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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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Emergency Room Training Video Tips

June 17, 2015

Thank you for joining us on another blog from Bizvid Communications, a leading video production company located in San Diego California. Every once in a while, we have a really, really fun project. And this is one of them. I want you to meet Dr. David Gordon, an MD specializing in emergency medicine.

Dr. Gordon is here today on behalf of the EMRA (Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association), and the SAEM (Society for Academic Emergency Medicine), two organizations that are on the forefront in the areas of emergency medicine training.

Dr., tell us briefly what you do and the reason why we are here today.

(Dr. Gordon:) I am an emergency medicine physician and I also am a training director for emergency medicine. I work closely with medical students all the time. This is part of the endeavor to provide emergency training and instruction to the next generation of emergency medical employees.

(Caz:) What the training does is to communicate with students on how to properly present a patient diagnosis to the attending physician at the emergency room. As you can guess, it would be very troubling and counterproductive if you presented all of the superfluous information when communicating with the on-location attending physician. So, today the doctor and the cast are instructing medical students on how that should come to pass. So, Dr. Gordon, tell us a little bit about how you were able to do that today.

(Dr. Gordon:) Anyone in emergency medicine knows that verbal communication skills can be difficult to acquire. And, as educators, we all want to find better ways to communicate with our students. So other emergency room professionals realized that we should create a video that could be used throughout the medical community to communicate with medical students on how to offer a patient diagnosis to an attending physician in an emergency room environment.

(Caz:) So, if you happen to be the person in the emergency room, you know how important it is that the medical people that are caring for you acquire your appropriate information, and properly disseminate that information to others who will be responsible for making you feel better. Dr., do you have any words of wisdom on instructing patients, and emergency medical students?

(Dr. Gordon:) I think, on our end, it is important that the patient is very clear about why you are coming to the emergency room…What your expectations are, and what your concerns are. Also, it is important to know a little bit about your own history, your current medications and so forth, because those are the things that will be helpful in ascertaining an accurate diagnosis to help you.

(Caz:) Doctor David Gordon, thank you for joining us on this informative blog. I will tell you what, if you have a medical emergency, it’s great to have the confidence that the people you are talking to really know their stuff. And, that’s what training videos like this are made for.

Creating a Medical Training Video

June 1, 2015

Thank you for joining us on this blog from Bizvid Communications, a leading video production company located in San Diego California. My name is Caz Taylor.  We have a lot of fun on our video shoots, and this is no exception.

On behalf of the EMRA (Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association), and the SAEM (Society for Academic Emergency Medicine), Dr. David Gordon is here. Besides being a physician, he is an instructor and an emergency room expert. One of the things that he does on a professional level is to teach medical students how to diagnose patients in an emergency environment, and relay that information clearly to an on-duty attending physician.

Dr., tell us a little bit about your strategy behind the shooting session which we just completed.

(Dr. Gordon:) With the current generation of learners they have certain expectations. Things do have to have an entertainment value. Further, they need their information to be concise and to the point. We thought that video was a great medium to reach them.

(Caz:) It was fun to watch Dr. Gordon, and all of his teammates come together today. They not only understand the business of emergency medicine, but were able to communicate the message using a cast of medical students and experts who were non-professional actors. But, they did so well because they truly understood the topic. Dr. Gordon, is there anything that struck you when we went through the videotaping today?

(Dr. Gordon:) First, it was a blast. Secondly, I learned a lot about your artistry, and what goes on behind the scenes to make a video production work. That includes the lighting, the sound, and the framing. So, we were able to do things using video, which we were not able to convey all by ourselves. We really appreciate the help.

(Caz:) So, my viewing friend, here’s a tip for those who do video on one side of the camera or the other. It is a good idea to know, and understand your topic. That way, when you speak about the topic, you can express it clearly, and concisely. Then, everybody understands the message, and it is a lot of fun.

So, thank you for joining us on this blog.