A recent on-location video production shoot. What made this different was the location. Just upstairs from the Avant Studio is a kitchen. The client needed footage of a promotional product that required a kitchen look [...]
A resounding Congratulations to producer, Olivia Klaus Moro and her documentary “Life After Manson.” A nine-minute section from her documentary made it to the NY Times OP-DOCS last week. The documentary quickly became the top [...]
It's always fun when a client brings us a challenge: "We have 50 product images, 2 logos, 3 taglines and we need to sell our new product we are launching. Can you make us a video?" Of course we can! We love these kind of projects, and our latest one for the Jorg Gray Watch Collection is going to be a blast. Bring in some great stock music, load all the images up into our video editing system, and let the magic happen. So how do you communicate a product that is worn by President Obama, available in nearly 15 countries, and has the branding of being one of the best crafted watches in the world? For our job, it's always about telling a story. Show don't tell, is what we always remind ourselves. Whether it be a 30 second commercial for a local business, or a high definition production in our green screen studio in Orange County - we are always helping our clients tell a story.
At AVANT, we're not just about the latest corporate video or green screen studio shoot. We're also take on the task of changing the world too. Yeah, no biggie! So, now the entire nation with be impacted, not only with our video production services in Orange County, but also by the fruits of our labor of the last 10 years is this mission of making a difference. Our team were the ones behind the directing, producing, cinematography and editing of the award-winning documentary, Sin by Silence that will be airing on Investigation Discovery starting this October. We hope that you tune in and watch not only our experience and talents, but also the conviction of our hearts to make a difference in this world.
Lights. Camera. Students!We recently had 20 Vanguard University students at our Orange County video studio to learn the basic of good lighting and beyond. These future filmmakers got a boot camp style seminar on how to create fast, simple and effective lighting techniques without a big budget or crew. AVANT's Executive Director, Clark Severson, was off and running with creating real-world situations through demonstrations and hands-on practices with setups of our production facility's lighting grid, equipment and green screen. The result? These students are now confident in creating polished and dynamic lighting that set the mood and capture an audience.
At AVANT we pride ourselves on the quality of our work and the care and attention we give to every project. No where is this more evident than in our meticulous handling of voice over sessions. Recently we recorded voice-overs as part of an ongoing project for a children's educational DVD series. The producers wanted a variety of voices to be represented, male and female, old and young. How young you ask? Joining our regular voice-over talent pool was 9-year-old Olivia, performing her first-ever professional voice-over session.
We love it when we can get out of our video studio in Orange County and load up our high-definition cameras and equipment for on-location video production. Yet, live events can be tricky. We have to stay focused on the task of transforming an empty room into something memorable. Whenever a client comes to us to bring a live event to life, we know that it needs to be a total experience. From setting the right mood with stage and lighting, to correct audio equipment and speaker positioning and making sure the visuals projected on the screens from our cameras can be seen by every attendee.
At AVANT, we love going beyond our green screen studio to shoot video productions on-location.. Our recent high-definition video production for Ambassador Advertising, a five-minute promotional video set to music, was just such an opportunityThe concept for this latest video centers on a young couple expecting their first child. While looking through a family photo album, they reminisce about the past and anticipate the future. We were able to take this project to the next level by developing the concept of photographs coming to life, giving the audience a glimpse into this young couple’s life.
We recently had True Entertainment in our green screen studio in Orange County to shoot a new video production. Typically their teams are working on their new shows like "Real Housewives of Atlanta," but today they came to Avant for a new video to add to their long list of reality and documentary programming. Yet, with each green screen video shoot, we have to anticipate every step of the complications that could come up. We always have to discuss the green spill. Is it too dark, too bright, uneven, the right shade of green, or should we bring in the blue screen canvas? At Avant we take pride in our experience to give our clients the best lighting for each scene...especially in those trouble areas like the hair.