Samovar

Film Productions

Video Production / Theater and Dance Filming / Editing / Real Estate Photography And Videography / Actor Services / Interviews

Thank you for stopping by Samovar Film Productions. 

 

We are a boutique production company specializing in live events (theater and dance), but also other media services, and have been proudly serving the NYC community in this fashion since 2011.

We are looking forward to hearing more about your project and what we can do to help! 

Services

Tailor-Made And Modular

Interviews

We are equipped to run interviews with multiple cameras, in virtually any location and for up to two or three speakers, with lighting if necessary. 

Please contact us for details about the specifics of this kind of a request. 

 

Filming Theater

Outside of videography, I am an actor and voice over performer. That is where I started, and because I wanted to begin creating my own films, and archive my own works, I began to be interested in videography. And so, I bring that background and love of theater and performance into filming theater and performance, and have had the opportunity to work at some of the best venues in NY including, The Public, NYTW, Bryant Park, Here Arts, The New Ohio, NY Live Arts, Dixon Place, The Performance Project, Judson Church, St. Marks Church etc. 

  • Generally, a one-camera shoot for a 1-2 hour show, with syncing footage to audio sources, and upload and titling, is $150. Prices go up for longer shows.

  • For multi camera shoots - a two camera shoot is usually around $450, because of the significant jump in editing and complexity. 3 camera shoots, if it is two static cameras, costs $550. 

  • If needed, additional videographers can be hired if further operated cameras are requested with adequate advance notice. 

  • We do allow, on occasion and client insistence, for clients to do their own shooting, for cost savings. But they must then assume responsibility for the equipment and for the footage. 

Apart from static camera work on tripods, I have had the opportunity to film with a stabilizer for site specific projects. These require a greater degree of planning, and care. And would require a different pricing structure. 

Post Production \

Promos \ Trailers \

Editing

We are forever attempting to refine the processes involved in post production to increase speed, efficiency, and turn-around time to get our clients their media as quickly and as effectively as possible. This means always investing in new tools, new software, and new and better computer hardware.

Currently, we use the Adobe suite for most of our post production, with some other software here and there. 

  • For photography Photoshop and Lightroom

  • For Video - Premiere Pro and After Affects

  • For Animation - After Affects

  • For music composition and design - Cubase

  • For Audio recording and post production - Adobe Audition

Audio

Audio is without question one of the most important aspects of any production. For this reason we have invested in a Sound Devices Mix Pre 2 recorder, which captures audio with 32 bit float, which means that it can handle the most extremes of dynamic range. Basically - no more clipping!

Apart from that, I have the capacity to record at a highly professional manner in my home studio. For interviews, I always try to setup redundant recordings, using a boom mic, as well as a lav. 

Real Estate

Photography

and Video

We work with agents directly to represent properties in their best light whether with photos or videos. 

 

Please see our portfolio for examples of various locations we have photographed. 

If called upon, we can provide neighborhood overview videos b-roll footage, besides footage of the property itself, as well as interviews with the agent or seller. 

Portfolio

 
 

Equipment

Ever evolving and improving.

In order to ensure the best possible media for our clients, we are constantly researching and improving our own stock of equipment. We try not to rent, as much as possible, in order to keep costs low and to increase efficiency and reliability and speed. 

As well, if the production requires something which this native equipment is not quite capable of, we will certainly rent as needed.

This equipment can be rented, subject to availability through KitSplit. 

Cameras and Lenses

​Cameras

  • 2 x Sony A7S mark ii

  • 1 x Sony A7R mark ii

  • 1 x Sony FX9 Cinema Camera

Lenses

  • Sigma G-Master 14mm-24mm 2.8 

  • Sony 55mm 1.8

  • Sony 24mm-240mm

  • Sony G-Master 24mm-70mm 

  • Canon Tilt\Shift 17mm

MatteBox - Tilta 4 x 4" Carbon Fiber Matte Box

Audio

Recorders \ Mixers \ Interfaces

  • MixPre6-2 Sound Devices Recorder

  • 1 x Zoom H6N (including various mic modules), H4N, H5N, H1​

  • Mackie Big Knob Studio USB interface

Mics

  • Tascam TMS2 Stereo Mic

  • Rode NTG3 Boom Mic

  • Audix SCX-1 Boom Mic

  • Seinheiser G3 Lav Pair  

  • Comica CVM Lav Pair

  • Rode Podcaster USB mic

Accessories

  • Boom Pole

  • Boom Pole stand

  • Numerous XLR cables, and 1/4 cables and adapters

  • 2 x large folding sound absorbing panels

  • pop up blocker

Lighting

Continuous Lighting 

  • 3 x Ikan LED 576AL (Larger Panel LEDs) 

  • 3 x Ikan iLed Lights (Small portable lights)

  • 1 x Generay AK230 Radiance 

Flash Lighting

  • 1 x Godox AD600Pro

  • 2 x TT600

Various softboxes, diffusers, stands, and bounce cards

Camera Handling And Stability

Sachtler tripod flowtech 75

Sachtler FSB-6 Fluid Head

Zhiyun Crane 3s (Pro-Kit)

Zhiyun Crance 2

Titla Nucleus-M Remote and Zoom control

iFootage Shark Slider Mini with Remote Motion Control

Manfrotto Triaut Tripod

Monitoring

Atomos Ninja Flame 7" Monitor and Recorder

Hollyland 300 HDMI Wireless 

2 x Feelgood 5" Monitors 

Computer and Software

Intel i7-6700k @ 4GHz / 64gb ram

Adobe Suite (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator)

Cubase 10.5

Source-Connect

Davinci Resolve 16 (at this point dipping my toes into it)

Looking forward to your project!

347-210-3399

Film Equipment
 

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