Discovery Commons

Video Production and Post-Production

Service Description

The Discovery Commons has a full-service video production facility with a creative team that can help turn a client’s vision into reality. We will work with the client to develop a script for the video that will meet their needs and budget. The video footage will be shot with digital HD cameras, professional lighting and microphones and then undergo post production. Once the video is complete, it will be published to the required format. Hosting options are available if necessary.

Some of our tools include:

  • HD cameras
  • Professional microphones
  • Professional lighting
  • Green screen for changing backgrounds
  • Recording studio
  • Video switcher for multiple camera and computer inputs
  • Teleprompter for reading a script while looking at the camera

Some of our production services include:

  • Developing a script
  • Storyboarding (a paper-based visualization of the video)
  • Shooting with 1, 2, or 3 cameras
  • Computer screen recording

Some of our post-production services include:

  • Editing
  • Colour correction
  • Sound correction
  • Royalty-free music
  • Introductory titles with motion
  • Text-on-screen

Package 1: Single-Camera Field Shoot

Summary: Includes a single camera, one operator, and peripherals.

Used for: Lecture capture with one presenter, single camera interviews, and other field production situations where mobility and agility are required or advantageous.

  • one operator
  • 1 HD video camera
  • tripod
  • 1 microphone
  • Zoom digital audio recorder
  • one light (if necessary)

 

Package 2: Two-Camera Field Shoot

 Summary: Includes two cameras, one operator, and minimal peripherals.

Used for: Field interviews, classroom or production situations where two cameras and mobility are needed. Editing will be required afterwards to edit the best of the two camera views together.

  • 1 operator
  • 2 x HD video cameras
  • 2 x tripods
  • 1 or 2 microphones
  • Audio mixer or Zoom digital audio recorder (if necessary)
  • one or two lights (if necessary)
  • laptop

 

Package 3: Lecture Capture with One Camera and Switcher

Summary: Includes one camera, one operator, a video switcher, a laptop for presentation, and peripherals.

Used for: Lecture capture, this package allows for the presentation (eg, PowerPoint) and the camera view of the presenter to be recorded simultaneously. The advantage of the addition of a video switcher to this package is that the switching between the cameras can be done in real time, saving time later in editing. The presenter can use their own laptop if preferred.

  • 1 operator
  • 1 HD video camera
  • video switcher
  • tripod
  • up to 3 microphones
  • one light (if necessary)
  • laptop computer for presentation

 

Package 4: Studio on the Go

Summary: Includes two cameras, one operator, a video switcher, and peripherals.

Used for: Field interviews, lecture capture with several presenters or a panel, and other classroom or production situations where two cameras are needed. The advantage of the addition of a video switcher to this package is that the switching between the cameras can be done in real time, saving time later in editing. The presenter can use their own laptop if preferred.

  • 1 operator
  • 2 HD video cameras
  • video switcher
  • tripods
  • up to 3 microphones
  • one or two lights (if necessary)
  • laptop computer for presentation

 

Package 5: Field Webcast

Summary: one camera, one operator, a streaming appliance, and peripherals.

Used for: webcasts that take place in classrooms or other locations outside of the studio.

  • 1 operator
  • 1 HD camera
  • 1 microphone
  • tripod
  • Tricaster live streaming appliance and switcher
  • 1 light (if necessary)
  • laptop for presentation

 

Package 6: Studio Recording

Summary: Includes one camera, one operator, and studio equipment.

Used for: This package is used in our studio for the recording of lectures, interviews, and other studio productions. Recording in the studio allows for better audio and lighting control, resulting in a product with higher production values. Use of the green screeen allows for a different background to be used.

  • 1 operator
  • 1 HD camera
  • 1 to 3 microphones
  • tripod
  • lighting grid
  • video switcher
  • green screen
  • teleprompter
  • studio environment
  • laptop for presentation

 

Package 7: Studio Webcast

Summary: one camera, one operator, studio equipment, a streaming appliance and peripherals.

Used for: webcasts done in our studio. Studio productions allow for better control of audio and lighting, resulting in a product with higher production values.

  • 1 HD camera
  • 1 – 3 microphones
  • tripod
  • Tricaster live streaming appliance and switcher
  • lighting grid
  • green screen
  • teleprompter
  • laptop

 

Service Charges

Yes

Pricing

Based on the Discovery Commons hourly rates, we can provide an estimate after a consultation to determine the scope of the work.

Service Availability

Discovery Commons business hours

Supported Hours

Discovery Commons business hours