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.
The 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!
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.
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!
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!
Featured 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.
At Gefen Productions, we admittedly like our toys. We’re always looking for the newest and most advanced technology, including fancy gadgets that can make your business look sharper and more relevant for today’s market than ever. Our newest acquisition, the Sony FS7, is a compact powerhouse of a camera with incredible bells and whistles.
What’s so great about the Sony FS7?
First of all, it yields a shallow depth of field, creating a more cinematic look. It can shoot super slow motion, up to 180 frames per second. And it can shoot in 4K…this refers to pixels for the most detailed images available. 4K resolution has horizontal resolution of 4,000 pixels, the same level of crisp imagery used for digital cinema. In other words, it’s ultra-HD. This camera competes with the high end cameras used in Hollywood at a fraction of the cost. It truly is a “game changer” in the industry, and elevates our production value to a new level!
Want to learn more about our fancy gadgets for a video? Contact us.
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.
At Gefen Productions, we do whatever it takes to get the job done right. Even if that means phoning a friend, so to speak.
World renowned branding guru, Martin Lindstrom, recently joined us in the Gefen Productions studio to shoot a video to promote his new book. But before we could get rolling, he had an unusual request. Lindstrom wanted one of his team members to help direct the video. There was one caveat; his colleague was in Vancouver and couldn’t be there in person.
Gefen Productions isn’t one to shy away from unusual requests, so we made it happen!
Armed with a laptop, Skype and a director’s chair, we set up our virtual director in front of the monitor. The director called the shots from Vancouver, scripts were emailed back and forth for last minute revisions, and the shoot was executed seamlessly.
When there’s a will, there’s a way…and Gefen Productions always likes a challenge.
We are thrilled to partner with Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC in their promotional efforts by providing video production services for them. We recently got to do a shoot with our camera crew tucked neatly into a SUV while filming one of their staff. Thankfully, no one got car sick!
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Welcome To Gefen Productions
Your source for professional video production.
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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Gefen Productions has been the leading video production company local to High Point, North Carolina, but serves clients regionally and nationally 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 and social media. Gefen Productions offers
Gefen Productions works as locals within two hours of our office in the Greensboro Triad Area. This includes, but isn’t limited to the Charlotte Metro Area (includes Rock Hill, SC), Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and more.
The crew at Gefen Productions utilizes the latest video production tools like the Sony FS7, Sony FS7 S, Dana Dolly and other high-equipment.
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We also offer professional photography services. Specializing in corporate still photography for print and websites, we shoot portraits, product and furniture. We have a studio capable of handling medium size projects and portraits. Let us quote your next still photography project.
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
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]At Gefen Productions we have a 1600 square foot, sound-proof studio with complete lighting. It’s great for everything from shooting talking heads to building small sets. We once built a WWII bunker in it! We can quickly and easily shoot interviews on white, black and green screen backgrounds.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Creating a great video starts with a great shoot. Gefen Productions can provide you with a video crew of seasoned professionals with top-notch gear. From a one-man crew to a full-blown commercial crew, no job is too large or too small. If you need a video crew in North Carolina we can most likely help. We work as “locals” in Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham and Research Triangle Park (RTP). We can even shoot cost effectively in southern Virginia and northern South Carolina. Let our film crew for hire save you time and money![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]