color grade editing editing facility international production Jagten post production TV3 Denmark

28

Jun

New Series for TV3 Denmark “Jagten” Being Edited by Andreas Birch in Los Angeles

Andreas Birch, Director of the Post Production Department for Los Angeles-based Seven Pictures Hollywood, has begun delivering 12 episodes of “Jagten/The Hunt” to TV3 Denmark.  The full series will be edited and color-corrected by Andreas in our Los Angeles editing suite.  We are excited about this project and look forward to the airing of the completed episodes.

The Hunt (Jagten) Danish Documentary

Award winning TV series, Jagten/ The Hunt

 

The new series “Jagten/The Hunt,” an investigative docu-series for television, recently won “Like TV of the Year”. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew!

Award TV Like Price

Show wins “Like TV of the Year”

 

Seven Pictures is proud to be a trusted partner for international production companies and networks alike. We’ve streamlined our process so all post production services are delivered with utmost efficiency no matter where you are. We provide our international clients access to our full service post facility in Los Angeles headed by our expert storytellers.

editingsuite downtown Los Angeles

Seven Pictures Post Production Suite DTLA

 Jagten / The Hunt – Post Production by Seven Pictures Hollywood

Corporate Video Production Professional Video Production video pricing video production budget

02

Jun

Video Production Budgeting

Budgeting for Your Video Production

Video production is a process that involves planning and development of story and concept. There is no pre-made template for storytelling, a fundamental aspect of a successful video; so there is no pre-made budget for every production. Every single proposal or video quote requires our producers to imagine the production from beginning to end and then create a budget on those specific needs. It’s definitely not about tapping numbers into a calculator and hoping that we have something that’s reasonable.

Our job as a professional video production company is to understand your vision and translate that into a visual story in the most effective way. But the most important part of our job is to invest your budget into the highest possible production value. This is precisely the reason we ask for your frame of budget or at least some kind of idea. There is no realistic way to imagine or create on a production when there is no reality on budget. It just does not make sense. Would you walk into a car dealership and ask the agent to guess how much money you are willing to spend on a car? No, you would go in and say, “I’m looking for a four door sedan in the price range of this and this amount, what are my best options?” Make your expectations clear, give your budget range, and then ask what is possible. At least Well, it works exactly the same way with video production.

Video Production Process and Budgeting

Video Production Process and Budgeting

If you’re lucky enough to have a budget that can support a production with all the bells and whistles to make your company look incredible, you would not want us to pitch a video that costs $2,000. Why would you waste your time looking at an option which obviously does not meet your expectations? And so why would you waste our time expecting us to play the guessing game of trying to figure out what might work for you? Video Production budgeting is not a numbers game but a start of the creative process. It is time consuming and specific to each request. So if you are serious about producing a video for your company or business, then leave the guessing game out of it.

Client Success Client Testimonials | Success Story | Video Production Review of Seven Pictures

29

May

Client Testimonials Video Production | Success Story | Referral from Seven Pictures Client

Client Testimonials Video Production | Success Story | Referral from Seven Pictures Client

Seven Pictures has produced over 100 videos in partnership with long-term client Senn Delaney. Jane Ayres, marketing director at the culture shaping firm shares her perspective on video and how they’ve benefited from using video.

My name is Jane Ayres and I’m the Marketing Director at culture shaping firm Senn Delaney. We’re part of Heidrick and Struggles, which is a global executive search leadership and consulting firm.

Seven Pictures is everything I want a video production company to be. Seven Pictures has helped me create more than a hundred videos in a few years. We can have a company meeting where I bring my partners in from around the globe and do a one day shoot and from that day of shooting, I got 19 news videos all within a month. That was great.

The benefits have been bringing my brand to life in a way that could never have been possible in any other medium. They get it. They have been in this business a long time. They’re experts, they’re sticklers for quality, their cost is pretty good, very competitive really; and they just bring the best team wherever we shot and whatever we do. I know I can trust in them that we’re going to have a wonderful result.

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Branding Video Production

26

May

Branding Video Production for Louis Vuitton

Seven Pictures teamed up Maison Caree Productions, a studio based in Paris to produce a branding video for a new Louise Vuitton store in the heart of Beverly Hills. With the Maison Caree crew traveling from Paris and the shooting date already locked in, our pre-production had to move very quickly and efficiently working against a very near deadline. At this point we were less than one week away from their scheduled shoot date which could not be moved.

