At the heart of BirdStone is a freelancedigital artist, who with a wealth of experience as a designer, brand manager,project manager,creative director and freelancer is able to offer a complete range of multi-media services to everyone from the smallest enterprise to the largest multi-national corporation. For this reason, we are best thought of as a smallproduction studio, although not always that small! Our solid relationships with other industry professionals and like-minded businesses allow us to operate as an agent, scaling our workforce to match your projects demands.
Whatdoes that meanfor you?
It means we have the enthusiasm, dedication and expertise of a freelancer, the breadth of skills and production quality of a studio, plus the creativity and resourcefulness of an agency. And although we offer much more than a soledesigner, should you simply require a new logo, website or even a short video created, then we are that in-housedesigner you need.
From concept to delivery, or anywhere in-between, we simplify the production process for you, making it seem effortless to grow your brands’screen presence across multiple platforms. We can even transfer that digital work into print should you require it?
We treat each clientproject as our own, regardless of their situation or needs. Should your digital requirements be overly ambitious, then we source and manage the additional workforce necessary – taking away additional stress of juggling multiple service providers. We are upfront and honest about our approach, who we are using and more importantly why we recommend using them. This way we can clearly detail all production costs involved, allowing you to fully understand where your money is going, and see that discounts received from our partners are passed on without any hidden costs for additional staff or overheads.
Every production comes with a limited budget, and we appreciate how vital it is for all involved to stick to it. We always look for ways in which we can maximiseefficiency, and ultimately quality without ever stretching the budget. We also communicate available options on how to optimise usage of the work carried out, just in case clients overlooked possibilities that may save on future development or marketing costs. Either way, we strive to give every bespokecreation the maximum bang per buck possible.
We are accustomed to the pressure of strict deadlines, having produced work for numerous events, campaigns and product launches. We are yet to miss a deadline, and will always jump through hoops to guarantee an agreed delivery date. Our scalable workforce also allows better control over larger project timelines, so we can manage various aspects of production simultaneously. This ensures the fastest possible turnaround times without cutting corners in quality.
We approach every projectwith a fresh mind, learning your unique story and specific aims. From this we build a greaterunderstanding of the project brief allowing concept development to satisfy each key objective. During the all-important pre-productionstages, we continually adjust our point of view to that of the end user or viewer. This change of perspective provides a complete picture of whether the underlying aims of the project will truly be fulfilled.
Before production begins we outline the processes involved, allowing you to better understand what work in progress you can expect, and exactly when to expect it. Nearly all projects will require approval or signoff at certain key stages of production, ensuring development continues to the agreed timeframes and budget. We appreciate that sometimes things do change for reasons beyond your control, and therefore modifications may be necessary after approval has been received. In these unavoidable circumstances, we will do everything in our power to avoiddelays or additionalcosts. If this is not possible, we will be sure to communicate the ramifications of the changes, avoiding any unwantedsurprises further down the line.
Throughout production, we are always on hand to answer any questions, and provide complete flexibility should your situation change. BirdStone prides itself on going above and beyond for its customers, which is why we do not simply end our partnership on delivery of the final product, but continue to assist with its implementation into various digital platforms as well as share knowledge and recommendations on how to track and maximiseROI.
What drives us?
We respect creativity in all its forms, and never tire of acquiring new knowledge. But above all, we simply get a kick out of a client’s gratitude when they witness their digital dreams become a reality.Our success is and will only ever be a bi-product of the success we create for the businesses and individuals we work with – and we wouldn’t want it any other way!
Ourkey belief is that it is not simply about workinghard, but more importantly about workingsmart. This is what allows us to design, create and manage multiple productions over multiple platforms at multiple times. That is not to say that we don’t work hard, but we like to step back once in a while to check our hard work is producing the right results. And whenever possible, we play as hard as we work, helping give balance to whywe all do what we do in the first place.
Our Trusted Partners:
Due to our open-minded approach to digital production, we believe we offer something different to our competition, mainly because we don’t think of them as competition, but as potentialbusiness partners. We like to buildrelationships that go beyond business networking, and form a collaborative team of professionals and friends.
We always enjoyworking together with other studios and design agencies, not only to combine a wider range of talents, but to also share the journey of digital creation. The success generated from this teamwork is mutually beneficial, and we not only work together on each other’s digital projects but share invaluable knowledge amongst one another. Larger productions do entail additional project management, which as your point of contact,BirdStone would supply.
We truly believe our trusted partners are amongst the finest at what they do, and we appreciate every opportunity to work alongside them. If we believe that one of our partners are better suited to handling your project themselves, then we would recommend contacting them directly. We have no desire to be a middle man, and prefer not to be involved than charge for a service that is not needed. If you do decide to contact our partners, then it may be in your interest to mention we recommended them, as they have been known to pass on discount to our clients.
Our list of partners include:
Nymbl for the highest quality 3d visualisation and the latest in cutting edge virtual reality experiences.
Frame Dogs are our go to Bristol based film and photography crew. Their studio includes a green screen setup along with a wealth of custom built camera rigs and modern studio lighting.
The Big Sky create professional films for a group of well-known clients in the fashion and travel industries. They are based in London, and offer additional video interactivity and web application services.
Discfactory LTD offer the best dvd and audio disc production service around, which allow us to offer this additional service to our client’s projects, as well as providing us with access to their professional print machinery.
Joe Keenan is an overly-travelled camera operator and producer, who has worked on a huge variety of TV productions for the BBC and independent film houses. The perfect man for any large film production.
Andrew Adams is our South Coast drone operator and photographer, operating separate companies for yachts, real estate and weddings.
Fred at FKing Creative is our local helping hand for graphics and web design, his years of experience in print, signage and web is invaluable for ensuring professional results.
and lest we not forget Ben Pedley, our resident sound engineer slash party DJ! A great addition to any audio production.
If you are interested in forming a business partnership with us and believe our companies could mutually benefit from working with one another, then please do not hesitate to get it contact so that we can discuss building a solidpartnership for future projects.