LAND YOUR NEXT GIG WITH THE HELP OF A VIDEO SHOWREEL
IF YOU RUN A WEDDING/PARTY BAND, AN ACOUSTIC DUO, A LIVE MUSIC EXPERIENCE, ETC...
...then having a showreel can be a great way of showcasing yourself to booking agents, management and venue owners, which should help you land new gigs and work. At Brooker Films, we have worked with many bands, groups and artists to create showreels. They take no longer than one day to film (with the average videoshoot being between 4-8 hours) and the turnaround time with editing is no more than a few weeks.
If you're looking to create your showreel, get in touch and we'll make it happen!
Whether you’re emerging onto the scene or you’re a seasoned pro – a vieo showreel can help you land more gigs!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can you capture sound on location?
Yes, we can. We have enough sound equipment to capture sound for a small to mid-sized setup. For larger setups, we would recomend pre-recording your audio with a specialist.
Quick note: Some locations may not have the best acoustics. For example, a large wedding barn may look beautiful, but all of those hard surfaces would create reverb and capturing sound in that location wouldn't produce the best results. The filming location may also suffer from atmospheric sound issues, for example, if the location is positioned under a railway, near a busy motorway or next to a construction site. We want you to impress booking agents, venues, etc. and having 'ok' audio isn't going to cut it. We would always advise you to capture your audio beforehand (in sound treated room) to guarentee you get the best possible audio. Then we can focus on getting a beautiful video, without worrying about the acoustics of the location. But we can definitely offer on-location sound recording! We would just advise you to be careful and enquire about audio when booking your location.
Can you help us find a location?
Absolutely! If you're not sure how to find a great location, just let us know what you're looking for, what your budget is and we will point you in the right direction.
You could also check out some of these location sites (we use these a lot): Peerspace, Scouty & TagVenue.
Please note, our rate does not include location hire. Locations can cost anywhere between £50-£1,000+, so it's important to budget for this. Quick tip: If you have performed at a venue that you love, it might be worth speaking to the owner of that location to see if you can use the space for filming. Maybe try offering a free show in return for free location hire.
Can you film a live show/gig and make a showreel from that?
Yes! However, we want the best lighting, camera angles, dynamic camera movement, multiple takes of the same songs, etc. and having an audience does make that more difficult. But it is possible! And we have done that before.
Do you also offer photography?
Yes, we do! You're on location, in your performance outfit, in a beautiful venue with great lighting, why not get some photos in the setup aswell? Just make sure to let us know you want this when you get in touch. You can see some of our previous photos below.
Do you provide lighting?
Yes, we do! We own a variety of lighting to suit all styles. We can create a party atmosphere, shape lighting to create a film noir look, or keep is simple. Let us know what you're looking for and we'll create a lighting setup that works for you.
- 1x Godox SL-150W
- 4x Godox SL-60W
- 1x Colbor 110W COB
- 4x Nanlite Pavotube 30X II
- 4x Yongnuo YN360
- 4x Equinox Fusion 120 Zoom Mk II
- ADJ DMX Operater
- Softboxes, Diffusion, etc.
How does it work?
Drop us a message using the form below (or send en amil to email@example.com) and we will discuss your needs. Once you're happy and ready to proceed, we'll get a date booked in for filming.
Filming takes anywhere between 4-8 hours, depending on how many tracks you're looking to film. We film each track 4-8 times, performing to your pre-recordfed audio files. This allows us to capture our wides, mid shots and closeups of each member/musician. We keep repeating this process for every track until we get everything filmed.
After a great day of filming, we take the footage away and edit a first draft for you. This will usually be ready within one week. From there, you can send your amendments, notes, comments and we'll get to work on the next version of the video for you and we keep repeating this process until everyone is happy. We then export the video in full quality and send you a download link.
How many cameras do you use?
We like to use dynamic camera movement, and using multiple cameras can limit the types of shots that we aim to capture, so nine times out of ten, we only use one camera when creating a performance showreel.
If you are looking for a multi-camera shoot though, this is something that we can provide.
We own the following cameras:
- RED Gemini 5K DSMC
- Sony PXW-FS7
- Panasonic Lumix S5
How much will it cost?
We currently ask for £650 to cover one full day of filming and all editing. All of our camera equipment, lighting, sound equipment, etc. are included in this rate and we don't charge extra for travel.
Please note, this cost covers us to film and edit your showreel/promo videos. Any location fees, specific equipment hire, etc. are not included.
As well as offering video services, we also offer photography services. We can capture headshots, group shots and more.