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We're Ready to Rock.
"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth."
We're problem solvers and have been for 40+ years. Our team is no stranger to delayed flights, unexpected weather, missed courier shipments, or equipment malfunction...and now our newest hurdle, COVID-19. We're here with remote ways to accomplish your photography, motion, and post-production needs.
First and foremost, there is nothing more important to us than the safety and health of our staff and clients. In the wake of COVID-19, our office dwellers headed home and hunkered down to set up their remote workspaces—we’re up and running, slacking, pinging, and zooming with the best of them. Our editors are editing, colorists are coloring, producers are producing, and stylists a’ styling.
We’ve taken every appropriate measure to ensure our in-studio productions are running as safely and smoothly as possible. We’re adhering to the government mandates and then some.
We’ve run remote shoots for years, so this is familiar territory. We offer live views of all major aspects of the shoot with interactive feeds and communication through video chat, live markups, and live image tagging. We use the latest streaming technology so it really is like you’re here - minus the studio brewed beer and coffee shop.
The pieces to our remote shoot puzzle are flexible and scaleable. Every production is different, and our remote capabilities are customized for each one.
Live Feeds, Screen Sharing & Live Markups
It's like you're here when you're not. Remotely join the shoot from anywhere in the world and we can share our screen with you live to get your real-time feedback.
For stills, this allows us to markup, talk (or type) through tweaks, and make those changes live. You'll be able to swipe through all the images and tag your favorites just as if you were sitting next to us.
For motion, you will have an immediate, direct feed from our RED camera(s) so you're privy to the footage just as quick as anyone on-set.
And, it's smooth. See live capture and playback in real-time from any device: computer, tablet, or mobile. It's up to you.
Virtual You, in Studio, on Wheels
Seeing the footage on screen is one thing, but showing you what's happening live and behind-the-scenes is important to us as well. We want you to be a part of the conversation. Face-to-(virtual) face feedback and communication on all fronts: wardrobe selection, props, hair & makeup, and on-set views. Heck, we'll even roll you over to the lunch table if you want.
We'll have an assigned tech overseeing all of the streaming and communication - this is your virtual liaison to everything happening on-set.
Live Post Production
Being a house who cuts everything from six second ads to long form documentary films, most of our clients are based out of town. This means that we have built our studio to be both physically, and internet-ally comfortable.
With established remote workflows for client review, live color, and streaming edit sessions...everyone is happy, safe, and productive.
All our edit sessions are private and secure. With Google Chrome and a moderate connection, you can view a perfectly synced stream of the edit while chatting with your editor throughout the process. So, kick back, grab your coffee, and turn down the lights...it's cutting time.
Once the cuts are where we like them, you'll have access to the project via Frame io. You will then be provided links and can drop time coded notes anytime inspiration strikes.
YES, LIVE REMOTE COLOR. It's so slick. We ship you a (sterilized) color-calibrated iPad. No, you cannot keep it (sorry).
Open a simple app, and up pops a live session that is calibrated and streaming to perfection. From there you can dial in that color, tweak to your hearts content, and get your spot or film exactly where you love it.
The long and short of it: we're unique. There aren't many places with the history, footprint and resources we have full time, all under one roof.
One Building, Many Spaces
Technically, it's three buildings, spanning a combined 50,000 sq. ft. That's 3 shooting studios, each with a full kitchen, separate client areas, separate conference rooms, and separate editing suites. We're able to physically spread our productions out, creating safe distances for everyone involved.
We don't like to call it hoarding... more like 40 years of curating one of the most random collections of useful items. Our stock spans from dishware, to furniture, to surfaces, to whatever else you have in your head right now...and probably a bunch of backups.
Similar to our wide selection of props, we also have wardrobe galore. Just about every brand color, season, speciality and size. We understand the importance of options, and it shows. WE LOVE OPTIONS.
We've got a mad-scientist ready to customize, build, cut, paint, repaint, affix and just about anything else we need. If the plate is the perfect shape and size but wrong color we'll change it. If that wooden spoon is just a little bit too long, consider it shortened, lathed, stained to match and fixed.
We build rigs to hold things, throw things or pump things. If you can imagine it, we can make it happen.
Bruton Stroube COVID-19 Protocol
Safety is our top priority as we continue to work as an approved "Professional Services" business. We are following all guidelines laid out by local mandates, along with the CDC and WHO. We are strictly adhering to hand washing, social distancing and gathering size rules. In addition, we have also implemented the following internal guidelines:
- Crew size will be kept to an absolute minimum, only essential personnel.
- Each crew member will be assigned to only one set of gear. That means one point of contact for camera, a different for lighting equipment, with no overlap.
- There will be wipes, sanitizer and hand washing stations widely available.
- All crew are required to have masks available (we will provide as needed). Crew will wear protective masks if close proximity is a necessity.
- There will be assigned and frequent sanitizing & disinfecting of commonly used surfaces and objects. A team is scheduled at the end of each day to sanitize and deep clean these areas as well.
- We will utilize our large studio spaces to spread out as much as possible. If multiple sets are required, they're in separate studios rather than in a single studio.
- Anyone sick or showing even minor symptoms will not be allowed on set.
- All food and craft services provided will be boxed or pre-packaged to eliminate the need to share serving utensils.