Wandsworth Lockdown Community Video “We’ll meet again”

We are creating a positive video about the amazing response of our local community in Wandsworth to say thank you.

Since the beginning of the crisis, hundreds of local volunteers gave their time to help the most vulnerable people of our community and we have certainly saw the best of people in those difficult times.

This music video project is a partnership between Keepsake Videos, Providence House and the Battersea Power Station Community Choir, and it is supported by The Alliance, Big Local SW11.

The music, interpreted by the young people of Providence House YES project and the Battersea Community Choir will be their own rendition of the Vera Lynn’s song “We’ll meet again” and there is a twist to it…

The song was premiered on Friday 8th of May on Riverside Radio.

We are entering this film to the Wandsworth Fringe Festival and the National Online Fringe.

To involve local groups in this project, we only need you to send us a picture or video before the deadline which is Friday the 15th of May 2020.

You can take a picture / film on your phone and send it on whatsapp to 07940401366 or sent to my email [email protected]

We do ask you to :

  • Film no more than 10 seconds of your community group in Landscape mode preferred / Not portrait
  • No need to talk on the video as the music will be on.
  • Make sure the footage you send is very still

For example, the picture or footage we will be looking for are:

  • Members of your organisation holding a we’ll meet again sign very
  • Member of your organisation holding an artistic poster / banner / sign of who you are
  • your organisation in action weather it is cooking food, delivering it, helping people on the phone, etc…

But remember it has to be a good quality footageshort, still  and silent as will be put over the music. You can however be still, move, dance, wave …anything 

Unfortunately we cannot use bad quality footage for this project and will contact you for an alternative if your footage is too dark or shaky

You could also help if you have other shots like:

  • Empty recognisable wandsworth landmark
  • Nice footage of clapping
  • Deserted high street / train station

We have made 3 teasers for our project below. We want the result to be artistic as we are planning to enter this music video to various festivals and the online fringe.

2nd short teaser of our Wandsworth on Lockdown “We’ll meet again” project. This has a snippet of the Battersea Power Station Community choir rendition of the We’ll meet again from Vera Lynn
3rd short teaser of our Wandsworth on Lockdown “We’ll meet again” project. This has a snippet of Providence House “Yes Project” rendition of the We’ll meet again from Vera Lynn

Contact me at 07940401366 if you need more info. Thanks a lot for what you do !

Helping the NHS with our Editing Skills

Keepsake Videos love the NHS.
To say thank you we have contacted the NHS and offered our videos editing skills to help them by making a free promotional video for their Life Lines Charity.

Life Lines – connecting families with critically ill patients in hospital during the coronavirus crisis

Our promotional video for Life Lines
Our explainer video on how to set up a call between patients and their family

To donate:

https://justgiving.com/campaign/life-lines

Please give £50 or whatever you believe is necessary to advance Life Lines. For example, a gift of £1,000 will buy four tablets with the out-of-the-box solution in an ICU ward.

For more information about this inspiring initiative go to: https://www.kingshealthpartners.org/lifelines

Learn about this amazing charity in this article.

How can a video help your business?

The internet has radically changed how we communicate… and video is at the forefront of the revolution! The simple fact is video conveys complex messages and concepts easily, quickly and succinctly. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at these straight-talking stats:

People remember 10% of what they read, but 30% of what they see – and an incredible 50% of what they hear and see.” University of Texas. Metcalf Study, 1997

90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text.” 3M Corporation & Zabisco

Quite simply, if you’re not producing videos for your business, you’re missing out on people’s preferred way to engage with your content. From service companies to manufacturers, from charities to multi-nationals, whatever your sector, video really does have the power to engage deeply with your audience and to change your business.

A PICTURE SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS…

We’ve all heard that one before and probably would agree with the sentiment. Now consider just for a moment, if a single picture conveys a thousand words worth of communication, what can a few minutes of video do?!

Video content can engage a viewer on many levels at the same time; not only through what is said. Most communication is non-verbal; add music, design and visual imagery to what is being said and you’re now saying a LOT. Modern audiences want video, not pages of text.

“One minute of video is worth 1.8 million words..” Dr. James McQuivey, Forrester Research

80% of internet users recall watching a video ad on a website they visited in the past 30 days. Of those, 46% took some action after viewing it.” Online Publishers Association

SO WHAT CAN VIDEO DO FOR YOU?

Maybe it’s hard to explain the service that you provide in an attractive and attention grabbing way in a matter of minutes? Do you want to recruit the very best talent? Do your staff want to better  understand a company re-structure? Maybe you want to be positioned as the market leader, or perhaps you simply want to celebrate you brand values? For all these scenarios and more, video is a natural fit.

