Getting in touch.
When it comes to corporate
video production we believe we offer the very best balance of cost
and quality available in Britain today.
Over 30 years of
business video experience tells us that a down to earth pragmatic
approach is what gets things done efficiently. The
competitive prices we offer, bound to the production values and
quality of service we provide, are only possible through the company’s
policy of minimising cost-drivers. Therefore The
Caledonian Television Company does not operate a 'front of house'
Please understand that your initial enquiry will really need
the attention of an experienced Project Manager who can take the
time to properly answer your questions. Unfortunately they're
very-often out making programmes! For that reason, we would strongly
suggest that the best way to make initial contact is via Email.
We aim, during the
working week to respond to emails within 24 hours - in practice,
we're usually much quicker!
Please note that, as part of our drive to
eliminate non-productive cost-drivers we do not employ a clerical
worker just to pick up the phone and tell people that the production
staff are all out making films!
Our main telephone number is,
therefore, staffed on an ad-hoc basis (by the production staff) suported
by a 24-hour answer service. In practice, staff are
generally available able to deal with telephone enquiries for over 80%
of the working week. Should your call go to voicemail we ask
that you leave us a UK LANDLINE number that we
can contact you at.
Bona-fide clients and partners are provided with an
unpublished direct-contact number for the production office as well as a
mobile number and direct email address for their assigned Project
Unfortunately, in recent years, we've seen a sharp rise
in the number of crank calls received. This is no-less disturbing
in a work context than it is for people sitting at home. Please
note that calls to our telephone numbers may be recorded for training
and security reasons, and that our telephone systems are set to reject
calls from withheld numbers.
We respectfuly ask that individuals engaged in
tele-sales activities do not contact us - our numbers are registered
Where we are, where we operate, and how available we
Caledonian Television Company is based on the outskirts of
Edinburgh. Primarily, we serve businesses in the Scottish Central
Belt, Ayrshire and the Clyde Coast, Dumbartonshire, Stirling, Fife, the
Scottish Borders and East Coast, Northern Northumberland and North
We also provide service in
most areas of the UK with with the notable exception of areas inside
the London LEZ.
WE CURRENTLY HAVE FILMING SLOTS
AVAILABLE FROM LATE-MARCH 2018 - AND WILL BE HAPPY TO
PUT YOUR PROGRAMME INTO PRE-PRODUCTION TODAY. - PLEASE CONTACT US
AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE STAGE IN YOUR PROJECT.
Caledonian TV operate using strict
project management protocols similar to those used in broadcast. This
means that normally there is a six-to-eight
week 'lead time' between commissioning your programme and the
commencement of filming. Post production (editing and
finishing) generally takes between ten days and two weeks in most cases,
but can take longer. In all cases, the longer we have to plan and
execute your production the better. - It's never too early to
contact us, and not uncommon for us to be in discussion over projects
that will shoot a year or two after the client makes first
In exceptional circumstances, and
dependent on current workload, we can sometimes reduce these
timescales. However, this will attract premium 'rack rates' and
wil not always be possible.
Wedding, social and event
Caledonian TV is an industrial and
commercial video production company. We are not 'videographers'
and cannot assist with enquiries about wedding videos, christenings,
parties or the like.
Although we are broadcast-capable,
Caledonian TV do not produce programmes for broadcast. All such
enquiries should be directed to our sister company, Pentland Films.
Our London filming
Unfortunately, due to its
obstructive transport polices, and the general complexity and very high
costs of operating in London, working there has become highly stressful
and disproportionately time-consuming. For many years we attempted
to offset this with a London surcharge, but even that has not mitigated
the impact of the London authorities' policies. It was therefore
with deep regret that, in 2016, we ceased to provide any
service which takes us inside the area bounded by the London LEZ.