San Diego Video Production has its ins and outs for BizVid Communications. Hi there, this is your blog buddy from our on location site at Our Mother of Confidence Catholic Church at Regent Road and Governor Drive in San Diego. In mid September, we were producing a Bible conference series for Logos Bible Study, where Dr. Bill Creasy launched a twenty four session study entitled Portrait of Jesus.
We prepared this blog from outside of the church building the morning of the production. We did so to give you an idea of some of the different kinds of environments from which BizVid Communications produces videos. In this venue, BizVid had a full production crew inside the large and somewhat cavernous auditorium. It consisted of three HD cameras and cameramen, an audio technician overseeing three microphones, a grip to supervise and troubleshoot, a director synchronizing the shots and a producer who coordinates and interacts between the crew, the client and the patrons.
Since many of our sessions take place outside, as well, BizVid has crews that adapt to the elements, too. Of course equipment varies slightly, particularly the lighting. Lights often give way to reflectors and silks to redirect sunlight or filter it. Budget helps determine the crew and equipment, also. The budget at this Catholic Church venue allowed for three cameras and a director calling the shots and switching from one camera to another. Some of our larger outside sessions, like when BizVid produced the Night of Light drama at Skyline Church required a mobile production truck with a live switcher, several cameras and extensive microphones to capture the actors and the choir.
Sometimes we shoot our productions in what we call a “film style” format. Here, we will use a smaller crew, perhaps only three people. We’ll use a single camera, stopping down often to set up different angles. Once these various scenes are captured and brought back into post production, BizVid editors will compile the various scenes in such a way to make it appear several cameras were used. It is called film style, because, by in large this is the same technique used by film crews when shooting full length motion pictures. Each scene is produced separately and then edited together produce a sequence that looks like one continuous activity.
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