Our Clients Say...

We began using 5 Star Media a few years ago after having a few poorly taped (and overpriced)  videos done by other providers. 5 Star Media went above and beyond our expectations - great quality, timely production, and best of all a competitive price.

Jason
Charlotte, North Carolina


5 Star Media has been our video service for many years now! Their product is top quality and customer service is number one!

Sandy
China Grove, North Carolina


To 5 Star Media,
Lisa and I just wanted to let you know that we LOVE our DVD you guys made. Words like, fabulous and outstanding come to mind. Thank you, Thank you, for the wonderful job!

Keith & Lisa
High Point, North Carolina


To 5 Star Media, "man so far, our video is amazing, thanks so much...... more DVD~! (nice)...look forward to it, thanks  Rick".

Brandon & Miranda
Greensboro, North Carolina


Thank you for helping make this day so special for Katy and Daniel! It will be remembered for years to come! The Video you edited to Dvd will be watched over and over. Thanks again~!

Melissa and Barry Winston Salem, North Carolina


PHASE BAND
Your video production services has increased our bottom line in the music business.

Manager Earnest Johnson, Jr. - Winston Salem, North Carolina
www.phaseband.net


Hi 5 Star Media,

Thank you for doing those videos for me.
They are so precious.
It was exactly what I wanted. When I go over my other VHS ones I may have a couple more for you to do. Thanks a million.

Judy M.
Colebrook, New Hampshire

 

Post Production

Post-production occurs in the making of audio recordings, films/movies, photography and digital art, videos and television programs. It is the general term for all stages of production occurring after the actual recording and ending with the completed work.

Post-production is in fact many different processes grouped under one name. These typically include:

Video editing suite Editing the picture / TV program
Editing the soundtrack.
Writing and recording the soundtrack music.
Adding visual special effects - mainly computer generated imagery (CGI) and digital copy from which release prints will be made (although this may be made obsolete by digital cinema technologies).
Transfer of film to Video or Data with a telecine and color corrector.
Typically, the post-production phase of creating a film takes longer than the actual shooting of the film, and can take several months to complete.

Other film production stages include (very broadly) - writing the screenplay, script development (rewriting), financing, pre-production, production and film distribution / marketing.

Video Editing, Encoding & Delivery:

We can edit and color-correct videos (no matter what the length). We also create motion graphics, brand videos to match your company brand, supply or create music, and handle delivery. We can author DVDs, encode videos for the internet or for mobile and hand-held devices, design DVD covers and labels, and send the DVD to a third-party to be reproduced.

Special Effects

The illusions used in the film, television, theater, or entertainment industries to simulate the imagined events in a story are traditionally called special effects (a.k.a. SFX, SPFX, or simply FX).

Special effects are traditionally divided into the categories of optical effects and mechanical effects. With the emergence of digital film-making tools a greater distinction between special effects and visual effects has been recognized, with "visual effects" referring to digital post-production and "special effects" referring to on-set mechanical effects and in-camera optical effects.

Optical effects (also called photographic effects), are techniques in which images or film frames are created photographically, either "in-camera" using multiple exposure, mattes, or the Schüfftan process, or in post-production processes using an optical printer. An optical effect might be used to place actors or sets against a different background.

Mechanical effects (also called practical or physical effects), are usually accomplished during the live-action shooting. This includes the use of mechanized props, scenery, scale models, pyrotechnics and Atmospheric Effects: creating physical wind, rain, fog, snow, clouds etc. Making a car appear to drive by itself, or blowing up a building are examples of mechanical effects. Mechanical effects are often incorporated into set design and makeup. For example, a set may be built with break-away doors or walls, or prosthetic makeup can be used to make an actor look like a monster.

Since the 1990s, computer generated imagery (CGI) has come to the forefront of special effects technologies. CGI gives film-makers greater control, and allows many effects to be accomplished more safely and convincingly -- and even, as technology marches on, at lower costs. As a result, many optical and mechanical effects techniques have been superseded by CGI.