How We’ll Work Closely With You to Film B-roll and Raw Footage of Your Event or Project.

It’s no secret that the world of video production is constantly changing. As new technologies arise, so must our strategies for creating content. With this in mind, we’ve found new ways to provide streamlined and efficient services to production companies. As a leading provider of virtual sets and green screens in the film industry, St Louis Video understands how vital effective communication with clients is to their business—and any other company’s business, for that matter. We know that choosing the right partner can be difficult and involve a lot of back and forth before coming to an agreement. That’s why we’re here to streamline the process for you as much as possible.

What is b-roll and what does it do?

B-roll is short footage shot at the same time as a longer video clip, usually using a camera with a different framing or visual style. B-roll is often used in news, reality television, documentaries, and filmmaking to provide visual information about a subject that cannot be captured with a close-up or wide-shot. B-roll can be helpful in a variety of situations, such as when you want to illustrate a concept visually but don’t have the right actors or equipment on hand. B-roll can also be used to illustrate the context of the main video clip. If you’re filming an interview, for example, b-roll can be used to illustrate the setting or give more information about the interviewee’s environment.

Why do you need B-roll?

There are a variety of reasons why you’d want to use B-roll in your video content. It can help your audience better understand what’s going on in the shot, it can add visual interest, and it can help you show a larger amount of content in less time. Let’s say, for example, that you’re filming a documentary about the rise of modern technology. If the documentary is mainly interviews, your audience might find it hard to follow the information being discussed. In this situation, B-roll can be used to illustrate concepts being discussed in the interviews.

video production crewing services for b-roll
video production crewing services for b-roll

What does a typical B-roll shoot look like?

In a typical B-roll shoot, you would have a photographer on hand with a camera styled to create a different look. This photographer would be shooting footage that you would then be able to splice into the longer video clip, adding a more visual style to your video content. A B-roll shoot can also involve filming subjects that are relevant to the video you’re creating, such as people walking in a busy city or computer parts being assembled.

When to use B-roll in your video content

B-roll is an effective technique for illustration, but it’s not something you should overdo. You should only use it when necessary. If you’re filming a one-on-one interview, for example, you don’t have to have a cityscape in the background. Similarly, if you’re filming an interview, you don’t have to have a close-up of the interviewer’s face. B-roll can be useful in these situations, but only if it’s absolutely necessary.

Video taping b-roll

Final Words

Now that you know more about B-roll and what it can do for your video content, it’s time to start planning a shoot. Of course, you may still be wondering who you should hire to film your b-roll. Fortunately, thanks to the streamlined communication of St Louis Video, it’s easy to find a virtual set and green screen production company to work with. Just fill out our online form today to get started.

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Mike Haller
St Louis Video Producer
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What You Need to Know About Video Production Crews.

When you have an idea for a video, the first step is to find out what kind of production crew you’ll need to bring that idea to life. Video production crews are those people on set who make sure everything goes smoothly and the video gets made. There are several different roles in video production, each one with its own responsibilities. The type of crew you hire for your shoot will depend on the type of video you’re creating, its location, and its intended final viewing format. Having a clear idea of what is needed from your video production crew before hiring them will save you time and money and help get your project off to a good start. This blog post covers everything you need to know about video production crews so that next time you have an idea for a new video, the process of bringing it to life won’t be so difficult.

What is a Video Production Crew?

Any group of people hired to work on a video shoot can be called a crew. But depending on the type of work they do, they may be called a production crew, a videography crew, or a camera crew. The terms are often used interchangeably and they can vary from country to country. Regardless of how they are called, they share the same goal of eventually producing a video. Video production crews are the people who bring the idea for a video to life. They are the ones who make sure the video gets made. The members of the crew are the people behind the scenes making sure everything is running smoothly. There are several different roles in video production, each one with its own responsibilities. The type of crew you hire for your shoot will depend on the type of video you’re creating, its location, and its intended final viewing format. Having a clear idea of what is needed from your video production crew before hiring them will save you time and money and help get your project off to a good start. This blog post covers everything you need to know about video production crews so that next time you have an idea for a new video, the process of bringing it to life won’t be so difficult.

