How Much Will This Cost?
A fair question, but difficult to answer without knowing the event logistics (who, what, when, where, how long, etc.) as well as the required production setup. Information on common videos produced from events can be found at this link.
What Production Setup Do You Recommend?
The easiest way to answer this is by determining what you plan to use the video for. Situations in which high production value is necessary include a video intended to be used as merchandise, for corporate advertising, if it contains high-profile individuals, or if in your corporate culture, you’re simply use to high quality videos. If however your video is intended for a relative small, internal audience or if the content is projected to have a limited life-span, bells and whistles may not be a justifiable expense.
We always record any event with a minimum of two cameras both for creative and technical reasons. The recent addition of our live-editing Tricaster system is also typically included due to the faster turnaround on deliverables it provides. Any event must also have quality sound and lighting infrastructure.
Lights? Audio? Staging?
These things are necessary for almost every event. If these production elements are not in place through the venue or a third-party AV supplier, they will be included in our estimate through our network of production associates. When contacting us, it’s important that you put us in touch with the individuals managing these things, so we can ensure an adequate setup with proper connections is available for our purposes.
The same technology used in any live TV broadcast can be used to combine multiple cameras, graphics, and pre-recorded material into a video edited as the event takes place. This effectively means we can have a video ready to go immediately after it’s done recording. While there’s always an option retained to tweak and edit or render it down to a more data-friendly format, the turnaround on deliverables is considerably faster than a traditional post-event edit.