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The Production Process

The production process can seem overwhelming! Take a look at our latest edition of Ask Ashley!

 

Production Process

As Ashley pointed out, the production process is mainly four steps, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution. Each step is essential to creating a great final product, but starting out on the right foot is crucial.

Pre-production

The first step is truly one of the most important. It is during pre-production that your vision takes shape. Everything from budget to story board needs to be worked out in this stage. To ensure that there will be no surprises once production is underway, all major decisions should be made during pre-production.  The more planning and preparing that is done first, the more likely your production will be a success.

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Production

The next step in the process is production. Now is the time to shoot your video. It is during this stage that all of your planning pays off!production process

 

Post-Production

In the post-production phase, your footage is handed over to the editor. Using your guidance, the editor can remove scenes, add graphics and music and make any changes you wish to see. Once the editor has made all of your changes, your project is complete.

 

Distribution

Finally, the last stage of the production process is distribution. It is during distribution that you get your video out there! There are a number of ways that you can successfully distribute your video. Making DVD copies is a great way to circulate your production. DVDs are great for businesses to hand out a conferences and trade shows. Another way to distribute your production is online. Online videos are an essential part of marketing today. Websites, social media and email marketing can all benefit from online videos.

 

The production process can seem overwhelming and a lot to take on, but don’t worry, that’s why we are here! We have been in the production business for almost 25 years and will be happy to help you every step of the way. Our staff of trained professionals are here to take you through the process from start to finish. Don’t need a full production? No worries, we can help you with any one of the steps in this process. Are you planning a large production? Then check out our Multiple Camera Production  page to learn more. Stop by or give us a call today! In addition, send us a message on Facebook!

Easy Edit Video

8431 Baymeadows Way

Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 730-9999

Hours of operation Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

35mm Slide Transfer

Can Easy Edit Video do a 35mm slide transfer? Check out the latest edition of Ask Ashley to find out!

 

 

 

 

35mm Slides

So many of us have been there. You are cleaning out the closet and find boxes and boxes of slides! For 35mm slide transferover 60 years, 35mm slides have been a staple in the American household. Projected on the wall in beautiful kodachrome color, no party get together was complete without viewing slides! Reaching peak popularity in the 1950’s and 60’s, slides have been a huge part of our childhoods. Knowing what a big role slides played, wouldn’t it be great to see them again?

 

In 2004, the last Kodak slide projector was produced, making it harder and harder to view our slides. Now a days, even if you have a working projector, gathering the family and viewing them on the wall just isn’t practical anymore. So what options does that leave? Here at Easy Edit Video, we have the answer!

 

 

35mm Slide Transfer

A 35mm slide transfer is the perfect way to save, store and share your memories. By converting your slide to digital images, you will have a much easier, more modern format to work with. Do you need to send family members photos, simply email them a digital copy! Do you need to make prints, you can easily take your CD of images to any photo lab! When we transfer your slides, we capture the image at a high dpi, which means your images will be of the highest quality. In fact, you should easily be able to make enlargement to your photos if needed. Once your images are captured, we can even create a slideshow for you!

Our highly trained technicians will inspect and clean each and every slide to ensure the best possible image capture so you know your images will come out great! So what are you waiting for, transfer your slides today!

Easy Edit Video

(904) 730-9999

Monday -Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm

 

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16mm Film Transfer

Can we do a 16mm film transfer? Let’s take a moment to Ask Ashley!

 

 

16mm Film

By now, it’s pretty well known that we are ready, willing and able to transfer your VHS tapes, Betamax, 16mm film transfer8mm film and slides. But what about 16mm film? 16mm film is far more rare to come by. 16mm film cameras have been available to the general public since 1923. They did not immediately become popular, however, due to the price. 16mm film and cameras were expensive! In fact, the price has always been a hindrance to 16mm film. With the introduction of 8mm film, 16mm was pretty much left behind. 8mm was more affordable, easy to use and less cumbersome. With that being said, that doesn’t mean 16mm vanished! Many families who invested in the cameras went on to use them for many years!

 

16mm Film Transfer

So do you have reels of 16mm film? As it gets harder and harder to find working film projectors, now is the time to transfer your film. When you bring in your film, first we inspect the reels for any signs of damage. Then, we clean your film to get the best possible transfer. If needed, we add new leads to the beginning and end of your film. Finally we transfer your film to a new format. A 16mm film transfer is a great way to save your precious memories as well as share them with new generations. We can convert your films to DVD or MP4 so you can easily store and share your films.

Worried about losing your films? You can rest assured that your family movies are safe with us. All of our work is done right here in Jacksonville, therefore, you never have to worry about your items getting lost in the mail. To learn more about all of the different types of media we can transfer, please visit our website here.

If you are ready to transfer your film, give us a call at (904) 730-9999 or stop by for a chat. We look forward to working with you!

