The video production process
With The Video Alchemist, you don’t need to worry about your brief being diluted. Head producer Adam S Pereira will personally manage your video from start to finish, taking great care to ensure your video is exactly what you envisioned – and more.
What do you want from your finished video? Are you trying to make an important point, or just entertain? Who will see the video, and where? How do you want your audience to react? If your ideas aren’t quite ready, we can work them out together.
We have a tried-and tested formula that has always worked for our clients. After we've agreed on a brief, there are multiple rounds of changes included free with every project, meaning you can ensure your video looks exactly as you hoped it to.
We will tailor the filming setup to the style you want, selecting from a diverse range of state-of-the-art equipment, including: multiple 35mm Letus converted Sony HVR-V1 professional HD cameras, tracking devices including Steadicams, Manfrotto tripods, over 5,000 watts of Lencarta light rigging, Samson and Sanken lavalier radio microphones and a large variety of vintage and modern lenses.
Sony 25p HVR-V1 / Letus Extreme 35mm DOF adapter / Canon EOS mount / Sigma 20mm f1,8 wide-angle lens/ RJ Follow Focus / 7" HD field monitor
3. Post-production and delivery
The Video Alchemist, in conjunction with Devastation Bluebell, offers original musical compositions, from simple 20-second instrumental loops to fully developed scores, to use worldwide with your video for no copyright issues.
You can even review every stage of your video using our secure online streaming service, to ensure no content is leaked to the public domain until you are ready.
We capture uncompressed HD video with Blackmagic Design Decklink interfaces and edit in Sony Vegas Pro 12 64-bit NLE suite. For online editing, we grade images using NewBlueFX V5 colour correction codecs. Sound is mixed and mastered through premium Bose Jewel cube and Acoustimass speakers.
Intel i7 3930k with 12 logical processors / 32 GB DDR3 RAM / 4 GB GPU / Two OCZ Revodrive 3 x2 SSDs in RAID-0 / Two Crucial SSDs in RAID-O / Two SATA II drives in RAID-1 / Blackmagic Design Intensity