Visual is the language of choice!Velvet is a creative content company, specializing in the creation of film and video content to bring your message to life.
At Velvet, we understand the communications landscape and we can assist you in defining, targeting and delivering your message over all electronic and digital media.
broadcast television cinema online web video tailor-made webtv video streaming mobile dvd/cd corporate internal tv instore tv online tv platforms digital signageVelvet was founded in 2002 and was borne out of a desire to produce meaningful work and build an innovative culture, not only in the way we work, but how we work, in order to offer our clients the highest standards of creativity, client service and delivery.
We offer a boutique collective of experienced, creative and technical talent, to deliver high quality, professional creative content across all electronic and digital media in the advertising, marketing + communications arena.
Velvet has 4 divisions, each specializing in various areas of the visual communications landscape.
VelvetFilms, a boutique commercials production company.
VelvetAnimation comprises a talented design, illustration and animation team offering full 2 and 3d animation services.
VelvetContent, a creative content company producing visual communications over all electronic and digital media.
VelvetDigital specializes in online content creation, custom branded channels and online marketing.
We believe in efficiencies and have refined our operations to provide all our services, seamlessly under one roof, offering our clients one point of contact, ensuring they enjoy the service and attention they deserve. Ideas and talent ultimately prevail.
Our clients enjoy their experience working with us, because we seek to understand them and their needs. We listen to our clients, we listen to each other and encourage curiosity. We deliver work that helps our clients reach their goals. We approach each project as a journey together. Velvet's team has a wonderful mix of creative, technical, enthusiastic and experienced people who love their work.
We have recently opened our Cape Town office and offer our services globally through our network.
TestimonialsThe Velvet team had been working on the Gautrain history video since construction commenced on the project at the end of 2006. Not only are they responsible for documenting the history, they also form an integral part in events. Their ability to translate the complex Gautrain construction and processes into a story contributed to the success of the communication on the project. All four audio-visuals they produced for the Gautrain Commencement of Construction event on 05 June 2010 won a special mention of the judges at the International CineRail Awards in Paris in March 2011. Dr Barbara Jensen.
"Working with Velvet has been a remarkably positive experience from the first planning sessions until post-production. What stood out to me was their drive and reliability which never compromised my own timelines and responsibilities. The recent video case study which Velvet produced for me has received raving comments from all stakeholders and I am looking forward to many more exciting projects" Simon Morgan Dimension Data.
|"I have worked with Velvet for the past three years and found them to be very helpful and flexible. Their camera operators and editors are really easy to work with and are always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. Being based in the UK, it's essential that I have a company that I can rely on in South Africa and I know I can rely on Velvet". - Marion Black, Senior Producer, Aspect Ltd.||I've had the great pleasure of working with Velvet on a number of occasions, both from South Africa and Nigeria over the past several years. Jannine and her team can only be described as consummate professionals who leave no stone unturned to seek out the right solution and deliver again and again under the most challenging and often adverse conditions. I highly recommend Velvet for their unwavering commitment to the job on hand." - Elke Cramer, Creative Director, Adwork Ltd., Lagos, Nigeria, 2010|
|"I have had the pleasure of working with Jannine and Velvet on a number of commercials for almost 10 years. I enjoy our relationship immensely because of Velvet's clear understanding of my requirements and their ability to deliver on production budgets that have varied from R10 000 to R1.5 million. The end product in all instances has been superb, highly professional and cost-efficient. It is also important for me to deal with a company that is flexible and sensitive to the needs of my clients - and none of the gobbledygook that a lot of production companies are notorious for. Here's to the next 10 years! "Peter Rolt - Rolt Advertising||"I came across Velvet some years back when I had a production that needed to be done rather quickly. Not only do they meet tight deadlines, they produced for us sterling films. I have used them ever since and appreciate the way in which they get intimately involved in all the projects we have worked on together. The Velvet crew is professional and base their work on detailed research that improve your own brief. Dale and Jannine are personally involved in the projects and their collective vast experience make out for a wonderful outcome of your projects. Velvet films handles both small and large contracts, but they treat them with equal status in terms of quality, that is rare and commendable." Tshilidzi Ratshitanga|
Gautrain Case Study
Velvet is proud to have worked on the Gautrain, South Africa's first rapid rail project. We have journeyed with the Gautrain team since 2006, capturing and telling the many stories along the way. As custodians of the Gautrain footage, from the onset, we recommended filming at the highest quality and chose the Red One, offering 4K resolution, to ensure all the footage would be available into the future for potential film projects and international television channels, to give the Gautrain the exposure it deserves.
We provided a turnkey solution in terms of monthly filming, editing, archiving and creating monthly content for Gautain tv keeping the public abreast of progress. Many films have been individually commissioned, eg, the first, original film, "Phambili Gautrain Phambili" communicated the vision and benefits the Gautrain would bring to people. South African singer/songwriter, Wendy Oldfield was commissioned to write the song and this film has served well as one of the project's communication tools.
We have provided creative visual content for their many events over the years and the launch of the Gautrain in June 2010, saw us creating content for 7 huge screens, requiring separate edits, integrated into one story. This contributed to the wonderful impact and success of the event.
We were commissioned to produce the 1 hour History Documentary Film "From Dreams to Reality" designed to share this wonderful story with the world.