Easy Edit Video

8431 Baymeadows Way

Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 730-9999

Monday – Friday  9:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Serving Jacksonville For 25 Years!

A Word From our President:

Perhaps it was a sign of good fortune that the day Easy Edit Video first opened for business was also the 40th birthday of owner David Zuckerman…July 6, 1993.

I always wanted to be a news director when I grew up. In the early 1990’s I was living in Dallas, Texas working for a video production company and going to college pursuing a masters degree in journalism. The industry was very different than it is today…video editing was tape-to-tape and required professional-grade VCRs, edit controllers and effects generators. During this time I did free-lance work for a business that rented edit suites to people who shot their own video. The owner believed while most anyone could buy a video camera, not everyone could afford an expensive editing suite. This idea would ultimately become the basis for Easy Edit Video.

In spring 1992 I graduated with my master’s degree. But after meeting with several TV stations, decided I no longer wanted to work in news. What I really wanted was to live on the beach in Florida. So I put together a business plan, then spent several weeks traveling the east coast of Florida researching the various markets, meeting with local film commissioners, chamber of commerce reps and production company owners.

Calling Jacksonville Home

I selected Jacksonville because there was no one else doing what I planned and the town had a diverse, stable economy. In February 1993, I made the move. It took four months to get the business open. About this time, the city’s largest production company closed down. I became friends with their chief engineer, Dave Wilson. Besides helping me acquire a lot of their used equipment and design the facility, Wilson installed all the gear.

As the build out progressed, one of the many things I did was get a Yellow Pages ad and phone service. I found out when the Yellow Pages directory would be delivered. On that day, I had the phone company turn on my phone service and I set up an answering machine. Every day I checked for messages, returned every call and told everyone I would be opening soon. It worked, and miraculously on my very first day, I had customers.

Opening Day

I was ready to open July 1 1993, but a cousin was getting married in Miami on July 4th and my entire family was going. I decided it made no sense to open for two days then be closed for the holiday weekend. So I went to the wedding, drove back on Monday and opened on Tuesday July 6. Coincidentally, it was also my 40th birthday.

More to the Story

But there is one more story that needs to be shared. While the idea of renting out edit suites may have worked in Dallas, Texas, it did not work in Jacksonville. Thankfully Dave Wilson was responsible for one more thing that changed the course of my business and contributed to our growth. He convinced me to buy a duplication system. Easy Edit Video soon became the area’s largest videotape, then DVD duplicator. Now on the threshold of our 25th anniversary, Easy Edit Video has grown to become a full-service video production company, while continuing to be NE Florida’s premier DVD duplicator.

 

 

The Story Continues

We here at Easy Edit Video have proudly served you for nearly 25 years! We look forward to serving you for many more. With DVD duplication, VHS to DVD transfers and full video production, we look forward to helping you! To learn more about our services, visit our website here.

Easy Edit Video Opening 25 Years Ago

CD or MP3?

What are the differences between CD and MP3? Ask Ashley!

 

Transfer Your Audio to CD or MP3

So many of us still have old cassette tapes and albums around the house. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to listen to them again! Here at Easy Edit Video, we can do more than just tape transfers and video production, we can save your audio. Bring us your albums, cassettes and even your reel to reels and we would be happy to transfer them to CD or MP3. For more information, give us a call! We look forward to working with you.

Easy Edit Video

8431 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 730-9999

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

CD or MP3

 

DVD or MP4?

 

DVD or MP4

Should you transfer your tapes and films to DVD or MP4? Both are great options, so let’s Ask Ashley!

Which ever option you choose, we look forward to serving you!

Easy Edit Video

8431 Baymeadows Way

Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 730-9999

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

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Green Screen is Queen!

How can you utilize green screen? Ask Ashley!

 

 

Green Screen and You

There is a misconception that green screen is only for big budget Hollywood films or large businesses. We are here to tell you that nothing could be further from the truth! Green screen is a fantastic way to take your video to the next level without breaking the budget. As small business owners, we know that every penny counts. When you have a creative vision, sometimes your budget becomes a huge stumbling block to realizing that vision. That is where we comes in!  green screen

 

Endless Possibilities

Imagine your business spokesperson standing on the Statue of liberty, or stranded on a desert island. With our production studio, all of this is possible. Using chroma key technology, our editors are able to use any background you can think of. From famous landmarks and locations, to completely fictional worlds, we can do almost anything! This production technique is a great way to have complete creative freedom without depleting your budget. Why spend your time and money on travel when we can place you anywhere? For great tips on preparing for your shoot, check out our green screen page.

 

Video Production

Here at Easy Edit Video, we have a full scale video production studio complete with teleprompter and sound booth. No matter what type of video you are looking to make, we can help. If you are having trouble writing your script, planning your shoot, or you just don’t know where to begin, contact us today! We have helped thousands of clients realize their creative vision! Not sure if you want a studio production? We can come to you! On location shoots are our specialty and we would love to work for you.

