Talent Intervention 2013 – applications closed!!

Talent Intervention is SummerTime Productions’ short-term (5 – 14 days) internship program aimed at helping young people who show promise to develop their talents and gain valuable life skills and business experience. Over the years, we have had the pleasure of seeing some truly remarkable young [...]

The Lighthouse Run Documentary

Here at SummerTime Productions, we were thrilled to get the go-ahead recently on the production of a full-length documentary for the Lighthouse Run. At the end of 2012, some remarkable women ran 42 marathons in 42 days, running more than 1700km’s to raise awareness about child and women abuse here [...]

What corporate video can learn from Rom-Coms

Corporate Video Rom-Com Truth #1: It’s all about relationships! We human beings love to categorize everything – a place for everything, and everything in its place. All too often, ‘business’ gets shoved away into a sterile, cold box. We like to think that ‘work’ is somehow different from the rest [...]

Keeping corporate video clients

Make no mistake, there’s plenty of competition in the corporate video production arena. It’s not easy to find new clients – but it surely makes sense to keep the clients that you already have! So what makes the difference, when it comes to client retention? Obviously, performing well and delivering [...]

Corporate video – no place for emotion?

We human beings love to categorize everything – a place for everything, and everything in its place. All too often, ‘business’ gets shoved away into a sterile, cold box. We like to think that ‘work’ is somehow different from the rest of our lives where, let’s face it, the most important thing we [...]

Why should you use video for in-house training?

A long time ago, communication was revolutionised by the invention of the printing press. Since then, reading has been the primary method of transferring information from one person to another. The ability to pass on what we know in this way has accelerated human understanding and progress to an [...]

5 Reasons why video makes sense for SHE / HSE compliance

Safety, Health and Environment issues are now a top priority in today’s climate of regulation and compliance. Traditionally, print media and live training seminars were the main carriers of information for most companies. So why should companies include video in their training arsenal? 1. [...]
Corporate safety video Lepelle

How to get the most from your corporate video shoot

Finding the budget for a corporate video is already a challenge in these belt-tightening times. The last thing you want is for that money to be under-utilized. Know what you want and why The first thing you have to do, is to nail down exactly what it is that you want this corporate video to [...]

Making the most of tight corporate video budgets

It doesn’t take a degree in economics to know that the past couple of years have been tough for just about every company on the planet. And when the revenue slows to a trickle, one of the first areas to get cut is marketing. So how do you make the most of the budget you have left, when it comes to [...]

3 corporate video mistakes you should avoid

Producing a good corporate video requires an understanding of the company that you’re working with, of course. But what are the most common errors a producer might make? 1. Promising the world! If you’re lucky, your client knows exactly what they’re hoping to accomplish with the video that they’ve [...]
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