Our Method

We understand we need to adapt our working style to suit the needs of our clients; we don’t expect one style to suit every project, however as a rough outline this is what you can expect from an Eight Engines project.


Contact us

Send us an email or give us a call and one of our friendly producers will get back in touch with you within 24 hours for a no obligation discussion about your project.

At this stage we can give you general advice on:

  • Shooting schedules
  • Creative approach
  • Budgetary options
  • Any general film-making questions you may have.

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Project Discovery meeting

If you decide to go ahead we can arrange a Project Discovery meeting, laying the foundations for success and allowing everyone involved in the project to build a strong and collective understanding of what is required.

During this meeting we can discuss:

  • The creative direction of the project
  • Characters, locations & events that need to be included
  • Logistics
  • Schedules, mile stones & deadlines
  • The delivery plan for the film
  • Any different aspect ratios you would like for various social media platforms


production documents

From the project discovery meeting we will provide you with a dossier which outlines every aspect of the project for your approval.

  • A fully broken down budget, detailing all of the costs for the project
  • A creative brief outlining the aims of the film
  • A shooting schedule 
  • A deliverable sheet listing all of technical details of the content we will be providing

Roll Cameras!

Once you have agreed have signed off on the Project Documents it's time for the fun part - the film making!

Every project requires a unique approach to production, everything will have been meticulously planned in earlier stages so the shoot won't contain any surprises.    

How much involvement you have in the shoot entirely depends on you. Our standard approach is to act entirely self sufficiently, managing the whole process in-house however we always welcome clients to join us on set if you would like to advice on content, assist with interviews, or just to watch to proceedings. 



Post Production

Once we finish shooting we will take the footage back to our top of the range post production suite and being the next phase of the project. 

During this phase we will complete a full assembly edit and colour grade, as well as create any required:

  • Motion graphics
  • Special effects
  • Titles

Music & Sound design

Alongside the visual post production, our audio team will take on the project and compose a bespoke musical accompaniment and create sound design to take the project to the next level.

Music is one of the key film making tools when it comes to setting the tone of the piece, we will work with you to create the perfect score for the project.





Once we have completed the first draft of the edit we will provide you with a link to our specialist video reviewing platform which simplify the process of you and your team giving your thoughts on the project. 

Once you submit your notes we will amend the film and re-upload to the reviewing site to give you another chance to pass on your thoughts and ensure that you are 100% satisfied before we complete the project. 


Once the project is complete and you are delighted with the result we will provide you with a package exports with a version of the film specifically tailored to each platform you intent to host the film on. We can also offer reframed versions of the project in different aspect ratios if you are if you are looking to create bespoke exports for specific devices.