How
we work

Creating a film with us is easy, fun and straightforward.

You can be involved in the process as little or as much as you like. But however you’d like to work, you can be sure that we’ll be there to guide you through every step.

Project Manager

Every Pearldrop project comes with a Project Manager. He or she will look after every aspect of the project, so that you don’t have to worry about organisation.

Our PM can book actors and venues, find costumes and props, co-ordinate all interviews and make sure your shoot is totally worry-free.

Health & Safety

We take your safety and ours extremely seriously. Here’s what you can expect from us on every shoot:

Here's our usual workflow

Step 1

Explore

We’ll discuss your video project in full and – crucially – agree your goals.

Step 1

Step 2

Pitch

We’ll produce a number of exciting creative concepts for you to consider.

Step 2

Step 3

Go!

You tell us which creative concept you’d like to choose and we’re ready to start.

Step 3

Step 4

Let’s agree

Terms are agreed and contracts are signed – everyone is happy and knows what’s expected of them throughout the project.

Step 4

Step 5

Pre-production

We plan the shoot with you. We’ll create a script and storyboard or shotlist, if required. We’ll book the venues and the performer.

Step 5

Step 6

Movie magic!

Movie magic happens. Either your shoot takes place, or we start work on your animation.

Step 6

Step 7

Editing

We’ll create a first cut of your video and send it to you. We’ll then make further cuts based on your feedback..

Step 7

Step 8

Post-production

We’ll give your film some sparkle, with graphics, titles and other animation.

Step 8

Step 9

Sign-off

Once signed off, we’ll send you the final video files and thumbnails. We’ll also help you to share your video with the world.

Step 9

Frequently-Asked Questions

These are questions that clients often ask us at the beginning of the process.

Got a different question? Ask it below.

    Only if you want to. There are lots of different styles of video that we can create for you, beyond the basic interview. We can provide actors and presenters. We could just use a voiceover, so no one from your company needs to speak at all. Or we could create an animation, so that no one from your company even needs to appear. Ultimately, we want you to feel comfortable.

    Only if you want to. We always supply an in-house project manager as part of any project with you. Our PM can take control of every aspect of the production, if required.

    Sometimes. It’s tempting to think that every production needs a storyboard. But often, all that’s required is a written list of shots. We usually create a spreadsheet that splits the script up into shots and voiceover/wording sections, ready for you to sign off. Sometimes a storyboard is useful, though. On those occasions, we use an amazing piece of software that allows us create draft scenes with people and objects, and even animate camera moves.

    You can if you like. But usually, if there’s going to be a script, we’ll write it for you. All you have to do is supply us with the key bullet points you’d like to be included. Then we’ll write a first draft of the script, and work on it with you from there.

    During your interview, we’ll always give you the opportunity to have another go at answering a question. Our prime directive is to give you the opportunity took look and sound your absolute best. If that means taking two or three goes to get a question right, then that’s fine. And don’t forget that once we get to the editing stage, there are all sorts of tricks we can use to cut out and cover unwanted sections of dialogue.

    GDPR is clearly a complex subject. For us, there are several key factors. We’ll always protect your likeness and personal details. We’ll never sell on your data to third parties. And on shoots, we’ll ask anyone who appears in the video to sign a consent form.