Tony Coll media training and communication interview
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I offer four different video approaches. Scroll down to see which one is right for you.
Former BBC presenter

1: ANGEL IN THE SHADOWS

The one with the invisible friend…

WHAT IS IT?

You speaking to camera for up to five minutes.

Meanwhile an unseen director, your ‘angel’, advises on content, setup and delivery. You can see, hear and talk to each other during filming. In the edit the angel is removed and your image increased to full frame. For a small extra charge we can add music and / or branding.

WHY MIGHT I NEED IT?

You want a ‘talking head’ about yourself, your business or your message.

It seems daunting to do it without help. But hiring a big-bucks video company would be over the top. ‘Angel’ gives you professional quality without the high cost. Plus a real human to ‘bounce off’ when you deliver.

WHAT DO I GET?

  • ZOOM CALL covering:
    • Assisted Set-Up – background, lighting, camera, sound, dress
    • Rehearsal & feedback: – on content and presentation
    • Recording – of final version
  • EDIT including:
    • Reframing to show speaker only
    • Removing stumbles and false starts
    • Adding music (add £50 if required) and/or graphics (add £50 if required)
  • DELIVERY – in MP4 format. 

PRICE: FROM £499

2: NOT GRAHAM NORTON

The one with the friendly interviewer…

WHAT IS IT?

A chat-show style interview.  

Both the interviewer and the interviewee appear on screen, filmed in separate boxes. 

WHY MIGHT I NEED IT?

A professional interview adds authority to you and your message.
It’s also more engaging, less intense, more natural and quicker to prepare than a speech delivered to the hard, cold camera lens. Especially recommended to lighten up a ‘heavy’ topic and make it more palatable for a general audience.

WHAT DO I GET?

ZOOM CALL covering:

  • ZOOM CALL 1 – to brief the presenter on key messages 
  • OFFLINE – the presenter prepares 
  • ZOOM CALL 2 – interviewee plus presenter. Covering: 
    • Assisted Set-Up – background, lighting, camera, sound, dress 
    • Rehearsal & feedback – on content and presentation 
  • Recording – of final cut 
  • EDIT – showing interviewee and presenter on-screen. Includes:
    • Removing stumbles and outtakes
    • Adding music (add £50 if required)
    • Adding music (add £50 if required) and/or graphics (add £50 if required)

DELIVERY – in MP4 format. 

PRICE: FROM £499

3: BITE ME 

The one with the clever soundbites…

WHAT IS IT?

You deploy incisive and memorable soundbites in a five-minute video to camera.

Your best video presentation, delivered with passion and authority and including the kind of phrases that make journalists sit up and take note. This is achieved by (1) a recorded fact-finding interview, (2) some scripting from me, (3) a recorded ‘soundbite’ interview in which I ask you questions designed to lead you towards the answers, and the phrases, that I want you to give. This is then edited to remove all trace of me and my questions. Sounds mad, but it works.

WHY MIGHT I NEED IT?

You are much more likely to connect with your target audience. 

Many video talks just don’t register properly with their target audience. They may lack clarity, precision or ‘sparkle dust’. If your subject matter is dry, technical, complex or just a bit dull for a lay audience, ‘Bite Me’ is a great and cost-effective way to make people listen properly to your message.

WHAT DO I GET?

  • RECORDED ZOOM CALL 1 for fact-finding (not for publication).
  • WRITING of suggested lines.
  • RECORDED ZOOM CALL 2 including: 
    • advice on background and dress
    • frequent stops and starts while we practice specific sections
    • empowered collaboration – you don’t have to agree with every suggestion! 
  • EDIT including:
    • Removing me and my questions
    • Stitching answers together
    • Adding music (add £50 if required) 
    • Adding branded background (add £50 if required)
  • DELIVERY – in MP4 format. 

PRICE: FROM £499

4: WRITE ME 

The one with the brilliant script… 

WHAT IS IT?

A fully-featured video with as many bells and whistles as you wish. 

You get a professional script and voice-over or on-screen presentation, plus newly shot or archive footage, interviews, dramatisations and actors as required. 

WHY MIGHT I NEED IT?

You want to change hearts and minds through all the senses. 

The full power of documentary or dramatic video to tell a powerful story through both factual argument and the emotions is at your disposal.

WHAT DO I GET?

  • BRIEF-TAKING – zoom or physical meeting. Covering:
    • Audience? Purpose? Style? Budget?
  • CREATIVE CONCEPT
    • After some thinking time, I create and present my ‘vision’ for discussion. We don’t proceed until every aspect is agreed.
  •  BUDGET
    • We agree global figure, how many days shoot/edit etc, and payment terms. 
  • SCRIPTING
    • Delivered in required style: Drama, documentary, news, comedy, animation or hybrid.

EDIT including:

  • PRE-PRODUCTION
    • Choose and hire: presenter, actors, camera operator, drone pilot, other crew as required; recce locations; choose music; obtain necessary permissions; other logistics & admin.
  • SHOOT
    • On zoom, physical, drone or a mixture, for agreed numbers of hours/days.
  • EDIT Including:
    • Removing questions and stumbles; stitching answers together; adding music; adding graphics; adding branded background. 
  • DELIVERY – in MP4 format. 

PRICE: INDIVIDUALLY COSTED FROM £1999

Videos from £499

“At very short notice you mobilized and produced a high-quality video to a very tight timescale which won universal acclaim and stole the show.”

Mariella Dexter, CEO, NHS Workforce Development Confederation. 

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