We spend over two thirds of our waking lives either at or trying to find work.
So being around the right people in the right culture is everything. Is it right for me? Are they right for our company? Let video say it all. Our clients have used these films in many different ways, including recruitment and employer brand pieces, PR pieces, editorial for social media and web, and many more.
By capturing culture and personalities, a candid day-in-the-life film like this is used to help prospective candidates decide if it’s the right place for them. And help companies like World Courier recruit the right people with the right mindset to carry out this high-risk and high-reward work.
We spent two days getting down and personal with this unique team that is on the verge of mass expansion. And it’s surprising how much employees love talking about their passion for their jobs – when they’re in the right job.
As part of our Behind the Scenes series on the publishing process, we followed Tom to get an insight into the life of a publicist. It is, as you might expect, a very busy one!
As more organisations are realising these days, it’s not so much what we do as why we do it. This film looks at the sense of purpose that drives the staff of biopharma logistics company World Courier, every day.
Using a device called EyeDirect that allows interviewees to look directly at camera while seeing the reflection of the interviewer in the lens, we made sure everything was set to get the most heart-felt comments on what was clearly an important issue for all staff at this global company.
As part of a suite of films to draw in the right type of candidate, FICO requested a day-in-the-life film to give candidates an idea of what it’s like to work in this highly pressurised and exciting environment.
Getting an insight into the day to day workings of a company is the best indicator of whether a candidate is going to sink or swim. Working on real time problems that could affect millions of people can put a lot of pressure on a young graduate so FICO wanted to convey both the challenges and the support system in place to help people flourish. To capture all of this Cloud9Media went undercover at their offices to show just what it’s like to work at FICO.
As part of our long-standing relationship with British Airways’ Community Investment team, Cloud9Media spent time in Durban, South Africa with Tom Hewitt and his crew of ex-street kids now-surfing professionals know as Surfers Not Street Children. Apart from their partnership with Comic Relief, British Airways offer annual bursaries to individual projects around the world that they feel are providing long-term sustainable development to the community. Durban has a long history of homelessness and street crime, so a surfing project that can engage young street-children and give them some life-changing guidance can making a huge impact. Once we actually managed to get all the kids in the same place at the same time (“it’s like herding cats” said Tom in despair) hanging out with these bright enthusiastic young guys was the highlight – you could feel the energy coming from them, all buzzing from the experience of surfing and being filmed. One requested a coffee with seven sugars which probably contributed to the general energy level.