Founded and run by Stephen de Villiers, an award-winning filmmaker with a passion for service and forging life-long client relationships, Beyond Content is an end-to-end video production agency. In 2017 Sam Matthews, a post-production specialist and long-term creative collaborator joined forces with Stephen to help take the company to a new level and creative direction. Our core team comprises more than 20 years experience and boasts a range of skills and expertise across a suite of filmmaking specialities including drama, TV production, VFX, animation, and high-end colour grading. In addition, we work with some of South Australia's top creatives to produce long-form, commercial and animated film and video content in Australia and beyond.More
There’s corporate video and there’s corporate video. No matter the brief, we always inject a serious dose of beauty and love into whatever we do. We also believe that the fundamental rule applies – unless you’re utilising the power of narrative (storytelling), the game’s over. Pretty pictures alone don’t cut it. But a branded film, carefully crafted to work at a deep narrative level, produced with some of Adelaide’s best, award-winning crew just might.
We specialise in post-production, through offline and online editing, motion graphics and our high-end colour grading specialisation. Whether you’re finishing a short film or music video, or need a suite of commercials cut, graded and prepped for broadcast, or you want to work with us to assemble and offline your feature film or TV Series, we’ve done it all and have the software, hardware, skills and expertise. Our in-house editor and colourist Sam has been specialising in this kinda stuff for almost a decade now and has the story instincts, technical wizardry and patience needed to see any project come to life in the edit.
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These days shooting a video at random, haphazard occasions doesn’t always produce the best long term result or ROI. More and more we’re working with brands to develop a content strategy outlining where and when to best invest in production and how to measure results and pivot according to market response. It can help to think about touchpoints, platforms, user generated content, repurposing existing content, etc. We can help navigate some of the jargon.
Animation can be an awesome way to concisely and elegantly convey an idea or message. Whether you’re interested in a stand-alone animation or to enhance a live action video with animated elements, we’ve got the tools, time, skills and eagle-eye to bring it to life.
Snappy 30 and 15 second videos designed for the phone and for the short attention span. You know you want one. It’s where your audience lives. Don’t worry, we’ve made more than a few. We’ve got you covered.
Even though the trend is definitely moving toward online video, and has been for some time now, we do love shooting a good commercial. Generally there’s more scope for a considered narrative approach, which, if we’re honest, is where our strength lies. Come on your own, or bring your agency. Let’s make something beautiful!
In 2007, Sam completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Screen Studies at The Flinders University of South Australia. From 2009–2015 she worked for KOJO Adelaide, editing, grading and animating TVC and corporate projects. Sam’s long format post credits include Goober (2016), Boys in the Trees (2016), Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures (2014) and Microbes to Macrobes: The Story of Frank Fenner (2012).
He’s full of mad tech skills and the narrative instincts you can’t teach and has quickly made himself beyond invaluable.
Budgeting a video is (or at least was) a bit like asking ‘how long is a piece of string’? And while it’s true that there are a range of variables that can influence how much a video costs to produce, we feel that the world has moved on and customers expect and deserve a degree of upfront transparency. So while this is only a guide the prices and examples below should serve to give a sense of what can be achieved on what kind of budget.