If you are from out town and will be filming in Athens, or if you are a producer and need a crew, then please think about hiring Athens Video for the video production phase of your project. If you are coming from out of town, there is no need to bring your equipment, as we have almost everything you'll need (I say almost because no one can have everything). We have several clients who simply hire us to film, then they take the footage with them for editing.
I am reminded to mention this because we have a new client based in New York coming down for a few days and they will be hiring us for the video production phase of their project. It will require cameras, lights, audio, teleprompter - and all the little things that you might need.
Only ten years ago, most of the videos we worked on were delivered to clients on VHS tape. Actually, everything was delivered on some type of tape. Then about 7 years ago, everything slowed began to be delivered onto DVD. It was a slow transition. Now, so much of our final products are being delivered to clients via the internet. This is not so easy. You cannot just email a 500M file. Because storage solutions are changing all the time, our methods of delivery are changing all the time. We are no longer using the older FTP method, which is actually effective, but difficult for many clients to login, and there are platform compatibility issues. As of now, we are using an effective method of temporary storage of final products to a cloud-based server. We then add a direct URL link on our client's page (which no one but the client has access to). Client's do to their page, and click the download link, and save the final version to their hard drive. It's not quite a simple as that, and as technology changes, so will this process. But it provides a way for clients to have anytime access to their video files, and they can share the link with anyone they need to.
Here are some photos from our first walking tour. We had a crew of three people working on this. Chris Daniels is working the main camera. Alex Hanson is on the second camera, recording b-roll. And Sarah Gutierrez, an intern from UGA, is working the boom.
We just got through another year of making videos for sororities to highlight their Philanthropic work. These videos are required to show during Recruitment (or Rush) as a way to remind pledges that joining a sorority is not just for social reasons. We always enjoy working on these videos, and I have great respect for all the sororities and what they do in terms of fundraising and community involvement. The sororities get a lot of bad press, and this is one side of them that the community doesn't get to see very often. It would be nice to share some of the videos we have done, but that is not possible. You'll just have to go through recruitment to see one.