Behind the Scenes

Being Natural on Camera

The Complete Guide to Being a Natural on Camera

“For this video project, we want you on camera.” Do the words above inspire excitement? Fear? Fond memories of that long-forgotten dream to become a Hollywood actor? More often than you think (and sometimes more often than you wish), your communications director or head of HR-or even a marketing manager-will come knocking with a new...

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How to Make Your Video Sound Perfect

How to Make Your Video Sound Perfect

Audio excellence is essential in video: bad sound design can wreck the final product, even if the video’s perfectly shot, edited, and acted. Background noise behind voiceover can distract your audience from an important message. Loud distractions on shoot day can cost you dollars in extensive editing fixes. And tasteless music can ruin the feeling...

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What We Really do in the Studio

What We Really Do in the Studio

It’s a brisk winter morning in Atlanta, and the clock is approaching 7:00 AM. Weak, smoky tendrils of fog drift around the repurposed industrial buildings of the burgeoning Westside as a small fleet of cars begins to arrive at a film studio development. Our grips, camera experts, and production managers trickle into the loading dock...

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Tis the Season to Gather - The DVI Group Team

‘Tis the Season to Gather

It’s that time of the year again: the time when we all haul out our festive decorations, ready our stomachs, and pack our bags for travel. The time when we may gather with family members, friends, or other shared communities to celebrate peace and prosperity. For creatives in particular, this time of the year can...

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Erin Thompson Production Manager

Behind the Scenes: Production Management

I used to be surprised when one of my tasks for the day was to find a DJ booth or a gold metallic speedo for a shoot, but after 3+ years, it’s just another day as a Production Manager. From the outside, managing a production may seem like fun and games: filming on the beach,...

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Video Production: Why Color Correction Matters

We’ve been finishing a few videos around the office lately, so this seems like a good time to talk a little bit about what “finishing” really means when it comes to video production.  In the video production industry finishing isn’t just deciding you’re done and sending out the video, it’s adding the subtle touches that the...

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It’s September and we’re just getting back to the blog…

We’ve been so busy producing award-winning video productions for our clients we’ve not had a chance to blog. So here it is, our first blog of 2014 and it only took until September. Well, its good to be busy! Here are a few pics from our production days for Zerorez. We created (from scratch) and...

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A Year in Review 2013

Over 146 posts and a 100 pictures later and we are at the end of 2013. What an amazing year it has been for The DVI Group. We have worked on over a dozen shoots and traveled over a thousand miles. The DVI Group has spent the past year letting the world know that we...

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The Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve marks the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Federal Reserve Act this month. To commemorate the centennial they have launched the History Web Gateway, a new online resource with biographies, images, and essays on key events in the Fed’s 100-year history. We’re honored that one of the videos created and produced...

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