We started from scratch by pin pointing main attractions to represent the surrounding areas of the new store. Privately operated locations such as business and parks require its own approval process apart from the city permits; this process can take more than 2 weeks to fulfill. Our team successfully confirmed full shooting approval from all locations within 2 days.

Louis Vuitton Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive 2015 Production Still Seven Pictures Hollywood TV Film and Video Production

Louis Vuitton Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive 2015 Seven Pictures Production Still

Just three days out from filming, we got some news from Paris. The exterior filming of our main store location would now require bringing in a 15 foot crane and a power generator onto the sidewalk of Rodeo Drive. For most who are familiar with the address should better understand the circumstances. There was no other solution to the situation other than let’s make it happen. Again, our Seven Pictures team was able to secure approval for equipment and bring in the all necessary gear as intended.

Louis Vuitton Seven Pictures Production Still 10

Louis Vuitton Seven Pictures Production Still 10

 

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Louis Vuitton Seven Pictures Production Still 05

The Louis Vuitton Branding Video was filmed on schedule with no cut corners and we were able to deliver everything as promised to our Partner and Client. We’re proud of our Seven Pictures team for always getting it done no matter the circumstances!

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15

May

Senior Marketing and Sales Executive Reviews Seven Pictures Video Production

Teledyne Controls Sr. Manager, Marketing and Sales Support Nathalie Bollecker Reviews Seven Pictures Video Production

Client Testimonials | Success Story | Corporate Video Production

Hi, I’m Natalie Bollecker with Teledyne Controls. I’m the Senior Manager for marketing and sales support.

A few years ago, we wanted to do a video but we had the impression that it was a very complicated and costly process and it would take a lot of resources. We met with few companies with outrageous quotes and we forgot about the project. Then our new VP of Marketing resurrected the idea and we felt that we had found the right partner. Seven Pictures made it easy to put together, it was quick and it wasn’t as much as we thought it would cost. So we’re very excited about it and we’re planning on doing more movies now.

Teledyne Controls | Branding Video | Screen Grab

Teledyne Controls | Branding Video | Screen Grab

Our general experience in working with Seven Pictures was great. They’re a great team to work with, they have over 20 years of expertise in corporate video and that is only what they do and they are really good at it.

Teledyne Controls | Branding Video | Screen Grab

Teledyne Controls | Branding Video | Screen Grab

The process went very smoothly and we’re very happy about the final product which is full of energy with loud music, a lot of interviews and testimonials from our employees and customers. It seems very authentic and credible.

Teledyne Controls | Branding Video | Screen Grab

Teledyne Controls | Branding Video | Screen Grab

We presented the video internally and we’ve had great feedback. Everyone was very into it and some people almost had tears in their eyes!

Teledyne Controls | Branding Video | Screen Grab

Teledyne Controls | Branding Video | Screen Grab

It’s going to be a great piece to advertise our company and provide a quick snapshot of who we are. We’re a people company and the video production really conveys that message. I would definitely recommend Seven Pictures to other companies.

Senior Marketing and Sales Executive Reviews Seven Pictures Video Production

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15

May

Marketing Specialist Mary Donovan Reviews Seven Pictures Video Production

Teledyne Controls Marketing Communication Specialist Mary Donovan Reviews Seven Pictures Video Production

Client Testimonials | Success Story | Corporate Video Production

My name is Mary Donovan. I am the marketing and communications specialist at Teledyne Controls. We have never done anything like this before but we were looking to get the most professional video.

Teledyne Controls | Branding Video | Screen Grab

Teledyne Controls | Branding Video | Screen Grab

It was a great experience working with Seven Pictures. It felt like they were a true Hollywood production company. They were very responsive, very accommodating, and very flexible.

Teledyne Controls | Branding Video | Screen Grab

Teledyne Controls | Branding Video | Screen Grab

The corporate video is something we’re very proud of. We have employees that are proud of it. We have customers who are proud of participating.

It’s a promotional piece for Teledyne- it can be used to help sell some of our key products, so it’s going to be a marketing tool that we’ll use for many years to come.

