More often than not, shooting live video on location is less expensive and more efficient than the studio shooting with the digital image backdrops or 3D visualization of any environment. E-learning content development, instructional and demo video productions are from this category. While working on the OSHA training project we had a few reasons to do otherwise.
First, imagine the expense and complexity of the live construction set arrangements to be used for video shooting locations, such as a power plant, a high-rise business center, or a multi-story residential development. Does this sound practical? – Of course not.
We created computer-generated (CG) 3D visualizations of the construction sets. Thus, we could blend them organically with live footage of the training instructor, which was shot in the studio.
Second, any training curriculum development goes through a number of content revisions (this always happens) until you get the final version. The main question here is how to stay on the production budget when you have to “re-shoot a few scenes here and there again.” – Here, studio shooting is obviously a winner.
Third, the cost of assembling the actual scaffolds is substantial, especially when you have to put hundreds of them together to complete the content development for your e-learning program.
We created a catalogue of 3D scaffold elements that allowed us to erect scaffolds digitally, some of which were hundreds of feet tall and wide.
Finally, the complete library of high quality 3D scaffold models can be repurposed for all other business applications, such as marketing, advertising, or e-commerce.
There is always a light at the end of the tunnel and this time it came in the form of 3D visualization and green screen video production. Read more on custom e-learning modules production …