Using video on your website means Google will consider your website to be ‘content rich’. The likelihood of getting a page one listing on Google increases a staggering 53 times with video (Forrester Research).

“The viral video ‘First Kiss’ increased sales by 13,600%”
Real SEO

Check our Business section here or watch some of our corporate videos below. Videos with the wording “protected” are private and need a password in order to be viewed.

We remain open during the Covid19 crisis

During the Coronavirus crisis we are still creating video explainers for website & social media as well as editing any type of videos if you provide us with the video, audio and images needed.

We will add intro/outro, effects, caption, effects, animations, sign-postings and more like sound editing, colour correction, footage stabilisation etc…

We are not filming at present but can use stock footage, animated graphic and text as well as your own material that can easily send to us through the internet.

Contact us for more info and keep safe !

Why do you need an Explainer Video for your business?

There’s no hidden secret in that the video represents one of the most effective marketing tools. According to Nielsen Research, the average user spends about 10-20 seconds on a website if there is no evoking interest to stay longer. And the first 10 seconds are crucial seconds for giving the user the reason to stay on the website. If the user does not find the reason to stay he would bounce back another website. If you’re finding some way to explain how your products or services work, and how to attract new clients, or how to educate the current ones, an animated video is the best choice for your digital marketing team.

These short animated explainer videos are extremely effective when it comes to conveying your message, transforming prospects into clients. Furthermore, they represent the main key in your branding efforts. Animated explainer videos are a perfect tool for attracting users to your site and telling them about the key benefits and features of your products. Explainer videos have reverberated in popularity over the past year due to their affordability and proven effectiveness in increasing business. This makes animated videos an excellent marketing tool.

INCREASES WEB TRAFFIC: All marketing strategies and drives must bear the needs/want of the market and thus, with regards to formulating policies like pricing and product availability, your explainer video must tow the same line. Animated explainer videos also help to boost search rank on search results. Search ranking depends on the amount of time user stay on the website, which is one of the main reason animated explainer videos are getting explosive growth. Video Forecasts 2019, on average users, will spend 47.4 minutes a day watching video online.  It’s 20% more compared to 2018.

IMPROVES CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT: If people are no longer interested in reading text content, it means text contents are not an ideal source for engaging your present customers and prospective customers. And if multimedia is the new standard, it means animated videos have the inherent ability to attract your target markets. A well-crated explainer video draws attention to your website & retains attention and as a result, you give better visibility to your business. If viewers stay longer on your web pages, they are most likely to complete a transaction and make a return in the future time.

BOOSTS CONVERSION & SALES: Research shows that the human brain processes visuals over 50,000 times faster than text and written contents. Yes, the difference is huge! Throw in the fact that we are also moved by the sounds around us, and then you can appreciate the power and reach of explainer videos.  According to Online

INCREASES SOCIAL SHARES: Watching a good video is a wonderful diversion. Not only you are entertained, but you also have pleasant memories/recollections of the video itself and the after-effect of this feeling is the desire to share the video in question.

Exact same, your animated explainer video should aim to create such results and make sure the video contains clear information about your product or service. Also, place the video in a format that makes it easy to share it across any number of social media platforms.

The animated videos that drive business growth and sales including quality product or services and excellent marketing strategies. Your website should gain needed visibility and reach and this is where an explainer video meets this basic need.

PEOPLE LOVE VIDEOS: When spending time online, many people, from customers to professionals watch n number of videos. As a matter of fact, this thing ranks amongst the top of the list. This is without a doubt the best thing for your business, as you have a unique opportunity to connect with both potential and loyal customers. At this point, well-written content is essential, as your animated explainer video should produce some sparks at the emotional level while pointing out why you’re the best partner for them.

ANIMATED VIDEOS HAVE THE HIGHEST ROI: We need to discuss the level of Return on Investment (ROI) that video has because that’s the prior thing business owners worry about when they make decisions. Explainer videos give the highest ROI compared to any other tool. So, you may think that video can be expensive, but it’s safe to assume that you’ll definitely get your money back in just a few months.

SOME KEY STATISTICS..!

