video clips and motion graphics for use on web pages and in social posts. This is a great way to captivate the viewers’ attention, share your brand values and advertise your latest campaign or event.

Finally, when you work with us on your website, we highly recommend adding a range of graphics, animations and videos to keep visitors on your site and share your messaging in captivating ways. We’ve provided many website banners and short looping animations for our clients.

We will guide you through each of your animation journey, from assessing the content that will work best for you, to how long your animated content should be and where it should be placed.

Why is animation an important element of your content strategy?

Not only is it effective but using animation can be a cost-saving way to grab the attention of your audience and keep them looking at your content for longer. It’s considerably cheaper than producing recorded video footage because it can be easily edited and updated when needed.

Animation is the fastest growing type of content created by marketers for use on websites and social media, so if you’re not doing it yet, now is the time to start…

We understand that sometimes it can be difficult to explain complex ideas, products or services in text form or with images. That’s why many of our clients work with us to produce animations that take the information off the page and jump out at the audience.

Most importantly, animation has been proven to boost conversion rates on your website. Users are significantly more engaged and more likely to spend longer on your site or complete an action, such as filling in a contact form.

How will animation help my marketing strategy?

Animation is a powerful marketing tool and a great way to show some personality in your brand, making you more memorable (think: the Aldi carrot or the Netflix Tudum).

One of the great benefits of animation is that it can help you to share a lot of information in just a few seconds, because sometimes that’s all the time you have to attract a user’s attention.