Empower your sales team with powerful videos

We create Smart videos that help you grow your business.

We use the power of video to increase your bottom line.  Clarify your message and build trust among your leads. We help you better communicate, tell your story, refine your image and ultimately increase your exposure. We are your video department.

We create videos that help you win.

Great Things Studios is a dynamic Montreal video production company & recording studio. Get noticed in this media ocean with high impact video services for your brand. Get the #attention you deserve on social media.

For a business, image (Brand) is key. #Attention is even more important these days with social media. Let us take the time to understand your vision, your story and translate it into an effective and stunning video. Our corporate video production for businesses crew will bring your corporate identity to the next level.

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression! The final product can take many forms, whether it's a Brand Documentary, Testimonials video, interviews, product or services demonstration, industrial video process, video tutorials, external or internal training videos, corporate event shooting, enterprise films and camera crew hire.

 
$5,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2013
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Montreal, Canada
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

Amcor McGill University Montreal General Hospital MUHC - GLEN CiMa-Pak Decoraport Whistle Sports ATPCO ATCO OldCastle

Great Things Studios demo reel of past curated project.  Corporate videos, music videos and other relevant projects.

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Video Production for Personal Finance Company

“They’re caring and meticulous about our personal situation, which is really what we value with them.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Great Things Studio is the long-term video production and creative partner for a personal finance company’s internal innovation update videos. They handle storyboarding, directing, production, and editing.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Canada
Thomas Cesari
Strategy & Partnerships Lead, Fairstone Financial Canada
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The videos have successfully engaged the internal staff across 260 branches, disseminating information effectively while serving as funny, entertaining content to look forward to. During production, they introduced many creative elements and suggested ideas that elevated the quality of the products.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re the largest personal finance company in Canada. We handle mortgage, auto, in-store retail financing, and more. Our business is not a bank; we’re a lending company. I’m the head of modernization. That involved implementing new technologies and corporate initiatives. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Great Things Studio?

We were looking for a creative way to disseminate information across the 260 branches nationwide. It was important for our innovation team to keep our branches up to date without putting them in an email memo that no one would read. We were looking for something more creative.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

After we provided the content about our business, they really helped us create a brand for the team. At their recommendation, we created a video series using in-house talent. They created personas for each individual as well as a format that is now widely recognized across the company. They’re delivered as funny, entertaining updates, so people on the team look forward to seeing them. 

To create one, we first decide on our core messages. Then, we work with their team to turn those messages into a script. Some of the internal jargon and jokes come from us, but the majority of content structure and graphics are handled by them. After that, we move toward shooting.

We set up the set in our office building, and their team comes to us to film and direct it. During that process, they can stop takes and add new elements to enhance the final product on the fly. Then, they edit the footage. That involves them piecing it together and making the changes that we ask for before sending it out to the company. We disseminate the video in a sharable format internally. 

What is the team composition?

On-site, we have three of their team members working at all times because we run at least three cameras. There are an additional two people that we work with on editing. They’ve also offered us additional resources.

How did you come to work with Great Things Studio?

We were looking for a grassroots partner, so we did an RFP through our procurement team. I met with them personally and chose them based on their creative direction. We had a solid interview with them which convinced us to their team instead of larger companies that we had existing relationships with. 

How much have you invested with them?

In total, we’ve spent close to six figures on their services. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in late 2016, and we’re still actively working together. Depending on our budget, we use their services at least once each year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

This is a very innovative, engaging way to get information across. I’ve never heard of another company doing this. It’s funny, so viewers can laugh while they learn about what we’re doing. They’ve incorporated so many creative elements into the work that we would’ve never thought of before. People across the company look forward to the release of the videos, oftentimes remembering my face from appearing in them.   

How did Great Things Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

As of now, we communicate primarily over email. We set up a date to overview our ideas, create the script, tweak it, set a filming date, and finish with editing. Our team is able to give feedback on their editing platform, so that’s a pretty seamless process.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re a super professional, creative company with endless great ideas that shape our ability to communicate this information. Their hands-on approach really stands out. Whenever we need anything, they’re available to pop into the office. They don’t have a big, corporate feel at all. To They’re caring and meticulous about our personal situation, which is really what we value with them. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’ve never received any negative feedback on one of our videos. I can’t think of anything significant right now.  

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

If you want someone to harness your ideas and turn them into something powerful, especially within corporate messaging, I’d recommend them. They take your ideas and turn them into something great.

5.0
Overall Score They’re our go-to provider, and I’d never change that.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They handle our tight deadlines, delivering on time or early.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They compete very well with other organizations we’ve used.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deliver professional quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They have a hands-on approach, and we’ve never had negative feedback.

Corporate Video Production for Healthcare Organization

“They’re a very easy company to work with. We’re very satisfied with their work.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Great Things Studios storyboarded, shot, and edited a new employee welcome video for a healthcare organization. Their work included a discovery meeting and implementing regular feedback into their edits.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+
 
Montreal, Quebec
Learning and Development Specialist, Healthcare Organization
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

New hires responded enthusiastically to the video, more comfortable in their new roles. Due, in part, to collaborative editing software that was highly conducive to instant feedback, the team demonstrated strong organization and communication skills. They turned the project around quickly.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a training advisor for a healthcare organization within the Montreal region. We’re composed of four different hospital sites.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Great Things Studios?

We wanted a video from senior management to warmly welcome new employees. Using Great Things Studios, we created that video.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Before filming, they questioned about our goals. We discussed exactly how we foresaw the duration, creating a storyboard of the product so they could correctly visualize our needs. During the video production, they followed our script and plans from our initial meetings.

After the shoot, they used an electronic platform to share their progress. On that software, we could enter comments directly on different parts of the video. Basically, that allowed for ongoing feedback throughout the products. With that, they were able to make edits based on our requests.

