As Skillman Video Group LLC has grown as company, so too has our reach. While still providing the Boston and New England area with expert video production work, we’ve also developed partnerships with clients on the national and international level. SVG works closely with our clients to develop unique professional video and Internet marketing (SEO & Social Media etc) solutions to meet a variety of needs. Below is a small portfolio of some of our previous work in a variety of categories, highlighting the wide range of businesses, organizations, and people we have served in the past. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-784-0140 to see what we can do for you today!
In 2015, Bond Brothers, Inc went through a massive rebranding exercise that included a total redesign of their web site and overhaul of their online content. Part of the rebranding project included the production of a “Brand Video” to tell the story of who they are as a company. Over 2.5 days the video production crews of Skillman Video Group, LLC were tasked with shooting 25 employees at 5 different locations….while never repeating the same background for each subject. The video was shot in 4K and fully edited (video, audio and color correction) within 3 weeks after production wrapped. To learn more about the importance of story telling and to see more Brand video examples please click here.
Commercial Video Series
SVG recently had the pleasure of working with the TimePayment corporation on a six part commercial video series. This monumental project included a 30-person crew, sparks, fire, confetti, and…a couple of cats. The production was a three day event (one studio prep day and two shoot days) and was shot at one of the premiere sound stages in Boston, MA. To view more from the series, please visit our YouTube channel or click here to watch the next video in the series “Rock Rehearsal“.
Law Firm Promotional Video
For the litigation law firm Kenney & Sam’s 10th anniversary, they wanted to update their existing marketing video with an entirely modern look and feel. The video marketing experts at Skillman Video Group, LLC were able to produce this promotional video focusing on telling authentic (i.e. non-scripted) stories and showcasing the firms energy through editing, using quick transitions and music to help drive the narrative. This video was shot in 4K and edited at SVG’s offices in downtown Boston.
Brand Video - Skin Care Company
When introducing a new product to consumers, many startups struggle with what differentiates their product or service from the competition. It is far easier to sell your product by telling a great story, thus this video was completely unscripted to keep the authenticity and emotional connection to the viewer. It was shot in 4K over a day and a half at three different locations using a steady cam to give the shots a fluidity of movement while also keeping a very shallow depth of field. The Producers at Skillman Video Group carefully crafted both the interview and the editing process to keep the focus of the video on the founder’s story which increases the video’s impact.
When the Lynch Leadership Academy at Boston College wanted to market their unique Principal/Executive training and development program (targeting Public, Charter and Catholic schools in the Boston area), they hired the video marketing experts at Skillman Video Group, LLC. Our Boston video producers visited 4 schools around the Boston area and conducted interviews with key program administrators, funders and directors. Our video crews were able to deftly create warm and inviting shots in the most difficult of spaces and our editors were able to craft a concise and powerful message out of hours of footage.
Cambridge Sound Management hired the Boston video producers at SVG to shoot and edit a testimonial video for one of their clients, Amica Insurance. SVG production crews shot on site for a 1/2 day (4 hours), conducting interviews and capturing b-roll. Client testimonials are a powerful way to promote your product or service to potential customers. To see more examples of client testimonial videos SVG has produced please click here.
A lot of companies struggle with how to demonstrate a service or product that is 100% computer or web based. Live-action footage doesn’t always make sense in situations where the video needs to explain or instruct viewers on new software applications or shopping cart plug-ins (as examples). For this project, the animators at SVG drafted story boards, illustrated both characters (customer and vendor), added movement and color and even animated footage captured from the client’s web site. Every element was created custom for the client. The real challenge was how to simplify financial concepts for an audience that may have little to no knowledge of such things. The client, in this case, did the bulk of the scripting with only edits and revisions coming from the SVG team.
Corporate Training Videos
Training videos are the most effective way to educate and train multitudes of people, whether employees or clinicians, with the greatest cost and time efficiency. The Video Producers at Skillman Video Group were hired to produce over 17 videos for Visual Footcare Inc, to train Walgreens and Aegis employees all over the United States. These videos were shot in 4K and edited in Boston MA and integrated into a larger online training program. Professional actors were used. To learn more about medical training videos please click here.
