We have some core beliefs here at Hysteria Productions. They drive us to create work that is of the highest standards both technically and artistically and help clients achieve the results they are looking for.
Do it right or don’t do it at all!
We are proud of the work we have produced and the commercial and artistic results achieved. In order to maintain the high standards that we are known for, we look very carefully at a project before we commit to it. If we feel we are unable to deliver the quality the project deserves or maybe that we are the wrong people for the job, then we won’t actually take on the project.
Over the years people have questioned our motives with comments like “Why did you turn it down? You could have just spent a few hours on it and made a ton of cash and it would have been good enough for what they wanted…” ‘GOOD ENOUGH’ just isn’t good enough! We want everything to be the very best it can be. We are creative and technical perfectionists with a grounding in commercial reality.
Basically this means we understand how to get the best results within the restrictions of a limited budget and tight schedules. To date we have never gone over budget and always delivered on time. So be assured, if we accept your project, we will put our heart and souls into delivering the best possible project that we can.
Another phrase that is along the same lines is ‘Love it or leave it.’ One of the reasons we are so good at what we do is because we love it so much. Filmmaking and story telling is part of who we are not just what we do.
Education Through Entertainment
Regardless of the almost ‘cheesy’ nature this phrase seems to envoke, we truly believe in this statement. Especially considering one of our core writer, Dr. Christopher Daniels coined the term ‘Edutainment’ in the mid seventies.
Education whether it be sitting in a classroom learning math or sitting in someone’s office learning the correct procedures for a new job, is generally a time consuming snore-fest.
It doesn’t have to be that way. We believe that even the most boring of subjects can be made entertaining, while still maintaining the core messages required for people to learn. This all comes back to our desire to tell great stories. Instead of putting dull PowerPoint presentations onto video, why not use the film medium to it’s fullest and tell a story instead and connect with people on an emotional, as well as intellectual level. People actually respond much more positively to learning and retain more information when they are being entertained at the same time.
This concept permeates everything we do from television commercials and corporates videos to music clips, short films and features. Get the message across while making ‘em laugh, cry or scream.
Honour the past, live in the present, create the future
In honouring the past, we are able to learn from the great achievements and even greater mistakes of history. We can build on that knowledge and wisdom to have a greater understanding of today and a forecast of what may come tomorrow.
Living in the present with a respect and understanding of the past, allows us to live each day to the fullest and gives us the ability to recognise and take advantage of any opportunities that come our way.
Everything we have done in the past and everything we are doing in the present is helping to create the future. If we want a brighter future we must work towards it today. The burden of responsibility is ours and that of every single individual.