Video Production

Recording the Video

The Crew

People think of the video shoot as the video production. That’s because it is the heart of what eImage does. But it rests on meticulous pre-production planning and culminates in post-production. No element is viable on its own.

Depending on the size of a project, a video shoot can be one person with a camera, or a whole crew: lighting people, sometimes with a whole grip truck of equipment, an audio person with all their gear, a makeup artist with a cart, a drone pilot with a drone, extra camerapeople with cameras, production assistant(s), etc. eImage’s crew grows and shrinks as needed, we keep the video production lean, but staffed enough to get your particular job done right. A typical job is a two or three-person crew.

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The Video Director

Did you notice that a Director was missing from the previous paragraph? They’re never missing in one of our shoots. If the project is a one-man-band operation, the Videographer also a Director, experienced in shooting as well as editing. The client is guaranteed that what we shoot will edit together smoothly and tell the story fully. Of course in a larger video production the Director is the one leading the shoot while the Producer organizes resources.

Equipment

We love this business because it’s a perfect blend of art and science. The technical side of video production rests on excellent equipment which we always keep up-to-date. Whether we provide videography in the Bay Area or shoot abroad, we always do so with professional large-sensor 4k cameras, modern LED lighting and broadcast-quality microphones. We have a gyro-stabilized camera gimbal and camera sliders of various lengths for silky-smooth camera moves. We have a beautiful lens just for interviews. We even have a wireless video monitoring solution so you can watch exactly what the camera sees right on your phone. But this kind of video production doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Most of the time we come with all this gear packed into a single SUV.

Studio Facilities

A good portion of our video production happens on location, whether it’s the client’s office, factory or other facility. But sometimes you need us to provide the space. We have a small in-house insert stage, big enough for a single-person presentation or interview. We often use it for green screen presentations. For larger productions we work with sound stages around the Bay Area so that we book exactly what your project needs.

Select Video Samples

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Skeleton Crew Documentary

A short documentary for social media, promoting a local Grocery Outlet’s participation in feeding families put in isolation during COVID-19. eImage shot it news-style with a 2-person crew.

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Studio Production

This minimalistic all-white program for an advertising agency required a studio, a crew of eight, one actress and four ad agency clients.

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Domestic Travel

A branding video for VMware we shot all over the US. Sometimes we use local lighting or audio people but for this project we brought all our own gear while still traveling light.

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Global Travel

Here is a documentary we shot for Hewlett Packard in Paraguay. Our crew of two traveled very light and shot with DSLRs to look like tourists.

Travel

We’re thrilled to hit the road for video production nationwide or abroad. Our European upbringing makes us comfortable in non-English speaking countries, and we’ve shot in seventeen countries on four continents and one sea.

Client Testimonial

as posted on Google

eImage has been my go-to for years. World Class creativity and deliverables EVERY time.”

Karl Schwoob, HP★★★★★
Karl Schwoob
Project Manager
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Client Testimonial

as posted on Google

eImage has been my go-to for years. World Class creativity and deliverables EVERY time.”

Karl Schwoob, HP★★★★★
Karl Schwoob
Project Manager
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Consult with us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

So whether it’s simple videography right here in San Francisco or full-scale video production services anywhere in the world, eImage has you covered. Now let’s move on to post production.