Original Date: 04/20/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Video Production Facility
Previously, ITT Aerospace/Communications Division’s (A/CD) video capabilities consisted of a single video camera and two reel-to-reel video recorders. Since in-house editing capability was minimal, the company spent $2,000 per day for an outside vendor to provide final editing, titles, captions, and graphics. However, reliance on an outside vendor began impeding ITT A/CD’s schedule deadlines and tight departmental budgets. In 1995, the company invested in a state-of-the-art Video Production Facility to handle all aspects of video production. Today, the facility produces quality training and commercial videos for internal and external customers.
The video production process starts with a preliminary concept discussion with the customer. From this, the storyboard concept is developed, and the appropriate scripts, actors, stills, graphics, and audio needs are assembled. ITT A/CD can film the video material either in a studio or on location. Once filming is completed, the sound tracks and graphics/animation are added. Then, the video is reviewed by the customer, shown to a test audience, finalized, and copied for distribution. The new production system is fully digital and produces high resolution, top quality videos. In addition, the new equipment and software are fully compatible with the company’s existing equipment in the Graphics and Electronic Publishing departments.
By establishing the Video Production Facility, ITT A/CD controls the entire production process for its training and commercial videos, and eliminates the need for outside vendors. In addition, the company decreased its turnaround time for a finished product by more than 60%. The Video Production Facility has been very successful in producing premium videos for ITT A/CD and its customers, and won numerous commercial and film awards. Among these are the Telly Awards in 1996 and 1997; the Crystal Communicator Award in 1997; a gold medal in the International Cindys in 1998; and the John Cleese Comedy Award in 1998.
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