Content Creation OverviewOur award winning producers have a simple philosophy:
Content should be a memorable experience that involves the senses- guide the visitor to make discoveries, and personalize the ‘visit experience’.From on-site research, to creation of scripts, to final audio/multimedia production, our production team will endeavor to provide a positive, enlightened, and sometimes a provocative interpretation. Every content creation project that we undertake begins with us listening to you. We understand what a privilege and responsibility it is to help you tell your stories to your visitors.
Tour-Mate’s preferred approach is to treat content creation as a ‘work for hire’. We believe that having clients own their own content provides them with the maximum flexibility to provide quality interpretation to their visitors across a variety of platforms. Should your institution have Tour-Mate create your content as a ‘work for hire’, all tour copyrights that would normally attach to Tour-Mate would transfer to your institution upon completion of the project.
Content OptionsWe understand that communicating your vision is a big responsibility. Tour-Mate will bring its many years of production experience to help make your tour shine. From the moment we receive the scripts, to final production, our production team will endeavor to provide a positive, enlightening, provocative interpretation that satisfies your vision and your budget. With Tour-Mate you have three Content Creation and Tour Development options:
Option 1: Write, translate (if required), and record your own tour, independently. We would then process and upload your completed tour(s) onto the Tour-Mate Interpretive Platforms of your choice.
Option 2: Write your own content and deliver the finished scripts to us at Tour-Mate. We would then translate, if required, the script into the desired tour languages. You would choose voice talent from options provided and Tour-Mate would professionally record and mix the tour(s). We would then process and upload your completed tour(s) onto the Tour-Mate Interpretive Platforms of your choice.
Option 3: Tour-Mate can research, write, translate (if required), shoot original footage, and record your tour using professional script writers, translators and narrators. We then process and upload the completed tour(s) onto the Tour-Mate Interpretive Platforms of your choice.
The Interpretive Tour May Include:
- Interviews and Commentary
- Sound Effects
- Oral Histories
- Character Actors
- Multiple Narrators
- Original Footage
- Archival Material
- Language Options
Tours We OfferTour-Mate can produce audio and multimedia tours in multiple languages and targeted to different demographic groups such as:
- Adult/General Tours
- Family/Children Tours
- Multilingual Tours
- Architectural Tours
- Walking Tours
- Bus/Tourism Tours
- Accessible/Described Audio Tours
- Virtual Tours
- Botanical Garden Tours
Services:Audio and Video Production: Tour-Mate designs productions using professional narrators and character voices, unique music and sound effects, creative videographers and editors, and talented animators to fulfill the linguistic, aural, and visual requirements of your interpretive vision.
When Tour-Mate is contracted to create a script, the process usually begins with our experienced writers visiting the client’s site and familiarizing themselves with the content matter. This is also an opportunity for the writers to meet with the client team and reach consensus on detailed interpretive objectives. During this initial visit, our writers may also set-up and record interviews for the tour; material that may subsequently be edited into tour stops.
Subsequent to the on-site visit, our writers will create an initial draft of the scripts and submit them to the client team for review and comment. Comments received back from the client team form the basis of script revisions. The script creation process is an iterative one and continues until a final script has been crafted that meets the client’s interpretive vision.
Script Polish: Take your script to the next level! If you already have a script or a tour that you own and would like to use, this service helps edit and perfect it for your audience.
Language Translation: Tour-Mate works extensively with many attractions that provide multiple language options in their interpretation. We work closely with translators who have considerable experience with script translation, allowing us to ensure idiomatically correct translations, and offer translation services into any language possible.
Assisted Interpretation: We offer a number of solutions that were created with differently-abled individuals in mind. Braille, raised keys, talk-back features, printed tours, induction loops, and low-grip handles, are all examples of assisted interpretation options provided through Tour-Mate.
Storyboarding and Wire Framing: In creating a rich multimedia experience, Tour-Mate’s production team works closely with the client’s staff to develop an interpretive vision consistent with the client’s objectives. Through a series of storyboards Tour-Mate ensures that the client’s interpretive vision has been accurately captured. These then serve as a pre-cursor to design treatments used to build the finished application.