Creative concept development
Thoroughly understanding your message and your target audience is the only way to decide how to connect the two. Sometimes the solution is simple and straight-forward. Sometimes it’s not. Either way, we’re applying our experience to your ideas to develop a creative concept that’s right for the content, the audience and the budget.
Casting (U.S. and international)
In the dramatic production format, a great script can die without a great cast. And, for many of our world language or EFL/ESL projects, some of the key actors are kids - from upper teens to elementary aged. Finding actors with the ethnic origins your target market requires and finding them in the parts of the world we need them is often one of our biggest challenges. To ensure your needs are met, we provide our recommendations along with videotape from casting sessions for your review and approval.
Location scouting/procurement (U.S and international)
A photographic portfolio of our recommended locations for your project is part of our pre-production process. Releases for use of locations in your project are often a deliverable. The necessary liability insurance for location production is standard.
From contract through completion, we respect both your time and your need to be involved. Agreeing on the timeline for the entire project including shooting, editing and review dates is among the first priorities, sometimes being developed even before contracting.
For location shooting, detailed production schedules including call times for client, cast and crew, travel and transportation details are delivered well in advance for your convenience and planning.
Script writing (multi-lingual)
We choose from a world of writers. In any language for any project. Whether for dramatic production or historical documentary, we select the writer based on the individual project’s needs.
By professionals for professionals. Translations in any language to meet the standards of our most discriminating clients.
Around the world and around the country, we produce dramatics in culturally significant settings for world languages and EFL/ESL. In scripting, casting, location production and editing – from the initial concept to arrival at manufacturing – we tailor our processes to meet the particular demands of Editorial. Our approach produced the market leaders.
Whether your stakeholders are learning about your mission or your students are learning a new concept, few things convince, inspire and compel like an expertly executed documentary. There is no substitute for a story told by real people in real places.
With documentary production, all the assets created become a Media Archive that can live forever – for the next project or the next generation.
We’ve acquired hundreds of hours of stock footage from all over the world. From large sources such as the BBC or Corbis Motion to the small, independent firms that happen to have what we need, stock footage can be an alternative to shooting or a necessary part of historical work.
High-resolution stills from the video shoot are often a specification for accompanying print materials. It’s a service we often provide.
First Cut, Second Cut and Final Cut. Each version is securely posted to our server for collaborative review from anywhere. You decide who has review access. Want an opinion from someone a continent away? Just give them the log-in.
Voice-over narration (multi-lingual)
Any voice, anywhere in the world. Now an internet-enabled craft, we have literally thousands of great voices in any language available to us.
Original music production
There is no substitute. Original music is yours to use in perpetuity and is cost-competitive with canned music when research, rights and editing are considered. The benefit of an original score is music and sound effects that drive the visuals through variations in timing, instrumentation and feeling. As one of our long-time contributors is fond of saying, “Sound is the other half of TV.”
The video is done. Now it’s time to create the end-user’s interface experience. Using graphics, still images and moving video, we design the menus and options your viewer will see first. Thorough testing by us and a final review from you completes the process.
10 copies or 10,000. Drop-shipped anywhere. We can handle replication for you or direct you to one of several top replicators.
Edge repurposes the assets already created for your project - graphics, still photographs, still video frames - to create packaging for the DVD release.
Delivering video using a variety of avenues from web streaming to podcasts allows you to connect with more users. These are simple to create from your final program.
Web design and development
Web delivery of video is not just the future, it is the present. What more cost-effective and immediate way is there to reach your viewer? Many of our clients choose us to design and, often, host their web presence. In the ever-changing world of the web, it’s our task to stay on top of the latest coding methods and search engine marketing strategies to make them work for you.
If you don't see a service you’re looking for, please contact us. If we don't do it ourselves, we probably know someone who does and we’d be happy to recommend them to you.