Professional Video Production

 Picture This Productions is an award-winning production company based in Montreal. Bilingual in both English and French, our experienced crews shoot throughout North America and around the globe. We offer thoroughly modern production services to support your sales, training, testimonial and promotional goals. Check out our portfolio to get an idea of what we can do for you.
 

 
$5,000+
 
Undisclosed
 
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 Founded
1996
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Montreal, Canada
headquarters
  • 2372 Grand Boulevard
    Montreal, QC H4B 2W9
    Canada

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Concordia University, Rogers Communications, NVIDIA, MedPlan Communications, EMSB, Colliers International, MIP, Automobility, 5Crowd.

The LPA, a federal crown corporation, needed a promotional video to showcase what they do, and to educate the general public and the media on how navigation safety impacts and affects our everyday lives.

EMSB: Preparing for a Lockdown

The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) needed English and French versions of a 20 minute animated emergency preparedness training tool that would help staff understand how to keep students safe and calm in crisis situations. Here is a 30 second excerpt.

A live action and animated video highlighting the importance of Academic Integrity at Concordia University.

Rogers Communications came to us to create 15, 30 and 60 second video versions of a Rogers Moments. They had produced other videos on these special events, but this would be their first French language video at the Rogers Cup.

Colliers and KPMG: Ontario Place Call for Submissions

We worked with Colliers, KPMG and the government of Ontario to produce a “call to action” video for companies to submit proposals to revitalize Ontario Place in Toronto. 

Automobility, Canada’s largest automotive electronics distributor, needed a fun promotional video for “Look-It”, an easy to install wireless rear vision system that turns a Smart Phone into a back-up camera.

MIP: 40th Anniversary Video

For The Clean Show, the world’s largest expo of laundering, dry cleaning and textile care services, returning client MIP asked for a 40th anniversary video that would make MIP stand out from the crowd. We collaborated with them to come up with a timeline concept from 1977 to 2017. The video would play over three screens, with each screen showing different scenes from their past and present, at times coming together into one

panoramic vision.

Next-Gen Now. The Campaign for Concordia (Donors)

Concordia returned to us to produce two videos for their most ambitious fundraising campaign yet. The first video, created with the goal of raising $250 million in support of the university’s nine strategic directions, was titled “Next-Gen. Now. The Campaign for Concordia”. The second video showcases twelve of Concordia’s most distinguished alumni donors giving their own reasons for their contribution to the campaign.

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Video Production for Family Camp

"They were flexible around our schedules and needs."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. 2019 - Jan. 2020
Project summary: 

Picture This Productions created a series of professional outreach videos to advertise a camp. Their team went through the full process, from creating a shot list to supplying a film crew and editing. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Starksboro, Vermont
Christa Finnern
Communications Coordinator, Common Ground Center
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Picture This Productions' videos were shared all over social media and received positive feedback from viewers. Communication was easy and their team was very flexible. They did a great job of guiding the creative process and keeping the schedule on time. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Communications Coordinator at Common Ground Center, a non-profit, multi-age arts, education, and outdoor recreation center. Our signature summer program, Camp Common Ground Family Camp has served all types of families for over 25 years. In my position I oversee all marketing and outreach activities.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Picture This Productions?

We have found that many people are not familiar with the concept of a camp for families, so we decided it was time to do some product education as part of our outreach plan. We hired PTP to create a series of videos to showcase the many things that happen in a day of the program from sun up to sun down.

What were your goals for this project?

The main goal for this project is to increase our camper numbers. By showing potential customers what happens at family camp they can imagine themselves coming to Camp Common Ground for their family summer vacation. We are using the longest video (3 min) on our website and also at outreach events. PTP also created two very short videos that we are utilizing on social media platforms.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

The co-founders of Picture This Productions have been coming to Camp Common Ground with their family for several years so they know the program inside and out! When we decided that we wanted to do a project like this we immediately reached out to them and ultimately chose them because of their wealth of experience - both professionally and as campers.

