One of the benefits of BizVid Communications being in the video production business is the variety of client projects we get to involve ourselves with. In any given month we can be producing a video that details the business of using under-water equipment, or documenting surgical procedures in the O.R., or even the E.R.
We recently received a call from the Department of the Navy asking us to produce a series of videos for their Marine Corps officer recruitment program. We jumped at the chance to support this bigger cause.
After the deal was sealed, we arranged a rather complex six day taping schedule. On three of the days we were on-location at MCRD, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. We spent the remaining time at the Marine recruitment center in Riverside.
All on-camera talent was provided by the Marines and they were superb. The project consisted of two scripts, each about 44-pages in length. 44 pages is a lot of copy for professionals, let alone amateurs, to learn. We were a little nervous about keeping to the taping schedule not knowing if the on-camera talent could handle the required memorization load. But they did and, in fact, we finished in a little less than the required six days.
Upon completing the Marine Corps video project, the symbolism of that accomplishment hit us. Working with such a dedicated group of people, it reminded us of how BizVid pledges its own dedication to the welfare of our video clients. It is a call that we answer every time we are called upon, no matter the size or scope of the project.