Booking Wizard Video Productions –
the specialists in school show filming
Although staging your school show takes months of meticulous planning, rehearsing and sometimes sleepless nights, you know it’s all worthwhile. Booking Wizard for school show filming, will not only provide a lovely DVD memento for pupils and their families but, most importantly, will help your students appreciate the performance as the audience sees it, including choreographic patterns, crowd scenes and special effects.
Wizard Video Productions is the UK’s leading school show filming service. All our camera operators are not only DBS checked professionals but also thoroughly experienced in filming stage shows from dance school shows, school concerts & nativity plays to dance colleges & West End productions.
Our crews have the special skill required to film short plays for Nursery, Preparatory & Primary schools. At Wizard Video we appreciate that your young performers are only on stage for short amount of time, therefore our camera operators will carefully follow the plot, always conscious to include all members of the cast for their big moment on stage.
Our HD cameras are broadcast standard and for your DVD, our radio mikes will capture the speaking , singing and music.
Wizard is especially skilled in filming choreography. Patricia Ellis, Wizard’s MD, has been the Principal of her own RAD dance school for over 40 years, producing many dance school shows during that time so our team really understand how to get the very best results when filming and editing your school shows.
Our FREE Academic School Show Filming Service
FILMING in 2021
While pandemic restrictions apply, Wizard Video Productions are happy to film your classes in their bubble groups.
We have found that it works best if our camera operator and all our filming & sound equipment are set up in just one place e.g. School hall, theatre or even gymnasium. Each group are filmed in turn (and preferably in the order they will appear on the video!) allowing time in between to sanitize the area etc.
Filming in bubbles does take longer so our camera operators sometimes spend several hours fully masked up. It does help to get a breath of fresh air during the break between bubbles. Back at Wizard we edit the scenes into a smooth-running programme adding titles and credits (if wished) as usual. Teachers receive a preview copy to check all is in the correct order.
With the absence of an audience, many schools have decided to provide each child with a copy and build the cost into the school bill or charge to the families through parent pay.
Those schools that choose this option also find that there is less administration involved in this method than there was when dealing with (and chasing!) individual orders.
Several teachers film their classes themselves and send the footage to Wizard to edit and title. We then produce an HD download and/or DVDs if requested.
Please phone if you want to talk through any ideas you have for a production.
We tailor make each pricing package depending on how many children are involved, how long the filming and editing might take.
We are very happy to note your details and work out a costing without any obligation.
✔ We will send you a booking confirmation with forms to complete and a checklist to help with the filming process, followed by a sales pack with order forms, posters and payment slips to help you promote HD Download/DVD sales
✔ Title pages, covers and DVD face design are created to match the show programme and the theme
✔ We supply your DVD order direct to you and it will usually be fulfilled within five days of ordering!
Click on our FAQ page for even more details of our show filming service
To book your school show filming phone us on 01428 682896
as soon as you know the date of your show.
We are extremely excited to have partnered up with Rob Sambrook Photography.
Rob Sambrook Photography have over 30 years’ experience of supplying the education sector with high quality images. These include school and nursery portraits, website and marketing imagery, plus dance schools, proms and other events.
Current special offers for primary schools, when booking both your main school photos and a video.
1/2 price marketing photo shoot including the final edit of digital files.
Super Sibling Saver! Parents can purchase all their individual photos and sibling photos as downloads for just £19.99.
Click on the link below to view their website.
Call or email us for a free copy of Curtain Up, an e-book guide to school show video production.
We give you tips on venue – space requirements, lighting, sound, performers, costumes and make-up.
Whether Wizard are filming or you have arranged for a parent or member of staff to film,
Wizard will then be pleased to arrange the duplication.