At MCN Productions we are always looking for new, exciting ways to help promote your school. We can produce a ‘standalone’ school promotional video to sit on the home page of your website; we can produce bite-sized ‘focus’ videos which highlight a particular department or a specific aspect of school life such as Sport, the Creative Arts or Pastoral Care; we can film a school events such as a Musical Production or Sports Day.
Home Page Video
Here’s an example of a school promotional video. The film, which includes drone footage, is underpinned with a number of talking head interviews. Everything was shot in just one day.
This is an example of one of our bite-sized ‘focus’ videos. In addition to the main promotional video for MatNatSci, we shot 12 short subject videos for the school. Everything was filmed in 2 days.
Open Day & School Tour Video
Not all parents are able to visit your school to experience it in person. While nothing can replace that, video is the next best thing. Here’s an example of a ‘tour’ video.
We were commissioned to film Hurst Prep’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ which we did with 5 separate cameras. Here’s a ‘behind the scenes’ video which gives a flavour of the production.
We combine a unique blend of
knowledge of the education system
with feature film quality cinematography.
We believe we’re different. Our director, Mike Carter, has a vast background in Education as well as in Film and Theatre. He was a teacher of English and Drama for over 20 years before becoming a freelance Producer, Writer and Director. He has been responsible for over 2,000 individual Professional Theatrical Productions and has written and directed 2 major feature films.
Mike brings with him a crew of highly skilled award-winning, feature film individuals. Our combined knowledge of education and narrative film making puts us in a unique position; we understand the messages you want to portray and the stories you want to tell, and we know how to tell them. A promotional video must have a purpose — it must take its audience on a journey and it must excite them.
Unlike most promotional companies, we come from a feature film background. We use the same state of the art RED Komodo Camera as we would do if we where making a feature film. This produces incredible 6K footage (that’s more than 9x the pixels of HD). We use a highly experienced production team to complete your video and treat all promotional films as we would a feature film.
Ready for Change
We’re here for the long run. As your school grows and develops, so can your video. We secure and save all the footage we shoot (unless you ask us to delete it). If you want to change your video, or add to it, or replace a clip with a new event, then we can do that for you without having to re-shoot the entire thing – so your video stays up-to-date and your costs are kept to a minimum.
At MCN Productions we have the experience to deliver videos and films for use in Cinema, on BluRay and for web, so we’ll make sure that your video looks great wherever you decide to show it. We’ll ensure that you’re provided with everything you need to upload the film to your website or display it in your school.
Efficient & Competitive
Our team is built on experience and we are able to maximise our efficiency whilst retaining an incredible level of quality. This means that we are able to be highly competitive when it comes to price. But we never compromise on quality. Tell us what you want to achieve within your budget; you’ll find us significantly cheaper than the vast majority of corporate video companies.
Don't just take our word for it.
“Truly inspirational!”Dr Anthony SeldonHeadmaster (The Master) | Wellington College
“Our new Art Department film is by far the best and most well-received film in our stable. Mike immediately hooked onto the brief and we are absolutely delighted to be working with him in the future.”Dan ConnollyRegistrar & Director of Marketing | Lancing College
“Mike and his team have done excellent work with the pupils at Hurst to produce stunning and interesting films of the highest quality. MCN Productions are efficient, responsive and highly skilled - a real pleasure to have at the school.”Tim ManlyHeadmaster | Hurst College
“Mike Carter inspires, challenges, and motivates ... his work is extraordinarily creative”Heather BeebyHeadmistress | Lancing Prep School
“The quality of the photographic work is simply outstanding and the team drew the best out of everyone. Their professional approach was complemented by their encouraging and supporting style.”Ann AughwaneHeadmistress | Burgess Hill School
“The video is amazing! Better than I could possibly have expected.”Emma ThropHead of Marketing | John Madejski Academy
“We are really happy with the video; thank you so much for making our school look amazing!”Tom GoodenoughHeadteacher | Didcot Girls' School
“The videos are outstanding and fully capture the messages we hoped to convey. It is always a pleasure working with Mike and the team.”Anna MorseAssistant Director of Business and HR | Sabden
“The video looks amazing. The sound is spot on and the shots really show it in its best light.”Richard BowerDirecteur | Château de Sauveterre
