Audio | Video Recording Services
We've got the space and the gear... all you have to do is focus on your content!
When I got done (close to done anyway) writing the content for this page I realized there is a lot to digest. Here's the short version:
I'm going to make recording your audio/visual content as easy as I can, the bottom line is that there are really just three steps:
We'll do the first two together and I have resources to help you find post-production help or some DIY solutions if you're into that.
It's this easy.
- Download These
- Book Your Time
- Come in and Record
Audio Visual Media Examples
Just some of the ways you might use our studio to share your message with your audience!
- Website Videos - describing your products/services/mission/story
- Online Advertisement
- Host a Webinar
- Landing Page Videos
- Online Course Video & Audio Content
- Product Explainer Videos
Our studio is designed for recording specific types of content and situations that are beneficial for small business owners and organizations.
In Studio Video Recording
- Full Length or Standing Video
- 3/4 Length Video
- Multi-Camera (two angles)
Podcast & Audio Recording
Record your podcast with up to two local hosts.
Skype recording is also available for other guests/hosts.
Livestream your message with a professional multi-camera setup in full 1080P resolution.
- Youtube Live
- Facebook Live
A good friend/media guru/independent film producer once commented regarding video production...
"Pre-production is everything!"
This is true for both video and audio production.
It also happens to be often overlooked. The best way for you to get the most out of your time in our studio (or any studio for that matter) is to come prepared and organized. To help make you make that a reality we've created a document that you can download and use prior to your visit. The "B50P Guide to Being Studio Ready" will help with:
- What to write
- Tools you might want to use
- What to wear
- What to eat
- When to communicate with the studio
- What to expect during your session
- Where/How to get your files when you're done
Preparing for a Recording Session
Preparation is the heart and soul of media production. Most of the work is done before you ever step in front of the camera or microphone.
For podcasting it's important to have an outline so you can keep your thoughts on track as well as on time. For the most professional results I recommend having the following:
- A well thought out and engaging introduction that includes your branding - this should scripted and rehearsed so you can get through it fluidly and authentically. It will take practice so don't sweat it early on.
- The main topics that you want to discuss.
- A well thought out closing with a call to action (subscribe to the podcast, buy this product, etc.)
Quick Tip: If you want an outlining tool check out Workflowy: https://b50p.info/workflowy
While video is a compelling media format... rambling video that isn't planned actually takes longer to produce, more time in the studio (more takes) and more time to edit. In the end... well thought out and scripted video will come out more professionally and save you time and money. Writing down your script will help you focus your message and deliver it with confidence.
I use a combination Storyboard/Script spreadsheet available at the link below for you to use as well. This sheet will help you really get organized.
Watch a quick video of how I do this below.
Template Download Link: https://b50p.info/script_storyboard_template
Coming in to the Studio
Please be at our facility at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
Plan the first and last 15 minutes of your time slot to be setting up and wrapping up and incorporate that into the amount of time you book. Consequently if you only book one hour you can expect about 30 minutes of recording time.
- Meeting Space
The Recording Process
Setting up for your project should be quick. If you already sent us your copy of the B50P Shot List, Script & Storyboard Template for your project then we will have the studio prearranged as much as possible prior to your arrival.
We'll get you settled and comfortable, explain how the recording process is going to proceed and answer any questions you may have.
Then it's just a matter of hitting record and making great content for your business!
After the Recording
When we've completed your recording session it will take about one business day for us to categorize and rename your files, story them on our local server and upload them to a client folder on the web for you to access.
Customer File Organization
-Project Folder (Date)
You will be notified by email or phone when the files have been uploaded and are ready to submit to your editing partner or download for editing yourself.
Great editing will make the most of your time in our studio space! You can choose to "DIY" (do it yourself) if you feel comfortable working with media files or you can contact one of my editing referral partners below (or just click here).
Editing your own material can be rewarding and fun. I will link to tools I would recommend for starting out in the editing world. Having said that... there are some very important things to consider when you edit yourself and why I recommend that most people begin by contacting Drew or TJ below!
What is the value of your time? - If you're not an editor by trade or have edited as a hobby for a while it will take you much longer than it will take a pro to do it. You'll pay less in the long run and the time you would have spent editing can be spent growing your business instead.
Destructive vs. Non-destructive - Some editors are 'destructive' meaning that when you do an edit it changes your original file. This is workable but it's critical to understand if the editor you're working with does this. By contrast, non-destructive editors leave your original file intact while you edit. Which type of editor you choose will be important to maintaining your original data and how you organize your editing workflow.
