How we make our films

Tigtag CLIL employs experienced film and television producers. Our producers follow a 9-step process when making our films.

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Step 1

Research international curricula

Tigtag CLIL films are tailor-made for use in schools around the world. Before any of our films are made we carry out extensive research to ensure that the topics we’re covering match the key learning points across a range of international curricula.

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Step 2

Source the world’s best footage

Our producers source footage from the world’s best film archives when making Tigtag’s bespoke films. Our contracted archives include BBC Motion Gallery, NHK (Japan), CBS (USA), ABC (Australia), CCTV (China), Getty Images, the Science Photo Library and NASA.

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Step 3

Write the script

Once our producers have sourced the highest quality footage, they begin work on the film’s script, consulting subject experts and teachers to ensure that the finished product is engaging, factually accurate and age appropriate.

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Step 4

Edit the film

When the script is complete, editing can begin. Rough cuts and final edits are reviewed and approved by our executive producers.

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Step 5

Add text and graphics

The post-production team then processes the final cut of every film, adding text, graphics and motion graphics – all of which are created in house.

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Step 6

Record the voiceover and sound

After the visuals have been finalised, professional actors record the voiceover for the film. The final sound mix requires cleaning the voiceover, adding sound effects and music.

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Step 7

International reversioning

Tigtag films can be reversioned for use in different countries and territories. This includes translating the text and graphics and recording the voiceover into the appropriate language.

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Step 8

Tagging the films

Tigtag films are organised into subjects, modules and topics. They are also tagged by curriculum points, keywords and phrases, making searching for a film on our website easy.

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Step 9

Web delivery

As a last step, Tigtag films are coded into multiple versions and bitrates so that they can be watched on any device or speed of network. The films are then sent to the central web server, which is capable of delivering the Twig website in any language.