When looking for a video production company you are probably (and hopefully) checking out their previous work to see the quality of the videos they produce. While that is a good idea, the timeframe in which it was completed should also be considered. Producing elegant videos that get your message across within your deadline is an important aspect. Here at DVI, we have produced beautiful videos under tighter deadlines than we have hoped for due to our technical and creative abilities.
Most large studios have a design team of artists and a technical team of people who develop tools to get things done. Many small studios only have a few artists and no technical team. Here at DVI, we have a team of hybrid technical-artists (sounds cool, right?). The importance of this to you, is that we can collaborate to come up with great designs that we can then efficiently execute to ensure your video production is amazing, on time, and within budget.
I use math and my programming skills almost as much as I use my creative right brain. I animate plenty of videos where there are many things going on at once that would be very tedious for me to animate each element by hand. This can be anything from a few hundred objects animating one after the other to create a much larger object, to thousands of little pieces that have ambient motion that give something texture.
A perfect example is this video that I just finished the 3D animation for. It involves a wall of 3D cubes where a few cubes are extruding from the wall to have videos projected onto them and the rest of the cubes are slowly moving back and forth to give the background some texture. In the video there are almost twenty shots with this wall in it, and each shot needs different cubes extruding at different times. Each shot has around a hundred cubes in it, so animating each cube by hand randomly for each shot isn’t the best way to approach this video.
I took a couple of hours and wrote a few plugins that could help me with this job for the applications that we use to create our graphics. With less than a hundred lines of code, I had plugins that could randomly move hundreds of boxes as fast or slow as I wanted it to and extrude certain boxes at any time I wanted to. The result is that in a very short amount of time I was able to produce many unique shots. After they were created, it was even easier for me to make changes to the entire shot because everything was based on a few math functions.
You + The DVI Group = Great Video Productions
Great Video Productions = On Time = On Budget = Happy