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.
This is the second trailer released for the upcoming horror/paranormal film, 'The Terrible Two.'
The Terrible Two follows Albert and Rose Poe as they approach one year since the deaths of their 2 daughters. As the day comes and goes Rose begins hearing her girls voices and things in the house begin to get really dark. Soon Albert and Rose end up fighting for their lives against the very girls that they gave life to.
It's hard to believe that it's December......Where does time go?
When you are a kid you wish your life away and time moves at a snails pace. But the minute you hit 18 and enter the real world it's like hitting a warp zone of time that moves at the speed of light and never slows down.
What's up with that? Can anyone tell time to slow down? Father Time is still undefeated since the beginning of time and will continue to be.
So with that being said, live for the day and enjoy every experience and every minute you are given on this earth because tomorrow is never promised.
There have been studies that suggest that currently adults spend an average of well over an hour a day streaming and watching videos online. The king of online content is youtube and will probably continue to be king as it's set the standard for online video since 2005.
It's important for businesses and corporations to understand how valuable video content is for their website. Not only for websites but for all social media platforms. Social media has taken storm the last 4-6 years and we don't see it slowing down any time soon. So if you're not being aggressive with your social media and online video content you are potentially missing out on a good number of clients.
Through many years of doing video production and talking to literally thousands of people we've come to our own conclusion, and it's not earth shattering or some big revelation, that people would rather hit the play button on a video and have information spoonfed to them rather than read a couple of paragraphs on the same subject matter.
Online video content should be a crucial part of your marketing plan for your business or organization. If you ignore it your competitors will be taking potential clients that could've been yours.
We get asked all the time by aspiring filmmakers/video content producers how to break into video production? One of the first things that we tell those trying to break into the TV/Film/Video Production world is to just pick up a camera and start filming something. Doesn't matter what it is just start filming.
What I mean by this is I tell a lot of those hungry to get into this field to get a camera, you can use your cell phone now as technology moves at lightening speed, and just walk into the woods and learn how to compose a shot by shooting a tree wide, medium, and then tight. Get good and comfortable with a camera and then offer friends and family who might have businesses a free video. Anyone who is in video production has done free videos, probably more times than they care to share.
But this is a good way to learn how to frame a interview, get good b-roll, and learn how to become a storyteller, which I feel is one of the most important skills to have in video/film production if you are serious and want to make a career out of it.
We are not big on filming weddings, nothing wrong with it at all and many companies do a fantastic job with it, but it's just not our thing. But if you are an aspiring filmmaker, doing a wedding at a very low cost is also a really good way to hone your skills and if the couple getting married allow you to do the style that's become so popular these days then you could tell a really cool story about their special day.
This is very broad what we are talking about and there is certainly much more involved than just picking up a camera but that's a great place to start and will benefit you so much in the future if you can learn this skill along with many others.
Feel free to reach out to Orange St Films with any questions or comments about video production.
We recently produced a new video for one of our top clients, Brunswick County Schools. The school system is up for a $152 Million bond vote on November 8, 2016. We were hired to help educate the public on the needs of the system.....and there are more needs than could really be addressed in the video itself (although it was a paltry 6 and a half minutes long).
So we were able to get a great voiceover from Chris Phillips, a fellow we use quite often. We then got a few interviews for the piece and we were able to take our drone up and give the viewers a unique aerial perspective so they could actually see the land and the tops of the schools...in hopes this would open up a few more eyes to the needs of the various schools.
It was a fun shoot but most importantly we are playing a very small part in hopes that this bond gets passed so that so many students in Brunswick County have a better place to learn on a daily basis. It's very gratifying to produce something of this magnitude and who knows maybe it will educate and sway someone who was on the fence of voting for the bond. It is a worthwhile cause and we are honored to be a part of the educational process.
Take a look at the video below or you can find it along with other examples of our work in marketing videos section.
We are producing a new paranormal/horror film called The Terrible Two. This past Monday, June 27th, we received a SD card in the mail that was signed anonymous. There was a note attached to the card that read, "Thought this would be of interest to your movie."
We didn't really know what to make of the card or the note at first and then we popped the card into one of our computers and were absolutely floored by what found on the card.
Our producers have gone back and forth on what we should do with this footage. Should we call the police, paranormal investigators, try and get in touch with members of the Poe family?
Our team has never been put in this position before, so after taking a vote on what we should do we have decided go through the footage and release what we've found on the card over the next 22 days.
Tomorrow, July 1st, we will release 2 of the videos, one at noon and one at 6pm. Each day after that we will release a new video at 6pm until we've pieced together the best we can what was on this card. Some of the content on the card is disturbing and may not be suitable for younger children so please be careful when watching.
Again please use common sense when watching these and don't watch them by yourself in the dark.
The videos will be released on the following site:
There is a section labeled The Terrible Two, the videos can be viewed there.
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