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Video Expert Discusses Storyboards and Shot Lists

Shot Lists and Storyboards

Using shot lists and storyboards can be very beneficial during a video production shoot. Shot lists and storyboards are money-saving ways to up the quality and efficiency of your videos. Even legendary directors, like Steven Spielberg and George Lucas use storyboards to communicate the visions they have for their projects. With a storyboard, your subjects, actors and crew will have a better idea of your vision, which then improves the likeliness of everything running smoothly. Read more

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Talent Recruiting Tips for Your Video Production

Finding Talent for Your Video Production

Having the proper talent for your video is important for portraying the ideas and focus of the shoot. I’m quite sure you’ve seen movies and shows with horrible actors and it ruined a perfectly good storyline and plot. Don’t let this happen to your video. Make sure that you recruit the right talent for your productions. Read more

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Disc Duplication or Disc Replication. That is the Question.

Duplication vs. Replication

Hiring a videographer company will provide you with services that are cost effective and will also give you professional results. Other than the usual production services, a good company can also help you create a distribution plan for your final product. You can distribute the final product as a file or post it to your website or a video site like YouTube. If you decide to distribute your program on disc, you need to know the differences between video replication and duplication. These two terms can mean totally distinct processes when making disc copies. Read more

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Video Tips for Videotaping in Schools

Tips for Videotaping in Schools

Video production can lead you to all sorts of places. You never know where you’ll end up when videotaping on location. If you find yourself shooting a video at schools, you may find these 5 tips very handy: Read more


Video Basics: Focal Lengths and Movement

Tips on Focal Lengths and Movement

Here at Video One Productions, we live and breath video. Our staff has experience doing corporate videos, creative videos, even unusual art videos. We’ve done it all and we’re going to share some simple wisdom on the fundamentals of making a video. Read more

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Drone videography

Chicagoland Drone Video Production

The next greatest thing in video is here and it’s called a drone. Equipped with a 4K camera, with the resolution of film, our drone takes stunning shots of both the inside and outside of your business or real estate property, takes dramatic footage of your event, and otherwise dazzles the people watching your video!

Marketing Videos

The first few seconds of any video are most important time to catch people’s attention. And there’s nothing like drone video to do the trick! Imagine your marketing video opening with a view of the sky, then sweeping down to reveal your building, then appearing to fly through the building into your business and giving viewers a visual tour? Think that would catch the viewer’s imagination and keep their attention?

Chicagoland Drone Video Production

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Real Estate Sales

Drones are a boon to real estate agents looking for that dramatic shot to not only catch the viewer’s imagination, but to show prospective buyers what the property actually looks like from an entirely different perspective. A drone allows viewers to see the neighborhood as well as the property in just a few seconds and from an unique vantage point.


Whether you’re hosting a concert, corporate event or other gathering, our drone will capture the moments from a totally unique perspective. Give your viewing audience a bird’s eye view of your next event. Whether your event is exciting, relaxed or something in between, our drone video will add a dynamic element to enhance your audience’s viewing experience.

Don’t settle for the same old pans, tilts, and zooms in your video production. Not when Video One can obtain 360 degree shots, shots from above, sweeping shots and other eye catchers! Call us so that you can benefit from this affordable solution. Our drone technology will allow you to differentiate your product or service from the pack by having a truly unique and exciting video.

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Improve SEO by Uploading a Transcript with your Video

Using video transcripts to improve SEO

Including video transcripts with your YouTube video might seem like an unnecessary step but it’s more beneficial than most realize. Here are two reasons why you should upload a written transcript with your video: Read more

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Distribution Timing Is Everything

Timing Is Everything

Any business or videographer seriously interested in making a substantial impression in the online video community must be prepared to two do things: post regularly and often. The ability to gain impressions is, in many ways, a numbers game. The more content you publish, the greater likelihood your intended audience will see it. But you can improve your chances further by perfecting your distribution timing. If you want to captivate your audience, give them something to look forward to. Read more

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Tips For Writing Script for Your Video Production

Screenwriting Tips for Your Production

Before starting any video project, it’s important to write a detailed script. This is a no-brainer, and in some cases, a script can be one of the easiest steps in video production. However, a bad script will make the entire video production process a major headache. In times like these, ReelSEO has put together a list of screenwriting tips to get you through this crucial step. As Chicago videographers, we fully support the following tips for writing script. Read more