Case study: TEDx Microsoft Promotional Video

The brief

TEDx and Microsoft commissioned Story Machine to create an inspiring and emotive documentary-style promotional video for a TEDx Microsoft event in Sydney. The objective was to address how we create a sense of belonging and connection in a post-Covid world where physical isolation became the norm. The key deliverables included a 3-5 minute main video along with 6”, 15”, and 30” second pre-planned stand-alone cut downs. These videos were to be used as promotional material on platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and digital media partners like Nine, as well as during the event itself.

How we approached the vide

Our approach aimed to transform the crisis into an opportunity to redefine belonging. By using interviews with key thinkers and insightful experts, along with dynamic footage and great editing, our goal was to craft a powerful and thought provoking video that helped promote the event.

The video was directed in Sydney by our award-winning director, Ben Mathews. Some of the key requirements were:

  • Efficient Production: Multiple assets, including the main video and cut downs, were created in one cohesive production.
  • Complex Multiple Stakeholder Management: We worked with TEDx, the TEDx agency, and Microsoft to ensure all objectives were hit.
  • Multi-platform Delivery: Videos tailored for use across various digital and social media platforms.

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By providing this information, you help us understand your vision and ensure we deliver a video that meets your expectations. Our team is here to guide you through this process, making it as smooth and stress-free as possible.

1. Project Objective:
Define what you want to achieve with your video. Is it brand awareness, product promotion, or customer engagement?

2. Target Audience:
Specify who you want to reach, considering demographics, interests, and behaviours.

3. Key Messages:
Outline the main points you want to communicate.

4. Style and Tone:
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5. Budget and Timeline:
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6. Deliverables:
List what you expect to receive, such as a full video or social media cuts.

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