13 06, 2018

SUCCESSFUL CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS ON VIDEO

By | June 13th, 2018|Categories: Production|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We've created hundreds of  testimonial videos over the years. In this video Jay Leno demonstrates how he uses FARO® Technologies' 3D Scanner at Jay Leno's Garage. A successful product testimonial video is one that resonates with the viewer. The key is to genuinely demonstrate the benefits of your product and the problems that it will solve for the end-user. It's not everyday that we get a customer on-camera that is world-famous, but you can create an effective video, even if Jay Leno doesn't use your product!  Watch Here! What Makes a Good Testimonial Video? Engaging and relatable client on camera Benefits are thoroughly explained Testimonial is trustworthy Video shot at a professional level Viewer can easily relate to video

5 06, 2018

CINEMATIC STORYTELLING THROUGH AERIAL FOOTAGE

By | June 5th, 2018|Categories: Production|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’ve experienced some turbulence learning the art of aerial filming (four drones later), but the hard lessons have really started to pay off. Our latest flying machine is an Inspire 2 Pro outfitted with a Zenmuse X5S camera with CinemaDNG and ProRes capabilities, which allows for some stunning visuals. We now have the ability to capture 4K footage that just a couple of years ago would have been out of the question for most project budgets. Cinematic Storytelling Today we use our aerial capabilities to add a cinematic quality. The footage is amazing and it’s a blast to shoot! Whether flying through a large industrial building or soaring above scenic vistas, the drone gives us a whole new perspective, and we are able to capture shots that would not be possible from the ground. FAA Certified We are in compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration's strict operating rules regarding drones flown for commercial use. We've passed the aeronautical knowledge exam to become FAA [...]

30 03, 2017

FILMING IN THE SNOW: BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: Production|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Glass Eye was hired to shoot multiple tractors in a snowy environment in Park City, Utah, which was a fun challenge for our crew. At the beginning we were hoping for 2-3 feet of snow on the ground, which is when the equipment we were shooting would typically be used to move snow.  Unfortunately we had record-breaking snowfall the weeks prior and had additional snowfall while we were there. This made things a lot more complicated, not only for the John Deere equipment, but also for our crew to accomplish our job. Despite the obstacles, we were able to accomplish our goals with hard work and solid gear. Glass Eye faced many challenges at the shoot, mostly related to the extremely cold weather conditions. Shooting in cold weather is tough of on our gear, causing all sorts of problems. High altitude and cold weather change the dynamics of aerial shooting, and not in a [...]

21 03, 2017

SHOOTING IN STUDIO

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Production|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Glass Eye Productions, Inc. filmed a shoot for a medical device in our studio, utilizing our small video insert stage with hard cyc for a new client. Our location made the shoot more cost-effective for our client. Glass Eye was able to provide a low-cost solution by keeping the production within a one-day shoot. Our biggest challenge was the size of the medical equipment, weighing 3500 pounds. Delivery and placement were key to utilizing our smaller studio in a big way. We shot with our new Red Epic-W S35 camera in 8K to further ensure that our clients would receive the best product possible. Click the link below to see the exciting shoot. E-Gurney Video Shot at Glass Eye Productions Studio Our director was so camera-friendly that they cast him in a bit part as the doctor. Shot with our new Red Epic-W S35 in 8K. A bird’s eye view from [...]

20 12, 2016

LOCATION SCOUTING

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Production, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

At Glass Eye Productions, Inc., we value the location scouting process and do everything in our power to find the location for shoots that will help create the best footage. One of the most important but not totally obvious aspects of pre-production is location scouting. This is the process of traveling to a location to determine if it should or should not be used in a particular shoot, or to see what can be changed to make the place more flattering for a shoot. Even though the location of a shoot becomes a background detail to viewers, it can stand out in a negative way if it doesn’t fit the needs of the scene. At Glass Eye Productions, Inc., we value the location scouting process and do everything in our power to find the location for shoots that will help create the best footage. Some shoots don’t require location scouting, but for those that [...]

16 12, 2016

RED EPIC-W 8K S35

By | December 16th, 2016|Categories: Production|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The RED Epic-W’s 8K S35 sensor called “Helium” that the camera uses allows for extremely high detail, unlike anything previously on the market. The unbeatable resolution allows viewers to experience images and video in an intricate way, being able to see every subtlety. Glass Eye Productions, Inc. has just added the Red Epic-W 8K S35 digital camera to our collection of equipment, and we couldn’t be more excited about the awesome features it will allow us to utilize. This camera has been intensely coveted in the video production industry for quite some time, and when it was released, we knew it was the perfect fit for Glass Eye Productions. Our team has been creating quality content for over 25 years, and the Red Epic S35 will take us to the next level. The color quality and dynamic range of the Red Epic-W 8K S35 is incredibly high, making images more realistic than previously possible. [...]

30 08, 2016

MEET THE CORE TEAM

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: About Us|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Trent Noller is an award-winning producer, director, camera operator, and editor. Trent’s broad range of skills provide a creative vision for the entire project. A co-founder of Glass Eye Productions, Trent is that rare professional who combines talent with hard work and an ability to communicate well with clients. Mary Pipes, a co-founder of Glass Eye Productions, has produced and edited hundreds of projects. Mary takes a personal pride in working with the client throughout all stages of a project. Her career began in the motion picture industry where she served as Line Producer on several films. Then, she worked in publicity at a Beverly Hills PR firm, Dale C. Olson and Associates, for A-List clients such as Shirley MacLaine, James Earl Jones, Michael Crawford, Gene Kelly, and Muhammad Ali. Michael Zubach is a our senior graphic designer who came to us with a wealth of experience. His strong knowledge of visual storytelling through creative graphic design was [...]

23 08, 2016

A LOOK INTO TIME-LAPSE

By | August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Production|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A lot of work goes into a time-lapse shoot, since the videographer is required to take many pictures in a specific spot for a long period of time, constantly monitoring the lighting and camera functions. These shoots usually take a few hours or even a full day, making it necessary to have a highly focused and dedicated videographer on the job. Since the location on a time-lapse video usually does not change, the videographer must pay extra attention to detail to make sure that the footage is consistent and high quality throughout the day. Glass Eye was tasked to demonstrate the intense process that John Deere utilized to build a full-scale combine made from canned foods that were later donated to a local food bank. Time-lapse was the only true way to show the build from start to finish. Watch the series here on YouTube. Even though this practice is fairly common, it never [...]

9 08, 2016

A LOOK INTO PRODUCING: PRE-PRODUCTION

By | August 9th, 2016|Categories: Production|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

There are three stages to every production, which are pre-production, production and post production. In this blog post we will focus on the pre-production phase. Preparing: Preparing for a TV spot, shoot or any other type of major on-location production can be daunting. It is important to focus on every aspect of the production prior to the shoot. The pre-production phase is where great planning pays off big later in the production. Initially our projects at Glass Eye will usually start with a shooting date and a rough script. The script will generally be honed throughout the pre-production process. Sometimes, the client will maintain that aspect of the project and other times it is our job to work on it as the scriptwriters. But the core idea is usually enough to start our planning. Once we know the location, it is helpful to storyboard the entire shoot. We can do this through a combination [...]

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