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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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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.

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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!

[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]

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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]

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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]