You’ve got your idea, now it’s time to make it a reality! Maybe you’ve already got a script and some general ideas about what you want…or maybe you’ve only got a concept. Maybe you know you need a video but have no idea where to start.
No matter what point you’re at when you engage Big City Lifestyle, we’re ready to partner with you to provide exactly the finished product you want. Whether you’re local to Los Angeles or based anywhere in the world, we’re ready to take your project from concept to completion in style.
Location Scouting / Releases
Stripboarding / Call Sheets
Once your concept is refined and agreed upon, the first step is typically writing the script and fleshing out the narrative. After the script(s) have been written, revised and approved, Big City Lifestyle will analyze every word and camera angle, breaking each section down line-by-line and shot-by-shot.
Once the script has final approval, our Director of Photography will create a detailed shooting script that will be sent to your team for approval (at which time we would ask you to make any necessary changes). At the same time, one of our producers will be working to create a shooting schedule for maximum efficiency.
Once a production schedule is locked down, the crew, gear, and locations for the shoot will be booked and we will begin principal photography.
You’ve wrapped production and now it’s time to sculpt the moving images and sounds you’ve captured into an effective and engaging finished product. If you’ve come to us with existing assets, we’ll need to analyze what you have and formulate a workflow strategy before diving into the editorial process. Whether you’d prefer to sit in on edit sessions or receive rough cuts remotely via our private client Dropbox, you’ll be intimately involved with the editorial process every step of the way as we continue to craft your story. Big City Lifestyle maintains both Macintosh and PC-based edit suites running a variety of non-linear editing software solutions.
We’re able to handle audio & video content in any format you throw at us, and can provide output in any deliverable medium you prefer: DVD, Blu-ray, online streaming video, Video On Demand (VOD), mobile device, broadcast television and even theatrical exhibition. Should you require video compression to reach a specific file or frame size, or conversion to alternate frame rates or video standards for foreign markets, we’re equipped to get you exactly the outputs you need, on-time and on-budget.