Location preparation makes or breaks a Boston video production shoot. There are many important factors that go into making a set run smoothly and efficiently. Recently Jason Sanchez and I worked on creating marketing video for the Boston video production company we were interning at, Skillman Video Group. While filming in difference settings around the downtown Boston area, both of us and our video production crew had to evaluate the certain locations. At each individual film sites there are certain benefits and setbacks that challenge any film crew and there were a few that stood out on this particular video production shoot.
The majority of this film project was done indoors at an office setting. Being both the director and producer, we decided that no additional lighting was needed for the Boston video production because of the natural and interior light in the room. This was a smart decision because there would be less equipment to carry around but would cause more work to be done in post editing. Since no shot would be similar in lighting, the work done after the filming would have to be taken into consideration. Lighting is a very important part of any Boston video production service with any location so a producer has to be certain to either bring the equipment or not.
Another technical item that has to be checked off the location prep list is external noise factors. Since a big portion of the video production was done in an office, our film crew was fortunate not to have to deal with too much noise other than AC units and maybe some causal office conversations. But there was a section that was filmed outside by the Boston Harbor. It was here that we as producer and director of this production realized that audio was going to be difficult with so much commotion whether it was the people, bikes, or boats passing through. Changing the method in which we gathered the audio feed improved this issue. The location proved to be a beautiful site but did have its challenges.
At SVG, a Boston video marketing company, we take into consideration the location challenges that a production shoot can have and figure out the best way to accommodate any client. No production project is ever going to be the same so preparing for the set location can help with certain issues like lighting and audio recording. Thinking about these factors will overall benefit any set and make the film process easier.
Skillman Videography Group LLC specializes in video production services Boston. Call us anytime at 1-800-784-0140.