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Event and Interview Video Example

Event and Interview Video Example

We were hired to film and edit a unique event and interview video for Jennifer Walker. She has a circus act consisting of 6 trained zebras performing for ‘children of all ages’. Parents generally take their children to see this unique show. Based in Florida, she travels throughout the country performing her act.

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Jennifer’s Zebra Act

We filmed this with only one camera, as the budget was small. We filmed her interview first and then filmed the event. For post production we included an animated title and interspersed the interview and event footage with Jennifer’s voice over. Editing cut-aways along with voice over of the interviewee is an effective way to mix things up and create variety in the video.

event and interview video photo of Jennifer's Zebra Act at 5531 S. King Dr. Chicago, IL 60615

Interview Video of Jennifer

Cutaways Enhance Any Video Production

As I’ve mentioned in other videos, b-roll or cutaways are the best way to liven up an interview. Depending on the nature of your video, charts, graphs, and graphics are also good additions to not only create visual interest, but to convey important information to the viewing audience.

On-screen text is another way to create ‘eye candy’. This not only supplements and break ups just seeing a ‘talking head’, but can convey information and accentuate what the speaker is saying. Animated text, combined with appropriate video transitions, are perfect additions to any video. This is especially true with an video interview.

Here is the finished promotional video we produced for Jennifer:

Please feel free to contact us if you would like us to help you with your event, interview, or promotional video production.

Marketing Video Production for Celsi

UK Marketing Video Production

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Screen Shot from Celsi Fireplace Video

We were contacted by Celsi, a UK manufacturer of wall mounted fireplaces to produce a marketing video production and a training video for them. Celsi is an established fireplace manufacturer in the UK and was interested in creating a presence in the United States.

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Fireplace for the Kitchen

Filming a Commercial and Training Video Production

We produced the commercial and a training video to instruct owners on how to set it up once they purchased it. First we rented a home in the Chicago suburbs to do the filming, hired two actors, designed the sets, and organized our crew to film.  Then we edited the training video and marketing commercial for them.

Elements of the Video Production

We hired a set designer to stage the house to make it look extra cozy. The wall hanging fireplaces in the kitchen, bedroom and living room were installed by electricians and carpenters. Once installation and set design was completed, the location looked like a warm and inviting home.

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Production shot in the Bedroom

The actors had no speaking roles and only had to look like a happy couple in various scenarios at their home. Production took a day and editing for the two videos took two days. The costs included the home rental, the fireplace installers, the set desig

ner, the video production crew and our editor.

If you would like us to produce a training video or marketing video production for you, please feel free to contact us.


Presentation Video Production and Edit

Productivity Expert Presentation

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Presentation Video Production at Summit Executive Center

Video One was asked by the Summit Executive Center to provide presentation video production services for them. Chris Bailey, author, motivational speaker and consultant gave quite a compelling talk. He discussed ways to be more productive at work and in life in general. His book, “The Productivity Project” goes into more detail, but he did generously share several aspects of his book with his audience.

There was only one problem with his presentation video. Can you guess what it is? It was the large mic and the dangling cord that hung from outside of his shirt. Not good It distracts viewer interest from his presentation and looks sloppy. It’s possible that since he didn’t see the shot from the audience’s perspective that he didn’t think he needed to keep the cord in his shirt. Unfortunately, the venue mic’d him, and when we suggested his putting the cord under his shirt, he preferred not to do it.

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Graphic from the Productivity Video

Audio Issue for the Video Presentation

Though the video consisted of just him speaking in front of a screen with a PowerPoint presentation projected behind him, it’s possible to produce a good video with so few elements. The fact that he was a compelling speaker certainly helped. He was positioned to the side of the slide show. Therefore, the audience was able to clearly see the slides. I think the video would have looked better if we were allowed to edit in the PowerPoint slides. However, the budget wasn’t there to enable us to edit in the slides into his video presentation.

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Conclusion of the Productivity Presentation

We could have added titles, branding, music, animated text, graphics, and other elements to this video. Then again, it’s possible that the video did meet his needs.

If you would like us to produce a presentation video for you, please contact us.

Drone Video Production for Telnyx

311 W Superior St #504, Chicago, IL 60654

Telnyx Office

Drone Video Production Indoors

Drone video production is generally associated with filming outside, not indoors. But that’s what we did for Telnyx, a start up technology company that needed footage for their marketing video. We all know that there’s nothing like the perspective of a drone to capture that perfect shot of employees going about their work in an office and to give a company’s marketing video a little more interest!

Telnyx, a technology start up, located at 311 W. Superior, in Chicago, asked us to film their office in an unique fashion. So we used our drone and other equipment to provide them with the types of shots they wanted, focusing on their employees working and their food display.

Precautions and Regulations Regarding Piloting a Drone

The Federal Aviation Administration considers a drone to be an aircraft and the operator a pilot. As a result, you will need at the minimum a $5 license from the FAA. Here’s a link to their website to register your drone.


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Drone Footage from Telnyx Rooftop

There are local restrictions to consider as well. The city of Chicago doesn’t allow you to fly a drone over people or autos. However, our client wanted footage of their building and the skyline for their video. So we took some shots from across the street, making sure that no people or autos were anywhere near the drone. We also went up on the roof of their building to shoot some drone video of the Chicago skyline and downtown area. We did this while remaining well within the perimeter of the building.

They were very pleased with the footage and of course promised to use Video One for their next shoot!

311 W Superior St #504, Chicago, IL 60654

Telnyx Staff and Food Area

Drone video isn’t so novel any more. However, the effect of drone video footage shot inside of a building is unique. Besides, it adds a fresh look to any marketing video. Don’t get me wrong though. Out of doors shots of drone video is still spectacular, as witnessed by our drone demo. But if you want an unique take on shooting your next marketing video, contact us.

If you would like us to provide drone, marketing or other video production services, please feel free to contact us.

Video shoot in action

Videographer Provides 5 Steps to Great Production

Five steps for a successful video production

Here are some ideas for planning out a proper video production are essential for success. For starters, you shouldn’t limit yourself and you should always keep an open and creative mind. If it is required of you to be creative, you will find these 5 steps very useful:

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