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

Since we knew that the filming would need to happen at camp in the summer we started our initial conversations about the project in late winter/early spring. PTP led us through conversations to narrow in on the script and what type and how many videos we wanted. Then they took that information and their knowledge of the daily camp schedule to create a shot list. This minimized the amount of time they needed to be onsite and also maximized the amount of footage they got! I was the point person for the film crew and managed all the communications with PTP throughout the process.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

I primarily communicated with the Creative Director, Senior Producer and Consulting Producer. We were given a very clear outline of the editing process which included dates and two rounds of feedback. The PTP team was easy to communicate with through this process by phone and email and quickly incorporated our feedback.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

When we shared the news about the completed long version of the video with our community we had an incredible response! It is our "most shared" Facebook post ever and it clearly engaged many new potential customers. We have also showed the video at several events and it's received an enthusiastic response ("play it again!"). It's still too early to tell if the video has influenced more people to register for camp, but we know that it is exactly the tool we needed better market family camp.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The PTP team was easy to communicate with through the entire process. They were flexible around our schedules and needs, but also set clear deadlines to keep us on track in making decisions.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They had fresh, innovative ideas for our project and used their experience to create a beautiful product that was unique to us. We had a sense of what we needed the video to do, but the PTP team really did a fantastic job of guiding us through a creative process to identify exactly what we wanted from the project.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The only set back was a postponement of our originally planned shooting dates because of weather/travel. This was outside everyone's control, but rather than throwing the project off the rails we just opted for Plan B (which we had already planned and prepared for just in case;)).

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Meetings were easy to schedule. Unfortunately filming was delayed because of weather, but we were prepared for that possibility.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We were upfront about what we could pay for the project and we created the plan accordingly.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The final product is absolutely beautiful and engaging!
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We HIGHLY recommend PTP!

Training Videos for Technology Solutions Company

"They made sure to communicate with us if the project was going beyond scope and if delivery dates needed to change."

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

Picture This Productions produced training videos for a third-party client. They produced a total of 30 videos spanning three different languages. The scope involved editing and animation.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Montreal, Canada
Ryan McHugh
Director of Client Delivery, Soaq
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team successfully completed tasks within a tight deadline, and the client was exceptionally pleased with the final product. Their streamlined communication method functioned well, as they always ensured stakeholders were informed on their progress.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Soaq is custom training technologies and video production company. We specialize in the end-to-end delivery of technology services designed for employee training and compliance. In doing so, we also produce training/on-boarding videos designed to deliver relevant messaging to employees. I'm responsible for client delivery so my focus is geared towards fulfilling the client needs for every project and making sure it is executed to the highest standards. I also manage the video production arm of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Picture This Productions?

We hired Picture This Productions for a series of training videos for cleaning company who has a presence across the country. The challenge was that we were already at capacity internally and did not have the bandwidth to complete this project on our own. The timeline was also very tight on this project which was a challenge that needed to be overcome. We hired Picture This Productions to help us on the video editing side of the project. There were 10 videos in three language to complete - a total of 30 videos to produce with the time-span of a couple weeks.

What were your goals for this project?

This project was designed to re-train employees on the effective steps/procedures to clean a specific clients business. These videos would then be upload to the the clients private content platform (the Soaq platform) and quizzed on the learning's.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We originally planned and interviewed a number of candidates to be in-house editors for this specific project. I was then referred to Picture This Productions and encouraged to get in touch with them. I looked into the their previous work and was very impressed with how they delivered the core message of each video they produced. We had a couple meetings together to describe the scope, timelines etc and they proposed their solution. Not only was their solution and delivery timeline exactly what we were looking for, they were a great team and a pleasure to work with. For my money, that's the perfect combination.

