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High-Quality Remote Video Production

If you're involved in video production, you probably turned to remote video during the pandemic.What once was a “would be nice” quickly became a “must have”....with some hiccups along the way. We even had to stop filming for a while. But that got old quickly. Our team worked together to find some solutions to continue filming using remote video production. Not sure how that all works? Let’s talk about it.

What Is Remote Video Production?

Filming and producing a video remotely means clients anywhere can hire us to film content and beam them in to watch as we film it. It also means that we can hire teams anywhere, and direct them virtually via Zoom. It's a win win. Because of the pandemic, it became obvious that offering remote production services would become the way of the future. Film production studios like Animus turned to remote and hybrid solutions to meet the demand for continued high-quality film production without being there in person.

What Projects Can You Film Remotely?

Here’s just a sampling of the kinds of videos we can film and produce remotely:

  • Interviews

  • Explainer videos

  • Advertisements

  • Webinars

  • Testimonials

  • Tutorials

  • Podcasts

How It Works

Animus Studios follows a process to make every production the highest quality possible - including remote crews and direction. Let’s take a look at the 7 steps we take when planning and executing any remote production project.

1. We start by pretending that we’re there in person. Why? We want to think about all of the details that local crews need to think about. It keeps us ahead of the game.

2. The next step is vetting local crews and setting up the right equipment. We interview crews for referrals on things like lighting, audio, and hair and makeup. That helps the process go smoothly, even when operated remotely.

3. Remote video production requires a high-level skill set across the board. Animus Studios does not cut costs by removing crew members or opting for the cheapest team. Funds saved from lack of travel are put towards making sure we have the best people for the job.

4. Communication is massively important in a virtual production shoot. Our process involves making sure clients know how to loop us in remotely. We recommend buying a tool like the Engato Camlink to help facilitate this.

5. Before we start production, we set clear expectations with the crew and the client. Part of that is understanding the setup, location, and Internet access so we can continue communicating with everyone throughout the process.

6. Technology sometimes doesn’t work as it should. Calls drop and wifi connections go down. It happens, but our virtual crew makes sure to have a Plan B. Typically, this means we lean on phones and other forms of easily accessible remote video capabilities. The show must go on, as they say.

7. After filming wraps, our team gets access to the footage. Typically we do this by having the crew send us the footage files either virtually or by overnight mail on a drive if fast turnover is required. Animus requests notes from the filming process as well to give us an accurate and informed perspective of how everything went.

Benefits of Remote Video Production

Here are some of the many benefits of filming virtually with a remote crew:

  • Lower costs

  • Flexibility

  • High-quality results

  • No high technical experience required

  • Fast and efficient turnaround

Are you looking for virtual filming solutions for your next shoot? We’ve got you. Contact Animus Studios and have us turn your vision into film reality.