Creating promotional and instructional videos that mean business...

The complete production service

For clients who are looking to have a complete video made, our service is second to none. Our team work with you from the start, to structure a film that fully engages your intended audience. Whether it’s a mini-documentary, a glossy promo, a hard-hitting drama or a slapstick cartoon, we help you harness the most appropriate style to create a film that’s uniquely yours, told at the right pace and in the right tone.

With over 20 years of experience, we provide a complete video production service for companies and organisations of all sizes. We cover Essex, London and the surrounding counties.

Our services include:

The production of promotional videos

Instructional or training videos

Event filming

Our videos can be delivered on-line for your website, through social media channels, and on DVD or Blu-ray. Our production provide an ideal combination of creativity and project management expertise, together with the highest technical standards to ensure every production stands out for its quality. We create dynamic, compelling communications to capture the hearts and intellects of a wide variety of audiences. Our clients range from household brands to small business, as well as schools, colleges and government organisations.

The first thing we do is listen - to your thoughts and ideas about the film, the business need you want it to address, and the audience you want to reach. We explore what will work best with your budget. We then bring all our creative, technical and project management skills to bear on your behalf, keeping you involved at every step.

We assign a dedicated project manager to each production, who will work with you to take your film from initial concept, including scriptwriting, though to filming, editing and final delivery.

Our individual services


From a single camera operator to a full-scale crew or a multi-camera shoot, Take 1 can provide the personnel and equipment for almost any size production. Our professional team is led by Director of Photography Peter Curtis who is a member of the Guild of Television Cameramen.

Our crews are experienced in filming:

Promotional videos

Training and instructional videos

Fly-on-the-wall documentaries

Dramatic Reconstructions

Conferences and award ceremonies

Theatrical Productions

We offer a choice of two different camera options depending on your requirements. For higher end corporate or TV work, we offer a Sony FS-7 camera kit with a range of prime lenses. Shooting at up to 4K resolution, this camera produces a very high quality image, to broadcast quality specification, which can then be graded to achieve a cinematic look and style.

For smaller, lower budget productions, we offer up to two Panasonic DVX-200 video cameras. Shooting at up to 4K resolution, this camera provides a very clean image and is ideal for smaller corporate videos, events, or documentary style filming, where quick set ups are required.

Our camera kits include camera, tripod and monitor. Depending on your requirements we then include a suitable amount of lighting and sound equipment for your job. We also offer a range of additional equipment which can be hired with our filming kit. Please request our rate card to view a full list of our equipment.


Our HD edit suite runs the latest Adobe Creative Cloud software, together with specialist hardware for real-time playback. We can take video footage from most file based formats, as well as XDCAM, Betacam SP, SVHS, DV, DVCAM and HDV sources. We also have a laptop edit system for on-location editing with clients.

Our editors combine creativity and technical excellence with a deep understanding of what makes a story work. They work closely with you to ensure your programme is cut together in a way that will truly engage your audience. Videos can be delivered in a file format suitable for upload to the web, or suitable for playback on a computer, as well as DVD and Blu-Ray. We can arrange DVD / CD duplications in any quantity and design covers, labels and booklets in-house.

We have our own library of copyright free music which is free to use within programmes. For licensed (paid) music we can provide a massive selection of high quality library music and arrange the licensing for you. We also collaborate with musicians whose skills we can recommend if specifically-composed music is the preferred option for your production.

Voice-over Recording

Our in-house recording facility allows us to offer high quality and cost effective voice over recordings. We can supply a range of voice over artists for you to listen to and audition. You can come and listen to the recording, or alternatively, you can listen from the comfort of your home or office – all you need is a computer with a Skype connection.


Working with our sister company Deadline Communications, we have the skills and facilities to produce stunning motion graphics, visual effects and cartoon style animations.

When used in the right way, graphics can transform a film. Company logos come to life with elegance and wit. 'Explainer Videos' can make complex ideas or numbers suddenly understandable. Animated characters achieve the impossible. Real people interact seamlessly with a virtual environment. Graphics are also a great way of tying your film in with any other brand communication, ensuring a consistent look, feel and tone.

Rate card

For our up to date prices on our filming, editing and graphics services, please request our rate card.

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“Peter helped us every step of the way. His team were so professional with their guidance, advice and ideas and they knew what we wanted when we weren't exactly clear ourselves! The final cut was so impressive and the graphics were beyond anything we had envisaged.”

Liz Willoughby, SG Technologies

“I found Take 1 Media Productions on-line and decided to give them a call. Everything has been excellent, from our initial meeting to filming in the studio and editing / voiceovers. The video produced is so professional and exceeded my expectations...excellent.”

James Murray, Bellmate Systems

“We have used Take 1 to shoot a number of videos for our web site. We were amazed at the quality of the end result as well as the promptness of the service Take 1 always seem to achieve. We would recommend Take 1 to any company considering investing in the very effective communication tool”

Gary White, CBHC