Based in Fareham, Hampshire, Insensys are global leaders in fibre optic strain measurement.
Their systems have been optimising offshore wind turbine performance for 15 years, as well as being deployed in the marine industry and other diverse markets.
Insensys contacted us after having previously attended some GWO training we carried out at our Winchester facility.
Insensys had been contracted to develop a fibre optic sensor to be used inside wind turbine blades for a client in China.
A complex piece of equipment that would need detailed instruction and training to install and use. Usually, the team at Insensys would have travelled to China to deliver the training, but at the time of contact, COVID restrictions were still extremely strict, making travel impossible.
It was suggested that the best solution would be to film an instructional video to accompany the written installation instructions, but with no equipment, facilities or training expertise to effectively relay the instructions, Insensys were unable to produce a video themselves.
Upon discussion with Insensys, we were able to offer them a complete solution to address the problem.
Having extensive experience in filming and editing training videos for our remote training courses, we had the necessary equipment, knowledge and expertise to produce a series of training videos that would explain how to use and install the sensors.
Due to the nature of our unique, realistic training courses, where we focus on putting attendees in real-world scenarios, our facility had a wind turbine blade that we could use in the video to show Insensys' client a real-life application of the sensor.
We met with Insensys and extensively mapped out the production of the video to ensure their vision was brought to life in both creative and practical terms.
We then began production, sourcing the imagery, drafting the content and voice-over/subtitles.
Once they were happy with the content, we shot the video and recorded the audio content, before finally editing it into a series of instructional videos.
Insensys were very happy with the final product.
It was a highly effective training tool that provided the client with extensive instructions on the installation and use of the sensor.
Alongside this, the videos also saved Insensys time and money as they didn’t have to travel to China to deliver the training.
The success of this project has led to Insensys assessing the way they deliver training, and we are currently discussing producing further instructional videos for other projects they are working on.