“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
– Pablo Picasso
Our Experience, At Your Service
Whether you want us to work closely on your production from start to finish, or just lend a hand with something in between, we have a full range of services to offer. Many of our clients work with us from developing the initial concept for the video or photo shoot, through capturing it, editing it and making sure it’s the best it can be when it goes out the door. Alternatively, you might just need an experienced film crew or photographer, an editor to shape your story or color grading to add that special look to finish your project – whatever you need, we’re there. Here’s a quick look at our process.
Before the lights, camera or action, we need to do a little prep work. Okay, sometimes a lot of prep work. This may include tweaking the script, creating storyboards, scouting locations, making shot lists and schedules, casting, hiring crew and buying that all important craft services (remember – those are the snacks). Good pre-pro can make or break a shoot and we’re firm believers in good pre-pro.
If it’s video or stills, this is where the magic happens. Everyone loves to be on a shoot and no one more than us. Setting up the lights, propping the set, rehearsing the actors, setting focus on the camera and calling action … it’s all exciting. Whether the crew can all fit in one car or it looks like the circus has come to town, we strive to run a fun and stress-free set. So sit back and enjoy the show.
POST - PRODUCTION
Now we’ve reached the point where all the jigsaw pieces come together to form a complete picture. There are a variety of things that fall under the post-production umbrella including editing, motion graphic design and animation, visual effects, music, voice over, and color correction. Not every project will use all of these pieces but it’s good to know they’re around if you need them. We suggest starting with the edges and working your way to the middle.
Your masterpiece is complete and now the world deserves to see it. Sometimes over-looked but never forgotten, delivery is the final leg of your journey and we can make sure your video or stills are delivered in any and all formats. From a smartphone to the big screen or a souvenir book to a large format print – you name it, we can deliver it. And we always make a back-up just in case.
What Our Clients Are Saying
“Over the last five years we’ve created more than 16 TV spots and videos with the team that makes up Gate House Pictures, and our clients have been thrilled with the results! As a marketing team, we appreciate their deep and broad production experience, willingness to try new approaches and techniques, and ability to assemble the right team for the project. To top it off, their enthusiasm, consummate professionalism, and genuine passion for our projects make them a pleasure to work with.”
“We’ve worked with Gate House on several projects, including photo shoots and video production, and have been very pleased with the entire experience. Most importantly, our clients are happy. They’re a very seasoned and talented team who collaborates well to deliver the best output. Shoots can certainly be stressful, and Gate House makes them fun and easy.”
“I have been able to shoot with the Gatehouse team in studio and on location for a wide variety of clients. I’ve always been thrilled with both the process and the outcome they have delivered. I can always count on them to bring our concepts to life.”