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Why should you consider using a green screen for your next video project? The reasons are many.

A greenscreen can be an affordable way to put someone in a location that is otherwise impossible or cost prohibitive.

Do you want to deliver your message from the moon?

Or maybe from Paris? You are limited only by your imagination.

The use of a green screen can provide a consistent, easily tailored look.  If you are doing a series of interviews, it can streamline production.

To help tell your story, graphics can be easily integrated… or you can include detailed pictures of your products.

If you don’t have a physical location to shoot, or you feel your office does not present the right image, we can help you create a truly professional indoor look. We can record in our studio…. or bring a portable setup to you.

Of course it takes some effort to pull it all together, but it’s a very powerful tool to have in your bag of video crew production tricks of the trade.

st louis video production

St Louis Video Production Studio is a professional video production company located in St Louis.  A full-service production house specializing in digital video production for corporate, training, industrial films, as well as seminars and special event videography. We specialize in shooting low-to-medium budget productions, events, web videos, as well as editing in-house to produce high quality video productions of all kinds in various formats.

We offer an integrated suite of creative and technical video production services as well.  As most of the company’s content often ends up on the web in one form or another, it also specializes in front-end design and back-end development services.  As with its other offerings, the commitment to superb craftsmanship in these areas has remained the same.  Other creative video production services and specialties we provide include:

  • 3D Modeler/Animator
  • Art Director
  • Cinematographer (Camera Operator)
  • Editor
  • Flash Animator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Motion Graphics Artist
  • Programmer (Interactive Media Developer)
  • Producer
  • Teleprompter and Skilled Operator
St Louis Video Production | Full Service Video Studio
St Louis Video Production | Full Service Video Studio

We offer a complete video production service: dealing with all aspects of production, from pre-production (scripting), production (shooting) and post-production (editing), as well as duplication. Tapping into our extended pool of freelance talent, such as videographers, musicians, sound recording experts, lighting specialists, directors of photography, digital video artists and sound engineers, helps us to offer our clients fresh and individually crafted media products below the cost of larger production houses.

If you are looking for top quality, innovative video production, you’ve come to the right place.  St. Louis Video Production has been providing exceptional creative services to client companies and marketing agencies in Missouri and throughout the Midwest since 1982.   Our video production and video editing services are second to none.

St. Louis Video Production provides complete video taping, production, editing and pre and post production services. We can film your video in our spacious twenty-one-hundred sq. ft. production studio or at your location of choice.

Food Photography and restaurant videos shot at the restaurant location.  Many times the best food photos are done on location.  Yummy, delicious shrimp with an ice cold frosty selection of beer.  Studio photos shot on location at a St. Louis Mexican Restaurant – Tequila.  Mike Haller Photographer, Rob Haller, St Louis Food Video taping, Dave Topping Photography Director and Marissa Blume, food stylist.

st louis food and restaurant photography and video. Delicious Shrimp

St Louis videographers and photographers prepare and acquire product photography  and video images for annual reports, catalogs, interiors, advertising, commercial, events, food, architectural and agriculture industries in St. Louis and throughout Missouri, Illinois and the Midwest.

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St Louis Food Photography and video. We love frosty cold Beer.

Video production and video editing can often be a confusing landscape to navigate; but St. Louis Video Production provides an alternate full-service solution to video production in St. Louis and in the Midwest! Our professional video scriptwriting, producers, directors, videography, motion graphics, high definition video and video editing services are always reflected of the national digital video, film, and TV commercial trends, but because our post production offices are located in our own building, you get these services for a much more affordable budget.

St. Louis Video Production has produced promotional videos, marketing videos, web video, recruiting videos, fundraising videos, TV commercials, trade show videos, and corporate videos for financial services entities, healthcare providers, not-for-profits, education clients, corporations, museums, restaurants, advertising agencies, technology companies, and many more. Contact us to start your next St. Louis Video editing or digital video production project today!

Circle K video production for ATM Headers

Videotaping in our studio for Circle K convenience stores in the St. Louis region.

Comparing the Costs & Benefits between Shooting at a Studio Vs. Remote Location.

Are you wondering whether to shoot your video project at a studio or choose a remote location? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll compare the costs and benefits of both, helping you to make an informed decision.

