Video Shooting in Vancouver Done Right

Video Shooting is the Primary Reason why a Production Finishes Beautifully!

The high quality video makes the best beautiful production.. And makes it looks like it was shot on an iPhone.

Whether you call it videography, cinematography or just camera operating, you are working with a camera to capture images. That will result in acquiring footage for the editorial process.

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Contact us if you need an operator or someone to do videography for your event or general video shooting of your production.

Capturing high-quality footage is what I went to film school to do. The video shooting portion of cinematography intrigued me for nearly a decade. This is after winning some film festivals in high school. I was sure there were secret tricks only the pros knew. However, I now know that these are sets of technical skills. Those are skills that can be learned so as to translate any camera or piece of equipment into a medium.

Things to Consider about Video Shooting Vancouver

When we consider video shooting of Vancouver productions, we’re carefully analyzing the Vision, Outcomes and Target Viewer of the production so we can really align all elements towards these key objectives.

Although video shooting Vancouver mostly only refers to the acquisition of footage. In contrast, I am hearing people use the word videographer more often and cinematographer a lot less.

The cinematographer is the seasoned pro on film sets. Situated in a special folding chair right next to the director. This person explores the concept of production and compliments the treatment and narrative. Adding beautiful visuals that are properly lit, composed, and will accentuate the story.

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Roles for Video Shooting Vancouver

For many years I’ve called myself a Vancouver video producer but a creative director or executive producer are all separate roles that play a similar function in the film industry.

When it comes to commercial production, I manage the financials of a production and organize the creative with a great team.

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I’ve been doing this now for over 20 years for companies such as Discovery Channel, Best Buy, Microsoft, Red Bull, Future Shop and many more… We’ve completed over 1000 with our company and finish over 150 videos annually. We now have a very specific and carefully designed workflow, in particular. It is organized by a checklist of outcomes for every stage of video shooting in Vancouver so that each action is in line. 

I highly recommend working with someone as experienced as you can afford!

Pros of Getting a Veteran Videographer

When it comes to the amateur, there are many options but when it comes to the seasoned pro, there are few. The pro always has specific action steps and simplifies your video shooting in Vancouver.

We only handle a certain amount of production because we want to capture less volume and higher quality work. We always take extra steps to make sure our clients are satisfied, proud and excited to share the final product.

  • Cinematography is generally the art of composing visuals. On the other hand, videography refers more to the shooting and acquisition component.
  • Option the videographer will just handle the operating of the camera and hand the rest off to an editor. Some use the word “operator”. Although, it refers to someone just handling the camera and likewise normally part of a larger team workflow.

So if you need your event covered, need some interviews produced, or need a proper professional commercial to be exposed to 100,000 viewers, this is video shooting in Vancouver.

Whether you’re working on a massive video shooting in Vancouver or something simple and small, the workflow is often similar. 

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Stages We do in Shooting a Video

Every Vancouver shoot starts with a research phase that we call a Discovery Session to ask a series of questions and really unpacked the clients’ Vision, Target Viewer, and Outcomes. 

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  • Development is taking that Vision and any loose ideas and organizing them into a set of paperwork. We call this a Production Book. It can range from a page or two in an email summary all the way up to 60 or 80 pages. Still, it will be subject to a client’s review and approval. This is the concept development phase.
  • After research and development, we move into the pre-production phase which is where the rubber meets the road. This is the booking, scheduling, and organizing of your shoot. This is also the part where we book people, cast talents, and scout locations. Everything needs to be organized, scheduled, and ready to go at a moment’s notice.
  • Production is where video shooting in Vancouver mostly occurs. Either with a simple one or two-person team all the way up to 50 person team.

With our company, we mostly work with small teams under 5 because we can get great talent, great operators and do the video shooting in Vancouver ourselves.

Post Production and Editions

After your video shooting in Vancouver, your footage is loaded onto a hard drive and handed over to the editorial department. This small team often just includes one editor who will carefully sort through all of your footage and do multiple passes to really become familiar with what was captured. Editorial slowly whittles down all of your best takes to one organized timeline.

Editing is all about crafting a beautiful story that moves and influences the viewer. The video shooting  Vancouver component of a production is really only one small part. A beautifully shot video is like a painting hanging on a wall, it’s nothing without your viewers.

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About the Author

Colter Ripley is the Executive Producer for Red+Ripley and a Video Producer. We’ve been producing videos for over 18 years after winning film festivals nearly two-decades ago.

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

His main focus is collaborative and custom video production. He guarantees lots of customer service and the final product that clients will be 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.

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