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We are very excited to have just added the new Rokinon Cine-DS line of cinema prime lenses with color matched optics.  We have 24mm, 35mm, 50mm & 85mm prime lenses.

The Rokinon Cine Primes are excellent for several reasons.  First, image quality is very good.  And they are extremely fast at F1.5.  We can shoot in very low light conditions.  They also allow for very shallow depth of field.  Throwing the background out of focus is very popular today. DS stands for “Dual Scale”, which means there is a scale on each side so an AC can operate the lens from either side of the camera.  They make an awesome package when coupled with our Sony FS7 and Chrosziel matte box.

Check out a few stills we grabbed from a recent project where we used these lenses.

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Did you know that in addition to our video production services, we also offer professional still photography? Recently, we completed a shoot for the world’s largest independent distributor of advanced CNC equipment. In addition to several detail shots, we were able to create ‘silos’, or silhouettes of large pieces of machinery. In post production, we removed the background so a clean image of the machine is the result. Here are some of our final shots!

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Do you have questions about our photography services, or want to see more? Click here for our still images gallery, which features various styles of corporate, industrial and staged photos, or contact us for a free quote. 

 

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Each year for the past 12 years, we have shot the Southern Regional Foot Locker Cross Country Race for high school students. The top finishers go to San Diego for the Nationals. We used to shoot this race on Betacam back in the day, but of course, now we shoot it in HD. It’s always fun to be at this event (even though it starts early in the morning), which is held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The energy at the event is contagious and I just love it. We edit a short video to go on the Foot Locker website as soon as we get it back to the studio.

Here are the videos from last year’s race:

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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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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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 Lindstromrecently 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. Linstrom 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!

 

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When there’s a will, there’s a way…and Gefen Productions always likes a challenge.

 

 

 

 

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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!

tellybronzelargeThe folks here at Gefen Productions are at it again, winning awards for their clients. We are proud to announce that we’ve won a Bronze 2015 Telly Award!

“The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable tv commercials and programs.”*

This award series was launched in 1978, and we’ve won dozens of these awards in the past. However, this is our first award featuring hand-drawn animation special effects by our in-house editor, Lee Allred. This video was produced as a waste management promotional piece for B2B relationships for waste management company, Otto USA.

Check it out here: https://vimeo.com/87005903.

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YMCA

Here we are at the Wilkesboro YMCA shooting a video for their Annual Giving Campaign.  The video we shot tells Bekka’s story.  Five year old Bekka Collins is overcoming physical developmental handicaps with the help of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina.  When she was 18 months old she was diagnosed with pneumococcal meningitis.  The disease caused her to experience numerous strokes and seizures and left her unable to walk, talk or function as a normal child.  Along with professional rehabilitation and the programs and services of the YMCA, she is making great strides to rebuild her life.  Bekka is using the swimming and soccer programs at the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina as a way to build muscle and coordination.  The care and concern of the program instructors at the YMCA also give her and her family a brighter outlook on life.  Bekka is an example of a strong surviving spirit overcoming incredible odds.

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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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