Corporate Training Video Production - e-Learning Design - Interactive Multimedia - IT Software Training
MULTINATIONAL MULTI-LANGUAGE PROJECTS FOR EXPORTERS
Enlightenment Interactive produces corporate promotional and training video, interactive multimedia, animations and e-learning globally. We have worked in Angola, Belgium, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Lithuania, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, UAE and USA as well as the UK.
We provide an international video shoot, either taking our own crew or hiring local cameramen and other talent. We have directors who can direct videos in English, French and Arabic.
Although many managers in other countries will have good English, especially in the Netherlands and Scandinavia, most people, whether customers or employees, will only fully understand your video or training material if you use their mother tongue. This is especially true if you need to use technical as opposed to conversational English.
Also, many British exporters need to provide safety inductions to European HGV drivers who deliver to or collect from their sites in the UK. Enlightenment Interactive will produce multi-language safety videos with a menu and a scored and recorded quiz.
We can translate, subtitle or voiceover in almost any language, using professional "mother-tongue" narrators.
Organising an overseas video shoot for a multinational client is far less complicated than it used to be. Video cameras and other equipment are far lighter and more compact than they used to be, so they can often travel as hand baggage to a shoot overseas.
Even so, it can be complicated, not least because there is no universal system for bringing expensive video, film or audio kit in and out of a country, so called "temporary importation". Europe is fairly relaxed and many other countries will accept an ATA carnet, a "passport" for commercial goods used for exhibitions, video shoots and the like. Other countries demand a bond, perhaps twice the import duty that would be paid, which is refunded when you leave. Other countries seem to have no formal system.
Many countries require a visa, so time has to be allowed in the schedule to arrange this.
On a trip to Libya to produce a safety training video for an oil company we used a Moroccan tv cameraman, who needed no visa but who was questioned at length at Tripoli airport: was he a journalist? who was he working for? Also we had to have permits for working in the desert, permits to have the video camera, permits to shoot with the camera ...
We find it useful to have someone in the video production crew who speaks the local language, so they can direct people who don't speak English, and we don't waste time having a third party translate what we want them to do. Our director can work in French as well as English; we also have an Arabic associate director, based in the Middle East. We have UK camera operators, sound and other professionals who are happy to travel and are experienced working internationally.
For a video project intended for many different countries, an alternative is to shoot presenters or actors from those countries in the UK in a green screen studio, speaking the relevant language and set against appropriate video or graphic backgrounds. These presenters will also voice over the video and we will replace all on-screen text with a translation.