Video Production Birmingham | Animation Videos

TV Production & Film Company

Slinky Productions are an established professional video production, animation and film company based in Birmingham in the heart of the West Midlands.

We produce carefully crafted business and corporate videos, animations, films, promos, television commercials and broadcast programming for a wide range of clients nationwide – large and small.

We are a transparent video production company striving to make the whole video production process as smooth as possible.

Our expert crystal knowledge and skills make Slinky Productions the perfect solution for video production in Birmingham, the West Midlands and across the UK.

We are video experts,
not marketing generalists


There’s an awful lot to digital marketing companies. So much that it always makes us wince whenever we read the words ‘full-service marketing’. In our opinion, offering expertise in one field is far better to get the most bang for your buck.

This is why Slinky is a team of video experts – we’re not marketing generalists. That means you can be assured of only the best video marketing services when you approach our video agency; our skills are concentrated in this area – not diluted across many disciplines.

And that makes a big difference when you’re a video production agency.

We are an in-house team of specialist roles, not freelance videographers


The Slinky team is the beating heart of our operation, and we couldn’t provide the level of polish that we do without them. We invest considerable time in their development and ensure they only have the best tools to work with when shooting and editing video content for our clients.

You may come across other video production houses that outsource the work to freelance videographers. That’s what the word ‘agency’ means, after all. We’ve never believed in that way of working; we’d much rather curate an amazing team in-house and ensure they all have their specialist roles.

From highly skilled camera operatives to brilliant post-production editors, the Slinky team has grown from within our video production agency, and you’ll notice the difference – we promise.

We don’t do ‘cheap’, but are instead
all about great value


The word ‘cheap’ is great if you’re looking for a quick solution to this evening’s dinner, but it has no place in marketing. If you go out looking for cheap video marketing services, you could end up with a whole heap of trouble.

A cheap video from a cheap video production agency will look… cheap. Worse, it won’t tell the right story, engage your audience or provide any return on investment. It’s why, at Slinky, we have always focused on delivering great value at a cost that suits most marketing budgets.

We won’t provide the cheapest video agency quote you’ll find. Still, we will give you a price that accurately reflects our considerable skill, experience, and ability to deliver big-time.

We are not ‘award-winning’ like every other video / film company, but instead
we win awards for our clients


In our experience, no one really cares about how many trophies video production companies have on their mantlepieces – they’re far more interested in what you can do.

We’re only interested in one form of award: those provided to our clients. Our videos can do just that because we’re far more interested in the success of our clients than any awards we could win.

Suppose you want to invest time and a portion of your marketing budget in a video production company that will deliver a tangible return on investment. In that case, the Slinky team will be a perfect fit. You won’t find us attending every awards gala the industry throws, but you will find us hard at work turning our client’s stories into engaging, beautiful, shareable video content.

Why our clients value us


Why Choose Slinky?

Located in the heart of Birmingham UK, Slinky Productions was founded and staffed by television professionals to ensure the highest broadcast standards and practices were brought to all productions. Our core business is video, and we pride ourselves on being a video production company that combines premium client service with transparent costs, helping us to collect over 75 repeat clients with an 81% client retention rate.

Our permanent offices in the heart of Birmingham are ideally situated, allowing you to drop in for a production meeting or watch your video take shape in our comfortable edit suite, where you can take advantage of onsite parking and limitless coffee.

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Video Showcase

Our company’s core business is built on word-of-mouth, and we have used our excellent reputation to produce hundreds of hours worth of content for major businesses and brands. The selection of videos on our showcase page highlights the sheer volume and variety of brands and clients we have worked with over the past seven years.

Working in various locations, from TV studios to building sites, we are a video company that consistently rises to meet any challenge. Whether it’s producing an NHS training video or a fitness equipment promotional series, you can be assured that we will provide a video to fulfil your brief accurately.

We are a TV production company happy to travel worldwide, with recent shoots taking us all over the United Kingdom and further abroad to Poland, Spain and Germany.

See our video showcase…

Behind The Scenes

The staff team at Slinky Productions come from various media backgrounds but have one thing in common: a dedication to quality. We are experienced professionals in all aspects of production, fully trained in the latest in video equipment and post-production software.

Our 21-stage quality control process ensures that the videos we create for our clients are mistake-free and ready to roll out to your customers or across your social media platforms. At Slinky, we allow our clients to relax and trust in our on-time delivery while standing out from other film and video production companies.

Our core team are all DBS / CRB checked and First Aid trained and experienced in working with actors, children, animals and delicate products!

