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Tel: +66 (0) 2 305 6692 - Thailand
Tel: +65 313 84134 - Singapore

 

funeventsasia@gmail.com
Tel: +66 (0) 2 305 6692 - Thailand
Tel: +65 313 84134 - Singapore

The Directors Cut Movie Making Team Building on an iPad

This fun team building event is focused around the film making industry. Your teams are given a great opportunity to write, shoot, act and edit your very own movie. You can create a trailer, spoof, or even a commercial focused around your organisational services or products. Corporate team building Thailand and Singapore events used to be the stuff of nightmares; boring lectures, and day-long exercises that are sound in principle, but hard to implement with any real sense of enjoyment.

However, there is an amazing solution. Our movie making and editing offer a fun, effective, and unusual way to undertake your team building event. At Excel Solutions Asia, we offer this innovative and fun event to corporate groups wanting to make the most of their time during a conference by combining learning with serious fun.

The Benefits of Movie Making for Corporate Team Building

Unlike regular team-building exercises such as tower building or sales pitch development, etc, our movie-making also helps you to develop real-world technology skills. Better still, it’s fun and creative meaning that you can get what you need out of your time while still giving yourself and your employees, the creativity and fun you all deserve.

The Power of Teamwork by Concept, Creation, and Editing

Movie making exercises take place in three stages: planning, shooting, and editing. These three stages will help you and your employees increase their creativity, build a bond, explore new technological skills, and create a supportive and effective editing rapport which may make future projects a cinch! But before we just set them loose, our experts will impart some lighting, scripting, and shooting expertise to give your teams an idea of how, and where, to begin.

Planning – Brainstorming and Design

The event starts by asking teams to get together and brainstorm ideas for their very own movie. Teams will begin brainstorming ideas based around, scripting plans, and character design. All of this will culminate into a storyboard which becomes the foundation for a movie before the filming process.

Participants are then given the option to rehearse, before deciding and choosing their shooting location. During this process, we encourage character development to role-play and constructive critique.

Making a Movie Script – Teamwork

Before writing the script you need to plan the scenes. How many and how long is each scene going to be which makes up the overall movie.

Team Building goals Infographic

You can’t shoot a movie without a film script. After all, what are your characters going to do and what are they going to say. This is where you combine your created scenes with the dialogue. Start with an outline and introduce your characters, not forgetting the tone of your story. Dialogue should always be focused around the story and be distinctive to each character.

Add sequences away from the main subject and think about location. This could also influence a given scene, creating more attention to your characters.

Shooting Your First Team Movie

This shooting is the most fun part of the event! As teams venture outdoors to shooting their short film, they will have access to our wardrobe of props, our local knowledge of possible shooting locations, and filming equipment to make sure that the results are top quality. We encourage strong character design and roleplaying as a part of barrier breakdown and team bonding, so you and your colleagues are guaranteed to have fun together within no time at all. Once all scenes have been shot all the teams return to the meeting room to begin editing their film clips.

The Importance of Film Props

We provide plenty of props but what purpose do they serve! Props are a fundamental piece of film and can make a scene feel more authentic. They are not there just for decoration as they encourage actors/actresses to play their role more convincingly which enhances the performances of each character, and makes them look more conceivable.

Shooting a Film Scene

As this is a team-building event you only get one iPad which equals one camera. It means teams get to focus on one scene at a time and they need to think about camera angles and placement. Try to find an angle that fits the mood or tone of the scene.

Always check the whole scene for unwanted debris in the background and shoot the scenes in order, making the process of editing easier and faster.

Movie Making Tips for your Team

Before you start your team needs to be fully prepared. Check your equipment especially your iPad. Ensure the battery is fully charged and the camera is working. Make sure your editing software is up to date and start by using a basic editing program such as iMovie. However not to worry as we do all of that for you.

A Few More Film Shooting Tips

  • Be aware of the light which can either blow out scenes or make movies too dark
  • Remember composition and the rule of thirds (change your camera angles)
  • Choose the right locations to see what areas have to offer for your type of movie
  • Use your team members to manage scenes, actors, time, props and safety etc.
  • Rehearse a few times before starting to shoot

Acting Tips and Techniques

  • Do not look at the camera
  • Relax and get into your performance
  • Remember to use facial expressions
  • Don’t forget your body language
  • Speak clearly but don’t shout as if you were on a stage

Editing Your Movie

To get the very best results, we provide iPads for shooting and software for editing. We will explain how the software works if needed, and provide advice and guidance when asked. Otherwise, it’s down to your decisions about what’s to be be done with the raw footage on your iPads.

We highly recommend using the software provided which is iMovie. Simply import your film clips, choose your preferred scenes, add background music, titles, some transitions and you’re ready for the big screen. It’s that easy!

Oscar Awards Ceremony

A miniature awards ceremony is given Oscar style, to reward and recognise the most creative, interesting, and talented members of the team. These awards go to the best actor/actress, best director, and best film. Groups can take away their movies uploaded from a USB stick for later enjoyment! We strongly recommend against any uploads to YouTube. We respect and take your privacy seriously.

Prestigious Film Awards

Since we started running our movie-making workshops, we at Excel Solutions Asia have been told that this activity not only increased technological confidence in employees who were previously unsure but that the experience was also amazing fun.

Our goal is to provide learning, bonding, and genuine enjoyment in a reasonably priced corporate team building event, with a difference. If you have questions about costing and accessibility, please feel free to contact us through our contact page!

Movie Making Event Quotations

Prices quoted are inclusive of:

iPads, editing software, movie props, prize for best actor, best actress, best director, consultants, MC, professional photographer and all associated materials and design.

Exclusive of:

Meeting room with screen, projector and sound system (required), food, beverage, and accommodation.

**Images will be provided with our logo in the bottom right corner. Should you wish not to have our logo there would be a small fee for the use of our professional photographers**

Event Duration

This movie making event can be delivered in around 3 hours for small groups (30 pax) however, for large groups we would recommend 5 hours ++

Make Your Team Building Spectacular!

We are fully committed to ensuring that your exercise, and event, is highly enjoyable. We also aim to provide a tailored experience, so if you want to have a particular theme to your workshop, or if you have special requirements please don’t hesitate to contact us! Your satisfaction is our number one priority; this is why we are known to offer the best corporate team-building exercises in Asia. Make the most of your corporate event with Excel Solutions Asia; we can’t wait to welcome you!

Andy T. Lairdhttps://www.lairdslifestyle.com/about/
As Excel Solutions Asia’s founder, Andy T. Laird does more than business management and administration. With over 20 years experience creating and developing events, he's obsessed with innovating new ways to create amazing event themes, that are absurdly fun, and teamwork effective.

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