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Capturing Views and Dealing with Window Light

Boston Video Production Services

This past week, Skillman Video Group was asked to create a corporate training video for Coverys, an insurance company specializing in medical malpractice insurance. We knew that we wanted to use the expansive views of downtown Boston from their conference room on the 14th floor of the financial building. As an experienced Boston video production team, we knew that shooting with window light, especially when a subject is facing away from the window, would require Boston video production, Downtown boston, corporate video shootsome extensive light manipulation. For the shots, we used multiple lights, c-stands, and adjustments in order to create well-lit scenes.

Corporate Training Video Production

Before arriving, we anticipated having to use ND (neutral density) gel for the windows. When we got there, we realized that the windows already had a tainted green finish on them which would contrast the gel in an uncomplimentary way. We chose to forget the gel and utilize artificial lights as the main manipulators.The interviewees each had their back to the windows, and so the camera faced direct light from the outside. To battle this, we positioned two light stands and a light reflector around the subject to create a well-lit scene on the opposite side of the window.

Training Video

Each interview was shot from a different window in order to portray various perspectives into the expansive downtown views of Boston. It took a lot of assembly, maneuvering and adjusting to light each subject favorably while not white-washing the background. As the interviews continued, we had a forest of cords, gaffers tape, and c-stands sprawled throughout the conference room making walking a bit of a cautionary task.

We knew that working with the window light and the positions of the subjects would require extra time and attention, but the background visuals of downtown Boston were too good to not utilize. When it comes to Boston video production, having the equipment, patience, and adaptability to utilize each setting to its fullest potential is a crucial aspect of getting the best finished product from each project. For Coverys and this particular corporate training video, we were happy to put in the extra effort and time in order to make the most out of that environment and those downtown views.

Skillman Videography Group LLC specializes in Boston video marketing. Call us anytime at 1-800-784-0140.

Professional Video Tools

Skillman Video Group recently worked with one of our clients “PerkinElmer” at their facilities in Hopkinton, MA to create a new corporate training video. We pride ourselves in having a collaborative creative process with our clients; allowing them to describe the ways they’d like their film to look and feel, as well as content and design. Once a script was created, and a goal was set, it was time for us to bring in our professional video production team. While the creative process is collaborative, we like to make sure that we bring our very best equipment to make you look your very best.


It’s no easy job transforming a conference room into a film set, however SVGboston video production services has all the tools to do so – and quickly! To match the feel of what the client wanted the video to have, we set up our accessories to professionally hang an “infinite white” backdrop; creating an ethereal space that perfectly matched the theme of the corporate training video. A solid, light backdrop also helps the actor in front of it to pop; becoming the center of attention without any distractions or harsh lighting.



Next, our Boston professional videographer set up his 5 Aputure lights. This ensured that not only was the backdrop perfectly lit, but the actor as well. Each light served its own professional function: two were pointed to illuminate the backdrop, and three were focused on our actor from specifically different angles. Professional lighting (and the positioning thereof) is essential for a successful video, and utilizing LED lighting ensures perfection.

Camera + Teleprompter

One of the best cameras in the industry, Canon DX Mark II yielded beautifulprofessional video production footage on our PerkinElmer shoot. With a wide assortment of different lenses whenever needed, our professional videographer brought his A-game. Using external microphones in tandem with the Canon camera made the actor sound clear and crisp. He did not need to worry about over-projecting or sounding fake; everything he naturally said was perfectly recorded.

On that note, to ensure that everything he said was perfectly recorded, we also used a professional teleprompter on location. The QTV FDP 12 Teleprompter is one of the best in the ‘biz. This high bright model allows an actor to read the lines directly over the camera lens (by manipulating the text with mirrors), and can easily be read indoors or outside, day or night. Our professional teleprompter associate used the “Magic Scroll” software for his text, giving him complete control over the size, speed, and quality of the lines.

While this was just some of the equipment used for this particular shoot, we make sure to provide you with any and all the equipment needed to deliver exactly what you’d like for your next shoot. There is no limit to the resources and equipment our professional video production team can deliver, and we look forward to showing you how great your video will look at your next shoot with us!

Skillman Video Group, LLC specializes in Boston video production. Please call 1-800-784-0140 to learn more.