Check out our behind-the-scenes videos…

What We Produce

Filming corporate production videos Birmingham

Corporate Videos, Company Profile Videos, Marketing Communications 

Company graphics and animation for video projects

Animation, Motion Graphics and Infographic Videos

Create promotional and product showcase videos

Corporate Videos, Company Profile Videos, Marketing, Communications 

Focused and concise customer and client testimonial filming

Client Case Study and
Testimonial Videos

Creating engaging web videos Birmingham

Client Testimonials, Customer Engagement Videos

Educate employers and clients with an effective training video

Staff Induction, Instructional Training, Customer Service Videos, Recruitment

Stick to your audience by creating a social marketing video.

Quirky, Memorable and Infectious Viral Films for Social Media Platforms

Specific, technical videos for advanced engineering companies

Specialist Technical, Engineering, IT and Manufacturing Videos

Specialist video creation for third sector and charity

Fund-Raising Videos, Campaign Films, Government & Council Organisations

Making high-quality, professional TV Commercials

Regional and National TV Ad Campaigns

Managing and filming live conferences and events

Filming and Video Inserts for Presentations, Conferences, Exhibitions

Experts in filming your live stage performances and concerts.

Multi-Camera, Music Video, Showcase & Feature Production

The moving image is proven to be the most powerful and influential communication and marketing tool in the world.

Slinky Productions – based in Birmingham, West Midlands – can help your project reach your audience by providing a complete, cost-effective solution for your video production, offering first-class service and support throughout – carefully crafted, from conception and pre-production to delivery and distribution. We are a transparent film company striving to make the video production process as smooth as possible for you.

We produce professional videos, films and broadcast programmes for distribution on platforms including terrestrial television, DVD, Blu-ray, the Internet, podcasts, exhibition display, large screen event display – and pretty much any other video medium you can think of – all on-time, on-budget and with a large helping of creative flair!

Birmingham Video Production and Professional Film Company: Slinky is proud to be one of the UK’s most trusted production companies.

Frequently Asked Questions Around Video Production

Here at Slinky, we get asked questions about video production and animation.
So, we’ve created a short FAQ to help! If you are still unsure or want to ask a more bespoke question, get in touch with us.

How much does a video cost?

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Video costs vary significantly from project to project with a video production company, but as a ballpark guide, typical video and animation projects with Slinky start from around £3.5k – £4k (ex VAT). Get in touch through our ‘new client’ enquiry page so that we can provide you with a more accurate cost.

Will there be additional costs?

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When we get to the quoting stage, we will provide a line-by-line quotation so you can see everything you are paying for, as well as a list of exclusions. Later down the line, if you decide to add something to the project, we are more than happy to facilitate this, but there are no hidden fees once a quote has been agreed. To find out about some common additional requirements and their costs, see our page.

What do you need from me to get a cost?

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We want to quote for your exact requirements on a project-by-project basis. For this, we require a briefing call to run through a few essential questions to ensure everything you need is included and to ensure we understand exactly what you are looking to produce.

When do I pay for my video production?

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As standard, our payment terms are usually split in two, with 70% invoiced at quote approval and the remaining 30% invoiced once the first preview is sent to you. Our invoices are issued on a 28-day payment term. This part-invoicing schedule is designed so that the client pays around the same time production work is nearing completion. We understand that different organisations have different payment and invoicing terms, so we are happy to discuss this on a project-by-project basis.

Do you have any experience with …. ?

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With 12+ years of experience as a video production company, we have filmed and produced a wealth of different projects of varying shapes and sizes, covering hundreds of weird and wonderful subjects and sectors, so it’s very likely we’ll have a video example in our archive that’s close to what you are looking to produce. Ultimately, we are professional storytellers, so whatever sector your business or organisation is based within, you can be sure we’ll be able to turn your vision into a compelling, engaging video. Check out a selection of our clients – and our video showcase page to see what we’ve been up to.

How long should my video content be?

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The length of your video depends on your requirements, such as where and how it will be used and who you’re expecting to watch it. We can provide anything from short social media clips to full hour-long presentations and everything in between. Typically – as a general rule of thumb – if your video or animation is intended to be used at the start of a sales, marketing or comms ‘funnel’, then your content should probably be around the 1-2 minute mark. The further down the funnel you go with its use, the longer the video can be. If you are unsure, we are happy to offer our expertise based on your brief and advise on the most suitable durations.

I’m very busy. How much input do you need from me?

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We work with many busy professionals, from CEOs to Marketing Managers, and we understand you are coming to us for our expertise. You can be as ‘hands-on’ or ‘hands-off’ as you want. If you want to be more hands-on, we will work with you to ensure all your needs and requirements are met throughout the project. If you want to be more hands-off, rest assured that our team of video experts and creative thinkers are more than capable of carrying the project forward. Of course, we will need your input in the feedback and sign-off stages to ensure you are happy with the final video or animation.

What do I need to do before the shoot?

