Are you a performer, journalist, lecturer or sports manager who has a taste for high quality video and audio production? You have come to the right team - the multimedia crew customised to your needs :)
To keep the audience’s eyes interested in your video, we film live events with between 2-to-5 4K resolution Panasonic Lumix cameras, using both wide angle and zoom lenses. This allows multi-angle video editing; switching between a combination of full stage scenes, roaming close-ups with a 'gimbal' camera stabilizer, and special audience moments. Combined with 4k editing tricks and colour treatments, we can present you and your viewers with a far superior scene than a camera-phone in the audience area.
Have you finished your studio recordings and want to add an entertaining promotional video for video broadcast? Del is well known for real action in both photography and video for the love of capturing the genuine moment with no artificial elements. Wayne Cee Smith joined the Liveshots team in 2022 as 'Creative Director', with more of a flair for choreography in dramatised video scenes and techniques.
Co-videographer & Sound engineer Darek Pietryk has now invested in a drone camera to offer some dramatic outdoor footage to the menu. Discuss your visualisation of the theme and location with Del, Wayne or Darek, then we can cross ideas to achieve your video according to your budget and our joint resources.
Do you want a 4K video? Although all of our cameras film at 4K resolution, the production is edited in a standard Full-HD frame so that the footage is adjustable in size and position. This year, I invested in a camera capable of 6K filming! This means that for choreographed videos, which are filmed as multiple takes rather than multi-camera, I can produce an edited 4K video and still have the extra 2000 pixels for adjustment.
The 'Barmy Park' video below was filmed in a Southampton factory arranged by the band and given the murky blue & orange colour style to suit the location and music style. It includes short clips from east London and given a broken down look with various damage filters and old-fashion colour themes. These extra footage clips, shot in a different place, is what is known as 'B-Roll'. The purpose is to visually represent the theme of the song and increase the viewer's interest. Adding B-Roll will increase your project cost, depending on where we go and if we hire actors.
Common question: “how much do you charge?”. For live gig videos, you can find an approximate figure on the Price Options page, but as far as creative videos for studio recordings goes, the answer is “What’s your budget?”. The cheapest service I offer is a photo slideshow with transition effects (new picture every 4 or 8 bars of music, depending on tempo), all pictures treated in Photoshop and lyrics added on top. I price that at £90 for a single song (you provide the photos and I refine them in Photoshop). If you want some pro photography done by us, we will work out the bill depending on how much travelling we do to get you pictured in different locations.
When it comes to filming, the starting price is £180 for something simple in a cost-free location, like a single person miming in a park. This is likely to be shot by Del alone, but using multiple takes in different positions ⁄ angles to mix up for variety in the edit. If you want to start getting creative and dramatic, I can bring in an experienced creative director to plan the choreography script, choose a location suiting the theme of the song, hire in some 'extras' for background acting, and direct the band's activity on camera. Costs beyond that option could be anything like hiring a venue to re-enact a gig with your fans coming along to act as dancers, mosh pit or crowd-surfing.
Recording studio re-enactment with more dramatic behaviour is another popular low-cost theme. The filming would be done after the recording is down, so that you can move around with more showmanship, and the cameras won’t put you off your true recording. Additional pricing will come from hiring a special location and any extra actors/dancers, or it could be done outdoors in public like the Verve's famous 'Bitter Sweet Symphony'.
The complication with public street filming is that according to the 'Human Rights Act 1998'; if a stranger's face appears in the frame, we need their consent to involve them in the broadcast edit. That's why you see so many blurred faces in 'reality TV shows' - particularly police activity.
Contact us now with a description of your ideas and approximate budget, and we will get on the case straight away.