If you are ready to plan your next project, give us a call at (904) 730-9999 or fill out our contact form. We look forward to working with you!

Easy Edit Video

8431 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville, FL 32256

Serving Jacksonville for 25 Years

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8mm Film Transfer – What You Should Know

Do you have 8mm film that you want transferred to DVD or MP4? Ask Ashley!

8mm Film and Sound

Did you know that it is possible that your 8mm film might have sound? 8mm with sound is very rare, but it is possible that your reels might have sound! To determine if your films were recorded with sound, there are a few things to look for.  First, look at your camera or film to see if it is Super 8. If it is, you may have sound!  Sound wasn’t available until the introduction of Super 8 in 1965 therefore any home movies made prior to that will be silent. Second, if you still have the camera used to shoot the film, check to see if it has a microphone or voice recording system. If a microphone is present, you may have sound. The most reliable way to check for sound is to look at the film itself.

 

Super 8 is Super Great! 8mm film transfer

Does your Super 8 film have a gold or copper colored strip along the side of the film? If it does, you may have sound! This colored strip could be on either side of the film. It might be next to the sprocket holes or it could be located on the outer edge of the opposite side. The colored strip is magnetic and was used to capture sound. Now that you have established whether your reels may have sound, it’s time to transfer! For more information on Super 8, check out this timeline from Kodak.

 

Film Transfers

There are two different ways we can transfer your film for you. The first way we can transfer your film is to put your footage on a DVD. This will allow you to play your movies on any standard DVD player. Most of our clients prefer a DVD.  DVDs are easy to view, store and last for decades. The second way we can transfer your film is to convert the footage to an MP4. An MP4 is a digital file that you can download to your computer. Mp4 files are great for sharing footage on the internet and storing them to your cloud.

For more information, visit our website here. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have concerning transfer options.

Give us a call or stop by! We look forward to working with you.

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

(904) 730-9999

8431 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville, FL 32256

 

Video Production

Video Production – Planning Stages

Video production is a huge part of what we do here every day at Easy Edit Video. For a basic run down of what we can do, Ask Ashley!

 

 

Video Production Basics

There are many things that you need to consider when planning your next production. How many people will be involved? Do you need one camera or multiple cameras? Do you want to do the filming on location or in a green screen studio? Would drone footage be a nice addition? Does the event need a live stream feed? These are just a few things you will need to consider when planning your production. One of the biggest issues we see with clients is budget. Time and time again we have had clients struggle with their budget when planning their production. This can easily be avoided!

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Production Budget

When planning your production, start with the bottom line. What is the absolute most you are willing to spend on your project? After you have set your bottom line number, be prepared to pay more! The reason for this is to cover any costs that may arise. Frequently, little things can add up quickly so plan your budget with this in mind. If you are working with a team, make sure that all the team members are on the same page and know the budget. We will work closely with you to make sure that you not only get the quality production you want, but at the price you need. Remember, we are here to help you every step of the way.

 

Planning a production shoot can be a daunting task, and for first timers, it can be down-right stressful. Give us a call or use our contact form and tell us your vision.  With decades of experience under our belt, we know we can get the job done right for you!

 

Easy Edit Video

8431 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL, 32256

(904) 730-9999

 

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Editing, Slide Shows and More!

Here at Easy Edit Video, editing is our middle name (literally)! We can do all kinds of things for you or your company. Take a look at Ask Ashley!

 

Editing Services

For over two decades we have worked closely with local businesses to not only shoot their videos but also edit them too. We have worked with countless businesses, corporations, churches, and community groups to bring them the best possible production. For more information on our post production services, visit our website here. However, our editing serves are not just for businesses! Every single day we help people just like you get the videos and presentations you want. Our editing services include removing sections of video, adding songs and titles, and even creating entire slide shows!

 

Slide Shows

The slide show we create for you can consist of just images or a combination of video and images. Songs slide show editingand titles can be added any where you choose. We will have you pick out a background color and add any special additions you may need. Do you have newspaper articles, event programs or 35mm slide images you want to add? We can do that! Each slide show is created to your specifications, so you know it will look exactly the way you want.  Slide shows are perfect for weddings, graduations, funerals, family reunions and birthday celebrations.  When planing your slide show, here are some things to consider.

  1. How many pictures do you want to use?
  2. In what order do you want your pictures to appear?
  3. How many songs should you use?
  4. How long do you want the presentation to be?
  5. What color background will look best with my photos?
  6. Do you want to add video?
  7. What titles should you add?

These are just a few things to consider when you are in the planning stages. Because there are so many different factors to consider, we often ask for a short consultation before we begin your project. A short, face to face meeting can often clear up any questions or concerns, therefore, your slide show will be exactly what you want. If you would like more information about slide shows or any of our editing services, give us a call, stop by or fill our our contact form here.

Easy Edit Video

8431 Baymeadows Way

Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 730-9999

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm