Currently filming in Omaha, Ne.
The Destination Guide is a national television show and video travel log. We travel from city to city in search of the best places to eat, sleep, drink, work and play. We go behind the scenes to get the inside scoop on your favorite destinations and bring their stories to life through video.
Each of our shoots varies based on location and circumstances, but below are a list of standard shots we tend to pick up at each destination. As the shoot approaches, we will give you a tailored shot list so there are no surprises on the big day.
We like to interview the person who can tell us the story behind your business. We also like to get sound bites from customers. We try to make the interviews as natural as possible, so we won’t send a list of questions in advance. The interview subject will talk to someone sitting next to the camera, so you don’t have to worry about talking directly into the camera. We will prompt you with questions about your business. Once edited, viewers will hear the responses but not the questions.
While we won’t send a list of questions in advance, we do cover some general topics such as the history of the business, its location and what makes it rise above the competition.
When shooting in restaurants, we often mike the chef and have hm or her prepare a couple of signature dishes on camera. We will sometimes take a similar approach while filming in retail shops. In that case, an owner or manager would give us a tour of the store on camera.
We get a few standard shots at each location to help viewers identify with the destination:
Exterior of the business; signage; interior pan of the business; close-ups of any unique characteristics; customers walking through front doors.
We have found that it always helps to have people in our shots. Even if we’re filming a hotel suite, the shot is more dynamic if someone is sitting at the desk on his or her laptop. A pan of a restaurant is fine, but people eating at the restaurant is better. Sometimes, these can be actual customers, but if you’re more comfortable bringing in friends or employees, that’s OK, too.
The main idea is to accurately tell your story through words and video and to have fun while doing it. We do our best to put you at ease and make each shoot as stress-free as possible. We look forward to seeing you on the road. For more information, email us at email@example.com.
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