Providing dynamic, creative and immersive videography to expertly showcase your school or trust.
Video content is a powerful medium and is brilliant for showcasing your school or trust to prospective parents, employees and your community. Whether you’re interviewing the Headteacher, taking a walk down memory lane with your alumni(ae) or sharing a glimpse of a day in the life of a student, videography is definitely the way to go.
At edupic, our talented team have years of experience filming engaging, high-quality footage for the education sector. We can create a video that is truly unique to you, showing all of the fantastic things about your school or trust and demonstrating why you really are the very best at what you do.
Organise your schedule
Organisation is key which is why we recommend that you timetable your day in advance to ensure that we capture all of the footage you require. A plan outlining the lessons, timings and activities you have prepared is a great way to do this and can help with the logistics, ensuring we can spend the minimum amount of time travelling and the maximum amount of time filming your school!
We are more than happy to photograph ‘staged’ lessons if these aren’t occurring naturally within the day, just please make sure any equipment needed is ready to go when we get there. Ideally we’d say to allocate 20 minutes per activity and a bit more for practical subjects such as science, PE and music.
Prepare your school
We don’t like to surprise anyone so please make sure your staff are aware that filming will be taking place and ask them to prepare their classrooms in advance of the day. Some schools like to have up to date display boards featuring student work although this of course depends on the time you have available.
As we will be filming rather than taking static photographs, there is a chance that a wider area of the school will be in shot, so please be aware of this and also make sure any outdoor areas are tidy and free from litter. Designating a member of staff to accompany us on the day is also great for ensuring we get successfully from A to B.
Request parental consent
You will need to obtain consent from everybody involved in the videography shoot and this includes staff, students and any parents or visitors. You will need to get consent for them to appear in the video as well as permission to allow the images to be used on your website and/or in any marketing materials that you will be producing. If you can get permission for us to use a snippet of footage on our website too – that would be amazing!
When organising the day, please take into account any individuals who do not have consent, to ensure that they are removed from the room/area when filming is in progress.
Inform your students
Don’t forget to let your students know when filming will be occurring and get them excited about the day! Schools have unfortunately had to discard footage in the past due to incorrect uniform or non-regulation hair and makeup, so please remind your students of the rules in advance and if possible, check on the day too. If you’re planning to take footage of sports lessons or clubs, please make sure they know the correct PE kit to wear – especially if you’re getting pictures of summer and winter sports on the same day.
We’ll try and keep an eye out for anything out of the ordinary but it’s a good idea to get staff to keep a watchful eye out for these things too!
Amends and final cut.
Once you have seen the first draft of your video there may be a few changes you’d like to make and we’re more than happy to make amends for you. We’ll work collaboratively with you until you are completely happy with the finished edit. We’ll then send across a link to your own password protected gallery, where you can view, download and share your finished video footage.
Editing & post-production.
Once we’ve completed your photography day, we’ll head back to our studio to begin the postproduction process. We’ll utilise the latest industry-standard software to cut down and edit all of the footage from your day into a short film ready for you to review.
Your videography shoot.
We’ll arrive for the start of the school day (or earlier if arranged in advance) and then the fun really begins! Our goal is to make your video shoot as enjoyable and stress-free as possible, engaging with your staff and students to create that all important footage.
Briefing our team.
Once your booking is confirmed, we will send you a briefing document with lots of useful hints and tips and we’ll then be on hand to answer any questions you may have in the lead up to your filming day. We’ll also give you a call in the week leading up to the shoot to make sure you’ve got everything that you need!
Booking your dates.
It’s easy to book, simply give us a call or drop us an email to find a date or dates that work for us and for you. We will listen to your requirements, send you a quote and then book you in with a member of our experienced team.
Edupic have been brilliant from the moment we contacted them. They offered advice on what we needed to do ahead of the photo days as well as being very flexible on timings and dates. Our photographer managed the project on the day, and we couldn’t be happier with their professionalism, lovely manner, and eye to detail. Edupic has created some truly wonderful images for our new websites and marketing material and made the whole process very easy for us. We would highly recommend Edupic and wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again.Aspire Learning Trust
Thank you so much for the photos and for all your hard work on the photography day. It was a pleasure to have you in our school. You made the process an easy one, were flexible and the photographs really do reflect the school very well.
Your approach to the children and adults was perfect – it put them at ease and even staged shots looked completely natural with your clear explanations and kind tone.Broad Square Primary
We initially contacted Edupic following a recommendation and we are so glad we did. Katie managed the project brilliantly throughout the day, capturing our students superbly, showing a real eye for detail in producing so many beautiful images for our new school website and marketing material. Our Headteacher is delighted and we will definitely be working with Katie at Edupic again.The John Frost School
High quality images are a vital aspect to bring a school’s website to life and to communicate it’s distinctive identity. Working with a professional photographer like Katie gave us a set of outstanding images that truly celebrate what makes our school special.Notre Dame High School
Thank you so much for these- they are amazing! You have really captured the essence of our school and we couldn’t be happier!Fairfield First School
Katie helped to make our website photography day stress-free. She was incredibly professional but also had a wonderful, friendly manner with the students helping them to feel comfortable and putting them at ease while also respecting anyone’s decision to not be photographed. Her eye for detail meant that all of the photos completely adhere to our school’s uniform policy and really showcase our school and students. It was a real pleasure to watch Katie at work and even more of a pleasure to see the finished outcome – exceptional photos for our website and marketing materials!Sir Harry Smith
I just wanted to say a huge thanks for all the beautiful photos you took the day you came to do the photo shoot. We were all looking at them this morning and were bowled over with how wonderful they are.Bent’s Green Primary School
We’ve got some ads back from our design agency with your new images and they honestly look amazing I’m so pleased with them – THANK YOU!Claires Court Independent
We were really impressed with Katie on the photography day. It was a pleasure working with someone so professional, friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely consider Katie for any future photography requirements for the school.Blackfen School for Girls
Thank you so much for the photos – they are absolutely fantastic, we are really thrilled with them and I really appreciate you providing web-ready and print-ready versions. Please pass on our thanks again to Katie – she has done a great job with theseThe Peterborough School
Katie was fantastic, a real professional, her lovely manner with the students got her the shots she wanted, it was a pleasure to spend the day with her.Calday Grange Grammar School
Can I also add that working with Katie was an absolute pleasure! She had a clear idea of our photography needs, assisted with the children, I was in awe of her work ethic and professionalism! Defo happy to work with her and the team on another project.Bush Hill Primary School