Event Videography by Allen Nichols
We can cover events as diverse as conferences, awards galas, brand launches, black-tie galas, and symposiums. We will capture all the important and wonderful moments of your event in an enjoyable film. We offer an all-inclusive Corporate/Event Videography package according to your budget and requirements. Our veteran Videographer Allen Nichols will make sure your events have the lasting impact they deserve. A skillfully -produced highlights video can showcase the presenters, feature the networking opportunities, and portray the buzz of the day.
Conferences and presentations? With the minutest disturbance to your event? We offer a comprehensive service – everything filmed and edited and delivered in the most suitable file format ready to upload onto your website. We use specialized broadcast HD Cameras, professional lights, and equipment – all included in the price.
Occasions bring together people together from all walks of life for a vast range of occasions and we have a passion to capture them all. From masterminds to one-off parties and Brand Launches and incentive events, it’s our mission to make sure no moment is missed.
You’re putting your video in our hands and we want you to feel confident during the progression, so we’ll always be on hand for anything you need.
I am a technical photographer with a creative eye. The nerd side of me can tell you the F-stop, white balance correction, and what aperture will give the best technical results, but the creative side of me soon kicks in. I see the beauty of the area and start to recompose and shape color and texture. Show the emotion and tell the story.
Our event filming services
We all know that organizing an event can be stressful with so much to do and such little time!
That’s why at Social Films, we’ve kept our event filming services as simple as possible.
We can help you to film:
- Launch events
- Award Ceremonies
- Concerts & Festivals
- And much more!
What is a Shot List?
A shot is as a single event that the camera films.
A shot list is an organized list of shots that sequence together and become scenes. The director and/or cinematographer fills out the shot list and breaks down all the camera positions that the scene requires (known as “coverage”).
B-Roll List for Inspiration
- Body Parts: Subject’s hands, feet, hair, neck, side of face
- Location: Outside shot of building, vehicle, wide shot of environment
- Machines Working: escalators, robots, hydraulics, conveyor belts
- Tools: sanding, brushing, sawing, welding
- Reaction Shots: audience laughing, interviewer smiling, looking concerned, nodding (aka noddies)
- Gathering Places: malls, airports, concerts, sporting events, tourist attractions, clubs
- Low Angle Work: Subject is doing their work (typing, painting, using tools…and camera is showing them from a very low angle)
- Faces: people staring directly into lens (not talking), smiling or serious
- Holding: People holding something in their hands and showing camera
- Playing: running, sports, playgrounds, surfing
- On the Shelf: framed photos, awards, trinkets and doodads
- High Contrast: Silhouettes, shadow patterns
- Creating: painting, drawing, sculpting
- Training for the Big Event: lifting weights, running, pushups, rehearsing
- Transitions and Changes: Faucets on and off, power switches on and off, turning key in ignition, day turns to night, anything changing from one state to another
- Coming and Going: Car, motorcycle, airplane, boats, skateboard, horse, dog, person walking toward, person walking away
- Relationship Shots (between people or things): father with his baby, a girl and her motorcycle, a teen and his smartphone
- Hot Shots: Fire, smoke, fireworks, sparks, explosions (humans love seeing fire)
- Driving: Drive-by, backseat point-of-view
- Mounted Camera: Mount the camera on something that’s moving: taxi, car (windshield, hood, dashboard, etc.), bicycle, grocery cart, dog, drone
- Signs: Name of location, open/closed sign, public signs, funny signs, ironic signs, symbolic signs
- Details Inside the Location: tables, menus, the bar, bar tender’s hands pouring drinks from tap
- Landmarks: statues, famous buildings, famous businesses, famous bridges
- Weather: rain, wind in trees, storm gathering
- Nature: ducks in a pond, insects, squirrels, flowers
- Entrances and Exits: People walking into building, walking out of building, getting into and out of vehicles
- Busy-ness: Roads, freeways, intersections, overpasses
- Bodies of Water: beaches, lakes, rivers, pools, fountains, streams, rivers, waterfalls
- Time-Lapses: Sunrise, sunset, stars, long projects (construction), slow projects (pottery)
- From High Up: from roof, looking down, looking across to other roofs
- Panoramas: scan the horizon
Ideas to Stylize the B-roll
- Focus Blur: Frame the shot. Hit record. Count to five then slowly blur the image by adjusting focus. Slowly bring the shot back into focus. Count to five again.
- Tilt: Frame the shot. Hit record. Count to five. Then tilt up or down to a new frame. Count to five. Tilt back. Count to five again
- Pan: Same as tilt, but pan the camera to new frames instead.
- Diagonal: Same as tilt, but use a diagonal shot using both pan and tilt together.
- Slider: Mount the camera on a slider. Use low angles or high angles, and slide the camera slowly for a count of 5 as you capture your shot.
- Movement: There needs to be movement…something moving in the frame or the camera moving, or both. We’re not using still photos, so movement is a plus.
- Extreme Low Angles: Shoot from an extreme low angle (such as setting the camera on the ground)
- Extreme High Angles: Shoot from an extreme high angle (using a monopod – or hands – to hold the camera high up)