School Show Filming

What we offer

We offer professional filming of plays, concerts and other live events. We specialise in filming live performances put on by schools and other groups.

Why use us?

We’re a husband and wife team who do not use sub-contractors. Jan is a qualified drama teacher, with many years’ experience in the classroom working with mainstream children and those with special needs. She has also directed and acted in numerous drama productions, including a tour at the Edinburgh fringe, and was one of the co-creators of a local theatre group in the 1990’s.

Daniel has been using video cameras since the days of VHS machines, and has worked on the technical side of stage productions, designing and running sound for a large number of local theatre productions. His background encompasses many technical aspects of video production and editing.

We set up School Video when we realised how much our children enjoyed watching the DVDs of their own school productions. Disappointed with the results of these films, (especially with poor audio quality), we felt we could offer a better service and so School Video was born.

We normally shoot with 3 HD cameras. This enables us to get good coverage of the action, so we have plenty of footage to use to put together a multi-camera edit of the show.

Alongside the cameras, we also use professional microphones. We place the microphones where they will pick up the spoken audio, ensuring we capture the audio in the best quality we can. If you are using your own microphones, we would also be able take a feed from your mixer or sound desk to add to ours. As a general rule, if the front row of the audience can hear it, it will be on the DVD.

Our Services

We can offer DVD production, online video hosting and multi camera live streaming of any live event. DVDs are supplied as printed discs stating your school/group name, production title and date in plastic library cases with full colour wraps which use your own artwork. These are sent to you, ready for distribution.

Production Filming

The cost per disc depends on how many you copies expect to sell.

Within the South of the UK we have various pricing plans available for single performance filming, note we always shoot with at least three cameras:

HundredPlus£10

  • Minimum Order of 100 Discs
  • Additional Discs £10
  • Multicamera Recording
  • CRB Checked Operators
  • Complimentary DVD
  • DVD Supplied in Library Box
  • Professionally Printed Disc and Sleeve

ThirtyPlus£17

  • Minimum Order of 30 Discs
  • Additional Discs £17
  • Multicamera Recording
  • CRB Checked Operators
  • Complimentary DVD
  • DVD Supplied in Library Box
  • Professionally Printed Disc and Sleeve

TwentyPlus£25

  • Minimum Order of 20 Discs
  • Additional Discs £25
  • Multicamera Recording
  • CRB Checked Operators
  • Complimentary DVD
  • DVD Supplied in Library Box
  • Professionally Printed Disc and Sleeve

We would recommend setting your minium order to about 50% of the children involved in the show.

Note: - This is for a single performance film shoot only. The costs shown above do NOT include any licensing required by the copyright holder to film the show.

(South UK only – covering, Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, Kent, London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Suffolk, Essex, Dorset). 

Blu-Ray

As part of your package, we can also offer your show in High Definition on a Blu-Ray disc, the cost for each disc is £25.00, these can be ordered in place of a DVD copy and will count towards your minimum order.

Live streaming

  • on its own – £950.00
  • as part of a package with DVDs + £650.00 in addition to the cost of the DVDs
  • (South East UK only)

Live streaming is dependent on broadband provision at your venue, and is based on 100 viewers. If you expect more than 100 viewers, please ring us to discuss costs.

Just Filming

Filming/edit only (no DVDs) £750.00 – including single master / upload to online service for viewing

Additional services (in addition to DVD or film/edit package)

MP4 output supplied either on a memory stick or as a download = £50.00

All prices are based on us providing you with a box of discs for distribution, we can handle postage and packing for individual discs, but this is charged @ £2.00 per disc in addition to the disc cost.

Should you wish, we can provide you with an online store for purchase and orders, please contact us for further information.

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