Teledyne Controls | Branding Video | Screen Grab

Teledyne Controls | Branding Video | Screen Grab

Seven Pictures made it an efficient and easy process for us. We worked with just only few points of contact and they were available to us as much as needed to answer all our questions and to provide all the information needed to ensure the success of the video. Overall it was a successful experience and I would recommend them to others and given the opportunity, would work with Seven Pictures again.

Marketing Specialist Mary Donovan Reviews Seven Pictures Video Production

Corporate Video Production

26

Mar

Internal Production Companies vs. Independent Production Companies: Which Is Better?

I was talking with a client once about why large corporations hire Seven Pictures to create their videos instead of just creating a production department of their own. It was an interesting debate that had me thinking far past our meeting.

Is in house video production a problem

Internal Production Companies vs. Independent Production Companies: Which Is Better?

 

I believe that large corporations sometimes think they can save money by creating their own video production department. I believe this is a bad idea. Many large corporations hire a person who is rather inexperienced in video production, and that might be someone who is the cheapest to hire on. These people don’t have the unique “recipe” that more professional video production companies do. You can’t just throw a few ingredients together and expect to make bread. Video production is about experience. It’s about doing things in different ways. If it’s a simple product shot with a description, they may be able to do it themselves. But the more complicated things like testimonials, interviews, and messages from the CEO should hold value. They should be created with the “recipe”.

Many large corporations also won’t hire the full staff needed to create a quality video. Video production companies come with a staff of other creators that help in the creative process to make these quality videos. Between cinematographers, editors, professional lighting crews, and hair and makeup artists, an independent production company employes these creatives, thus getting you the best rates and best professionals tailored specifically to your project.

Creative people like to do different things. We’re fueled by it. The difference in creative projects is something that keeps us going. Even if you find the most professional producer, I’d be afraid that they’d dry up. They’d get bored, and the quality of work would suffer from a lack of inspiration. Not to mention, in-house production employees are only employees. There’s a huge difference between independent companies and employees. Employees already know they have a steady paycheck coming, so their deliveries of projects end up being slow or low in quality. An independent company, however, will bend over backwards to earn your business and give the best quality of services at a faster rate.

I believe independent production companies are the way to go when producing video. The benefits surpass the monetary benefits of having your own, and in the end companies have stronger videos.

Internal Production Companies vs. Independent Production Companies: Which Is Better?

Branding

25

Mar

Understanding our Shift Towards Visual Communication

Western civilization has become more dependent upon visual culture and visual artifacts, suggesting the success and effectiveness of visual communication above all other forms, including verbal. When used as an effective marketing and branding tool by corporate organizations, the return on investment in video production has proven to be fruitful.

Recent research confirms the idea that visual communication through the use of video production can be more powerful than verbal communication, suggesting in many instances that people learn and retain information that is presented to them in a visual matter much better than that which is only provided verbally, according to an article by HP. Research at 3M Corporation also concluded that we process visuals 60,000 times faster than text. A promotional video used for marketing only lasts about 30 seconds to a minute, so how fast a person is able digest information is an important element to consider. So now consider how much more data you can showcase visually through online video than when it’s written.

New studies show that people only remember 10% of what they hear and 20% of what they read, but about 80% of what they see and do, according to psychologist Jerome Bruner of New York University. Similarly, researchers at the Wharton School of Business compared visual presentations and purely verbal presentations and found that presenters using visual language were considered more persuasive by their audiences, 67% of whom felt that presenters who combined visual and verbal components were more persuasive.

For businesses who wish to take advantage of the success of visual communication by video, Seven Pictures has identified the key components of effective visual marketing and branding through the use of highly effective corporate video production

Video production for marketing

Video production for marketing

“A lot of people tend to be visual learners and need to see something visual in order to establish their interest. It’s also said that in order for people to make a decision, they first need to understand,” says Asbjorn Christiansen, Creative Director at Seven Pictures. “So if you’re trying to sell a prospect and they don’t fully and completely understand what you’re selling, well, you’re making your life harder than it needs to be.”

The corporate video that showcases your product, services, and your organization’s leader is a great way to promote your company using visual communication methods. It’s more effective than any written press statement, newsletter, or promotional email. But if you were to include a video within these formats, you would be guaranteed a much greater viewer engagement and response.

