Training and Induction Videos
Our training and induction video production guarantees engagement, comprehension and socialisation into company culture. We also design training packages for your benefit.
We produce corporate video that highlight your company’s key performance indicators (KPIs), helping you attract investors and new clients.
Our production simplifies complex details and statistics using a combination of infographics, 3D animation and recorded video to help you better communicate your message to your employees, partners or stakeholders.
Benefits of Internal Video Production
Training is an essential part of business, albeit a costly one. Well, it doesn’t need to be. Through the use of video and other interactive multimedia; travel, material and trainer budgets that amount to hundreds of thousands if not millions yearly, are significantly reduced and the material produced remains the intellectual property of the company for years. What’s more, Penoptic can make amendments to video eliminating the need for rehiring trainers or having employees redo the training altogether.
Access to training in the video format guarantees consistency and scalability, both imperative aspects of skills development. With visual communication at the disposal of your employees, engagement and productivity increases, greatly benefiting the business.
Training and development goes beyond logical reasons of having staff understand their job descriptions, thereby adding value to increase sales, it is also a closely regulated part of any business. Training videos are also proof of compliance, that the training has been provided in a manner that is both comprehensive and interactive.
During the induction phase, new employees no longer need to spend weeks on handovers as they are able to practice as they learn. Handovers that would normally takes weeks, take nary a few days or hours.
Having training done in a video format eliminates the likelihood of human error such as omissions and habitual mistakes. Unlike job shadowing, videos can be edited and built upon. Before being made available to trainees, each video is proofed by the department managers or relevant experts to ensure that all the appropriate information is included. There is also no chance of having a disgruntled employee who might be leaving under a cloud sabotage the handover process or ‘undertrain’ the new employee.
The trainee can always go back to watch or take notes of any information they may have missed during training.
Production & Delivery Process
Brief & Research
Remaining curious is part of Penoptic culture. We never assume we know your company so our aim is to first gain a full understanding of your overall vision and strategy – short and long term – so as to understand how the video or multimedia service you require fits it. Depending on your needs, we either meet face-to-face, virtually or via email to discuss your problem and come up with solutions. At this stage, we will also collect important aspects of the projects such as logos or any pre-existent graphics and other essential documentation that will be useful.
Having gained an understanding of the purpose of the project, the target market, its demographics, budget projections, methods of distribution and more importantly, the message that needs to be communicated; our team of creatives and strategists gather for the first phase of pre-production in which we brainstorm, conceptualise, do the initial storyboard, eventually agreeing on the methods of execution that will best achieve project objectives. We then set up a meeting or a series of meetings (electronic or physical) in which we further discuss your vision, offer you some guidance and discuss proposed amendments. Penoptic makes sure that you as the client, are involved throughout the process. Only once we have agreed on the way forward, do we proceed to the first of the pre-production implementation phases.
Final Pre-production Meeting
Following our last meeting and your approval of the plan, Penoptic’s project manager gathers his team and they go back to the storyboard to include amendments, reevaluate the schedule and working out all of the logistics concerned with the script, budgets, casting, production teams, locations, safety and filming permissions etc.
Official Proposal | Approval | Contract
We subsequently send you an official project proposal and budget quote in writing – amendments included – for your perusal. As the proposal contains potential contractual clauses, we always request that the client first approve the proposal before we send the contract through in case of omissions or things s/he might not approve of. Once we have received the green light from you, we send the contract that once signed, allows us to progress into the final pre-production phase.
This stage is concerned with the pre-shoot, sometimes called the pre-inspection or recce. This is when the directors and crew do the final checks to ensure that everything is set up and ready for the shoot. This is also used as an opportunity to identify issues that may affect the shoot such as noise or bad lighting. Time – generally a full working day or night (where applicable) – is spent identifying potential problems, finding solutions or alternatives before production takes place.
Everything planned and rehearsed up to this point is harmoniously put into action. Depending on our client’s needs, production may include a company representative, especially if they are part of the shoot. Production may take a day, a week or more depending on the initial plan, weather and a host of other issues. We work with reliable crews and our shoots generally tend to go as planned, giving us an advantage of delivering on time.
The often tens of hours of production footage is then taken into post production and edited, a process at Penoptic, that normally includes the video editor, an animator or motion designer, creative director and producer. Once the director is pleased with the result, the first draft is submitted to the client.
We offer 3 editing modifications to our clients. With your approval, the video is sent in full HD or any other desired format. As an added benefit to our clients – especially in case of longer video projects – we submit two separate videos, one a promo (skit) and the other, the full version. The promo to the full video is done free of charge to all Penoptic clients.