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video production

Video is a powerful way to captivate audiences and provide them with rich, unique experiences that convey a message. Whether in-person at an event, on-demand to a computer or mobile device, distributed on a DVD, or streaming live around the world, UCM's video production team can provide a custom solution to help you reach your goals



Promotional videos are a great way to advertise your department, school or event. Each promotional video project is custom-tailored to meet your advertising objectives.

Event videography allows your event to live beyond the day & place it happened. We can distribute the event recording to a variety of platforms (Biola website, download link, YouTube, DVD, etc.). We can also provide live video (aka IMAG) for the screens at Biola’s large venues. Our event videography capabilities are scalable from a single camera in a lecture hall; to a large event, like Commencement, with a dozen cameras and 10,000 in attendance.

Live webcasts are a great way to extend your event around the globe. We have capacity to stream to tens of thousands of viewers simultaneously.

TV Feed. Our studio has the capability to uplink live, broadcast-quality video to TV stations around the globe. This allows campus subject experts to appear on national news programs & panel discussions.

Open Biola. Our department manages recording & publishing content for Open Biola -- a free educational resource for the global church.

Delivery Timelines

Promotional videos generally require 2-6 months from planning to completion, depending upon the complexity of the project, production schedule, and studio workload. We will contact you with a proposed timeline once we receive your job request.

Final deliverables from event videography and Open Biola shoots will be ready within 6 weeks of the event date (although typically much sooner). Rush delivery is available for an additional fee (see below).


Our standard production rate is $32/hr.
Equipment rental is included in the labor rate. We do not charge for coordination or planning.
Certain projects may have additional costs (music licensing, live streaming bandwidth, etc.) that will be passed on to the client.

Rush Requests

Rush requests can often be accommodated, but since they typically require extra coordination and last-minute scrambling of resources, our rush rates will apply (at the discretion of the manager of video production).

A flat $50 rush fee applies to any request received less than 2 weeks prior to the event/filming date.
A $50/hr labor rate applies to: editing labor of any job needing delivery sooner than 2 weeks after the event or shoot; live webcast requests received less than a month prior to the event; and promotional video shoots needing rushed timelines.


Please contact our office at or (562) 944-0351 x 5454 if you have any questions about our services or would like a quote.

Project Phases

In general, video projects have the following phases:

In the Pre-Production phase, all aspects of the project are planned out, including research, concept, script, budget, identifying talent & locations, and scheduling. A thorough pre-production phase is key to the success and timely completion of a project.

Production encompasses the acquisition of all elements that are seen and heard in the finished project. This is where large crews and all of the camera, lighting, and sound equipment come in – essentially acting out the plan that was created in pre-production.

Post-Production is where everything is put together into one cohesive product. It is at this point where what is often hours of footage is pared down into mere minutes. During this phase, partners will generally be asked to provide feedback at several different milestones, which may include:

  • Assembly Edit: Essentially a “first draft” of the project. Also called a “rough cut” or a “long cut.” The primary purpose of this edit is to decide which elements work and which don’t. At this point, the decision might be made to cut entire storylines out of the project, or possibly even schedule additional shoots (called “pick-ups”) for aspects of the project that were missed or just are not working the way they were planned to.
  • A series of more refined edits. Depending upon the complexity of the project, there may be anywhere from 1-10 of these. Each edit builds on the past.
  • Approval to go to "picture lock": At this stage, all of the material is locked-in to its final position and timing. Since the finishing stages (audio mixing, color correction, motion graphics, etc.) rely on the edit to remain unchanged, it becomes incredibly time consuming (and expensive) to make any changes to the content after this point.
  • Final Master: The finished project is complete.

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