We at KVibe Productions have been working with Fortune 500 company Ernst & Young for a long time now. In fact, they’re one of our oldest clients, and we consider them family.
So, when E&Y came to us recently for help designing and executing a corporate video production, we jumped at the opportunity to take their video to the next level.
However, we’ve been doing corporate and commercial video production for a while now, and we’re fully aware that, no matter how well you know the client, every production is different.
For this particular project, pre-production was key. So, check out what we did to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure the final product is something we all can be proud of.
The speed and efficiency of the video production company you’re working with is always critical to success. Frankly, some companies are more resourceful than others and they can, essentially, see things in a different way.
For this E&Y corporate video, there were two main setups. However, the second needed to be able to accommodate three separate subjects in a revolving chair-type scenario.
Basically, we needed to setup for three different subjects sitting down across from another subject at a table. They’d be coming in one after the other.
That meant that, if we went with a single-camera setup, we’d need a lot of time to re-light and make adjustments throughout the entire shoot to accommodate the different subjects and angles.
So, we decided to take a three-camera approach. We had two set up for OTS close-ups on sticks, and a third camera on a slider for the wide shot, which saved us a ton of setup time.
The setup allowed the actors to act.
While the efficient multiple-camera setup did wonders for the shoot pertaining purely to production, it also made for a much smoother flow in terms of the dialogue as well.
By using the three-camera setup, we were able to allow the scenes to run straight through. It meant remembering more lines for the actors, but it lent the entire scene a very casual and genuinely conversational tone.
We ran through each of the three separate conversations numerous times, so each subject was able to get a feel for the rhythm and pace of the scene along the way.
The result: A highly convincing conversational scene between two subjects that felt real and plausible. Considering the time it saved us in production as well, the multi-cam setup may be something KVibe employs more often moving forward.
Keep checking out our video production work section for the finished Ernst & Young corporate video and, in the mean time, check out this recruitment video we did for them a short time ago.
About KVibe Productions: We’re a full-service film & video production company. Whether you need a web promo video, a commercial video, a corporate video production, or a feature film, KVibe can take you every step of the way, from development through distribution.