Video Production Edmonton - The Definitive Guide
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We have produced hundreds of videos for clients over years including :
Web video ads
Pre roll ads / social media videos
Motion graphics video
The list is long and growing! If your company needs any kind of video production work done, we can help you.
Why DC Brandon Films?
We are committed to excellence and the creation of video content that goes beyond expectation.
With our marketing and sales oriented pre-production process to filming on RED EPIC-W s35 8K cinema camera with 3-axis gimbal, cinema lenses and lighting kits to advanced colour grading in DaVinci Resolve, we take projects to a whole new level.
Our team is structured in a way that allows us to cater to clients of all shapes and sizes.
At our core we have Derek Brandon our founder, DP and story editor. Daphne Chen is our camera operator and editor and we have a team of 6 writers and producers we work with on a project-by-project basis. Our sound engineer, gaffers, 1st ac and so on are sub-contracted per job, but we know each of them very well and trust their work. We keep our circle tight and depend on creatives we have done work with in the past to ensure our clients get an amazing final product.
How is success measured on a video project?
We determine that a project has been successful if our clients are happy with what they have received. At the end of the day, we are here to serve you and will do our utmost to make sure you are happy with what we have created for you.
What is one project we are proud of?
There are many projects over the years that we are proud of but the one that stands out is a project we did for The Good Samaritan Society. It is such a wonderful organization that helps so many people. To create a promotional video for them was an honour and a privilege.
The importance of good communication
The most important aspect of the client relationship during production is clear and effective communication.
Planning is huge and most of that takes place during the pre production phase, but invariably things come up during production that require judgement calls and that often means being able to connect with the client to make sure their needs are being met. We are active communicators.
How long do video productions normally take to complete?
Do you need to have your video project completed soon? Our best advice is to contact us today. Video takes more time to prep for than many clients think it does.
Video production is a unique beast and requires meticulous planning, both in pre-production and production. Post production is all about executing on the plan and organization.
Some projects can be completed in hours or a couple days. Others take a month or 6.
A typical interview/event/low budget video timeline looks like this:
2 – 3 hours planning and pre production
1 day of filming and production
1-2 days of post production
3 -4 days total
A typical corporate video/promo video/ad/higher end video timeline looks like this:
2 - 5 days of planning and pre production
2 – 5 days of filming and production
2 – 10 days of editing and post production
6 – 20 days total
Short films, documentaries and other works can take significantly longer and require more manpower to complete.
There is no one size fits all in the video production world.
Examples of what can impact a production schedule
Storms, extreme cold temperatures if we are filming outside
Talent you want may have other commitments/timelines
A look at the typical production process
Here at DC Brandon Films, we have developed a process over the years to ensure each video production we take on goes smoothly and stays on time and on budget.
Below are the stages of development that most promotional, corporate and commercial video projects adhere to:
STAGE 1: CONSULT & QUOTE
In the first stage of the project we ask you to tell us:
your vision for the project
the business goal you wish to achieve
We then offer a quote and have you sign a contract if you accept the quote.
STAGE 2: CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
We translate your ideas into concise and powerful concepts that align with your business objectives and work well with the medium of video. Not everyone can write for video or film—it takes a unique talent and luckily we have some of the best writers around. To get started, simply contact us for a consultation.
STAGE 3: PRE PRODUCTION
Once the concept finalized we write a script. This includes everything from lines to locations. From there we get your approval to go ahead and find locations, actors and additional crew (if needed for larger jobs) and schedule production dates.
STAGE 4: PRODUCTION
We have a variety of top of the line equipment in house and shoot on everything from high end Sony to RED, Blackmagic Design, Canon and others.
We love to incorporate additional tools like our brushless gimbal (DJI Ronin M), dolly tacking, drones, cranes, RC cars—whatever it takes to get amazing shots.
While many shoots include actors and models others feature company workers, people not necessarily at home in front of the camera and lights.
Don’t worry! We are very easy to work with and take pride in our ability to get people to relax and enjoy the experience of working in front of the camera.
STAGE 5: POST PRODUCTION
Post production begins when the shooting ends. Our editor, colorist and sound designer take over from here and build the footage to match the script. Because our Edmonton editing suites are centrally located, we’re able to get started on your video immediately so that we can get the video completed as fast as possible without compromising on it’s quality.
No sending footage to Toronto or Vancouver. We are local and very proud of it! We handle everything from editing, sound design, sound effects, colour correction and grading, music, graphics, animation, DVD and Blu-ray authoring and design and deliverables for broadcast or the web.
You name your channel, we can build the right content for you!
When it comes to screenwriting, experience matters. And not just any experience. You can’t hire a novelist to pen the script for your next 30 second spot, nor can you count on your own internal team to write it (unless you have a screenwriter on staff!)
Depending on the project budget we can write your script in-house or work with experienced screenwriters from across North America in creating the foundation for your video projects.
We ask clients to provide is a one pager that encompasses everything you want to communicate in the final video.
DC Brandon Films was founded in 2008 by Derek Brandon and Daphne Chen. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed! In the beginning we started with YouTube shows and wedding films.
After winning multiple awards for our wedding films we started getting noticed by corporate clients.
Fast forward to today and we have worked with some of Canada’s biggest brands and are proud to produce content for commercial and narrative filmmakers alike.
At this point it’s hard to even forecast what’s in store for the next 10 years. One thing is for sure, it’s going to be exciting!
Video Production Edmonton
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