Video Production and Editing

Are you tired of recording live performances on your phone, only to find washed out faces and poor audio quality? Improvative Productions can provide quality video production of your live performances for many purposes.

Though we specialise specifically in live improvised theatre, Dominica May can also record any live performance, including stand-up comedy, drag, poetry, storytelling, or stage plays. You can also work with Dominica to record events like discussion panels or conventions, or even videos to promote your business, crowdfunding campaigns, webinars, or testimonials. If you need help feeling more comfortable on camera to promote your business, then Dominica can coach you on that as well.

If you’re interested in finding out more or looking for a quote, please use the contact form to get in touch.

For Improvisers/Improv Shows

Many improv and comedy festivals require video submissions, either of a full, unedited show, or a show edited down to a specific length (e.g. SF Sketchfest requires video submissions of 20 minutes or less). Dominica can be hired to video and edit your live shows, either for festival submission purposes, just to share online, or for your group to review the show. Turn around time can be discussed according to your needs.

The number one complaint about videos of improv shows tends to be “I can’t hear what they’re saying! The audio is terrible!” The equipment Dominica has available records audio better than you might be able to produce yourself. Scroll down for sample videos of what Improvative Productions has already produced.

Improvative Productions has recorded improv shows for: Improvaganza! Hawaii Festival of Improv; The San Francisco Improv Festival; The West Coast Musical Improv Festival; and local San Francisco Bay Area based groups, both in the Bay Area and in San Diego. Click here for a complete list and some sample videos.

Sample Live Performance Videos

The videos below serve as examples of improv videos Dominica has recorded and/or edited, to help you decide what needs you want met. Click the fullscreen option to get a better picture.

Canon VIXIA HF G40 Video Sample

Sony HDR-FX1E Video Sample
(So You Want a Job full performance;
includes titles/credits)

Example promo video
(For So You Want a Job; edited together
from various recordings on different devices)

Editing and Credits Sample
(Oil in the Alley live performance clip)

Video production and editing promotional material

Sometimes groups may be interested in promoting their group and/or show with video content. Dominica can provide this on her own or build a production team, depending on your needs. Please use the contact form to make an enquiry and/or request a quote.

For an example of what she has done for improvisers in this area in the past, check out the music videos she produced for Hawaii-based improv rock group Oil in the Alley:

Oil in the Alley music video
“He Makes You Laugh”
Partially recorded on the Sony HDR-FX1E

Oil in the Alley music video
“Rule the World (Skulls & Dragons)

Though both videos required a larger production team than just Dominica, both videos were entirely edited by her. You can also see some footage in “He Makes You Laugh” that was recorded on the Sony HDR-FX1E.

Videoing and/or editing “self-tape” auditions

Dominica Malcolm can also be hired to help actors and improvisers video their “self-tape” auditions. If you need a reader and/or someone with a camera and tripod and/or just someone to hit your record button. Dominica has a flexible schedule that can work for you, with availability during weekdays and weekends, during the day and evening. Please contact directly to enquire further.