Experience Counts

March 22, 2017 | Mark Holzman

It’s not uncommon for recent film school graduates to start their own video production companies. With the advent of affordable DSLR cameras and reasonably-priced editing programs, the cost of entry can be relatively inexpensive. In addition, low overhead at that stage of life means they can offer their services at very low prices. But all […]

Collaborating with Colleagues

September 12, 2016 | Mark Holzman

Quite often, companies in the same line of work view each other as competitors and seldom have much to do with each other. Such is not the case at National Video-Documentors. We prefer to view our fellow Chicago video production companies as colleagues…and for many reasons. 1) Shared Knowledge Like any technology-based industry, the video […]

Lighting is Everything

July 18, 2016 | Mark Holzman

More often than not, the thing that makes a video production stand out from the crowd is lighting. At National Video-Documentors, we spend a lot more time on lighting than most production companies, but the end result is always worth it. We are fortunate that most of our clients recognize this fact and give us […]

Is 4K necessary?

June 5, 2016 | Mark Holzman

The continual quest for higher resolution video has led to the current standard of 4K, or ultra high definition video. This format offers approximately 4 times the resolution of high definition video. Is such a highly detailed picture necessary? Well, that all depends on how the video is being used. If the viewer is going […]