Take the guesswork out of your production planning with this insightful guide.

When planning an upcoming shoot, decisions must be made regarding which location is best and most cost-effective to use. While most experienced photographers can instantly identify the benefits of shooting in a professional studio environment – such as controlled lighting and access to diverse props – these are not the only considerations when it comes to choosing a location. In addition, one must also consider cost factors such as mileage, travel expenses, and props/equipment already available at the chosen site (remote or otherwise). For this reason, it is important to look at all options before deciding.

This article will help you compare the costs and benefits associated with shooting in a studio versus remotely. We’ll discuss things like transportation costs and logistics for traveling to remote locations as well as studio rental fees. Finally, we’ll provide some tips for creating stunning images no matter which route you take.

Cost Comparison of Shooting at a Studio vs. Remote Location

When it comes to shooting videos, costs can be a major factor in making a decision. If you’re selecting between shooting at a studio or at a remote location, the overall cost will vary depending on various factors.

Whether you plan on shooting at a studio or at a remote location, both will require fees based on the size and scope of your production. Shooting in-studio can be more cost-effective with its all-inclusive rates, meaning payment includes staff and equipment access. By contrast, when shooting at a remote location there will be added costs for transportation of personnel and equipment. What could also add up quickly is having to pay for permits should the particular scenery require any by law.

Both offer their own set of benefits and downfalls when comparing the two situations cost wise. Studios often offer sound stages that guarantee quietness which makes them ideal for interviews or voiceovers; if your production requires quietness, then this might factor into favoring shooting in-studio due to soundproofing capabilities that allow control over the type of audio captured during filming – potentially avoiding additional editing work down the road should unwanted sounds interfere with dialogue in your video anyway while on location shooting scenes in public areas or busy locations can add authenticity to pieces where those elements serve as storylines so here additional filming or postproduction costs could still increase even though you decided against an indoor setting for production shoot somewhere outdoors that require power which would have your crew needing to rent generators resulting again in added expenses similarly insurance liabilities are important considerations when filming offsite not only because of property damages to private locations but also due to unexpected health risks that may arise when working outdoors and especially around large crowds

Overall, comparing the cost and benefits between shooting at studios vs remote locations is something specific you have consider within the context of your project’s goals; therefore assessing all expenses before one decides their approach is key towards maximizing production funds .

Benefits of Shooting at a Studio

Shooting at a studio comes with a variety of benefits when compared to shooting at a remote location. Studios are typically large, dedicated workspaces that provide control over factors that may affect the success of a production such as access to controlled lighting, soundproofing for audio recordings, and room for any needed props or set pieces.

In addition to setting control, studio production provides an advantage in terms of cost savings due to the fact that everything needed is typically conveniently located on-site or within in close proximity. This eliminates additional costs associated with transporting equipment and personnel to and from remote locations. For example, if shooting in a city environment where parking can be expensive or difficult to find, opting for a studio allows producers to avoid these added costs altogether.

Finally, most studios come equipped with additional crew members at no extra charge who have knowledge of the space and its equipment as well as experience in their industry which helps reduce the amount of time spent researching specialists or outside contractors.

Recording non-professional talent in a studio.
Recording non-professional talent in a studio.

Benefits of Shooting at a Remote Location

Shooting at a remote location, rather than a studio, has several benefits for photographers and filmmakers. Depending on the scene, shooting in a remote location can provide more natural or exotic backdrops. Additionally, you may have more flexibility when it comes to creating different types of scenes without being confined to a studio space. Some remote locations may also be easier and cheaper to access compared to a studio.

You also have more control over the type of environment you want to create at the shoot: not only can you access different backdrops, but you can also take advantage of light sources like windows or mother nature herself! If you know what kind of look or atmosphere you’re aiming for, scouting ahead of time can ensure that everything is just as you need it on shoot day. There is also a cost consideration; shooting at a remote location generally requires an additional travel fee versus that which would be incurred if shot within a studio. However this fee could be offset by savings from not having to rent out studio space and equipment from the rental house itself.

Lastly, some people simply enjoy working and photographing or filming in different kinds of environments for fun; for them and their projects, shooting remotely provides an exciting new experience and opportunity to capture the world around them in wonderful detail.

