Our fully equipped video studio in south county features HD video editing, sound recording, a production studio that includes a large cyclorama wall, broadcast 4K cameras, teleprompter with an experienced operator and all the lighting you might need for any type of production.
While every studio project is unique, we’re here to identify and implement a cost-effective video production strategy that will allow you to seamlessly leverage studio video production services in St Louis or anywhere for your organization. Our process will take you from identifying the creative direction for the project through production, and post-production.
We’ve shot all these various type of videos either remotely or in our studio – Interviews and B-Roll, Event Coverage, Live Webcast Presentations, Panel Discussions, Man On The Street, Corporate Meetings, Behind the Scenes, Commercials, Broadcast Television, Employee Training, Sizzle Reels, Time-Lapse Videos, Happy Face Videos, Focus Groups, Testimonials, Video News Releases, Documentaries, Web Conferencing, Red Carpet, Action and Sports, and Product Demonstrations.
We have partnered with businesses and advertising agencies throughout the United States seeking professional films, television commercials, corporate videos and a full-service video studio.
Tips for Successful Video Production in our Studio.
Preparing for a successful studio video shoot is key! Pre-planning and research are essential. When prepping, consider all aspects that will result in a good project – budget, crew size, locations, equipment, props.
Design parameters must be clear so there are no surprises. Think through the end goal and concept ideas around it. Utilize storyboards if needed. Communicate with stakeholders.
Great results can come from proper prep – think ahead for optimal success!
When setting up a studio for video production, there are some must-haves. What kind of video? How many people? Audio equipment needed? All these factors decide which equipment to choose.
-Camera: A good quality, HD or higher resolution camera. Image stabilisation, autofocus and a tripod may be necessary.
-Lighting Equipment: Bright room or studio with studio lights or small lights for tabletop shots.
-Audio Equipment: Voiceovers, interviews or music pieces? Microphones and headphones are essential.
-Computer with Editing Software: Get an appropriate computer with iMovie or Adobe Premiere Pro installed for post-production editing.
When producing videos in a studio, lighting is key. It can make or break your video, depending on how well it complements your filming.
It’s important to plan lighting carefully before shooting. This way, you can use the most suitable arrangement for the desired effect. There’re many ways to do this.
For example, three-point lighting uses two side lights and a key light in front of the talent, creating dimension and reducing shadows. Key lights with fill lights create a deep contrast. Soft boxes are great for even diffusion and natural skin tones.
Remember that different types of video need different lighting. Plan ahead to get the right visual look – dark or bright.
Audio is crucial for successful video production in a studio. To make your project stand out, here are some tips for great audio:
– Buy mics that match the sound you want and check if they’re compatible with your camera.
– Use sound dampening material if needed and check for external noises like traffic and airplanes.
– Create a quiet space off set, and let everyone know that audio is important.
– Hire a dedicated audio engineer, and
– Plan post audio work like mixing or editing.
Storyboarding is a great way to make successful video productions. It’s a map for the whole production process before any filming starts. It makes sure actors, props and camera angles are properly planned. It also helps with budgeting and scheduling, as it shows how much time and effort is needed.
A storyboard has sketches or images of what each scene should look like, with brief descriptions of dialogue and action. It’s important to think of every detail when creating a storyboard – from camera angle to props.
Using storyboards during pre-production can save time and money during filming. It’s also great for explaining complex concepts, as it breaks down information into visuals or sketches. It lets team members not present during shooting days, like creatives or executive producers, review filmed scenes during post-production editing.
Directing is essential for successful video production. It sets the tone and guides viewers. Before shooting, directors should communicate with actors, editors, and crew. They must discuss shots that reflect their vision.
Blocking is a key element of directing. It’s how actors move around during a scene or shot. The director should discuss this with their team beforehand.
The director should also ensure lines are remembered or recorded properly. Rehearsals, line readings, and cue cards help.
The director should review footage on-set with actors. This helps make sure any changes are incorporated.
In post-production, directors are responsible for editing rough cuts. They use tools like Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro. Quality is ensured in every step of video production in a studio!
Once filming is done, it’s important to make sure the footage can be edited. Editing can be hard, but there are tips to make it easier.
• Use a storyboard. Plan each scene before editing, so the video is structured well.
• Label everything. Give files logical names for easy reference, which will make folders organized and speed up the process.
• Learn the software. Take tutorials or courses to understand non-linear editing and have control over the edits.
• Set enough time. Give yourself enough time since editing needs lots of dedication, thought, and revisions.
Post-production is the ultimate stage of video production. It involves assembling all footage, sound, graphics, and music. To achieve a complete edit, it needs lots of time and effort. The size and scope of the project decide the tasks for post-production. These can be:
- Syncing audio and video
- Adding graphics, titles, and effects
- Mixing various sound sources like voiceovers, music, and sound effects
- Editing clips to make one production
- Color-grading scenes in a single clip
- Cutting images to make a smooth flow
- Exporting the final product for distribution.