We Are Opticalism

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(noun) a distinctive practice, system, or philosophy.

Opticalism is a small but perfectly formed production company. We craft narratives and ideas with an immersive style that gives our films a clear and unique voice. We are dedicated to working with our clients to develop a concept that perfectly embodies their message. Whether portraying boutique destinations or grassroots community projects, our bespoke approach centres on understanding the defining elements of the subject and expressing them in a powerful and elegant form.

We have years of experience making films for a diverse range of clients in a variety of contexts. From international corporations to domestic charities, our portfolio includes films shot in London, New York, Kabul, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Botswana, and Bangladesh. In addition to a breadth of practical filmmaking experience, our team members draw on extensive fieldwork in anthropology, international development, photography and business management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive Video Production

 

 

 

We provide you with the full range of production services, from initial conception to final delivery.

We offer a bespoke service grounded in a clear understanding of your communication needs. This allows us to create films that consistently surpass your expectations and impress your audience.

 

 

 

Consultation

We recognise that a great film starts with an in-depth understanding of your situation, from the objectives of the video to your budget. We’ll begin by listening to your needs and continue to communicate closely as your film develops.

Storyboarding

For more complex productions, we can produce a storyboard of images and sketches. This facilitates the exchange and refinement of ideas and creates a shared vision of the film before we begin shooting.

Casting

When appropriate, including actors and models can bring personality and energy to your film. We will work closely with you to find talented individuals to compliment your brand.

Art Direction

When a film calls for special attention to aesthetic detail, our experienced art directors will work to reveal the character of your location, ensuring your film’s message is stunningly presented and evokes the desired mood.

Filming

Using specialist equipment to bring impressive production value, our cinematographers work with sensitive direction and a creative eye, making each shot a visual feast for the audience.

Editing

Our editors will assemble your footage into a clear and striking narrative before integrating finishing touches. A cinematic soundtrack, voiceover or titles, and carefully crafted colour-grade will refine the look and elevate the tone of your story.

Animation

If desired, we can integrate animated components into your film. Make your brand stand out with an animated logo or add sparkle to key scenes with computer-generated elements or typography.

Delivery

Once you have reviewed your edit and are fully satisfied with the results, we will deliver your film in a range of formats to meet your needs, including HD-1080 streaming web, Blu-ray or DVD, mobile ready video and other custom formats.

What People are Saying

  • "Knowledgeable, courteous, trustworthy, reliable, responsible, highly dependable and very creative."
    Jean FrancoisConstruction Photography