Manufacturing videos can be a valuable asset on any website or social media platform such as LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook or Twitter. Typically, a video production for the intent of communicating the manufacturing process usually involves some sort of automation rather than a labour force, but many of the machines we film do require some configuration or input labour to start the manufacturing process.
We have filmed robot palletising machines that are built and designed to fill and seal bags of product from wheat to plastic polymer balls, to assembly of food products, car batteries, and even aircraft parts. These machines usually operate at high speeds, in unsafe environments. We take great care when filming, wearing PPE where necessary and communicating with key staff to ensure we safely undertake the filming of the manufacturing process, and to ensure we get the right shots and lighting in place.
We are usually asked to bring our own personal protective equipment – so steel toe cap boots, high vis and blue ‘visitor’ hard hats come along with us on the job. We are usually asked for both photography as well as aerial photography and video filming, as well as ground camera footage. Because this is commonly asked of us to provide, we have not only recently become licenced in drone operating and piloting, but we also have professional cameras and lenses for the photography side of things too! We have displayed a video preview and some industrial photos that were taken onsite in the last few months.
We put together this showcase, some of our video clips filmed in various manufacturing industries in the UK.
We began filming with engineering companies such as TBS Engineering and RMGroup Ltd; so working with automated robots assembling raw materials and transforming them into a final product, has become something we try to perfect. We have figured out that these fast moving robots can appear blurry, and competitors usually have an antiquated approach to filming manufacturing robots and assemblies, failing to adopt smooth camera panning, as well as using insufficient lighting.
We carefully plan the shot from the start, and with the help of an assigned supervisor on-site, we carefully go through the shot list and make sure we light each part carefully, maybe tweaking to a higher shutter-speed if the shot has a faster-than-average moving mechanism. We are all about quality.
We can provide filming with manufacturing systems such as and not limiting to the following: agile manufacturing, fabrication, lean and flexible, mass customisation and mass production, numerical control, rapid manufacturing and reconfigurable manufacturing systems.
Aerial Footage and Photography on-site
We can shoot high-resolution images of your manufacturing process, and its systems with ease. We may require assistance onsite to clear any debris, or pallets that may be in the way of the shot; we’ll advise the best look for the machine and we may take pictures after the filming, so we can remove any unsightly extraction pipes from the manufacturing process to present a clean and uniform look.
Our aerial photography and filming for a engineering manufacturing client in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, UK.
We are licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority, so yes we can provide aerial footage, and possibly inside the facility itself providing we can set a safe area for take-off and landing within 30 metres of your staff members.
Photography – we took this shot once the filming had finished, so we could safely raise the extraction pipes for a cleaner picture.