Motion Control Video with A Robot
Camera movements are one of the most significant obstacles to capturing a precise video. Using a robot eases creative constraints and lets us focus on the visuals. A video shoot can now function much like any other shoot at a photo studio. Once we have our moves and general composition accounted for, the team can focus on the fine-tuning of every element that turns it into something amazing.
With our system, every movement is repeatable with precision.
At OMS, we use a Sisu cinema robotic system paired with a fantastic RED Camera. This combo enables our team to execute almost any video idea we can dream. The robot can move at astonishingly high speeds and a slow silky-smooth pace. When paired up with our creative and technical team, we can capture and fly through a variety of moves.
Our Video Team
Director & Videographer
Producing a Video: Process Map
It all starts with a phone call or a contact form. Within a short time, you will be talking with our in-house producers and our director.
Understanding your vision
The first goal is to understand your concept as far as you know it. Whether you are 100% prepared or not sure where to start, we will guide you through the process.
Areas of discussion include:
- Subject matter
- Models vs. Real People
- Audio – music, and voice overs
- Post-production needs (for example style, graphics, effects, text)
- Video usage and potential reach
In addition, we will discuss the video formats you could potentially need. We can shoot in any aspect ratio (16:9, 4:3, 1:1, etc.) and output for any screen size you need including 4K and higher.
Orchestrating the Shoot
After clearly defining the vision and goals will mean its time to pull out the calendars and Rolodex (JK, we use computers). Our producer will organize talented stylists, models, sets, locations, and even the props. OMS Photo has a deep bench when it comes to sourcing the talent that makes anything possible. We’ll also organize the food and refreshments for the day. Nevertheless, we are 100% on-board for full collaboration and transparency. If you want to hand pick the models, the stylists, the locations, and the props, our producer will make it happen.
While that’s happening our director and post-production team will be planning out all the shots and moves. They’ll have ready-to-go ideas on the shoot date by preparing everything in the days leading up to increase productivity and flow.
Shooting and Post-Production
Simply put, on shoot day(s) we’ll be working hard to get every take we need. Since we do our homework, everything will go smoothly.
After the shoot, it’s off to post-production for review, compiling, and editing. During this process, we’ll go through rounds of revisions to bring it to the final video.
Post-Production Areas of Consideration
- Color improvements
- Clean up and general blemish removals
- Special motion graphics
- Voice over sync
- Audio selection and sync
- Text overlay graphics
- And whatever the final vision requires
Solidifying the final product means it is time to deliver whatever files and formats you request. Even if you want the hundreds of gigabytes of raw footage, it’s all yours for the taking. However, most people ask for what their specific campaign needs. Don’t forget; we can store the project for years in our archive for future needs and reference.
Let’s talk about your video
Start by contacting us today to schedule a call with our producer and director. You don’t need all the answers to start, and there are no obligations to explore your vision with us.