The devil is in the details - even small editing nuances can have a significant impact on the quality and effectiveness of your final product and having a pro editor that has those skills 'built in' will mean that your finished product is the best it can be.
Distribution format - another key consideration is what the final distribution format of your media will need to be. While audio and video content is all over the internet and airwaves it is not all created or formatted the same way. It will be important for you or or post production expert to understand where you're going to use your content so it can be formatted properly.
My Recommendations - note these are products I have used in the past and were chose based on cost and ease of use (and are not the tools I currently use to produce audio or video content)
Video Editing - Camtasia
Camtasia is a place to start if you really want to edit video on your own.
Audio Only Editing - Audacity
Post Production Partners
Evil Genius Media Works
"Our EXPERIENCE, CREATIVITY, and PASSION for what we do gives us a UNIQUE ABILITY to give your project LIFE. Having worked in the FILM, BROADCAST and INTERNET spaces there isn’t a task we can’t handle. Utilizing INDUSTRY STANDARD tools and techniques we are able to deliver to you the HIGHEST QUALITY product possible."
"AVAR Creative is an innovative, new multimedia production company in Colorado. From humble beginnings as freelance Artists, Photographers, and Videographers, we have built a team that we can be proud of. Specializing in visual storytelling, photo and video are our tools of choice. Our mission is to bring tales to life with light and sound, through cutting edge production. "
Gear We'll be Using
This section is to give you the confidence that we are setting you up to use good quality gear. A quick note that in addition to using good quality gear our studio(s) are also sound treated to give a great recording experience and professional results.
As part of your service working with us we will get the equipment set up.
"We'll worry about the gear... you just worry about your content."
Okay... but for the gear heads... and the curious...
- Canon Vixia HF G21 Video Camera (2ea.)
- Sony A7 III
- Sennheiser Wireless Lav
- Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Mics
- Gotox SL60W Video Lights
- dbx-286s Microphone Preamp
- Tascam SD-20M Digital Audio Recorder
- Assorted Additional Lights as Needed
- Assorted Backgrounds (See photos above)
- Sony A7 III Primary Streaming Camera (I like the 50mm lens but we have other options)
- Canon Vixia HF G21 Video Camera
- Shure SM7B Broadcast Microphone
- dbx-286s Microphone Preamp
- Tascam SD-20M Digital Audio Recorder
- Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Digital Audio Interface
- Atem Mini Video Switcher
- Apple Macbook Pro
- Ecamm Live (Streaming Software)
- Gotox SL60W Video Lights
- Assorted Backgrounds (see photos above)
- Rode Podmic (2ea.)
- Rodecaster Pro Recorder/Mixer
- Tascam DR-40 or Tascam DR-70D Digital Audio Recorder
- Focusrite Clarett 2Pre Digital Audio Interface
- Mac Mini
- Ecamm Live
Working with B50P A/V Services is easy! There are no contracts and no large minimum time commitments. You just choose the amount of time you need below make your payment and the time is locked in for your project.
Minimum Time: 1 Hour
Hourly Rate: $150
FAQ (Questions you might be thinking about asking.)
Can I bring my own equipment?
We must ask you to leave your personal cameras, computers and other gear at home (or the office). We cannot accept liability for any personal property brought into our studio.
What if I'm in the middle of a recording session and my time is over? Can I extend the recording session?
Maybe, if no other customers are scheduled for the next time slot you can book additional time. Payment for additional time will be due at the end of the session. Otherwise we must respect the next customer and wrap up your session; however, we will be happy to prioritize a follow up session as soon as practical to complete your project.
What if I want to reschedule or cancel a session?
When you book a session we reserve the time in the studio and the equipment for your use. We are happy to reschedule sessions; however, because we cannot fill time already booked we do not offer refunds for cancellations or no-shows.
I'm not sure how to be fully prepared for the session. Can you help?
Yes, quick questions can be answered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or, for more in-depth assistance, you can book some of our standard consulting time and we'll walk you through the process. Don't worry though, once you've done a time or two it will be easy.
How can I overcome microphone & camera anxiety?
Our studio is a safe place! We got into A/V to support and strengthen our small business just like you are! Plus... Steve is a complete introvert so if he can do it... so can you! Good preparation and practice will help and you'll get better every time.
I have other questions that aren't shown here...
No problem! Just contact us: