Why should we film our school production?
Children enjoy watching themselves perform and do not otherwise get the chance to see the entire show. Producing a DVD of the show allows the children’s wider family to share in their performance.
A DVD of the performance can alleviate parental concerns over limited tickets for school productions. And many parents tell us they enjoy watching the show without having to worry about filming it, as they can just buy the DVD.
How much does it cost?
Details on our packages can be found on our pricing page
How do I book?
Please call us on 01403 791330 or fill in the contact form.
How much space do you need to film?
Not much! An area of 2m x 2m is ideal for us to set up our equipment but we have squeezed into smaller spaces. We also need access to a 13 amp socket within a reasonable distance.
How long before the performance do you need to set up?
We need access about an hour before the performance. It is fine for other things to be going on while we set up (eg putting out chairs, setting stage, sound checks etc.).
Will we be able to hear the children on the DVDs?
We unobtrusively place professional microphones near to the stage or performance area, to get the best possible sound quality. If the audience can hear the children, you will hear them on the DVDs.
Are all your staff DBS checked?
Yes, all School Video employees have DBS checks.
How do I order DVDs?
Collect orders and monies from your pupils’ parents (using our template order form if you like), then return our simple form to us with your payment. To ensure prompt delivery of the DVDs we suggest starting to take orders prior to the show, with orders closing on the day of recording or the next day.
Can we put our own art work on the cover?
Yes, of course! We suggest using the programme artwork for your DVD cover or another image if you prefer. Many schools choose to use an image drawn by one of the children.
How are the DVDs supplied?
The DVDs are screen printed in black and white with your school name and the production title, and are supplied in hard plastic cases with a colour cover insert which includes your school name, production title, cover picture (if you choose to supply one) and a short blurb for the back (if you choose to supply this).
I have more questions. What do I do now?
Call us on 01403 791330 or fill in the contact form.
Can you stream my school production, so parents who can not attend can watch it live?
Yes, we can. Feedback from parents tells us that they are really pleased to be able to watch the performance live if they are unable to come in person.
Our streamed content is secure and only visible to your invited guests with a password. In order for us to stream your show, we need an internet connection and power (we can bring an extension for the internet connection if it is not in the hall or performance space). Please get in touch to discuss your requirements if this is of interest to you.