First off Happy 2018 to everyone out there. We are so thankful to make it to another year and truly give God all the glory.
We've been doing a lot of work in Atlanta the last couple of months through one of our top clients, School Specialty Inc. They are a very philanthropic company that has partnered with the College Football Playoff Foundation to provide Classroom Makeovers to deserving teachers across the United States.
This year they focused on giving the makeovers away to teachers in the Atlanta Public School systems and we were lucky enough to be able to film and produce a couple different makeovers in the city of Atlanta.
It's a humbling experience to see the reaction of the teachers who get all new desks, technology and varying safety components for their new classroom. But more rewarding is seeing the faces of the kids when they first see their new rooms.
This was never on display more than when we captured the classroom makeover at M.A. Jones Elementary Schools. It's fascinating to watch and we were overjoyed by the response that this video we produced has received.
Take a look for yourself and please give us feedback. Thanks and make 2018 the best year yet.
As we put the final touches on the year of 2017 we are blown away by the opportunities that have come our way this year. We've gotten to produce short films, make new music videos, work with some of the bigger corporations in America, and the list goes on and on.
For all those associated with #OrangeStFilms we say thank you for your hard work and dedication to this very unique craft of Film and Video Production.
As we roll into 2018 we can only hope it's half as good as this year has been. Only God knows what the future holds so we will leave that in his hands and continue to produce great work, be honest and give thanks for every opportunity that comes our way.
Here is a video we recently produced for Brunswick County Schools that we know will have a positive impact through it's message. Take a look at this and more importantly take a look around you and realize the blessings you've been given.
We have #blogged about it on our site before but we feel it's such a necessity in today's video marketing landscape to be a 'multi-threat' when it comes to video production. Online video is so common place today and if you are serious about it there is a huge market to tap into.
What we mean by that is if you are focusing on doing video production, not Movies or TV shows, just video production why would you pigeon hole yourself by only knowing how to do one job? That makes no sense to us and we've preached this many times over the years to many different people. Hopefully it's sunk in for a few.
By this we mean learn to go out and shoot, write, light, sound, direct, music, edit, etc. We are not saying you have to master every area of those fields but if you know how to do each of these it makes you a bigger threat and it will open up many more doors for those who are serious about making a living from video production.
One of our biggest weaknesses is lighting so that's something we've tried to study and get better at over the years. If the budget allows for it on a particular job then a good grip/lighting person is the first person we hire out. With that being said we've put in the work to get better at that skill and all the other skills necessary to provide our clients with the highest quality end product at the most reasonable budget we can manage.
Again if you are serious about making a living out of video production then you are going to have to put in the work of becoming better in the fields you might not be that strong in. It's not going to happen over night and you have to be persistent but if you work hard and you believe in yourself and your abilities to tell a story then you can accomplish anything. We are living proof of it.
Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments about video production.
Hard to believe it's already August 1, 2017. Time flies when you are a bit older.
I remember as a kid thinking that time moved so slow and couldn't wait to be older. Now that I'm older I wish I could put a freeze on time because it will not slow down.
With that being said we have had a busy summer so far at Orange St Films. Been working on several projects behind the scenes that we are in the middle of wrapping up.
Got some new movie things on the horizon too that we will share with the world very soon. Life is good and we have been blessed with a lot and for that we are super thankful.
Have a great month and count your blessings!!!!
First of all late Happy 4th of July to all. We want to thank all of those who have fought to protect our freedom over the years so that we may live free as the greatest country on earth. And also a big thank you to the forefathers who helped create this country back in 1776.
With that being said we recently #produced a short military film called 'Suppressed'. Amazingly we shot the entire film in one day. So we don't want to hear any excuses of why your new project cannot be completed in an ample amount of time.
The film focuses on a soldier who has been on multiple tours of duties and the harsh realities these tours do to our soldiers. Our hopes is that this little film will reach our military personnel or anyone who may be struggling with #PTSD or #Depression. Don't be afraid to seek help if you are struggling with these conditions.
This film is why we do what we do and we hope you will take a minute to view the entire short film and take to heart that it's never to late to get help and you do have options in the grips of depression. Stay safe and work hard.
We recently wrapped up filming and editing a new music video for an old friend and great musician Mike Corrado. The name of the song is 'Beach Bar' (we put the video on the front of our website). The song is very catchy and very summer so we hoped at the opportunity to film this music video.
We shot it a few weeks ago in Wrightsville Beach, NC at a great old beach bar called The Palm Room. The owners and staff were nice enough to allow us to take over the bar for several hours while we did the musician performance piece and the actors segments which you will see all cut together in the final video.
