VideoWorx

Welcome to VideoWorx

Custom Video “Bumper” Production

If necessity really is the mother of invention then that may be the best way to describe how the concept for VideoWorx came about.  It was early October which, in Texas, is a time when high school band directors have just put the last part of their contest show on the field and are in the process of doing everything possible to clean, add general effect, and anything else that can possibly factor into increasing the audience and judge appeal to the drill.  We were in good shape; however, we had not spent much time on exactly how we were going to enter the field and move to our opening set.  Spending the time and energy developing, teaching, and cleaning an entrance would take valuable time away from what we had remaining and we would much rather use that time adding polish to the contest show.  There are plenty of bands that not only refrain from utilizing an elaborate entrance but even line up on the sideline and simply march directly to their opening set in tempo with no regard to being in step.

Looks a bit unorganized, yes.  Friday nights, our audience could easily come to false conclusions regarding our motives or possibly even question if this was our intention.  “Are they deliberately out of step or is something going wrong?”  Either way, it looked messy and the solution came when I was attempting to use a video to try to distract my daughter from asking for a trip to Claire’s (a local chain store that little girls really like).

What if we took some of video footage of our kids in rehearsals, performances, parades, and used Adobe After Effects to create a brief video about the band that was entertaining enough to attract the audience’s attention to the stadium jumbotron scoreboard just long enough for our students to arrive at their opening set?  Production companies would refer to this as a video “bumper.”

It worked out great!  Here was the video we used for the remainder of our home halftime performances.

What Is VideoWorx?

If necessity is truly the mother of invention, then using that phrase may be the best way to describe how the concept for VideoWorx came about.  It was early October which, in Texas, is a time when high school band directors have just put the last part of their contest show on the field and are in the process of doing everything possible to clean, add general effect, and anything else that can possibly factor into increasing the audience and judge appeal to the drill.  In regards to the show, we were in good shape; however, we had not spent much time planning how our 175 marching band students were going to enter the field and move to our opening set.

As most marching band directors know, this is a necessary process that does not demand a high level of complexity.  However, the biggest problem is usually centered around the thought that spending the time and energy to develop, teach, and clean a field entrance would take valuable time that would be more wisely used to polish the show.  There are plenty of bands that not only refrain from utilizing an elaborate entrance but even line up on the sideline and simply march directly to their opening set in tempo with no regard to being in step.

Looks a bit unorganized? Yes.  Is that an issue on contest day?  Usually not.

But what about Friday nights? There is a very good chance that some in our audience wouldn’t understand and could easily come to inaccurate conclusions regarding our motives–possibly even question if this was our intention.  “Are they deliberately out of step or is something going wrong?”

Either way, it looked messy.

The solution presented itself as I was attempting to use a video to try to distract my daughter from asking for a trip to Claire’s (a local chain store that little girls really like).

What if we took some of video footage of our band students taken in rehearsals, performances, parades, and used Adobe After Effects to create a brief video about the band?  I produced correctly and professionally, it could be entertaining enough to attract the audience’s attention to the stadium jumbotron scoreboard (yes, everyone in Texas has one!!) just long enough for our students to arrive at their opening set?  Some video production companies might refer to this type of video as a “bumper.”

It worked out great!  From that experience comes VideoWorx!

Halftime Entry Video Bumper

VideoWorx, a sub-branch of TrumpetWorx, specializes in custom-made video presentations and scoreboard video bumpers for bands, dance squads, football teams, and virtually any type of school group that needs to market their program for public display.  A VideoWorx production can be tailored for any type of need—field entrances, school board presentations, or promoting a group or organization’s website.

The typical VideoWorx production is approximately 1 to 2½ minutes in length (depending on the event).  The average price for a video is $250.00 for a video that is 60 to 90 seconds in length.  Most video products can be used for a full school year or designed to be used for multiple years.

To Begin The Process

To begin the process of securing an estimate:

  1. Use the link below to contact TrumpetWorx and provide your contact information and a description of your needs.
  2. TrumpetWorx will contact you to confirm your specific needs and budget, and provide you with an estimated cost for your project. You will also receive information regarding how additions, changes, and modifications can affect the project’s cost.
  3. Once TrumpetWorx has been approved to begin the process of collecting video and audio samples for you to consider, the following must be submitted:
    1. A signed pre-contract agreement
    2. A non-refundable deposit of $50.00
  4.  Within 48 to 72 hours, TrumpetWorx will provide you with two or three video templates and audio soundtracks for your consideration. In some cases, and if available,  additional audio and/or video samples may be presented for your consideration.
  5.  You will have approximately 24 to 48 hours (more if necessary) to review the samples, consider the total cost, and approve or cancel the project.
  6.  If you decide to purchase the video, the following items must be submitted:
    1. A signed production contract
    2. Source videos and still jpeg photos of excellent quality that demonstrate the aspects of your program, organization, or product that you would like to highlight

The goal is to provide you with a final product with professional appearance and sound within one week of your order.

Scroll down where you can view several samples of videos promoting various subjects.  You will also find links to contact VideoWorx.

Mesquite Poteet HS Band Bumper

Halftime Entry Bumper
Soundtrack A

Rockwall-Heath HS Band Bumper

Halftime Entry Bumper
With Soundtrack

TrumpetWorx Web Video
Advertisement

Website Promotion
Inside TrumpeWorx

Mesquite Poteet HS Band Bumper

Halftime Entry Bumper
Soundtrack B

PT OfficeWorx
Product Promo Video

Product Promotion Video
Private Lesson Software

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