Event film Duesseldorf
Blackfish Films is your film production for a successful event film in Düsseldorf and the surrounding area. An event film is the best way to impressively summarize and share an event – both with visitors of the event, as well as those who missed it.
On this page you will get the most important info you should have before creating an event film. I.e. the details about the structure, duration and cost of an event film are explained below.
Event film definition
An event film is a short video summary of an event. The aim of an event film is to relive the atmosphere and the events and to save them permanently. In an event film, for example, trade fairs, concerts, readings, congresses, opening ceremonies, etc. can be recorded. Event films are gladly watched again by participants to refresh the beautiful memories. But of course, they are also viewed by people who were not present, to get an idea of what went on and what they missed. Event films are therefore also particularly popular and frequently shared on the web.
We at Blackfish Films are your contact if you want to have an event film made in Düsseldorf and the surrounding area. For this, we first deal with the desired style and the objective of the event film. The style can be rather sober-documentary or artistic-emotional. Of course, this also depends very much on the type of event. For a trade fair film, the documentary approach is usually more appropriate, while for a concert video, the images should be even more emotionally charged instead of purely informative. In order to determine a style, it helps to select a few role model videos in advance, as well as the choice of music. Since the event videos are edited to the beat of the music, the music already sets the pace and the basic mood to a large extent. Feel free to contact us for a free initial consultation here.
How is an event film structured?
As already described in the previous section, the structure of the event film depends strongly on the type of event as well as the desired style.Basically, it can be said that an emotional event (such as a concert or a celebration) also requires an emotional video style. I.e. emotional images are used here: Close-ups of emotions, energetic, joy radiating images. However, if the event is primarily for information, such as a trade fair or congress, the video should also contain more information. This is then usually delivered through interviews of employees, visitors or moderators of the event.
Publish the video early
Visitors to an event who know that the event or they themselves were filmed will search for the video on the usual platforms. Interested people who could not visit the event, too. Many searches will take place a few days after the event. After that, usually the next one is already coming up and people don't think about this event anymore. Therefore it makes sense to put the finished video online as soon as possible to get the most views. The event will be especially a topic of conversation in the days after the event date. If the video is already finished and viewable, the people who have already seen it will often automatically recommend or forward it. I.e. the date of the publication (as early as possible) should be clarified between organizer and film team. A so-called same-day edit is also possible. I.e. we edit the event film directly after shooting.
In the run-up to the event, we from Blackfish Films always visit the event location. It is best if the organizer is already on location to determine some details of the shoot. If there is some kind of rehearsal or similar event in advance, this is also excellent. Here, the decisions of lighting, sound recording and camera positioning are already made in order to be ready to go faster on the day of the event. To this inspection we bring a checklist with all relevant points for the film. This way we make sure that all film equipment and other necessary utensils are planned and prepared.
Use all possible channels for publication
In any case, the client and the camera team should discuss before the shoot which companies, people or channels should be used for publication. Contacts often arise during the shoot that can help increase coverage.
There is a wide range of possibilities to place an event video in a publicity-effective way, even without having to spend a lot of money. For example, via Internet forums and facebook groups associated with the event. Also via social media channels of visitors to the event and the official channels of various artists or companies participating in the event. The marketing channels of the event location itself should also always be used. For a wide reach, it is important to find the most diverse, varied distribution channels possible to reach the largest, most diverse target audience possible.
The structure of the event film strongly depends on the type of event as well as the desired style.
Basically, you can say that an emotional event (like a concert or a celebration) also requires an emotional video style. I.e. emotional images are used here: Close-ups of emotions, energetic, joy radiating images. However, if the event is primarily for information, such as a trade fair or congress, the video should also contain more information. This is then usually delivered through interviews of employees, visitors or moderators of the event.
An event film should be kept short and concise, i.e. it usually does not show all the events of an event. Therefore, the organizer and the filmmaker must agree on which events should absolutely appear and which are optional. As a rule, not every single shot in an event film is determined and agreed upon in advance, since many interesting scenes only emerge in the dynamics of the day of the event. Nevertheless, a selection of the “must-haves” should definitely be made.
In addition to the things that should absolutely be seen in the event film, there are often also those that have no place in it. If several companies are present at an event, for example, the company logo of a competitor should not be seen. The organizer also often already knows which people are well suited for interviews, and which ones perhaps less so. In addition, every event location and every product usually has a chocolate side and one that is not appealing to the same degree. It is important to discuss this before the shoot so that the focus is only on the really best perspectives within the time constraints of the event.
At Blackfish Films, we produce a short event film in Düsseldorf and the surrounding area for as little as a basic rate of 1500 Euros. However, the respective price depends on many factors, such as the following:
– How many cameras are to be used?
– Is there a sound technician on site whose mixing desk can be “hooked up” to, or should the sound equipment also be taken care of?
– What additional technology is to be used (drone, camera crane, gimbal, etc.)?
– Should a voice-over accompany the video?
– By when should the video be finished?