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NuFace – Technique Demonstration

August 14, 2015

BizVid Communications’ video expertise helped NuFace instruct clients in the proper use of their patented NuFace facial care devices. While it is always fun working with beautiful and talented people, when you combine that with truly remarkable products you have the elements for powerful “how to” productions.
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ERMA – “Presenting in The ER”

August 7, 2015

This project was the brainchild of EMRA (Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association) and CDEM (Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine, a division of SAEM- Society for Academic Emergency Medicine). The 11 minute training video was designed to introduce much needed instruction to  the emergency medical community on how to verbally communicate an emergency patient diagnosis to an attending physician in the Emergency department.

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Vinturi Wine Aerator

July 28, 2015

This client had a variety of wine and spirit aeration devices with a directive to BizVid Communications to create separate videos for each device. It was pleasing to discover that Vinturi actually had a beautifully appointed full-sized kitchen with ample room for cameras and lights and the numerous angles required for this type of video.
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Stars Montessori School

July 21, 2015

BizVid Communications loves working with children, though the production logistics must be carefully monitored and delicately implemented. Our informational and promotional video created on behalf of the Stars Montessori School curriculum captured the essence of the school while displaying real teaching sessions between young students and their teachers.
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Bay Audio – “Sound Bar Install”

July 14, 2015

Some of the most-sought-out videos fall into the “How To” category. Bay Audio offers many products tied to entertainment centers. Our “installing a sound bar” video takes the viewer on the step by step journey to properly install and mount a sound bar onto an HD television screen.

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Nik Software

July 7, 2015

This Nik Software project gave BizVid Communications the opportunity to show off our motion graphics capability. We have one of the best motion graphics designers in the industry. If you have seen network programs such as the Undercover Boss, you will have seen some of Dave Matthies’ work.

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Mask Tracking in Premiere Pro

July 7, 2015

Welcome to another in a series of Adobe Premiere Pro tutorials presented by San Diego video production company, BizVid Communications.  This tutorial is an update to a previous tutorial we created titled, “How to Blur Faces in Premiere Pro” which was created in 2012.  In this new version, I will show you a much easier and effective way to obtain a tracking mask.  So let’s get started.

I have already placed in my timeline a clip that requires some specialized blurring.  In this case, I want to blur the face of the model as she walks across the set.  First, I’ll position the CTI at the head of the clip.  Next, from the Effects Panel, I’ll select the element I’ll use for the blur.  I can choose “Gaussian Blur” or “Mosaic” and today I will use “Mosaic.”  So I position my mouse inside the effects search window and type “Mosaic.”  This gets me right to the effect without a lengthy search.  Next, I click and drag the effect onto the clip.  As you can see, the entire clip turned mosaic which is not what we want.

So it’s time to use a mask.  I have three choices…the “Free Draw Bezier,” the “Four Point Polygon Mask” or the  “Ellipse Mask.”  Since I want to blur the face, I’m going to choose the “Ellipse Mask” which immediately adds a circle in the frame.  You notice that the circle has “handles” so that it can be manipulated into the correct position.  Next, I’ll form the mosaic around the face by stretching and moving.  Now, I will position my mouse on the play button that will track the selected mask forward as the subject moves in that direction, and click.  As you can see Premiere is now memorizing and tracking the mosaic blur with it.

Okay it is done and I can click and drag in the timeline to be sure that the face stayed covered.  If adjustments need to be made, that is easy.  Simply click and drag one on of the handles to the desired positon.  By doing so, you are repositioning the keyframe that was automatically generated on the first pas.  If the mosaic circle seems hard, feather it.  And there you have it, a very simple way to track a blur by using a mask and Premiere’s built in tracking.  I hope this tutorial was helpful.  Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more Premiere tutorials as well as visit our website to see the type of video production work that we do.  So until next time…..happy editing.

Brandes Investment Partners – “How Brandes Works”

July 1, 2015

For this memorable project, BizVid Communications was called in to take the highly regarded and internationally known Brandes Investment Partners’ productions to another level in creating a “How Brandes Works” video.

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CND Revlon – “Creating Embellishments”

June 29, 2015

CND Revlon markets their nail products to beauticians and nail professionals internationally, rather than to the consumer. As such, our training and instruction videos must communicate with very knowledgeable individuals. Our camera work must be framed very tightly to capture the intricacies of nail polish brushstrokes and the nuances of creating unique looks.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb

June 28, 2015

Many video disciplines came to bear for our Bristol-Myers Squibb “You can Tap if you Want to” music and dance video. While the target market was small and private for our client, the actual tapping actions tied to preparing their new diabetes insulin injection device required a great deal of planning.

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