Film Events in Vancouver Done Right

Film events in Vancouver are popping up everywhere

There’s Something Magical Going on! Film events in Vancouver are all about great coverage.

Throw into the mix, some attractive camera moves, polish up your edit with some energetic music and attractive color correction and you pretty much have an amazing piece!


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Capturing good-looking people having fun is the foundation of filming any great event. Sometimes we get lost in the details of production and focus on the expensive catering, beautiful flowers or amazing wall-coverings… But nobody can resist good-looking people smiling and having fun.

Film events in Vancouver are also about the presentation because you need to dress for the occasion and blend in with your human surroundings. There’s something about a 14-year-old boy holding a video camera which will make anyone nervous.

Biggest problems in filming events in Vancouver

The biggest problem people have with event video coverage is not getting the right footage. This simple element will have your video producer, cinematographer, videographer or camera operator running around the entire time capturing everything and anything that happens.

The second biggest problem people have when doing film events in Vancouver is not focusing on people.

Nobody connects well with inanimate objects! Although they can be included, any great event video is going to be all about the people and their activities.

Another big problem I’ve seen with event videos is simply not incorporating high-quality equipment. It’s surprising that equipment prices have come down by more than half. What once was a hundred-thousand-dollar video camera is now less than $10,000 with all the extras and even some batteries and media cards.

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Only the best equipment and skills

The main purpose why an event production uses great camera equipment is for the Clarity of the image, simply seeing the image clearly results in awe.


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Another important purpose why an event production uses a high quality audio equipment is for awesome audio. It clearly records anything during filming an event. Providing vividness in sound quality.

Furthermore, the necessity why an event production using camera moves is to emphasize the subject matter. Movement can increase a parallax effect which draws out the features of any object by giving it a more three-dimensional effect.

Combine a great camera with a few simple moves such as pushes and pulls, slides and moves. Add in a few gimbals moves and maybe an introductory drone shot and you have some cinema gold standard.

Making your subject matter feel comfortable and excited to be on camera is a huge feat. One of my biggest achievements as a director is taking normal people and helping them feel calm, comfortable 

Taking in the pros to get the best coverage

When it comes to film events in Vancouver, our company has been producing event videos for nearly 10 years. The amount and volume of great productions we’ve made have come from hundreds of companies we’ve worked with. We rarely cover weddings but love film events in Vancouver for pretty much any genre you can think up.

Some of the most crucial elements to cover in any event:

  • Good-looking happy people having fun
  • Exciting events or engaging activities which draw the eye
  • Beautiful details caught with a cinematic eye
  • Slides, pans, tilts, pushes and pulls nice and smooth
  • Drone establishing shots to show the location

Film events in Vancouver can often be done in half a day. Often a couple of hours of focused effort from a video producer will create some great works of art. When we film events in Vancouver it means getting more involved, and sometimes production lengths can be up to 10 or 12 hours. 

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The need to get the most

Even more so, I continue to be surprised at how involved we can get when filming events in Vancouver because often clients have an eye for polished detail and high-quality productions which really draw attention. We love the idea of capturing beautiful images that really get everyone excited.


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Often people are surprised that 10 or 12 hours can be cut down to 30 seconds. But oh God is it gold. When you shoot tons of shots with a whole lot of variety. To add, it is easy to cut out everything but the absolute best shots to have a highly-polished production.

This is exactly how the pros do it, they carefully select only the best shots which are captured over tens or hundreds of hours of production in order to perfectly combine into only the best scenes.

Enhancing the captured event

Have you ever seen a film event Vancouver that you absolutely loved?

This is what we call a reference so make sure to save it. Having a great video reference helps us determine what kind of shots, sounds, and images you are looking for. Moreover, it brings out the best in the film event Vancouver you want to capture.

Our company owns $150,000 in production equipment which includes; cameras, lights, and computers. We can go on location to capture an event and even edit for same-day delivery.

The main purpose of an editor is to draw out the story and create a powerful narrative that speaks to your target viewer.

When we are working with team members doing event filming in Vancouver or handling post-production and editorial on filming events, we carefully work as a team and collaborate with our clients to create a high-quality final product that speaks to their target viewer.

Sometimes it really takes a careful eye and a sensitive palate in order to see the nuances of any production.

If you’re looking at filming any event production, talk to our team. We work with a lot of companies and individuals when it comes to covering their events!

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About the Author

Colter Ripley is the Executive Producer for Red+Ripley and a Video Producer.


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We’ve been producing videos for over 18 years after winning film festivals nearly two-decades ago.

Colter is certified in the digital film with a specialization in cinematography. Additionally, he has a multimedia diploma and handles project management as a certified business coach.

His main focus is a collaborative and custom video production which guarantees lots of customer service and the final product clients are excited to share!

If you’re looking at working with a great producer for animated explainer video production, definitely give us a call or fire us an email. We’ve been doing this for so many years it’s pretty easy to quickly help.

Email us to discuss your production!

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