Pros and Cons of Shooting at a Studio

Shooting at a studio offers a range of advantages over shooting at a remote location. Here we take a look at the pros and cons associated with studio shooting.


  • A studio provides controlled lighting conditions – this is very useful when shooting product photography as you can create consistent lighting every time.
  • It’s also easier to shoot complex shots in a studio since it’s easier to rearrange props and gear in one room as compared to multiple locations on location shoots.
  • You can also have access to specialized equipment for your product shoot, such as large reflectors, diffusers, and backdrops that would be difficult or impossible to bring along on an outdoor shoot.
  • Studio space provides greater privacy, allowing you to closely monitor who has access to the shoot; plus you won’t be subjecting your clients or employees to curious observers.
  • Last but not least, there’s no need for scouting an appropriate location; all you need is already there in the form of backdrops and props around which stories can be created!


  • Studio spaces can often be limited compared to an outdoor venue – meaning that accommodation of larger props may not always be possible.
  • If you require natural light – it may not always available in all studios. You may need more than one studio if that’s something your project requires – this raises costs substantially.
  • Depending upon the nature of your project, you may encounter restrictions pertaining access indoors e.g electric lights do not work on rainy days or daylight ceases prior sunset; these contingencies can cause delays in timeline if they are unplanned for.
Video crew recording at a remote industrial manufacturing plant.
Video crew recording at a remote industrial manufacturing plant.

Pros and Cons of Shooting at a Remote Location

A remote location can be a great option for setting a unique atmosphere or capturing something not easily reproduced in the studio. Shooting at a remote location also tends to be more cost-effective, as there is often little to no overhead in terms of equipment or personnel.

Pros: – Cost Savings: There are no additional fees from renting equipment, hiring additional personnel, etc. – Ambience: A less convenient location may convey greater authenticity. – Versatility: It is possible to capture elements such as landscapes and specialized architecture that cannot be accomplished in a studio setting.

Cons: – Poor Weather Conditions: Bad weather can ruin plans; the lack of control over this factor may make the shoot stressful and expensive. – Lack of Control Over Lighting Conditions: Without access to proper lighting equipment, natural light can result in less than satisfying results. – Security Risks: Working at an unfamiliar location has risks associated with theft, leaving valuable equipment unattended, inappropriate behavior from people not involved with the shoot and other unforeseen perils that require extra vigilance on the part of the shooting crew.


When comparing a studio shoot to one completed at an outdoor or remote location, you need to consider the resources involved in each situation. For a studio shoot, you’ll need the space, equipment, backdrops or sets and crew or actors. Many studios have stock props and smaller items that can be used as well.

For a remote location shoot, you will need many of the same items as with a studio set-up such as lighting equipment, crew and actors. However, because you are shooting in an unmonitored environment outside of traditional soundstages, there are additional precautions you must take to ensure safety and avoid any unforeseen legalities while on location. Here are some things to consider when planning your production:

  • Accessibility: Make sure there is sufficient access for personnel and equipment if the space is not significantly close to your home base. Also make sure the area can accommodate large camera crews and associated vehicles since parking needs should be taken into consideration prior to arrival.
  • Weather: Arrange for contingencies in case of inclement weather or other circumstances that could affect filming needs/production timeline/etc.
  • Safety: Considerate safety issues associated with shooting outdoors such as wildlife/insects/natural elements like waterfalls/etc. that may not be present on a soundstage activities due to natural elements present are subject to local rules & restrictions imposed by governing organizations such as National Parks Services or Bureau of Land Management).
  • Legal Compliance: Acquire all applicable permits that allow recording footage in the realm of public land (if applicable). Permit costs vary depending on local regulations so research ahead of time when needed.

It is important to weigh the pros and cons of each location before committing to a filming site. Whether you decide to shoot at a studio or remote location depends on the project, budget and crew requirements needed. While studios can save time and money on production costs, remote locations may provide specific architectures, landscapes and atmospheres that may not otherwise be available. Consider carefully which of the two filming sites is most cost effective and appropriate for your production needs.


Mike Haller, St Louis Video Producer

St Louis Video Production


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