Compelling Powerpoint

May31

Basingstoke-based Grafix Production will turn your dull, ugly, or template presentation into a compelling, engaging and memorable show piece. Whether you use Powerpoint or Keynote, your presentation will wow your audience with stunning visuals, exquisite typography, video, audio, interactivity and beautiful design.

For sales presentations, you need to make sure that your message is clear and your communication is effective. By providing an impressive and memorable presentation, your customers and colleagues will know that you mean business.

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Working together, we will give you the best, most powerful ways to communicate with your audience, to influence and motivate.

Call us today, or drop us a line to find out how your presentation will be the one they remember.

Clipping Paths

May30

Grafix Production has a new image processing service. If you have existing photography which needs to be cut out, maybe placed on a white or transparent background, we can help.

This sort of work generally falls into 2 categories:

Clipping Paths

This is the technique used to isolate an image from the background, whereby a path is physically (and manually) drawn around the object. It is used for cutting out images of products for compositing into different backgrounds, including plain white backgrounds. The path produces a crisp, hard edge, so it’s suitable for products with hard edges.

 

Transparency Masks

Products with less defined edges (such as furry items), animals, people etc., cannot be isolated from their background using a clipping path. Normally, these kinds of item have a selection mask, allowing them to have new backgrounds applied. The difference is due to these kinds of objects having semi-transparent edges – areas of hair for example, allow some of the background to show through.

We would generally supply this sort of image with a transparent background, as either a 24-bit PNG file, or as a Photoshop document. This would give the most flexibility with the image.

 

New Backgrounds

We can optionally add a new, artificial background, which can include shadows and/or reflections. This can sometimes help to “ground” the item, preventing it from looking as if it is floating in mid air.

Fixed Price Cutouts

We have a fixed price for creating cutouts, whether they are complex clipping paths or transparency masks. However, we do offer a bulk discount rate as follows:
1 image : £12.00
2-10 images : £11.00
11-50 images : £9.50
50-200 images : £8.50
200+ images : £7.50
We offer fast turnaround and FTP upload/download of your images.

 

5 ways to use video on your website

May30

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It’s not all about sales. Yes, sales are a massive part of your business, but you should be thinking about online video as something more than just a sales tool.


1. Video FAQs

You could think of your top ten FAQs and include a recording of the answer, either in person of graphically, using motion graphics techniques, or even a combination of both!

2. Product Demonstrations

These are like mini TV ads on your site, showing off your products and services.

3. Video Blogs

If you regularly want to communicate with your customers – maybe you use Twitter already as part of your business, then why not start a video blog?

4. Tutorials

Perhaps you sell a product or service that needs further explanation, or maybe there are new ways to use your products. It’s a great idea to use video to demonstrate and teach.

5. Explain complex concepts

Some business concepts can be quite complicated to explain using just words and pictures. Sometimes, a little animation, or some footage of your concept in practice can get the message understood quickly and succinctly.

Why you should have video on your website

May30

Website Video – A “no-brainer”?

The first place that your potential customers look to find out about your company is your website. Your site is a reflection of your business, and should show your company in the best possible light. Your business must appear professional, approachable, and friendly.

More and more companies are featuring video on their websites to enhance their message and engage their audience. This has the effect of converting more visitors into customers. Not only that, but search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo see sites that contain rich media such as video as premium sites, offering their users and visitors a better, richer and altogether more useful experience, and thus will rank the site higher, increasing the chances of appearing on the first page of search results.


3 reasons why you should consider video on your website

1. It shows that yours is a forward thinking company.

If your website visitors see that you are a forward thinking organisation – someone who uses the latest technology to enhance an augment their visit, they are more likely to respect what you do, share with their friends and ultimately become a customer. Their friends might do too.

2. It adds a personal touch.

If you can talk directly to your visitors in a friendly and engaging way, to make a connection which is impossible to do otherwise. Some people don’t feel comfortable talking directly to a camera, there are several techniques we use to alleviate this problem, such as using an interviewer off camera to ask questions, or using case studies or testimonials.

3. It adds insight.

Video allows you to quickly demonstrate your products and services to your audience. Sometimes, a “how to” or demonstration video can do the work of pages of text and graphics. Furthermore, this allows you to cultivate an ongoing relationship with your customers by encouraging return visits to view tutorials, updates, new products etc.

Video on your website is a very powerful sales and marketing tool. It gives you the means to market your products and services, enrich your website visitors’ experience, and is shows that your company is forward-thinking, innovative, and ahead of your competition.

Grafix Production can help you make to most of website video

Call us today on 01256 835555 to find out how.

