FAQ – Live streaming
We go to the venue several hours prior to the event to setup the equipment, cameras, lighting, internet connection… You only need to provide electricity and good internet connection (above 700 Kb/s in upload). When the preparation is done we start to film! We can use several cameras for Live shooting and several cameras simultaneously for video recording. We also like to photograph an event that we are shooting. During the event, your audience will watch the live show on any blog, website or channel of your choosing via embeddable video player (similar to YouTube player).
Live streaming depends on a good internet connection. Generally we don’t produce live streamings where good internet connection is not an option. Bare minimum is 700 Kbit/s in upload. We recommend speeds of 1 Mbit/s in upload or more. As a rule of thumb…excellent live streamings need at least 2 Mbit/s upload speed.
Great question ;) Electricity is a necessity of course. We need around 5-6 sockets and a backup wall socket. Also, we need a table for our equipment – 3 m in length and 1m in depth. Detailed technical rider is available once we arrange the Live streaming shooting.
Video player is available as an embeddable component and can be implemented in any website, blog or facebook page. If you have some custom implementations we can surely work something out as we have several years of flash video and live streaming experience.
Yes, of course. Chat widget is also embeddable and users can log in via facebook, twitter or Ustream accounts respectively. When users log in to chat via facebook or twitter their friends & followers instantly see what they are watching and can link back to your site!
Of course. Mobile live streamings are popular nowadays as the mobile connections got cheaper but note that the quality of mobile live streaming event is generally lower than live streaming done through solid wired internet connection.
FAQ – Video production
For sure! With more than 300 video and 4 years behind in filming concert videos, business promo videos, conference shoot outs, multicam live edits, short documentaries, theatre shows, classic journalism reportages, all sorts of interviews, and yes, even a wedding or two. If we don’t got it, you don’t want it!
After you contact us we set up a short meeting in our lair. First we knock your socks off with our ‘out of this world esspreso’ (how else do you think we can endure those late nights working in post?) and than you tell us your initial idea. Then we do a bit of brainstorming and come up with the perfect solution for you. We give you suggestions about your wishes and we decide what to incorporate in the final product. But we also tell you what is a big no-no.
Do you really have to ask? We can rebuild it… we have the technology
Now we upload the video on our video platform, youTube and social networks so that it gets big ratings and viewcount. Of course you get two copies of the video: one optimized for web so that you can upload it wherever you desire, and one in uncompressed quality for your archive and big screen viewing.
FAQ – Post production & Animations
Post production comes after the shooting part of project. It refers to editing, color correction, visual effects, overlays, sound design and effects and bunch more technical stuff. In layman’s term – it’s giving your video a polish and a fancy suit.
Regardless of your shooting equipment, raw video needs a bit of touch up! It needs its colors to pop up, and pristine audio and fancy text overlays… And it definitely needs a good editor to take all the pieces of the puzzle and make an engaging video which will force users to share it to their friends. Putting the artistic side of it aside, in the end that’s what you want isn’t it? ;) So don’t rush your editor! Let him do his magic. You’ll be more happy in the end.
It’s not so hard! You can learn the basic editing technique in about 4 months. Than all the nooks and crannies in the next 4 months. Than you need to spend a few euros on your NLE and a few euros more on hardware strong enough to chew and process HD video. Ok? Done? Now you’re all set? I don’t think so! Next step is practice, practice, practice. Do so for the next 2 years. Minimum. Learn by your mistakes, follow the new trends and technologies on a daily basis, experiment, loose your mind and hair, loose your friends and social life, loose few lovers, hours of unsaved work, gigabytes of files… And even if you do all these things, nothing will help you if you don’t have an artistic eye, a bunch of ideas and design aesthetics. Who needs extra expense? You do! Let the professionals do their thing!