As a leading San Diego video production company, BizVid Communications is frequently called upon to video tape projects in a variety of locations. Where that location happens to be is dictated by the requirements as outlined in the written script.
Over the years, we have taken our cameras to many different locations. They include, Europe and the Middle East, the ocean and on lakes, in corporate offices and manufacturing plants in surgical centers and dentist offices. All of these areas are rife with certain audio and lighting challenges. This is not the case in a studio environment which is our favorite place to shoot.
The studio, besides having a glamorous ring to it, is the perfect environment. Unlike outdoor locations where uncontrollable light and sound are big issues, the studio poses none of these problems. All elements are perfectly controllable.
To illustrate, I will use the example of what happened recently. We were at an outside location taping a company CEO. Her duty was to deliver some dialogue then turn and walk off camera. This action was not her strong suit and we were several takes into the process when it looked as though we had finally achieved success. But, just as she was about to say the last words of the dialogue, a very loud airplane flew overhead and the take was ruined.
In this instance, the studio environment would have been ideal. Because of its sound integrity, there would not have been an interruption and the take would have been successful. And, while it is nice to travel and visit different locales, we prefer the sound stage and the control it affords us in the production process.