10 reasons why your website should include video

May30

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With bandwidth and speed restrictions rapidly becoming a thing of the past (for most of us in business), websites are now more able to cope with high bandwidth features, like video streaming and Web 2.0. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider video for your company website:

  1. Video puts your message in a nutshell
  2. Video sells your ideas better than being there
  3. Video is expected by your customers
  4. Video is accessible to your customers
  5. Video can go viral, making your customers spread the word
  6. Video leads to more sales enquiries
  7. Video is used by your competition
  8. Video is easy, if you come to Grafix Production
  9. Video costs much less than you might think
  10. Video gives your customers more confidence in you

To find out more about how Grafix Production can help you create affordable, high quality video for your website, call us now on 01256 835555 or drop us a line. See our contact page for more details, and view our showreel here.

Website design

May16

Grafix Production provides a website design service which includes the deployment of simple, one page sites, through to full CMS systems and applications. We can also provide WordPress customisation and hosting.

When choosing a web design agency, website design is critically important in the success of your online presence, as well as marketing your website. You need to ensure that not only does your online presence look good, but you also need to get as many people as possible actually seeing it. Our capability, along with technically sound build, will help your business to shine online. Get a quote today.

Prices from as little as £149 for a website including a years hosting.

Corporate portraits

May14

For professional, high quality corporate portraits, either using our portable studio facilities or in your office environment, Grafix Production can provide an excellent service with minimal disruption to your working environment. We cover the whole of the Basingstoke and North Hampshire area, plus all surrounding counties, including London, Essex, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Dorset, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. Call now for competitive pricing.

Basingstoke web designers

May14

If you need a website for your company and you don’t know where to start, Grafix Production can help you get moving quickly. We can provide a bespoke design service, or a CMS site tailored to suit your needs. Call us now on 01256 835555 for a no-obligation, free consultation. Or drop us an email, and we’ll send you our free getting started pack.

Local design services

May12

Contact Grafix Production for all your graphic design and artwork needs in the Basingstoke area, including advertising design, logo design, stationery design, letterheads and business cards. We also produce brochures, catalogues, posters, leaflets and flyers. For a great value, professional service with a fast turnaround, call Hampshire based graphic designers, Grafix Production on 01256 835555.

In addition to our national and international clients, we also cover the following areas:

  • Hampshire
  • Berkshire
  • Dorset
  • Wiltshire
  • Surrey
  • Sussex
  • Oxfordshire
  • Buckinghamshire

 

Corporate video production

May12

Grafix Production, a Hampshire production company provides top quality video shooting and editing services in the south of England. With bandwidth becoming less of a restriction, more and more companies are choosing to use video on their websites. There is no better way of giving customers an overview of your business offering than video.

Whether you just want to add some excitement to a bunch of stills or pre-existing footage, or you’d like a full, original production to showcase your business, Grafix Production can help.

We are fully equipped with the finest cameras, lenses and equipment, able to cover the whole process from start to finish, including:

  • Scriptwriting
  • Storyboards
  • Multi camera acquisition (filming)
  • Capture
  • Colour grading
  • Editing
  • Special Effects
  • Chromakey (green screen, bluescreen)
  • Motion graphics
  • 2D animation
  • 3D animation & CGI
  • Stills
  • Audio capture
  • Audio mixing
  • Audio production
  • Compression & encoding
  • Conversions
  • Website delivery
  • DVD production
  • Blu-ray production
  • Duplication
  • Packaging
  • Distribution

As video production specialists with almost 30 years experience, we can put together a professional production team, or a single cameraman/producer, so whatever your budget, Grafix Production in Basingstoke will deliver

Give us a call on 01256 350646 for a quote

Plasma motion graphics

May12

Exhibition season is getting into swing, but have you thought about the most effective ways of displaying your message on your stand? Many companies – especially those in the business to business sector – are using motion graphics on plasma screens at trade fairs and exhibitions. We recently produced such a video for Aon. See it here

You don’t necessarily need an HD disk player or Blu-Ray to get a full HD display either. Many displays come with a built-in USB socket, allowing you to run the video from a memory stick or flash drive.

At Grafix Production, we produce lots of passive video display material for just such events. It’s a major step up from those boring Powerpoints, with full motion video, exciting graphics and animation. What’s more, you can utilise the same video sequences in your presentaions after the event.

So for full HD video graphics at 1080p, 1080i or 720p, give Basingstoke graphic designers, Grafix Production a call.

Restaurant video

May11

There is no better way of showing off your pub or restaurant in all its glory that posting a video on your website.

Your customers will know immediately whether yours is the kind of restaurant or pub that they would like to visit. What’s more, if the video is professionally produced, showing all the best features, mouthwatering food, and even the cleanliness of your kitchens, then the ratio of potential visitors goes up, and so do your profits.

Think of it as being your own commercial, your chance to shout from the rooftops about how good your food is.

Basingstoke-based videography company, Grafix Production will ensure the video we produce for you will be perfect, and with a full end-to-end production facility, we can storyboard, script, shoot, edit and host your video for a surprisingly affordable price. Prices from as little as £350!
Call us today for a no-obligation chat about how video will increase your profits.

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