The use of online video marketing as an effective business solution involves three important visual aid aspects you can take advantage of:

  1. Showcase your company and what you do in a branding video
  2. Present your CEO and upper management in video for heightened sense of relationship
  3. Demonstrate a product or service, or communicate an overall message through a short and effective promotional video

“People are receiving an overload of information every day. Businesses must arm their marketing and sales team with visual material like videos to communicate what they do and how, and get these out in front of the prospect,” says Christiansen. Reaching out to prospective clients through the use of video production is proven far more successful and far more effective. Using video is also a simpler way to communicate any message without loosing the viewer’s attention.

About Seven Pictures

Seven Pictures takes a meticulous and disciplined approach toward video production. With over 20 years of experience in the industry they specialize in creating cinematic quality product videos, corporate videos, training videos, and TV commercials with unparalleled craftsmanship. Seven Pictures is a pioneer who understands that a high quality video production is more than just point and shoot—it’s about delivering visionary ideas and executing something spectacular.

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25

Mar

Video Demonstrations for Online Customer Service and Technical Support

Videos are a powerful tool for your customer service and technical support departments, providing answers to common consumer questions and issues with your products or services. While the traditional attitude is to use videos to sell, investment in video production can be used to reduce support costs and foster long lasting relationships with customers who feel more comfortable with the products they’ve purchased and use.

An online video can include a product presentation by your sales representative showing key functions or you can show a step by step product demonstration that can be watched online at any given time. Online customer service and technical support videos will allow you to simply direct clients to a link where they’ll be able to find all the necessary information. You’ll greatly reduce giving repetitive answers and instructions regarding your product or services. Videos are visually more eye-catching and less daunting for customers than traditional text FAQs.

The beauty of using video demonstrations of your product or service is that they pull double-duty. They inform potential customers of the lesser known features of a product or service and show that product or service in action.

Each video production is specifically structured and conceptualized by our team to engage viewers and increase effectiveness. We work closely with our clients to really understand their brand and video production needs. Using high definition video, advanced editing, motion graphics, and voice-overs, we make your product video look professional and cutting edge. Contact us today.

Video Demonstrations for Online Customer Service and Technical Support

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24

Feb

Glowing Recommendation to Seven Pictures from Powerhouse Consulting Firm

The art of video production is not lost upon this industry giant; Seven Pictures revered for their film-like style of professional video production has received an exceptional recommendation from Jane Ayers, Marketing Director at Senn Delaney.

Seven Pictures is pleased to be able to feature an impassioned new testimonial from a satisfied client, consulting industry firm Senn Delaney. Marketing Director Jane Ayers has offered her praises in a new video case study where she validates the quality professional video production services provided by Seven Pictures.

For Jane Ayers, selecting Seven Pictures was an easy decision, “It’s my reputation that’s on the line when I bring in a vendor to work with me and my company they have to be high quality, high trust, and high value vendor that we know we can partner with for a very long time.”

 Jane Ayres Marketing Director of Senn Delaney

Jane Ayres Marketing Director of Senn Delaney

The Los Angeles based video production company specializes in creating a cinematic look and feel to corporate video production and training videos. They remain committed to a comprehensive approach that pair traditional techniques with the latest technology.

Senn Delaney has chosen to use Seven Pictures for a variety of professional video production projects and intends to maintain a professional working relationship with the production company, citing their strong reputation for producing quality work, reliability and professionalism. For Ayers, maintaining a relationship with a local business was also crucial and Seven Pictures has called Hollywood home for over 20 years.

Ayers also added, “I’m a creative person and I want that person on the other side of the lens to be creative as well. I don’t want to show them the vision that I want, I want them to show me the way. And that is how I found Seven Pictures.”

About Seven Pictures:
Seven Pictures takes a meticulous and disciplined approach toward video production. With over 20 years experience in the industry they specialize in creating cinematic quality product videos, corporate videos, training videos, and TV commercials with unparalleled craftsmanship. We make video like we make film: our crew is trained in film production and we apply the same technology and techniques to our video production. The high quality of our videos, with their cinematic look and feel, will elevate your message above those of other lower-quality production videos. Seven Pictures is a pioneer that understands that high- quality video production involved much more than just point and shoot—it’s about delivering visionary ideas and telling a story to its fullest potential. To see what Seven Pictures can do for you and your company, visit www.SevenPictures.com.

Glowing Recommendation to Seven Pictures from Powerhouse Consulting Firm