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A Day in the Life of a Video Shoot

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It’s shoot day! Today we’re shooting in our own studio and here’s how it’s going down:

5:00am – Wake up #riseandshine

5:15-6:00am – Stretching and a morning walk #limberup

6:00am-6:45am – Getting ready to go #roundonecoffee

7:00am – Arrive on set #super73

7:30am – Crafty delivered #coffeeandbagels

8:00am – Call time, crew and talent arrive #welcome

8:15am-9:30am – Set up the studio: #sound #teleprompter #camera, talent in #makeup

9:30am-12:00pm – We’re rolling! #rollcamera

12:00pm-12:45pm – Lunch #sandwichesandsalads

12:45pm-3:00pm – We’re rolling again! #rollcamera

3:00pm – Wrap #done

3:00pm-4:00pm – Packing up and transferring data #inthecan

Our crew today consists of a Director of Photography who is also operating the camera, a teleprompter operator, a sound engineer, a producer, a hair and makeup artist, and a production assistant. Also on set is the talent (one speaker in front of the camera) and one representative from the client company. The producer and client help direct the talent, while the Director of Photography makes sure everything looks great.

Today is day one of four at our studio so we’ll keep everything set up as much as possible for a smooth start tomorrow and each day after. After we wrap, it’s important to make sure all the footage is transferred from the camera to hard drives and put in the cloud for post-production.

Well, everything went great and we’re looking forward to tomorrow. And we can’t wait to see the final video! If you have any questions about what it’s like on set, we’re happy to share our insight. Book a call with us and let’s chat!