TPC wanted to updated their Human Resources page on their newly rebranded web site and wanted engaging video content to help attract up and coming talent. SVG video producers were able to guide their HR and marketing departments in selecting the best themes and stories to tell. We decided to go with an unscripted, interview style approach in order to make the videos authentic and relatable to prospective employees. SVG produced three videos in all covering the themes “Advancement”, “Training” and “Diversity”. All videos were shot in a single day using a Canon C300.
Live Event Video
The Country Music Association hired Skillman Video Group to produce a live web cast of their “Singer Song Writer Series” concert in Boston, MA. SVG crews brought in truck loads of equipment to produce the video just hours before the event. Our set up included three HD Broadcast quality cameras w/ supporting crew, multi-cam switcher w/ monitors, digital recorders, communication head sets & miles of cables & gaffers tape! SVG producers have the expertise to produce live event videos of any shape or size in a variety of settings and shoot conditions.
Public Relations Video
SVG was hired by a Boston area PR firm to shoot a Public Relations video for the city of Gloucester promoting their new “Maritime Economy”. The video was shot at their annual Oceanic Summit in just one 1/2 day (4 hours) of shooting and edited in conjunction with the PR team. The video will be used to help bring in more development and research funding and possibly promote entirely new industries for Gloucester’s historic seaport.
Marketing Video for Non-Profit
The MIT Enterprise Forum hired Skillman Video Group, a Boston Corporate Video Production Company, to produce a marketing video for their “Internet of Things” event at the MIT Media Lab. The purpose of the video was to promote both the Forum as well as to encourage more companies to sponsor the event. This video was shot on location in 4K and SVG Video Producers covered all logistics for the production crews as well as conducting the interviews with key participants.
Skillman Video Group was tapped by Popular Mechanics Magazine to shoot and edit an interview for their annual “Hackathon” by Radio Shack. The interview was taped at the “Artisans Asylum” in Somerville, MA with talent brought in from NYC. SVG editors later worked with the creative team at Popular Mechanics to craft 2 videos to promote the winners.
Video for Broadcast TV
Skillman Video Group’s professional videographers were hired to shoot a local segment for Spike TV’s “Gut Check” program. The footage was shipped over night to the producers in Los Angeles. SVG uses broadcast quality HD cameras and can work with Broadcast TV stations from around the country to shoot and ship footage over night.
“Videomercials” provides a basic package that leaves clients with a sharp final product aimed at expressing your brand, your mission, and your story in a short video. The Personal Injury Law Firm (located in Maine) wanted the video as a way of introducing new clients to their practice, as well as a building block for a larger online marketing campaign. Videomercials are designed to be extremely cost effective for the client while still providing professional video production quality.
Fundraising Videos for Non-Profits
When the Alhuda Society in Chelsea MA needed a fundraising video for their new community center produced in less than a week, they reached out to Skillman Video Group. While the temptation for community organizations may be to rely solely on volunteers to save money, often what happens is that the quality and efficiency of the project ultimately suffers. SVG producers worked collaboratively with the staff at the center to craft their story and call to action. Working together, we were able to write the script, shoot and edit this video in less than one week.
Brewster Home Fashions wanted to both promote their wall paper products as well as instruct customers on how to use them. Their dilemma? Where to shoot it! SVG producers were not only able to provide a suitable studio space but also to design and build this set from scratch and tare it down again in just hours after the shoot! SVG also wrote the script, directed and shot the video in one day and working collaboratively with Brewster Home Fashions, later edited the video.
Boston video producer, Christina Skillman was hired to produce on location in Key West Florida a series of web videos for a popular travel web site. Over the span of three days, close to 10 videos were shot and later edited by the skilled video editors at Skillman Video Group in Boston, MA. A single person camera crew was present on location at the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum.