Remote Directed Video (RDV) Production

Create videos for your business with just an iPhone or webcam, and support from our video marketing experts.

What is Remote Directed Video (RDV)?

Remote Directed Video combines remote video capture technology with professional direction and video editing to help you create videos that get business results. See what’s included.

Safe Without Sacrifice

RDV is recorded remotely and totally safe without having to sacrifice production or content quality.

Fast and Convenient

RDV makes it easy to turn an idea into an audience-ready video, in as little as 7 days from time of recording.

Affordable and Flexible

RDV is available in affordable fixed-price packages, with options to customize your project exactly to your needs and budget.

Exceptional Video

Video is uploaded in its original resolution (up to 4K) and a video expert will remotely “set up the shot” to ensure professional, visually-appealing video.

Professional Direction

A Remote Director communicates with the subject throughout the recording session to ensure the appropriate messaging is delivered and that they look great doing it.

Made To Your Specifications

We’ll help you develop a creative brief, and our Remote Directors and editors will help turn your vision into a reality, with 3 rounds of revisions to get it just right.

Remote Directed Video is a Perfect Fit for These Types of videos

RDV makes capturing customer testimonial safe and convenient – for both you and your customers.

RDV is perfect for those that want to secure a role as a thought leader in their industry.

RDV creates new opportunities to promote your event and add value for sponsors and exhibitors.

Other Videos You Can Create with RDV

Culture & Brand Videos

Demo & How-to Videos

Social Media Videos

Video Ads

Announcement Videos

Event Promotion Videos

What You Get With Remote Directed Video

Remote Directed Video is more than just a convenient way to remotely capture high-quality video. RDV is a start-to-finish solution for creating videos that get business results.

Video Testimonial Strategy

Strategy & Planning

Access to Video Marketing Experts
Production Strategy
Editorial Guidance
Video Style Selection
Remote Video Capture

Remote Video Capture

Easy Recording Session Scheduling
Subject Prep and Coaching
Guided Sessions w/ Remote Director
Record in 125+ Countries
Up to 4K Resolution (with iPhone)
RDV Review and Revisions

Video Editing & Review

Video, Audio and Editorial Editing
Motion Graphics (Logos, Titles, etc.)
Music Soundtrack
Typical 7-Day Turnaround

Streamlined and Customizable

RDV makes it quick, convenient and cost-effective to create professional, live-action videos that get results. Fixed-price RDV packages can be enhanced with optional add-ons to meet the exact needs of your business.

Partnering with Thoughtcast Media, for our customers to put together Remote Directed Videos has been a really great experience for us and our customers.

– Ben Muscolino, CEO, Breezio

Schedule a Consultation with a Video Expert

We’ve produced hundreds of videos for businesses all over the world. Schedule a free consultation and learn how you can use RDV to get results for your business.

Remote Directed Video is Trusted by These Brands

ASAE
American College of Radiology
Impexium Logo
Particle
Breezio

Having the access to the remote videos that Thoughtcast Media provides really allowed us to continue building that content, but in a safe way…

Patrick Dorsey, EVP Marketing, Impexium

Frequently Asked Questions

After placing your order will be asked to schedule a call with one of our marketing experts, to discuss the goals, content and style of your videos.

On this call, your assigned project manager will collect the information needed to provide you with a Strategic Marketing Overview that includes a strategic brief, recommended editorial schedule, content outlines of your videos, and style suggestions.

We’ll also get an address to deliver your RDV Gear Kit to and you’ll be asked to schedule your first remote recording session at this time.

Your standard order, without any add-on services, includes the following:

  • Tripod and external microphone
  • Marketing strategy and expertise
  • Video concept development
  • Assistance from professional director
  • Video color correction
  • Audio optimization
  • Logo reveal, call-to-action, lower third titles, and transitions
  • Marketing-optimized 16×9 videos

Remote Directed Videos can be up to 3 minutes long in the final, delivered edit. More minutes can be purchased for an additional fee.

Yes. Once your project is complete, we will “settle up” and either bill you for added features or issue a refund for features not used.

Speak with you producer or director to make changes.

Our goal is to deliver a ready-to-deploy video within a maximum of 7 days after your remote recording session.

However, the estimated time of delivery varies depending on the length and complexity of your videos, as well as the time spent on revisions.

We understand that sometimes you can’t wait a week for a video, and are happy to do our best to accommodate for special circumstances.

Our video review and collaboration platform makes it easy to get involved in the editing process and help guide the direction of your videos.

You’ll be invited to provide your feedback on three versions of each video; two rough cuts and a final cut. For each of the rough cuts you’ll be able to recommend edits. The final cut is for verifying that all your recommended edits have been made.

For customers with more elaborate internal review processes, we’re happy to discuss alternative payment options.

Not much.

If you’re participating in a remote video shoot, you can schedule your shoot at your own convenience, using our online scheduling calendar. We’ll also send you a document entitled, Preparing for Your Remote Directed Video Shoot, with everything you need to know about:

  • Choosing a location (your director can help you choose between locations during the recording session.)
  • How to setup and position your tripod and connect the external microphone.
  • And other advice to ensure a productive and performative recording session.

If you’re managing a project involving multiple subjects from outside your organization, all we really need is a soft introduction to those subjects. Our producers will take care of the rest, including sending them equipment, scheduling their shoots, and answering their questions.

Most videos are captured within 30 minutes, though the first recording session with a subject may take a little longer.

You’ll get better and faster with practice, too!

Once you’ve signed off on the final cut of your video, you can download full-resolution versions directly from our video collaboration platform.

RDV supports a wide range of animated text options, screens, transitions, and lower thirds. However, original computer-generated imagery (CGI), original artwork, character animation, and other forms of advanced image manipulation are not supported.

Of course.

You’ll be invited to provide your feedback on three versions of each video; two rough cuts and a final cut. For each of the rough cuts you’ll be able to recommend edits. The final cut is for verifying that all your recommended edits have been made.

For customers with more elaborate internal review processes, we’re happy to discuss alternative payment options.

If for any reason you’re not happy with the videos we produce for you, we will happily refund the unused portion of your order.

Remote Directed Video software is compatible with many iPhones and iPads, and webcams above 720p resolution. A 3 Mbps WiFi connection or better is also required.

See the chart for the full list of compatible iOS devices:

No, a strong WIFI connection of 3Mbps or greater is required for stability while recording remotely.

The app that makes RDV possible relies on WIFI to allow you to see and hear the director and for the director to see and hear you. The slower your WIFI speed, the harder it is for everyone to communicate and for your director to adjust camera settings.

The app also uses WIFI to upload completed files from iPhones and webcams to the RDV private cloud. The slower the WIFI speed, the slower the uploads.

We can capture remote directed videos around the world! Unfortunately, we’re only able to support English-speaking subjects at this time.

The RDV solution is designed to provide clients with a wide range of preferences for producing their videos. If we are able to accommodate clients beyond those preference, we will do so on a time and materials basis. Please, ask your producer or director for details.