Below are answers to some of the questions we have been asked frequently. If you have more questions or concerns please contact us.
How do I choose a video production company?
Always ask for their demo reel and see if they ask the right questions to understand your target audience. If they are not understanding your needs, they will not be able to convey your message successfully.
What services do you provide?
We cover all aspects of production including script-writing, project management, cinematography, editing, digital compositing, visual effects, motion graphics and media applications. You can find more detailed information on the Capabilities page.
How much will your services cost?
Each project is unique and so is the pricing. Speed, Cost and Quality are always in direct relation with each other and you can only have two of them at any given time. Even if you have a limited budget or if you have a short deadline, we will work with you to get the best product possible within your budget, on-time.
What is Steadicam?
Steadicam is a brand of camera stabilizing mount for motion picture cameras that mechanically isolates it from the operator's movement. It allows for a smooth shot, even when moving quickly over an uneven surface. Before the camera stabilizing system, a director had two choices for moving (or "tracking") shots:
1) The camera could be mounted on a camera dolly, a wheeled mount that rolls on tracks or leveled boards. This is time consuming to set up, and impractical in many situations.
2) The camera operator could hold the camera in his hands. This allows greater speed and flexibility, but even the most skilled operator cannot entirely prevent the camera from shaking. Hand-held footage has traditionally been considered suitable mostly for documentaries, news, reportage work, live action, unrehearsed footage, or as a special effect to evoke an atmosphere of authentic immediacy or cinéma-vérité during dramatic sequences.
While these cinematic techniques are still common, the Steadicam has added another dimension to motion picture cinematography and videography. A Steadicam essentially combines the stabilized steady footage of a conventional tripod mount with the fluid motion of a dolly shot and the flexibility of hand-held camera work. While smoothly following the operator's broad movements, the Steadicam's armature absorbs jerks, bumps, and shakes. Thus making it possible to get smooth tracking shots in locations with uneven floor or narrow hard to navigate places. Steadicam also is a great time saver on location, since when we need to change angles we do not need to reset the tracks etc.
Do you provide Steadicam training?
We do annual training courses for Steadicam operating. On our staff we are lucky to have some of the best operators in the region. We have 3-5 day workshops where we provide extensive training working with both small and large rigs. For more information please contact us.