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Our client, a national medical TV producer, needed a clear shot of a new throat surgical procedure in Charleston, SC.  By mounting the camera on a Jimmy Jib we were able to accomplish this without compromising the sterility of the operating field.  We also recorded the surgeon’s head camera to a Pix240 HD recorder, along with the surgeon’s audio commentary.  This was the 3rd surgery Mark shot in a 2-week period.  The others were open heart surgery in Asheville, NC. Let’s just say he’s had his fill of blood for a while!

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For the last five years, we’ve had the pleasure of working with a local auto dealership on their TV spots. Under the direction of the dealership’s agency, we’ve created several commercials that they’ve been very pleased with. For our last shot, we used our new Sony FS7 4k/HG camera with our Dana dolly.

auto1The camera, when combined with great lighting, makes for a great shoot and phenomenal results. Clients are able to get a lot of bang for their buck while getting some amazing footage, including beautiful selective focus and 14 stops of latitude. This camera can handle some extreme situations and create some sweet, smooth footage. We’re definitely a fan!

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We recently shot a podcast session for TLC’s hit new show, My Big Fat Fabulous Life, which is set right here in Greensboro, NC. The show’s star, Whitney Thore, had a great personality and was fun to work with! Also along for the shoot were her mom, Babs, her roommate, Buddy, and her dance partner, Todd. We shot with two cameras for Discovery and TLC’s social media efforts.

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We are excited to announce the recent purchase of a Dana Dolly, which is actually a larger slider used in video production. It allows us to give the camera a great deal of movement with easy set up and quick location changes. It also lets us get moving camera shots in difficult situations quite easily. Where it may have taken a crew to set up a dolly track, now a single person can easily set it up with very little efforts. It’s a real shot-making rig!

MICHAEL ISABELLA AND CHRIS ARNDOLD I RS

We recently had a fun opportunity to shoot and edit an episode for the Sports Illustrated Tailgate Tour 2015 at the Virginia Tech/Ohio State football game on September 7th, 2015. The video was shot, edited and delivered within 24 hours and is now live on the Sports Illustrated website!

BRUCE SMITH AND CHRIS ARNOLD I RSFeatured are Chef Michael Isabella, Pro Bowl NFL player Bruce Smith, and host Chris Arnold.

Click here to see the video on Sports Illustrated Campus Rush.

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The president of Aerial Solutions, a North Carolina based company that pioneered the use of helicopter tree trimming, announced that the company will be featured on an upcoming episode of Innovations by Ed Begley, Jr. on the Discovery Channel. We had the opportunity to work with the president, Cleve Cox (seen pictured here with one of his helicopters), on a video project leading up to this exciting debut.

This was a very cool project that we had a lot of fun with…meaning we got to ride in a helicopter and video a thirty foot long chainsaw trimming trees like a knife through butter. Aerial Solutions, Inc. has worked with utility companies across the United States since 1985 by offering a unique, fast, and cost-effective alternative to conventional side-trimming methods, with the ability to provide complete sky-to-ground clearance near power lines. Other methods have been limited by terrain, regulations or environmental restrictions.

The air-to-ground method used by Aerial Solutions reduces lateral vegetation encroachment along power lines, resulting in improved safety and service reliability. In other words, they trim vegetation back so when heavy winds occur, nearby towns don’t lose power due to trees falling on the lines.

You can see our footage here.

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Gefen Productions has been a leader in video production NC since 1983.  We stay up-to-date with new innovations and production technologies. As a result, the service we offer our clients is unparalleled.

Our experienced crew offers complete video production services, putting your vision into motion.

Our capabilities include video production for web, corporate communications, broadcast, news and entertainment. We can take a project from concept to completion, or provide individual services such as shooting, editing and formatting video for the web.

PROVIDING YOU WITH QUALITY VIDEO SERVICES

 

  • Pre-Production – Scripting, storyboarding, set design, casting
  • Production – Complete location and studio video shooting capabilities
  • Webcasting & Live Streaming – Simultaneous broadcasting live or on demand
  • Still Photography – Professional still photography services
  • Studio – 1600 sq. ft. studio located in High Point, NC
  • Post-Production – Editing, animation, motion graphics and voiceover
  • Compression – We can deliver any format for Web or desktop
  • Duplication – Complete DVD and CD duplication service
  • Equipment Rental – Video cameras, monitors, lights, dolly, teleprompter and more
  • Video Crew For-Hire – We can provide a professional video crew to meet your needs

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Ready to get started? CONTACT US HERE!

We work with the largest streaming firms in the country to provide webcasts and streaming presentations. We can guide you through the process of producing a media presentation distributed over the Internet using streaming technology. For example, we can help you broadcast a multiple camera panel discussion with a live local audience to thousands of computers around the globe simultaneously. You can even field questions from the worldwide audience. Or an individual can make a Power Point presentation with embedded video clips. The webcast may be distributed live or on demand. All webcasts are archived so they can be watched at any time after the live event. Take your live streaming experience to the next level.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The following is a partial list of the state-of-the-art equipment that we use for our productions. Our video equipment rental service will allow you to finish your project on time and on point.

  • Sony PXW-FS7
  • Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta HD/2K/4K
  • Canon EOS-C300
  • Sony PMW-350 HD camera recording to SxS cards
  • Sony PMW-EX1R HD camera recording to SxS cards
  • O’Connor 1030 head w 2 stage carbon fiber tripod
  • Satchler DV6 tripod system
  • Rokinon Cine DS Prime Lenses
  • Canon 4.7mm wide angle zoom lens
  • Canon remote zoom control
  • Chrosziel matte box
  • 17″ Panasonic HD monitor
  • 7″ Ikan HD monitor
  • Lectrosonics wireless mics
  • Telescripts TelePrompter
  • Dracast LED Lights
  • KinoFlo Interview Kit
  • Arri Soft Bank Kit
  • 20,000 watts of tungsten lights
  • Chimera 1K & 2K
  • Grip Truck with flags, nets, and C-stands
  • Dana dolly system
  • Matthews doorway dolly, skate wheels and track
  • 1600 SF studio

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Mark Caudill
Owner, Director,
Cameraman

Mark Caudill is the director and cameraman for the videos and television commercials we produce. Before starting Gefen Productions with his wife, Ellen Gefen, 30 years ago, Mark worked in Dallas as both an in-house and freelance director. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Film from the University of Texas at Austin.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”970″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” el_class=”image-shadow”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Ellen Gefen
Owner, President

Ellen is the co-owner and President of Gefen Productions. She can often be found in front of the camera, speaking to retailers and industry experts about home fashion trends, as well as in the headlines of regional and national magazines and newspapers.

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Lee Allred
Senior Editor, Animator, Graphic Designer

With over 20 years of video production experience, Lee Allred is Gefen’s in-house editor. Lee specializes in AVID editing, motion graphics and animation with training and certifications in After Effects and Lightwave 3D. Before joining Gefen, Lee was a commercial producer and editor for Time Warner Cable.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”743″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” el_class=”image-shadow”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Rex, Emma & Ginger
Mascots

Gefen’s morale leaders, Rex, Emma and Ginger can be found napping around the office or hovering at the door waiting for a treat from clients.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]