Production Studio Setups


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What to expect and prepare when coming down to our production Studio

  • Pre-written script
  • If using the teleprompter; text in Rich Text Format on a USB or mailed to Digital Media Services
  • If possible,  quick pre-interview run-through with the “talent” who is being recorded (Skype, a quick chat, etc) in advance of your studio time so that your first run-through is camera-ready.
  • A setup idea for filming and the items needed to make the set. (We do not store set pieces)
  • An idea of how long your segment will run
  • A booked appointment for studio use (contact  Ian Kaloyanides, Mary McLeod or John Buckingham)
  • Appropriate clothing and accessories: no shirts with stripes or moiré patterns, No green shirts in front of chroma key wall (green screen) No clunky items near neck or waist level that may rub the microphone.
  • If your segment is an hour, please allow for 30-60 minutes of additional time for lighting adjustment, second takes and revisions in-studio placement.
  • If you require editing assistance, please budget 1 min filming = 1 hour of editing. It isn’t exact but does cover contingencies.
  • You are welcome to bring your own camera setup but this must be included in the scheduled time
  • Any Visitors/Interviewees arrive on time and are respectful of the studio space

A full guide to Video Production Best Practices

Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional questions, concerns or general inquiries