Featured Client: Jenkinson’s Aquarium

Featured Client: Jenkinson’s Aquarium

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To execute a video production in their NJ aquarium, we brought in our team of experts and professional actors, and captured a variety of footage quickly and efficiently.  From shark tanks to penguin habitats, we dove right in (figuratively speaking) and captured all the family fun on film!

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Video Production Challenges Accepted!

Filming in an aquarium presents some challenges that’s for sure! The room is dark, but has pops of light from various sources like the tanks and lit signage. This is where years of experience working with lighting and camera equipment come in…

video production njThe glass walls of the tanks also create reflections, so as we film sharks and other fish on the move it’s a challenge to avoid impeding reflections and glare.  video production njThe sharks and other fish are often dark in color themselves, while their environments are beautiful shades of green and blue! We want to be able to see the shark without blowing out the beautiful surroundings in the process. Balancing all of these variables is something we think about as we light and film.video production nj

The sharks turned out to be great performers, as did our cast!

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Professional Casting: Why It’s Important

A critical part of production is casting the right talent.  For example, in this shoot we want to show fun for the entire family, from kids to parents to grandparents. Using the right talent helps to…

  • Target your ideal demographic – Is your ideal customer younger, older, male or female?  People gravitate toward imagery that reflects what they currently identify with, or what they aspire to be.
  • Support your brand image – All creative elements in a video reflect upon your brand. Colors, styles, tone and much more.  This includes the wardrobe, grooming and styling of talent.
  • Run an efficient shoot – Professional actors have a wealth of experience being on camera but also being part of a production. This can be beneficial toward keeping a tight production schedule on task, so hiring professionals is one corner you shouldn’t cut!

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Flexibility in Video Production

Obviously working with animals means the production crew needs to ensure enough time to try to capture ideal movements and behaviors from the animals.  As smart as sharks are, they are not that good at taking direction.

And while the seals were incredible at following cues from Jenkinson’s animal trainers, it took a little time to capture it just perfectly on camera…

video production njDuring the pre-production phase, before the film date, we anticipate these aspects of the production and outline a shoot schedule that allows for flexibility.

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The Power of Multi-purposing Video

Video can be edited, re-edited and multi-purposed, maximizing its power to reach a target audience. Footage captured from a well-orchestrated shoot, like this one at Jenkinson’s Aquarium, can be used to craft:

  • Commercials for TV and online
  • Website videos for a home or landing page
  • A loop to play on-site on display monitors
  • Micro-content edits to generate interest or be used as ads on social and mobile
  • A Facebook cover video, which enhances the social profile drastically!

Check out the full 30-second commercial below, which has been multi-purposed on Jenkinson’s Facebook page as the header video, for multi-channel viewer engagement.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_raw_js]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[/vc_raw_js][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][/vc_column]

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