What is the team composition?

During filming and throughout the rest of the project, there were at least 2–3 people working on the project. We had a chief filmmaker and his partner working with us pretty consistently.

How did you come to work with Great Things Studios?

We did a benchmark of video producers within the region. In our search, we noticed that they worked on a video for one of our foundations. The foundation said they highly recommended them as partners and came at an affordable price. That led us to choose Great Things Studios.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $5,000 on this project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2019, and the work was completed in March 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We often receive positive feedback from our new hires, who feel especially welcomed and excited to start working here. That was our central purpose for creating the video, so the deliverables met our expectations.  

How did Great Things Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very rapid and responsive in their editing process. Through their collaborative editing software, they were also very organized.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re a very easy company to work with. We’re very satisfied with their work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Sometimes, we had to repeat ourselves to get them to react to certain editing comments. But, overall, everything went very well.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be clear with their team.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were flexible and adapted to our schedule.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were very affordable.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The product was quality and rapidly completed within our timeline.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Capsule Manufacturer

"Video production is their passion, and it is visible in the work they do."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. - Nov. 2018
Project summary: 

Great Things Studios produced a series of customer testimonial videos for a capsule manufacturer. Their team wrote scripts, shot footage, and handled all post-production.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Paris, France
Lucie Neubauerova
Communications and Trade Marketing Manager, Amcor Capsules
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The videos have received an influx of comments and impressions across social media channels. Great Things Studios is timely and respectful of deadlines. Their professional team imbues passion into all areas of their work.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Communications and Trade Marketing Manager at Amcor Capsules, the manufacturer of capsules and closures for wine, spirits and sparkling wine. Amcor Capsules is a division of Amcor, the global packaging leader.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Great Things Studios?

We were looking for a video production company that would help us produce several videos - customer testimonial videos - that were part of our global advertising campaign.

What were your goals for this project?

We showcase the videos on our Social Media and during our customer presentations. The impact we anticipated were increased Social Media impressions and a growing number of leads.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We briefed 4 agencies and finally chose Great Things Studios as their reply to the brief was most creative and showed a great deal of professionalism. They were also easy to communicate with and seemed to be very flexible and open-minded.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

Great Things Studios made sure we both understood the goal of the video in the same way, they wrote the script, they did the filming and production. They were very flexible and willing to travel to film in different locations. My role in the project was to make sure the goal of the video was achieved, also to make sure the tone and style is in line with our brand.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Several people were involved. During filming, usually 2-3 members of Great Things Studios were present. The editing was done in a very efficient way, Great Things Studios use an online software where you can insert your comments directly into the video, which saves everyone a great deal of time. No need to download different versions of the video, everything is done online. This way giving feedback is very efficient and fast.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Every time we post one of the customer testimonial videos on our Social Media, the impressions grow significantly. The feedback from the stakeholders was very positive. They commented on the videos as very interesting and professional.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Communication is very easy with Great Things Studios, they are extremely responsive. They are always on time, respect deadlines, meetings, never rescheduled any previously planned filming or meeting.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Video production is their passion, and it is visible in the work they do. It is work that has been done with passion. They care about every single detail. I've never felt any unnecessary pressure from their side on the number of comments or feedback, they've always been extremely helpful. This is what distinguishes them from other vendors I've worked with.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None so far!

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Promotional Videos for Packaging Machinery Company

"So easy to deal with; they were patient and had a clear understanding of what the outcome should be."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Great Things Studios filmed a series of educational and promotional videos exhibiting the features of packaging machinery. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Montreal, Canada
Sonja Berg
VP, Cima-Pak
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Great Things Studios performed excellently and more video shoots are planned. Their communication, understanding, and patience were highly impressive. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Vice President and marketing officer of the company. I participate in the videos that GTS shoots and prepares for us We distribute and manufacture packaging machinery.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Great Things Studios?

Video shoots of our packaging machines

What were your goals for this project?

To educate and promote oyr machines.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

By interview

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

Each video is of a different machine or product to be posted on our website and shared with potential and actual customers.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Repeat means the first videos were well done so we did it again and again and plan more video shoots as new machines are added to the lineup.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We are planning more video shoots. 

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

There was excellent communication and understanding of what was needed. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

So easy to deal with; they were patient and had a clear understanding of what the outcome should be.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No

5.0
Overall Score Excellent overall
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Easy and on time.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Fair
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    First or second edit led to perfect results
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Excellent overall

Video Production for Healthcare Organization

"I was impressed by the quality of their work and response time."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

Great Things Studios created an orientation video for new hires at a healthcare organization.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Montreal, Canada
Jessica Tana, CRHA
Learning & Development Specialist, Healthcare Organization
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project was successful, and the video accurately portrayed the organization’s culture and facilities. Great Things Studios radiated positive energy that made them easy to work with.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Healthcare institution. I work as a Learning & Develoment Specialist who is responsible for the orientation program of our new hires.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Great Things Studios?

Video for our orientation day.

What were your goals for this project?

A warm welcome from our CEO to all new hires.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Through word of mouth. The vendor also did video production for our hospital's foundation.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

3 minute video showing footage of our 4 hospital sites. The short video captured the essence and warmth of our organization through the graceful flow of the glimpses of our employees and patients.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Great Things Studio is a group of professional, reliable, quick and talented people! They answered our needs quickly and with quality. The platform they used to receive feedback worked well.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

They achieved spot-on our expectation for an orientation video to represent our healthcare organization.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Very easy to work with and good energy from their team.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed by the quality of their work and response time.

Are there any areas for improvement?

On our end, we were satisfied with the work.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Available when needed and responded quickly.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    After a benchmark was done, GTS was most flexible with budget.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Great work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Refer with confidence.