Sure we could keep telling you how great we are (and we are). But why don’t you see for yourself, and watch and hear what our clients have to say about working with us.
Grand Theatre Season Launch 2013-14
|Client:||The Grand Theatre|
|Type:||Web Video/ TV Commercial|
Women In the MBA
|Client:||Queen's School of Business|
The Queen's School of Business offers some of the most world-wide renowned MBA programs. From their Advanced MBA to their Executive MBA to their exclusive Queen's-Cornell MBA. While they continue to attract some of the best business minds from around the world, they were looking to expand their reach to get more women involved in their MBA program. In any case, but especially when their clients are worldwide, web video is without a doubt a fantastic medium to reach their audience. Cue Viva Productions. For this project we worked with the client's vision to capture the true stories, thoughts and feelings of some of the women currently enrolled in the MBA program. With precise and effective questions we were able to extract answers that told the story in a real and honest manner.
The client was so impressed with the final product that we are now producing a series of videos for them. Nothing says client satisfaction like hiring us for several other video projects!
Kingston: It Just Makes Sense
|Client:||Kingston Economic Development Corporation|
In December 2011, Kingston hosted the Canadian Open Grand Slam Curling Championship event. Two of these curling matches were broadcasted across the nation on CBC Sports. KEDCO acquired national air time to promote the City of Kingston and asked us to produce a commercial that would showcase Kingston in a fast, fun and informative way.
We were on a tight deadline and had only a week to get the commercial into the hands of CBC. So we decided the use of motion graphics and stock footage that we had already shot around Kingston was the best choice. We created a similar video for KEDCO previously and they loved the concept so we elected to stick with something similar to also cut down on the process. Not only did we produce the commercial to the client’s satisfaction but we also facilitated the delivery of the commercial to all parties involved so our client had nothing to worry about. In the end we had another happy client, the commercial was delivered on time and was broadcasted across Canada.
Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Awareness
|Client:||The Jack Project|
|Type:||Presentation & Web Video|
This story is a sad one with an encouraging ending. In March of 2009, Queen’s University student Jack Windeler took his own life. Devastated by the loss of his son, Eric Windeler found the strength to start a journey to carry out his son’s final wishes – to help others. As a result Eric founded The Jack Project, with a mission to raise awareness for mental health issues in teens and young adults. Eric teamed with Queen’s University and Viva Productions to produce the first video on this subject telling his son’s story in an effort to raise awareness and help others.
In addition to having over 14,000 hits on YouTube (and growing), that initial video received national attention from media outlets such as CBC Newsworld, The National, Coach’s Corner, and various other stations across Canada.
The next project was a role play video to re-enact a scene about how to deal with someone who you may think is suicidal. That video is now being used internationally in Canada, Europe and Australia.
Happy with our work, Eric has continued to approach us for new projects. The video above is the latest produced that includes the original video, the role play video and other elements. Eric now uses this video during presentations when he is speaking to large crowds and also when he is not able to be two places at once while he travels the country. It shows how clients can properly utilize video to send a message when a face to face opportunity is not possible. It also correctly uses past work to create a new production to keep your product fresh and continue to engage audiences with new material that has been re-editing to suit your needs.
Getting Dinner on the Table: The Crock-Pot Brand’s 40th Anniversary
The Crock-Pot brand recently celebrated 40 years of getting dinner on the table. In order to share in the festivities with their loyal customers, they created a website and a national social media campaign. Jarden Corporation, the parent company of the Crock-Pot Brand, hired Global Communications and PR company Cohn & Wolfe to oversee the project. As a result, they acquired the services of Viva Productions to produce a video to lead their social media campaign.
We teamed with Culinary Expert Korey Kealey of Food Thought Communications to develop a web video that told the story of the Crock-Pot Brand’s presence in homes over the last 40 years. This video was shot and edited a 24 hour turn around. We know, pretty amazing huh? Not to toot our own horn but (toot! toot!).
All parties were very happy with the final product and the national attention the campaign received was a glowing success with our video prominently featured on the website’s main page.
Green Chemistry: From Lab to Market
|Type:||Preasentation & Web Video|
We’re proud to say GreenCentre Canada is one of our clients. This innovative organization orginally approached us to produce a video for their first spin-off company Switchable Solutions. Amid the success of the corporate video we produced, they returned to us with more work, this time for their inaugural event, Sustainable Chemistry Summit. With individuals flying into Kingston from all across the world for this event, GreenCentre wanted to start it off with a video that set the tone for the weekend.
So with shoot locations in Kingston, Toronto and Mississauga we produced this video to kick off the conference, needless to say our clients said we exceeded their expectations. In fact, GreenCentre Canada was so impressed with the video, they asked us to make a small alteration by inserting their logo on the end of the video so they could use it as their main corporate video. We were more than happy to oblige them.
On a side note, GreenCentre Canada also hired us to cover the actual summit and record their main speakers to make the videos available on youtube and their website after the event as well.
Become A Police Officer: Kingston Police
|Client:||Kingston Police Force|
We’ve done work for the Kingston Police force for the past few years including a training video and a presentation video when they hosted the Ontario Police Chief Conference in 2010. They approached us again in 2011 to produce a recruitment video for the force. We were excited to make something dynamic and with high end motion graphics for them. We covered all aspects of the force and interviewed several officers to give a vast description of their line of work.
They loved the results and placed the video prominently on their website. As a result, it has received over 3000 hits to date and the video hits consistently continue to climb. Like several of our clients, we’ve established an ongoing relationship and look forward to working with the Kingston Police in the future on their next video project.
It Can: Scott Environmental Group
|Client:||Scott Environmental Group|
This company came to us wanting a TV commercial that had more of a “national” feel rather than a “local” tv commercial production. They originally asked the local tv station to produce a commercial for them, but after unsuccessful attempts, the client was left unimpressed. SEG approached Viva Productions for the project. We created a concept, script, did casting, and created full production and post-production to hand over a commercial which the CEO said was “amazing!” the first time he viewed it. The commercial then ran during the Hockey Night in Canada Stanley Cup playoffs in spring of 2011.
|Client:||St. Lawrence College Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement|
We’ve developed a very strong working relationship with St. Lawrence Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement and this was the original video that started it all. Some of the leading entrepreneurs in South Eastern Ontario attended a day long conference hosted by SLCCLPI and they wanted to start the day off in style and motivate the crowd for what was about to come.
With a tight deadline and not much time we decided royalty free footage and motion graphics could accomplish their goals with minimal production and focus more on post-production. This was actually one of our earlier motion graphics projects using After Effects. Not only did it set the mindset for the conference but it left an impression on many in attendance who eventually became clients of our’s.