We want to give a big shout out to several involved in bringing this video to life. First Actor and Producer Reid Doyle, who did a great job playing 'the guy' in the video, haha. Camera was Nick Cocuzza and Jim Rose, who also did our steadicam work. Aerial photography was done by Peter Newman of AerialImagesILM, check out his work if you're in need of super professional drone work. The female lead was played by actress/model named Lilah Ivey, she did a great job for us and took direction well and was easy to work with. We also want to thank all the extras that came out to the bar to help us during the musician's performance, much love.
So take a look at the video and give us some honest feedback. We want to grow as filmmakers and learn from each project so we can make the next even better. Thanks for taking the time read this and watch our latest music video.
It's the middle of April and hard to believe that summer is right around the corner. Where we are located it hasn't felt much like winter up to this point. We are blessed to be in the coastal town of Wilmington, NC. Highly recommend the city if you looking for a vacation.
As we gear up for summer we are also taking on new clients and with that we invite you or your business to contact us for any and all of your video needs. We've said it many times but we truly have seen the difference that a well crafted, professional video makes for a company. It really sets your business apart from the competition.
Our work doesn't lie so please take some time to browse some of our past work and realize this is only a small percentage of the work we've produced over the years. Please call or email today with any questions you may have. Have a great rest of the spring.
Written by guest blogger Helen Clark
A pro videographer’s take on common pre-production challenges and how those can be easily handled during the post-production edits.
The Challenges in Film Pre-Production That Can Be Tackled in Post-Production
Making a short story video, a movie, or even shooting a wedding requires not only “how-to” knowledge, but also creativity, time, and effort. It is an energy consuming process which has to be laid upon the firm foundations of pre-production.
Pre-production is a phase in which everything has to be decided and prepared, ranging from scripts and storyboard, to cast members, cinematographers, and directors. But, sometimes during this process, some of the steps get unintentionally neglected, and certain errors tend to occur.
This is where post-production comes to save the day. Here are some examples of how the challenges in film pre-production can be tackled in post-production.
The storyboard is a really important part of pre-production and, when done properly, it makes video editing in the post-production phase a very easy task. It is used to plan an entire video. Graphic illustrations are used to visualize the content of each shot and, if there is some dialogue in the scene, a short description of it is written and attached to the relevant illustration.
If one messes up the sequence of shots, it will make it much harder for the post-production guy or crew, since their job will involve cropping the video and insertion of new sequences; and this is always one time-consuming task.
Weather, Location, and Gear
Sometimes, weather conditions can mess up the colors. In most cases, it is because there was not enough lighting during the take. When you factor in the weather, the location, and the gear used to capture the scene, the colors may vary.
While it may look just fine when watched on the camera’s screen during the shoot, the colors on the screen may not look good after all. This is when producers have to use professional video editing services to correct the colors and fix the lighting to the best of their abilities.
Animations and Special Effects
Animations and special effects are planned during the pre-production process and actors are always informed if certain effects will be used in the scene or if an animated object will be added. They have to know how to position themselves to make the entire scene look as realistic as possible.
Without video editing in post-production, these types of scenes would be impossible. Modern solutions for video editing allow even major corrections of the entire scene. For instance, the entire scene can be re-edited to place the actor exactly where the director needs him or her. Since there are many easily obtainable video editing software tools, special effects, and animations, manipulation is commonly used in both amateur and professional videos.
As you can see, post-production can tackle some serious challenges in film pre-production, especially now when professional videographers have access to the latest technologies and software, to help them with this important task. If you want to expand your knowledge of post-production, feel free to read relevant online articles that cover this topic in-depth.
We are so excited to see what 2017 holds. Like we wrote in a previous post 2016 was such a magical year for our production company and we hoping to roll that success into 2017.
We are super thankful for all the opportunities that come our way whether it's for a film, TV commercial, marketing video or what not we are very humbled by others beliefs in the work that we can produce.
So cheers to 2017 no matter what field you are in. Work hard, be positive, be thankful and forget about the naysayers......who cares about them?
We at Orange St Films had such a productive and eventful 2016 and are so excited to ring in the year and see what 2017 has in store.
We produced many, many marketing videos, along with TV Commercials and music videos. But our biggest accomplishment was finishing our second feature film 'The Terrible Two.' We cannot wait to release this movie to the world in 2017 and have some exciting news about this movie coming out soon, so stay tuned.
Life truly is what you make it and our company is living proof of that. If you want something bad enough and are willing to work hard enough for it anything is possible.
So we challenge anyone who may stumble across this blog, no matter what profession you are in, to make the most of the new year and never give up on your dreams. Chase them with a passion and a desire as if there's no tomorrow. Anything is truly possible if you believe it and work hard enough for it.
Cheers to 2016 and all it brought and a double cheers to 2017 and the possibilities it holds. Stay safe and work hard.
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