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Producing a Video for a Major Event

Producing a video during the major event of an organization is also a good way to keep record of the organization’s activities. It also serves as a source of reference for future event planning or for promotional adverts. Before a video can be made, there are other things that have to be in perfect order so as to improve the chances of getting a pleasant results and one of them is that the event itself has to operate smoothly.

There are a lot of things that go into the successful planning of an event especially a major one that could make or break the business. For individuals that have had the responsibility of planning an event placed upon them, then it is no secret that the selection of the venue as well as scheduling of events are just foundation and the real building has not actually started.

Running a Successful Event

For an event to be successful whether it is a promotional showcase, sales event, training session, consultation, talk show, seminar or retreat, it needs to be run smoothly and leave a positive impression on the participants that will remain in their memory.

An event cannot be successful if the content is of low quality but even quality content is not enough to get it to the success stage. Things like technology, participants, locations and background need to be working smoothly and integrated seamlessly.

The presentations and recording methods for the major event have to work properly and the event itself has to exude class. If the event is interactive or educational, things like slideshows, graphical aids and videos need to be fully visible and audible to every member of the audience.

During the production of the video of the major event, as the organizer, you have to:

Minimize risk:

Although video production has its various stages from shooting to editing, the process of shooting should be done smoothly so as to reduce the amount of things that need to be edited. It is also possible that due to a mishap, a certain part of the video would have to be edited and this can lead to important scenes being deleted so in order to avoid this, ways to minimize technical oversights and failures have to be watched out for.

Get experts:

It is better to hire individuals that are well versed in audio and visual implementation of technology. These experts also have their own equipment that can be outfitted for the venue. Video production companies would be your best bet in obtaining a high-quality and affordable video of your event. There are many talented production companies in Los Angeles. Choosing the perfect video production for your video requires a little bit of research, but it definitely pays off!

Communication is key:

Take advantage of different tools audio, tactile and visual to communicate with the offsite personnel of the production crew. Make sure everyone in the crew is on the same page. Set up a pre-event meeting, clarifying everyones role, and to whom people should go to for certain questions.

Check the equipment:

Ensure that the event technology has been set up and run multiple times so as to test for bugs or malfunction. The equipment your company owns may not even be fully compatible with your most up to date computer and communications technology so it is important to have backup.

Add value:

Both the audio and visual elements of the video have to be in line with the setting of the vent so as to optimize the video quality and appearance. Seek out audio experts that can help you choose the perfect background music for the video!

Most Prominent Film Festivals

Film festivals are creative celebrations of film maker’s achievements from throughout the world. It allows lower budget films gain recognition, and broadens our understanding of events going on around the world. Below are some of the most prominent film festivals from around the world!

Raindance Film Festival

The Raindance Film Festival was established in the year 1992 by Elliot Grove and it is considered to be amongst the topmost prominent independent film festivals in the world. The operation of the festival spans over several cities in the world with popular locations such as Brussels, Los Angeles, Budapest, Berlin, Vancouver, Montreal, New York, Toronto and London. The highlight of the festival is the screening and showcase of short films as well as feature films from different parts of the world.

San Francisco International Film Festival

Simply going by the use of “international” in the name of the festival, it is safe to say this is one film festival that makes efforts to ensure the involvement of different countries from around the world. The San Francisco International Film Festival was founded by Irving Levin in the year 1957 and has experienced a long run since then.

The festival takes place in the United States during the spring period each year for about 2 weeks. Alongside the showcasing of the films is also the presentation of various awards and plaques of recognitions for things such as Golden Gate award and New Directors award.

Melbourne International Film Festival

This festival is not only big within its host city of Australia but also covers a majority of the Australian and Asian continents. Interests from avid film lovers are generated by the film festival owing to the fact that it is one of the oldest film festivals.

The first Melbourne International Film Festival took place in the year 1952 and it has been on-going ever since. Awards are also side attractions of this festival and the cover categories such as BBC Knowledge Award for Best Documentary Short Film, Holmesglen Award for Best Animation Short Film, People’s Choice Award for Best Feature etc.

Berlin International Film Festival

The city of Berlin, Germany has played host to the Berlin International Film Festival since its inception in the year 1951. Going by the annual attendance figures that records are kept of, apart from being one of the most popular film festivals, it is also safe to say that the festivals holds the record for being the most attended film festival in the world. Awards like Golden Bear and Silver Bear are given out to films. The festival in the past was not held on an annual basis until the year 1978.

Hong Kong International Film Festival

The Hong Kong International Film Festival is recognized as the place individuals go to when promotion or recognition of their work is sought. Founded in the year 1977, the festival later became an independent charitable organization in the year 2005 and several awards and competitions are given out and held respectively to acknowledge the hard work of filmmakers.

The awards and competitions include Humanitarian Awards for Documentaries, The Fresh Wave Short Film Competition, Asian Digital Competition etc. Other than screenings, exhibitions, conferences and seminars are also held to encourage interactions among the participants of the festival.