School Concerts and Graduation Ceremonies
Video Essentials has been a leading producer of school concerts and graduation ceremonies since 1992. We’ve recorded over 2000 concerts in this time.
Most clients return year after year which means we are doing a lot right. So many things can go wrong recording a concert live in a theatre.
We have numerous back-up systems to minimize risk. You can expect a quality production shot by experienced, professional camera operators. Book early as most school concerts are held in the same part of the year. You can purchase a DVD or HD MPEG4 video file from our website store.
All of our concerts are shot with two cameras. We don’t ever use single cameras. Why?
Because they look amateurish no matter how skilled the operator may be. There’s nothing worse than a camera chasing actors around the stage.
We adopt an editing formula that ensures parents will see their children on stage for at least 70% of the time. They will feel like they’re sitting in the audience when they watch the concert back on their TVs.
When looking for a video production company to record your concert you need to view a whole show that they produced. Highlight reels look great but don’t really show what a finished concert will look like.
Contact us to watch a full length concert shot at the venue you intend to hold your concert. We’ve worked in almost every theatre in Melbourne.
- Video Essentials only uses professional Sony cameras and state of the art vision mixing equipment. We record on two solid state recorders so that we have two copies of the recorded concert
- Mixing a concert live means a superior product and minimal time consuming post production. This means you get the highest quality product at a cost-effective price
- Sound will be taken from the sound desk for optimum quality and mixed with our live microphones for ambiance. Portable recording microphones placed on the stage will capture group singing and provide back up sound if ever required
- All our staff have Working With Children checks.
- Expect quick delivery every time. Our editors don’t stop working. We will have the concert edited and online for purchase within 3 days of the concert. Guaranteed! DVDs can be delivered within 5 days of the order being placed
Purchasing DVDs and MPEG4 video files
Families have the choice of purchasing fully chapterised DVDs or downloading HD MPEG4 video files from our website “store”. We have a variety of purchasing methods:
Traditional per DVD Pricing
For whole school concerts we have no minimum sales. We provide you with an order form that will be given to each family.
They can purchase a fully chapterised DVD for $25 or download an MPEG4 video file from our website “store”.
We provide you a special security code that only allows families at your school to access your concert.
We pay $5 commission on each DVD or MPEG4 sale above 50 units.
One-time Flat Fee Paid by School
Schools can pay a flat fee to purchase a link to the MPEG4 video file that they can then send or sell to all the students.
Concert Levy plus per Student Charge
If a school was to charge parents a concert levy that includes a video of the concert, we can offer you a DVD and MPEG4 video file for just $14 per student
We also offer 6 complimentary DVDs for each school and free MPEG4 files for each staff member.