Camera Operator(s) and Videographer(s)

The camera operator(s) are the people who control the camera(s) and lighting. They will direct the videographer(s) as they shoot, and they will also be responsible for setting up the lighting. If you are shooting a single camera video, the videographer will also be the camera operator. Depending on the type of video you’re creating, you may need one or more camera operators. The number of cameras you use will depend on the type of video you’re creating. A one-camera shoot is usually used for interviews, guest posts, and webinars. This type of video is often created in a studio and may be shot in front of a green screen. It may also be shot in a single location, such as a talking head video where the person being interviewed is sitting behind a desk or at a table. The most common type of shoot is a two-camera shoot. This type of video is often created for the content you would put on your YouTube Channel or for an explainer video for your business. A two-camera shoot is also needed if you are producing an interview with more than one person. A three-camera shoot is more common in television shows, talk shows, and long-form interviews. This type of shoot requires a third camera operator to record the audio with a separate microphone.

Video taping camera operator on location
Video taping camera operator on location

Voice Over Talent (VOT).

Voice over talent (VOT) is the person who provides the voice over for your video. This may be the host or the person delivering the core message of the video. Or it may be the person who provides the voice for animated characters or cartoons. The VOT will record their voice in a recording studio and you will use the recorded audio to narrate your video. You may need to hire a voiceover talent if you are creating an explainer video for your business or if you are creating an animated video. If you are creating a traditional video, you may find that you’re the best person to provide voiceover. Or you might decide to hire a voiceover artist to record the voice for an additional fee.

Audio Engineer(s) and Music Producer(s)

The audio engineer(s) and music producer(s) work together and will be responsible for recording the sound on set. Depending on the type of video you’re creating, you may need only one or you may need both. An audio engineer is hired whenever you need to record audio that will be heard in a video. This may be an interview, a phone call, or a presentation. When you need to use an external microphone for an interview or a phone call, an audio engineer will be needed to make sure that the sound is clear and that it matches the video camera. The music producer will be responsible for finding a composer to create the music for your video. This person may also create the audio for your video.

Video editors

Video editors are responsible for editing the video after it has been shot. Depending on the type of video you’re creating, you may need to hire a single video editor or you may need a team of editors to work on the video together. You should hire a video editor if you need to create a long form video or if you need to put together a series of short videos. A single video editor may be needed if you are creating a single long-form video. A team of video editors may be needed if you are producing a series of videos, such as a weekly web series or a series of short tutorial videos.

Camera operator working with a jib arm for a specific shot
Camera operator working with a jib arm for a specific shot

Conclusion

Video production crews are the people who bring the idea for a video to life. They are the ones who make sure the video gets made. The members of the crew are the people behind the scenes making sure everything is running smoothly. There are several different roles in video production, each one with its own responsibilities. The type of crew you hire for your shoot will depend on the type of video you’re creating, its location, and its intended final viewing format. Having a clear idea of what is needed from your video production crew before hiring them will save you time and money and help get your project off to a good start.

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Mike Haller
St Louis Video Producer
stlouisvideos@gmail.com

Building Trust and Providing Value with High-Quality Video Production Content

A well-made video is a powerful marketing tool that can help you reach a larger audience and promote your brand. But how do you make a professional video that will grab attention and leave a lasting impression? Here are some tips to get you started.

Your video is the first thing people see when they visit your website, which means it’s a great opportunity to grab their attention and leave a lasting impression. A well-made video can help you reach a larger audience, promote your brand, and generate more sales.

We know that making a professional video can seem intimidating, but don’t worry! We’ve got some tips for you to make sure your next video is as professional as possible.

  1. Have a clear goal in mind. What do you want your audience to remember? What action do you want them to take after watching the video? This will help you decide what kind of content and visuals you need to create.
  2. Know your audience. Who are they, and what do they want from a video? What is their age range? Gender? Are they familiar with your brand already, or are they new to it? You can get some basic information by looking at the demographics of your social media followers or website visitors.
  3. Choose an engaging format that matches your message. For example, if you’re trying to promote a new product or service, consider using a testimonial video or explainer video as opposed to a straight-up sales pitch; if you want people to share your video on social media, use simple graphics and text over complex animations; if it’s important for viewers to understand something quickly (like how an app works), consider using animation instead of live action footage.

