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Remote Video Production
With social distancing restrictions being put into place, working from home has become the new normal and video production projects risk being paused or disrupted. But with Sorrentino Media’s remote-controlled “studio in a box” units, remote video production has never been easier. We have developed these home studio kits to capture high-quality video content with absolutely no in-person interaction from our crew.
These user-friendly video production kits record high-definition video and allow for HD monitoring and feedback in real-time from anywhere, including the safety and comfort of your own home.
Remote HD Video Production
We offer a 3-tiered approach to remote video recording. While this all is capable of live streaming, we generally prefer to pre-record videos for the highest quality. All options are focused on a frictionless user experience. Therefore, we have designed these to be small, simple, and easy to use.
Our remote kits utilize cellular bonding. This takes the home WiFi from the guest, as well as the phone’s internal cellular signal and combines the two into a solid, stable connection.
With the use of a virtual client monitor, your team can monitor within a familiar platform, including Zoom, Webex, etc. Additionally, we will share a password-protected website that allows you to view the direct camera feed (with a slight delay).
Tier 1: Remote Camera Kit
Our kits use broadcast grade software and hardware, but they're built around a familiar interface: the iPhone.
Each kit has 2 iPhones. The first is dedicated to obtaining an HD video feed using our cloud servers. The second is for communication with the director and your producing team via the platform of your choice. Included in the kit is an easy-to-use light, broadcast-quality microphone, and an IFB earpiece.
Tier 2: User-provided device with desktop light and mic
Using the same software and connectivity as above, we will ask the interviewee to download and install an app on their device. We will then send a link via email that will pre-program the app. We will ship a desktop ring light and microphone that is designed to work with the device.
Tier 3: Skype for Broadcast
We use the SkypeTX hardware that enables an isolated feed from up to 4 remote guests at a time. The user must either install Skype onto their computer/tablet, or we can share a web link and generic login information.
SkypeTX allows for limited compression, isolated audio, and minimal delay. This relies on the guest to have reliable internet connectivity and a stable computer.
How it Works
How We Developed Our Remote Production Kits
What Are the Benefits of Remote Production?
The COVID-19 pandemic brought the need for a lot of companies to have their employees begin working from home, and various projects risked being paused or cancelled unless they could be completed from a remote location.
At the start of the pandemic, Sorrentino Media immediately took an innovative out-of-the-box approach to video production, realizing that we could continue to create stunning, high-quality video content, without the entire team needing to be on a production set.
Aside from the obvious benefit of maintaining social distancing requirements and keeping everyone safe, remote video production increases productivity and efficiency. When on set, the production crew would need to devote all of their attention and resources to that one project. Now that fewer team members need to be on-site at a location for live shooting, we are able to maximize our workflow and manage multiple projects during the day.
Remote production is also less costly than traditional video production, which often required a significant budget intended for travel and lodging, as well as the transportation of equipment. Since the production will take place from a remote setting, it eliminates most, if not all, of the need for these expenses.
True Remote vs Hybrid Remote
Remote video production can be broken up into two categories – hybrid and true.
In a hybrid situation, we will send a small crew to the client’s location, where there will be various pieces of production equipment. From there, the team will send a feed over to our headquarters in NYC, and we will communicate in real-time, as though we are all “on-set” together.
In a true remote setting, everyone – including both the team and the talent – are entirely separate from each other. In this situation, our client’s will use a remote camera kit that we provide, or they’ll use their own device, such as an iPhone.
Whether our team is one-hundred percent remote or we’re working with a limited crew on location, both options allow us to bring our client’s visions to life and produce gorgeous, high-res video content while maintaining social distancing protocols and restrictions.
Get Remote Video Production Today!
Sorrentino Media is a digital-first video production company with a state-of-the-art studio located in Manhattan, NY. We specialize in short-form digital content. Our team consists of Michael Sorrentino as the CEO and Executive Producer along with a team of producers, cinematographers, and editors. We are a boutique firm, providing service that a big firm simply cannot match. Contact Sorrentino Media online or call (212) 203-8419 with any questions or to order your remote video production kit today!
Brands We've Worked With
When we challenged the Sorrentino Media team to help us rehearse, produce, record, and distribute over 20 different panels for our virtual event in just a few weeks we had no idea how they’d get it all done on time and within budget. Not only did our sessions all go off without a hitch, but the Sorrentino team went above and beyond to ensure our guests each had a first-class experience. We’ve worked with plenty of production companies but one of the things that sets the Sorrentino team apart is the true 360-degree nature of what they can provide. From high quality capture of remote video to spinning up a full broadcast studio for a local taping to providing high-quality last minute production staff—they had the resources in-house to support every aspect of our virtual event. If you are planning a virtual or hybrid event and need a team to become a true production partner so you can focus on content and marketing we cannot recommend Sorrentino Media enough.
Partner @ Red Seat Ventures
Executive Producer, CrimeCon
I can’t say enough good things about Sorrentino Media. When we first spoke about doing a six camera remote shoot I had my doubts. But the production was seamless and the entire Sorrentino team over delivered. Michael, you have put together an amazing product and team. It was a pleasure working with you all and I highly recommend anyone looking for a remote setup to use Sorrentino!
Kevin Clark | Producer