  • 99% of those who already do use video, says they’ll continue using video.
  • 60% of marketers used videos in their social media marketing in 2016. And by 2020, online videos will make up more than 80% of all consumer internet traffic.
  • According to Hubspot, 81% of all companies showcasing video on their website.
  • 95% of people have watched an explainer video to learn more about a product or service.
  • 60% of both B2B and B2C marketers use video for marketing.
  • 30% of B2B marketers say video will be key to content marketing success.
  • 34% of B2C marketers say explainer videos are crucial to success.
  • 76% of marketers say it helped them increase sales.
  • Video marketers get 66% more qualified leads per year.
  • 47% say explainer videos helped them reduce support queries.
  • 81% of people have been convinced to buy a product or service by watching a brand’s video.
  • According to Dr. James McQuivey of Forrester Research, 1.8 Million words have the value of a one minute video.
  • As per ComScore, 90% of users say that seeing a video about a product is helpful in the decision-making process.
  • According to Forbes, 76% of executives prefer to watch a video rather than read the text.
  • As per ComScore, Visitors stay 2 minutes longer on a website with explainer videos.
  • As per ComScore, 64% of consumers are much more likely to buy a product online after watching a video.
  •  According to Implix, 96% of introductory emails that include a video have much more click-through to the desired page.

Do you need our services in 2018 ?

Do you have lot of video files stocked on your phone, computer or hard drive? Do you want to promote your business with a short film on social media or send by email to family and friends? Do you want to have a professional video of a wedding, your children first years, a relative you want to surprise or a holiday of a lifetime to remember? If you said yes to any of the question above, keepsake videos can help. We make beautiful films made of your videos, add music text and graphic, animate your logos and correct shakes and re-frame bad shots.

Our price start at £300 for a video of 5mn or less for editing only and £200 per half day if you need filming. We are based in South West London and keepsake videos was commended as the best business for marketing and social media at the Wandsworth Business Award 2017.

Watch our YouTube showreel for more information

We have been shortlisted for the Wandsworth Business Awards 2017

Hooray, Keepsake Videos as been shortlisted for the Wandsworth Business Awards 2017.

Video has become an essential marketing tool. It’s a great way to tell your story, show the human side of your business and communicate highly complex ideas in an easy to digest manner. But while video has the power to deeply engage, it also has the power to bore the viewer to tears—and creating compelling video is different than writing, say, a compelling blog post.

Starting a camera and spouting out a thousand words of brilliant prose does not make a compelling video. There are proven techniques and tools that can help make your videos engage, hold attention and wow the viewer.

To celebrate our nomination, Keepsake Videos will be sharing and giving valuable tips on how to make your video look professional & engaging on our Facebook page.

Watch this space

No automatic alt text available.

“My Dyxelsia” short film selected for the “We Care” Film Festival in India

I am very please to let you know that  “My Dyxelsia” short film has been accepted in another film festival …this time in New Delhi, India.

 

We should know the result by May 2017.

About the “We Care” Film Festival

Building on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and its unique mandate on education, science, culture, communication and information within the United Nations system, BROTHERHOOD in close cooperation with UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan, UNESCO, National Trust (Statutory body of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment) and Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication hereby announces the 14th global edition of the WE CARE Film Fest from January to May 2017.

Wandsworth Kids TV is starting again next week

Wandsworth Kids TV is Back due to popular demand …
Class is starting next week on Thursday 19th of January from 4.30 to 5.30pm in Caius House
Battersea

This time we are going to make an anti-bullying short film with a twist.

The film sypnosis so far is: The Curse of Bully Town

Local kids  from a happy town found a strange box in (Battersea park ?) Even though there are warnings not open the box, their curiosity won and they open the box. An evil spirit escaped and cursed Battersea with the bully curse. Overnight, the Battersea sign change into Bully town.
A new kid in town will be bullied by everyone until he find a way to stand up for himself against the bullies, reverse the curse and save the town.

The script is currently being written by Theatre Director Dimitry Devdariani and myself, but we want the children to be part of it so we leave a lot of room for change so we can add their ideas like we did last term.

We will premiere the film to the parents on the 31st of March 2017 and I will be entering it to various film festival after that as well as bullying awareness websites.
Places are extremely limited and there is a waiting list so contact me at 07940401366 if you want a space for your child (8-11 years old)

 

Keepsake Videos at the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce Business Award Dinner & Ceremony

We are honored to be finalist in the Commitment to community category. Result tonight at #wandsaward2016

At the Wandsworth Business Award ceremony 2016 with Senia #wandsworthawardsfinalist

Image may contain: 5 people, people smiling, people standing, night and indoor

At the @wandsawards2016 having our starter and looking at the list of this year finalists. We are there too…

No automatic alt text available.

Main course….we are getting closer to the results…..

Image may contain: 2 people, people sitting

Desert and lovely company at #table16 with Southside Wandsworth @batterseaspanish @rotarybatterseapark @wowmums

Image may contain: 8 people, people smiling, people sitting, table, drink and indoor

 

Well we did not win in our category. The winner was the huge Battersea Power Station Development company. Not bad for keepsake videos to be competing against this giant !

Image may contain: one or more people and indoor

We are honored to have been ones of the finalists in this category though.