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Mike Haller
St Louis Video Producer
stlouisvideos@gmail.com

Video Creation Specialists | Production and Post

We produce creative, unique and fun videos for those folks watching at home, office, theatre, bar or mobile device.

We’re your creative production partners, making everything easier for you, and the people we put on camera. Crafting stories that truly connect, and make memorable impressions – beautifully, on time and on budget.

We Create and Edit Content. Our Creative Team Offers State-of-the-Art Video Production from Concept to Completion. Commercials. Award Winning Productions. On Air Promos.

Production

LET’S WORK ON THE SCRIPT

Once we have the script and shot sheet, we provide the right talent for your project. Whether it’s a live corporate event, employee training, music, fashion, web, and TV video production, we have the experience. We offer professional High Definition (HD) video production services with high quality craftsmanship in all phases of production, including concept creation, scripts and storyboards, talent and location scouting, on-location or in studio production

Post Production
ADD THE FINISHING TOUCHES
Our editors and designers work collaboratively to utilize your brand style within a set budget. For finishing touches, we create animations and motion graphics along with color grading and audio completion.

We’ll do whatever it takes to get it all done right.

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Mike Haller
St Louis Video Producer
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Video production crews St Louis | Customer and Employee Testimonials | B-roll footage

Looking for experienced St Louis Video Crews with top quality cameras and all the necessary gear?

While every project is unique, we’re here to identify and implement a cost-effective video production strategy that will allow you to seamlessly leverage video production services in St Louis or anywhere for your organization. Our process will take you from identifying the creative direction for the project through production, and post-production.

Interviews & testimonial productions
Interview/Testimonial Style Videos: We have produced thousands of interview style videos from standard original look to story line styles.

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Mike Haller
St Louis Video Producer
stlouisvideos@gmail.com

Drone Aerial Video | Construction Progress

St. Louis drone pilots

Be sure to use our services to capture in-progress aerial construction photos at regular intervals to make sure the project is kept on schedule. After construction is complete, let our Drone Services showcase your new project through high definition 4K video and high resolution still images for use in marketing commercials and brochures.

Aerial drone photos and videos are excellent tools for monitoring construction or demolition progress on a consistent basis, getting a detailed overview of your project, and highlighting your completed work.

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Mike Haller
St Louis Video Producer
stlouisvideos@gmail.com

Professional, Commercial Headshots and Business Portraits.

Your marketing portrait should be professional, classic, and timeless to put your best face forward to your new and existing clients.

Don’t let your professional marketing image be negatively affected by an amateur looking snapshot. You are a professional…your portrait should be too!

Our executive headshot portraiture will improve your marketing image for business cards, newsletters, websites, social networking, sales staff portraits, and advertising.

Our pricing includes all the travel, setup time, shooting time, some editing/image calibration/Photoshop time and the delivery of the images on a website to download. When shooting on Location, it usually takes about an hour or less to set up the necessary lights and equipment in the book area you have selected and usually takes about 15-20 minutes a person. I do bring a laptop to view the images so we make sure we are getting what we need from each person. After the images are shot, we post all the images to a website for viewing.

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Mike Haller
St Louis Video Producer
stlouisvideos@gmail.com

Social marketing and webcasting videos.

We have years of live webcast, live video, social media live streaming and virtual event experience. This includes everything from concepting and outlining your event, to production and broadcasting.

The first rule of marketing is to go where your customers are. Social media gives you an instant dialogue with each one of them, exactly where they are, all across your markets.

The two fastest growing components of the Internet, social media and online video, are fueling each other’s growth. According to a recent study about online video usage and drivers, referral traffic from Facebook and Twitter lead to the longest video viewing times and it’s growing faster than traditional search engines as a source of video views.

Call us to see how we can help you reach your audience on social media with live videos, streaming and social hookups.

314-913-5626
Mike Haller
St Louis Video Producer
stlouisvideos@gmail.com