How Remote Directed Video (RDV) Works
How we make it safe, fast and affordable to create effective videos for your business – remotely.
Remote Directed Video (RDV) is a complete, turnkey service that combines remote video capture technology with a formal process for producing high-quality videos that get results.
Learn how we make it easy to start creating videos for your business.
Video Production Made Safe and Easy
Remote Directed Video is a turnkey solution, with every step of the process designed to make producing high-quality corporate videos convenient and affordable. With just an iPhone or webcam, the assistance of our video marketing experts and our video production methodology, you can quickly create videos for your business from a safe distance.
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
1. Strategy Development
Work with our video marketing experts to figure out what videos you need and how to use them to accomplish your business objectives, so we can set standards for what they should look like and what content they’ll contain.
Following a formal methodology, we’ll help you refine a strategy for producing and deploying your videos for maximum effect.
2. Remote Video Capture
The star of your video logs in to a recording session with a remote video director via an iPhone app or web browser (with webcam).
The director will coach them through recording, and delivering their lines or prompting them with questions, to meet the standards set for your videos.
Footage is recorded locally (for much higher quality video compared to streaming), and uploaded to our private cloud for editing.
3. Editing & Revisions
Our editors take the footage and edit it into a rough cut.
This includes content editing, color correction, audio optimization, and adding any design elements you have requested (logo sequences, a call-to-action, names and titles, etc.)
You’ll be provided a private link to our video collaboration platform, where you can comment on the rough cut of your video, ask questions, and request modifications with pinpoint accuracy.
We’ll lead you through two free rounds of edits for each video, to make sure that you get the videos that you need. Most videos are edited and delivered within 7 days.
4. Your Video is Ready!
Schedule a consultation to discuss how you can use your videos to get in front of your audience and nurture them into customers by leveraging our video marketing experience.
Videos Made with Remote Directed VIdeo
How-to Instructional Video
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take?
To Record a Video Remotely:
It typically takes 30-60 minutes to record your first video, but a spokesperson that’s familiar with the process can record a single video in as little as ten minutes, or multiple videos in a 30 minutes recording session.
To Edit Your Video:
It takes us about 7 days to turn the recorded footage into a rough cut for your review. Revisions are typically completed 2-4 days after receiving your feedback.
To Complete a Project:
Projects (6+ videos) featuring a single internal spokesperson can be completed in as little as 10 days, but depends entirely on your pace and the scope of the project. Projects involving multiple spokespeople or customers are typically completed in six to eight weeks.
How do edits and approvals work?
Videos are uploaded to our private video collaboration platform where you can leave timecoded comments and annotations, ask questions, and request edits.
There are opportunities to request modifications to the rough cuts of videos we produce, during the two rounds of edits included in the base RDV package.
Rough Cut #1:
Our editors turn your footage into a completed video based on requirements defined in the strategy session. This cut contains all the visual elements that you specified in the strategy session. Once posted, you may request modifications as you see fit.
Rough Cut #2:
Our editors make all approved modifications that you suggested. Once this second rough cut is posted, you may suggest additional modifications to your video.
The purpose of the final cut is to ensure that all approved modifications have been made to your video. No new changes may be requested at this stage. Once you approve the final cut, you may download the video and put it to work.
Can you customize your videos?
The Remote Directed Video (RDV) solution is priced to be safe, fast, and affordable, which means that there are limits to the amount of custom work we can do.
The Basic Video Editing included with every video includes:
- Content editing
- Color correction
- Audio optimization
- Opening and closing logo sequences
- Animated text for name and title
We aim to please, so we’re happy to help you design a custom package that gets you the exact videos you need. Here’s a list of some of the things we can do for an additional fee:
- Original graphics work
- Stock imagery/footage sourcing
- Voice over talent
- Original music
- Original footage or audio
- Original visual effects (VFX)
- Original special effects
- Sound effects
- Computer-generated imagery
- Green/blue screen productions
If you’re not sure if a modification is covered as part of the RDV solution, please check with your director before the editing process begins. In some cases, you may be able to contract separately for customizations that are not covered under the standard agreement. Check with your director for pricing.
Schedule a Consultation
Get in touch with a video expert to talk strategy, design an RDV testimonial package that fits your needs and budget, and get a firm quote.