Friday, August 12, 2016

Say Goodbye To Summer!

While many kids are returning to school already, we here in NJ still have a few more weeks left of summer! Our schools don't go back until after Labor Day! But unfortunately, the same can't be said for our interns. We had two great interns this summer who will be returning to school soon. We wanted to take a second to share their stories with you before we officially say goodbye to them!


As a student attending Santa Fe University of Arts & Design, I focus on film production in the realm of cinematography, directing, acting, and writing. I started making videos in high school with a good friend of mine which sparked a deep passion and focus in the realm of visual storytelling. Since my time in college I have worked on many professional quality film productions as well as music video shoots, commercial work, and documentaries. I hope to push further in what it means to tell a story visually and to inspire others through story, images, and music.  


Simona will be graduating from Immaculate Heart Academy this coming school year as the class of 2017. During her time in high school, she’s served for two years as the news station’s president and various positions in the video club’s executive board. Several of the projects which she has worked on, such as the Film Noir Files, have won awards at local high school film festivals. She is very excited to be at E Video Productions for the summer and to help make the company’s creative vision a reality!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

It's Time To Go To Camp!

Whenever I tell someone that E Video Productions, LLC is offering a Summer Camp this year, the first thing they always ask is, "what made you decide to do that?" Well, it's a bit of a story, so I figured a blog was a good place to tell it...

E Video Productions, LLC has always been a "teaching" studio. We have developed a great intern program and have at least two interns every summer, with occasional interns throughout the year. Some of our best team members started out as interns! When we hire, we often encourage unlikely candidates, because we believe that it is important to teach others in order to learn more yourself. We find our crew grows whenever we need to teach someone something new. So since we've been teaching 20-somethings for the past 10 or so years, a youth program was the next step!

Now, teaching youngsters is nothing new at EVP. We have hosted many Girl, Cub and Boy Scout troops through the years. Our favorite activity is setting up a mock interview and allowing them to work all aspects of the production. We have also spoken at career day at our own kids' school for the past 6 years.

Earlier this year, I was looking for summer programs for my 11-year-old son. He is interested in audio production and performance, so I thought a technical program would be great for him. The problem is, there's nothing like that in Ocean County! After doing some research, I decided, let's start one!

The program we have this summer is designed with my 11-year-old in mind, although, not all of our programs interest him. We decided to open it up to students entering 4th through 9th grades. For one, it keeps the group of kids within a similar age bracket (even though we could offer activities for younger and older groups as well), so that they can work together on projects. But we feel that age group is at the perfect stage of beginning to show interest in video production, but not necessarily exposed to much outside of YouTube yet.

CampEVP is designed to be a 1 to 4 week program. If you choose just one week, you get a full experience in the one task you are looking to learn. But if you choose all four weeks, you will see a project in its entirety - from conceptualization to completion! Week one is Writing For Screen, Week Two is Acting For Screen, Week Three is Shooting and Week Four is Editing! Whew, that's a lot for just one month of the summer!

We are so excited for our first week coming up on August 1, 2016. There are still spots available, but you need to act fast before they are all gone... visit

See you at Camp!

Darcie King
Executive Producer
E Video Productions, LLC

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Howell Municipal Alliance - It Will Take A Community PSA

It Will Take A Community is a PSA about the Heroin Epidemic and other issues facing students in Howell Township, NJ. Six months after production, feedback has been very positive! The video was shown in all health classes at the high school and was made available to all high schools within the district. It generated five new members of their Alliance, including two very prominent local supporters. The PSA is on the agenda for upcoming Back-To-School Night presentations and has sparked many conversations within the district.

The team at EVP is very passionate about work like this. As a leader in the community, EVP feels it is important to get these stories out there as much as possible and educate as many young people as possible about the dangers of things like drugs, especially Heroin, and other issues that face teenagers today.

If you are part of any organization that is trying to reach young adults or teenagers on any number of pressing topics, consider EVP and a professionally produced video to add to your material. Whether it's used on social media or at face-to-face events, a video can reach an audience that typically turns away from other traditional methods of education.

Monday, March 21, 2016

What Does The "E" Stand For?

What does the "E' stand for? It's a question that has long plagued mankind. Watch what happens when the EVP crew takes over the studio in an attempt to unravel this mystery!

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this video are those of the individuals and do not represent the views of E Video Productions, LLC. No owners were harmed in the making of this video.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

It's Possible!

