Mentor Digital created a DVD for The Meningitis Trust that featured a twelve-minute film shot in HD, about how the Meningitis Trust is 'making a difference'. The film was a mixture of interviews, appeals to camera and footage of talks and events run by the trust. We also scripted and recorded a voice over with former BBC and ITV news presenter Andrew Harvey.
This was a sensitive subject and many of the contributors were still emotional about their experiences so a close working relationship was essential to ensure we tackled each interview in the appropriate way and representatives were on hand throughout the filming if the contributors felt they needed further support.
As well as the main film 'Making a Difference' the DVD included 10 case study videos, which told the individual stories of people whose lives have been impacted by meningitis. The case studies came from the powerful interviews we were able to record for the main film but originally were unable to show more than a brief clip of because of time constraints. We felt there was too much important material captured on film not to make use of so the trust gave the go ahead to create the case studies.
We also created a humorous out-takes video made up of clips of staff fluffing their lines for the staff end of year review meeting.
Elaine Smart, Head of Communications, Meningitis Trust
““To create a DVD about such a sensitive and impactful subject is not easy but Mentor took time to understand the brief, develop the storyline and create an excellent end product which is now receiving positive comments and praise from many varied audiences.””