“The response to the video from staff, parents and governors has been wonderful and they really feel that you captured the essence of the School.”Anna SeniorHead of Communications | Ashfold School
“I can hand on heart say the site has never been captured so beautifully. You and the team are absolute stars. Thank you ever so much.”Sophy Parkin-HaigPA to the Headteacher | St Birinus School
“I would recommend you to other schools in a heartbeat!”Amanda RaggettAssistant Principal | Harris, St John’s
“The videos are outstanding and fully capture the messages we hoped to convey. It is always a pleasure working with Mike and the team.”Anna MorseAssistant Director of Business and HR | Sabden Educational Trust
“I showed my SLT the video on Friday, they were in tears as they found it so poignant and spot on of us as a school.”Stuart BrooksHeadteacher | Sanders School
“We are delighted with the school videos. We have had excellent feedback from our staff and families about the way in which the school has been captured and how professional the final product is.”Ant HenryHeadteacher | Redden Court School
“We used MCN to produce promotional videos at the most difficult of times. The company was organised, reliable and professional and worked with us to achieve amazing results.”April SaundersHeadteacher | Royal Liberty School
“We have had such positive feedback from parents, governors and visitors to the school about the videos, and it has really enhanced our school promotion material.”Lynne SextonEducation For All Trust
“The video is brilliant - we’re delighted with the outcome.”Carla WoodcockHead of Marketing | Blenheim School
“When we approached Mike at MCN we had a vision of what we wanted but upon receiving the final product it far surpassed our expectations. The whole way through the process the team proved themselves to be highly professional experts who were ever present to lend a guiding hand. I would highly recommend them.”Tabitha KaiserVice Principal | Brampton Manor
“The video is absolutely perfect!”Frances AdleyPA to the Headteacher | Didcot Girls School
“We were impressed by the level professionalism and the way in which the true essence of our school was captured and conveyed in the video.”Paul FinchAssistant Headteacher | Hedingham School
“Everyone loves the video!”Laura EllenerHeadteacher | Chiswick School
“We absolutely love what you've done - you've really captured what the school is all about!”Silvana Saragosa-VoyseyPA to the Headteacher | Holy Cross School for Girls
“I think this is an excellent piece of work!”Tony SmithHeadteacher | Priory School Lewes
“We were absolutely delighted with our school promotional video. Mike and his team made the project an enjoyable one to be a part of, from initial discussion, creative vision, filming on school site and liaising over the finished product.”Paul FinchAssistant Headteacher | Hedingham School
“I love it! I think it captures everything we spoke about perfectly.”James CrossDirector of 6th Form | Dicdot School.
“The video is AMAZING! You have done such a fantastic job, thank you so, so much.”Rose Hall-SmithHead of Drama | Hurst Prep School
“You've done a phenomenal job of capturing the heart of this place!”Dr Andy KempPrincipal | The National Mathematics and Science College
“Wow! I am absolutely delighted with this. Huge thanks to you and the team. I am blown away by how the presentation has come out – it is exactly what I was hoping for – and the whole piece together gets the pitch spot on.”Sam DobinDirector of Sixth Form | Brampton Manor
Mike Carter has a vast background in Education as well as in Film and Theatre. He was a teacher of English and Drama for over 20 years before becoming a freelance Producer, Writer and Director. He has been responsible for over 2,000 individual Professional Theatrical Productions and has written and directed 2 major feature films.
Lucas Tucknott is an award winning Director of Photography, a Camera Operator and a Steadicam Operator. He has been involved in the creative industry since setting up his own Web Design and Photography Company aged 16. He has been a Director of Photography on feature films across the world and has shot numerous short films, commercials and music videos.
Matt graduated from the Northern Film School in 2011 and has worked as a freelance camera operator and video editor ever since. From creating social media content for major UK and international brands to shooting independent feature films, he is an accomplished and versatile member of the team.
Mark Hodgkin is a Sound Designer and a classically trained musician and composer. With over 10 years of industry experience working on documentaries, adverts, short and feature films, he works out of his own 5.1 mixing studio in London and also records sound for our films.
Nik, from Aireel, works with MCN Productions as our drone operator. There are more drones and UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) than ever before in our skies. Which is why finding the right team to capture your ideas is so important. Aireel pride themselves with delivering the best footage from angles you didn’t think were possible. Nik is CAA licensed to fly drones up to 25kg.