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

The videos broke down the different types of cleaning a procedures required to clean a specific location. The demonstrated the specific tasks that need to be completed in the different areas of the location as well as how to do them and what tools/equipment are required. This was broken into 10 different videos, in 3 languages, for a total of 30 videos. Picture This Production was responsible for all the editing and animation that went into putting together the final product. We had previously filmed the footage which we provided to Picture This. During this process my role was to manage the overall project scope. I needed to make the videos were being delivered on time and that the changes required by client were done.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Picture This Productions had a very clear and streamlined process to managing the project on their end as well as dealing with the feedback provided to the videos. On their end we worked with one editor and one Production Manager. Both were involved during the revision process - which there was several of considering the number of videos that needed to be produced. Importantly, their Production Manager would let me know if the number of revisions was taking us beyond the scope of the project. This was helpful because it provided us with information to go back to the client with, but also made sure that project was well defined and fairly taken into account when Picture This Productions would invoice us. We new what the deal was and there were no surprises.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project turned into a success for the client. We received glowing feedback from the client. They were happy with the turn around time of the project as a whole and the final design of the videos.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow between us was highly efficient. Communication between our team and there's was streamlined, effective and enjoyable. Things moved smoothly between us. On their end they provided realistic timelines which they met almost all the time. The only reasons they would not deliver on the day they scheduled would be due to a last minutes change in scope or additional edits. In which case Picture This Productions would inform us ahead of time and provided a revised timeline. I appreciated this because it helped me manage client expectations.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Above all, what impressed me the most was their project management and management of expectations. They provided reasonable and realistic timelines and they made sure to communicate with us if the project was going beyond scope and if delivery dates needed to change. I feel that this sets them apart from other production houses who, at least in my experience, do not communicate as well or follow through on the delivery dates they set. Picture This Productions also created great videos for us. We explained our vision and they were able to deliver on exactly what we were looking for. We have since hired them for some custom asset develop which was done to perfection.

Are there any areas for improvement?

If there was anything we would do differently it would be to involve them earlier in the production process.

5.0
Overall Score Amazing work. Great Communicators. Looking forward to continuing working together
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Easy and hassle free.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were very fair and reasonable with their pricing
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We had a vision for the final product and they delivered on it. They added in extra elements that raised the production value in the end.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them to any small to medium size business.

Bilingual Tutorial Video Production for School Board

“They were very conscious of deadlines—they were always on time and they still provided quality deliverables.”

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

Picture This Productions created an animated video with bilingual voice-overs that provides step-by-step instructions for teachers and students in emergency situations. They also designed logos and figures.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Montreal, Canada
Sylvie Beaudry
Coordinator of Emergency Preparedness, English Montreal School Board
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video is high quality and provides clear instructions that are helpful for teachers. Picture This Productions managed the project well by delivering everything on time and responding quickly. Their team provided excellent customer service by remaining flexible to changing project requirements.

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 the coordinator of emergency preparedness for a school board in Montreal.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Picture This Productions?

I contracted Picture This Productions to create a tutorial video to help teachers provide emergency instructions in class.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We already had a script prepared, but Picture This Productions created just about everything else. They produced an animated video that guided teachers through how to train students to prepare for a lockdown situation. It really goes step by step through the process and it’s not as scary as other instruction videos.

Their team designed logos and figures and had to provide bilingual voiceovers in English and French that matched the text.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $10,000 CAD (approximately $7,650 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

This project lasted from March–August of 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Although we’re still rolling out the video and need to release to various schools, it's going to reach about 5,000 staff members and all of their students.

I’m really happy with the final product and the teachers have really appreciated it. The video takes a holistic approach to emergency situations and covers topics that are difficult to discuss in class. The video was well made and all of the instructions are very clear.

The graphics and designs they incorporated stand out as high quality. Overall, Picture this Production was very creative and I am very pleased with the material that they created.

How did Picture This Productions perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very conscious of deadlines—they were always on time and they still provided quality deliverables. There weren’t any delays in delivery and they were very quick to respond.

I changed my mind a few times on different topics, and they were very accommodating. They would just go back and recreate what I wanted—no questions asked. They were professional and very friendly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were very accommodating, creative, professional and never had a delay in delivering the material.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything they need to improve on.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

My only advice for prospective clients is to hire them. They’re wonderful.

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