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Each shoot has its own requirements and needs. If we are filming interviews, ensuring all interviewees are prepared for the shoot and having all questions signed off is essential. Our Producer/Director will work with you to ensure everything is ready to go before we pick up a camera.

How many people will be on shoot?

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At a minimum, we provide a crew of 3 people on any given shoot: a director, a camera operator and a production assistant. Some shoots may require additional camera operators or specialists – like drone pilots – which we can also provide as a video production agency.

How much kit will you be bringing to the shoot?

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Equipment can vary from shoot to shoot, though the minimum we bring includes camera gear, sound equipment and a lighting kit. Whilst we try to ensure we can remain mobile, it is often helpful if we have a safe, secure space to store all of our boxes and bags whilst we’re busy on location!

How long is a shoot day?

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A typical shoot day lasts between 6 and 10 hours (excluding travel time), but it is different from project to project, depending on what footage or B-roll needs to be captured. We’ll work with you throughout pre-production to develop your project’s most efficient filming schedule and let you know what is achievable within the time available.

How long do you need interviewees for?

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We’d always advise interviewees to free up a good hour of their day to accommodate filming their interview. Of course, depending on the questions being asked, some interviews will be longer/shorter than others, but freeing up an hour ensures interviewees aren’t under pressure.

I have my own video editor; can you just do the filming?

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As a video production company, we sell the whole package, from pre to post, but in some cases, we can provide the production and post-production separately. Contact us to see if we might be the right fit for your project.

Can you provide music and voiceover for our project?

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During pre-production, one of our Producer/Directors will discuss your music and voiceover preferences with you, and create a shortlist for you to pick from. If you need a gender-specific regional dialect or a down-tempo technology-themed piece of music, we will work with you to find the right sound for your video.

How long after filming can I see the first preview?

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Typically, we aim to turn around first previews within 5-7 working days after filming, depending on the project and the required edit deliverables. Complex animations can take a little longer to produce, which will be discussed during the pre-production phase. The first preview will be a complete first pass for you to provide feedback on, with only the colour grade and subtitles (if required) missing. These will be added once the project is ready to be mastered.

How many rounds of edit review feedback do I get?

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We offer two rounds of client amendments as standard per video. We recommend using the first preview to iron out any amends you may have, leaving the following preview for small minor tweaks if any are still required. If further amendments beyond this are required, we may need to supply additional cost estimates for this work. Find out more information about this above in ‘Will there be additional costs?’ or through our webpage.

How is my video footage stored?

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You can rest easy knowing your project is safe and securely stored with us. While the project is active, all the footage and project files will live on our active edit server. This server has a 24/7 offsite backup system, meaning, in a worst-case scenario, the footage has a complete offsite backup. Once a project has been completed, the footage will be stored on a separate server. Again, this footage is secure, with a complete offsite backup – so in total, your video footage and project files will have three total (backup) copies in existence.

What format will I receive my video file in?

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As standard, we will deliver your mastered deliverable(s) as an .mp4 video file. If required, we can provide your video file in other formats; simply let us know before we master the video / animation.

How do you ensure you will deliver my video project to a high standard?

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It doesn’t matter if 2 or 2 million viewers are expected to view your video; we treat everything with the highest quality attention. At Slinky, we run a complete 21-point quality control process on every deliverable.

Do you do wedding videos?

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Unfortunately not. We specialise in a variety of different video and animation fields, but weddings aren’t one of them. We recommend searching specifically for ‘wedding videographers’ in your local area and wish you all the best for your special day.

Do you produce music videos?

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These days, we specialise in the corporate and commercial video production agency space, so we typically aren’t the right fit for music video projects. However, if you have a full brief that you are ready to discuss, please feel free to contact us, and we’ll see what we can do to assist – you may see around our website that Slinky has a history of producing some music video content, but this is not an area we focus on anymore.

What are your safety measures?

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Even before a video shoot begins, we put in measures to ensure any filming is safe for everyone involved. We have you covered, from locating the nearest hospitals to filming locations to providing risk assessments. Additionally, our team has PPE ready if required, and we are covered by all relevant employer and public liability filming insurance.

Do you offer work experience?

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We currently have NO fixed-term work experience, placements or volunteering opportunities available at our Production Office. However, occasional 1/2/3 day placements are available on some shoots to keen, enthusiastic and proactive people aged 18+. You must be a current or previous TV/Video/Film-related course student. We also have a fixed 12-month internship placement starting around August each year at our video production agency office. Join our Jobs & Opportunities Newsletter to keep updated.

Are you hiring?

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Whenever we’re hiring, we’ll certainly be shouting about it on all our social channels, so follow us on social media to ensure you don’t miss any hiring opportunities. The best way to be informed is to join our Jobs & Opportunities Newsletter.