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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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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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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!

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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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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!

 

Skype Director 2 RSArmed 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.

 

 

 

 

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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!

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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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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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[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]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Gefen Productions produces web videos.  From shooting & editing to formatting the video to play well on the web, we can do it all.  In fact, most of the videos we produce are posted to the web.  Your web video should stand out, look great and convey your message. We have produced hundreds of successful web videos and can help you produce one, too.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Editing

We pride ourselves on creative editing and animation.  We have years of experience with video editing with AVID, After Effects and LightWave 3D. Our main editing room is large and comfortable, featuring a professional broadcast JVC monitor so we can ensure accurate images, especially for broadcast.

Our editing suites have the following high definition capabilities:

  • All high-definition (HD) editing
  • AVID Mojo DX Media Composer
  • JVC Professional Broadcast Monitor
  • After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • 2D & 3D Animation
  • Compression for Web delivery
  • Blu-ray and DVD creation and duplication

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Are you trying to get your message to potential customers in a more engaging way?  Gefen Productions offers video production services that put your words into action, engaging viewers to sell them your product or service.

Our expert staff offers comprehensive, turnkey video production services.  From concept to shooting, editing and final rollout, we’ve got you covered.

Pre-Production

Let Gefen Productions conceptualize the vision and purpose of your video.  Whether it’s scripting, storyboarding, set design, casting, or simply brainstorming, we have the tools and expertise to make sure your video gets off to a good start.

Production

We have a 1600 sq. ft. studio, the latest equipment and skilled people to make each video we produce shine.  We also shoot on location throughout the United States—no location is too far or too wild for our team!

Commercials

Does your television advertising stand out?  Does it deliver a strong message?  Gefen Productions specializes in the production of high quality commercials for television and the web.

Marketing & Training Videos

Rather than spending countless man-hours training new employees or using outdated avenues to market your product or services, Gefen Productions can produce videos that capture your audience and deliver information in an engaging format.

Web Videos

Gefen Productions offers web video services from shooting to formatting video to play well on the web.  We have produced hundreds of successful web videos and can help you produce one, too.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”957″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row]