Lots of creative freedom in this promo, using a combination of DSLR, time-lapse, motion time-lapse and interview. The hardest part was cutting out so much usable material to keep the video under 2 minutes!
Conference event video
The first day dawned bright and sunny, and with the forecast poor for Day 2, we grabbed the exterior shots straight away. Then we filmed the delegates arriving and mingling, and the main presentation sessions over lunch. The venue were also recording the presentations so we were able to take the footage from their camera and integrate it with our own.
The editing was done in the ‘green room’ onsite on our laptop edit suite. This meant that the client could see the edit within just a couple of hours of the end of filming, give feedback, and see the revisions. The film was signed off by 4pm on Day 2 – ahead of schedule.
Before the shoot, we had never met the client – who was based in Dubai. As we left, they said “We can’t thank you enough for all your efforts. We’d love to have you back to film the event next year”.
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We had a good time shooting this event, working hard but with lots of creative freedom to make a conference visually interesting. There was a pair of GoPros and a pair of DSLRs, a camera slider, timelapses and a mini-jib. It’s great having the opportunity to play around with shots.
This is a 1-man 2-camera shoot with a twist – as this is a PR-focussed event, the video needs to be turned round very quickly. As such, we edit onsite immediately to produce a brief 30-second clip that can be sent to the media. This is achieved within 1 hour of the end of the shoot.