Video Makes It Possible
Looking back on his first year in office as the Mayor of Irvington Township, Tony Vauss wondered something: How could he quantify the work he had done? More importantly, how could he demonstrate those accomplishments to the residents of the town? The answer, of course, was to use videography. Mayor Vauss’s “Safe and Clean Initiative” was realized by bringing his entire team together with the rallying cry of “One Team, One Dream.” And E Video Productions, LLC was on-site to capture the team in action!
The EVP crew not only recorded Mayor Vauss and his team working on the streets of Irvington, but also spotlighted each member. Using a glide-cam rig, we orchestrated an elaborate tracking shot that moved through the entire Irvington Municipal Building in what came together to appear as a single take! The final result of the video combines that dynamic sense of movement with advanced graphic effects and a clear statement: that with a dedicated team, nothing is impossible.
We were able to highlight the importance of each member of Mayor Vauss’s team and put faces to names. This video has been shared not only on the mayor’s Facebook account, but it was also given a preview screening for residents at the Mayor’s State of the Township Address. 
Their work didn’t stop there, though, and neither did ours. Back in Irvington, EVP was proud to provide coverage of the event itself with no less than seven cameras in addition to another of our pre-produced videos - this one spotlighting Mayor Vauss and his team delivering gifts to residents on Christmas Eve.
Video can be an integral part of how you use different platforms to reach an audience. Tony Vauss knows that engaging via social media isn’t enough, so he showcased our work at his live event. If you’re hosting a conference, address or even just a small meeting, consider the benefits of video. Would your audience rather listen to a speech, or actually see promises come to life? Video is a versatile medium. It can tell a story. It can put you in someone else’s shoes. It can advertise a product or service. It can even simplify complex topics. It all depends on what you need to accomplish, but one thing remains constant: video makes it possible.

See the video on Mayor Vauss' Facebook page:

Evan Grysko
Production Assistant
E Video Productions, LLC

Monday, February 22, 2016

3 Tips to Maximize Engagement With Your Videos Online

These days, trying to maintain a consistent presence on social media is a hefty task. With people glued to their mobile devices and refreshing their screens on a regular basis, it’s easy to get lost in the flood. So even if you have a recognized brand or content that gets discussed at the water-cooler, how can you actually move beyond simply racking up views or “likes” and turning that into an ROI? Let’s take a look at a few internet personalities and see how they’ve managed to carve an income out of their creativity.

1 - The Gregory Brothers, known on YouTube by the handle Schmoyoho, have mastered the art of turning the viral video into a significant ROI. Their technique employed in the “Auto-Tune the News” series digitally alters speech to follow a patterned melody. The result is amusing and infectious. These are qualities inherent to achieve viral status, but they also take their work a step further: releasing the hummable tunes from their most successful videos for sale on digital download platforms.

This practice eventually landed the brothers recording sessions to release solo albums and a commission to compose music for the Netflix series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, and even brought their unique comedy style to a segment aired in the 83d Oscar Awards telecast.

The lesson here? Don’t just be clever or funny. 

Pair your videos with a product that people can take home with them.

2 - John and Hank Green, whose YouTube channel currently has over 2.5 million subscribers, have taken the form of vlogging to a successful new plane. Video blogging, which is usually characterized by directly addressing viewers in a quickly-edited barrage of one-liners, soundbites and graphics, is a more malleable substance in their hands. 

Their focus bucks the trend of in-the-moment pop culture discussions and instead focuses on celebrating education, science and nerdiness. Culminating in what was known as "The Project For Awesome", the Greens organized a campaign in which dedicated viewers (who collectively call themselves "Nerd Fighters") created videos spotlighting their favorite charities to encourage other participants and viewers to donate. To date, they've raised and donated over $5.3 million to charity.

The Greens' innovative way of engaging with their followers has since garnered them a concert appearance at Carnegie Hall, an audience with President Obama, and film licensing deals for their written work.

The lesson here? Use a format that can currently grab people's attention, but make sure your content is purposeful and eschews the flavor of the week. 

Linking a call to action with your content can help inspire more loyalty to your brand as well as enact real change.

3 - Lastly, let’s move away from individuals who have already found success and instead talk about you -  and what E Video Productions, LLC can do to help shape a viable ROI out of the cornucopia of social media platforms. Whether you’re fluent in the language of Pinterest or you are the CEO of a company who needs someone to help you maintain an online presence, developing the right kind of content will be essential.

So what does “content” entail? It might be a still photo on Twitter. It could be a looped 3-second video embedded in an Instagram feed.  It could be a YouTube series or an article shared on Facebook. What matters here is that you develop an understanding of what your audience wants to take away from their experience of interacting with you – whether that’s 2 seconds or 2 minutes.

The challenge is understanding how each platform works and using its to your advantage. If you’re catering to business professionals, use LinkedIn to generate discussions about industry trends that lead back to what your company specializes in. If your target audience is teenagers, bombard the market of apps and games on hand-held tablets and smartphones with a vibrant ad campaign. Social media itself may not be an entire industry yet, but it thrives on being an integral part of many different types of industry.

The lesson here? Don’t discount social media as a way for people to pass their downtime at work. 

Make Social Media work for you.

E Video Productions, LLC consistently delivers an expertise in realizing your vision. From concept to delivery, our video services will help you stand out from the ho-hum drone of people who post simply to show that they’re active without considering what their content is actually about. Partner with us and you’ll be on your way to achieving a conversion of views into profit.

Evan Grysko
Production Assistant
E Video Productions, LLC