The following are photos of the Video Shoot setup for a mini-documentary for the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD). We had taken the photos during 2 of the 4 scenes on 1/31/2009. The focus was on the Introduction to the National Hydrography Dataset video. Read the whole story at Xentity delivers first mini-documentary to Government. It talks about the value of engaging communications for new stakeholders, stockholders, policymakers, team members and program employees.

After setting up the 3rd scene, we see the next interviewer reviewing the shot patterns with the cameraman and director. Meanwhile, the nearby grip verifies one of his tasks. He is “greeking” or hiding/removing of brand names from objects in the shot.


Jeff Simley reviews the final script details with the interviewee. Meanwhile, the director checks the sound, lighting, and motion-shot setup (note the “trolley” at bottom).


Jeff Simley reviews an instant playback.  The next scene’s setup with the director on the next-gen digitally recorded capture on the HD Monitor.


A photo from outside of the 4th Scene shoot as Jeff Simley is being “Mic’d up” showing the “on-set” production approval and quiet notices placed within “earshot” nearby areas of the facility.


A candid of Jeff Simley in the 4th Scene during a brief shot change. Note the bright lighting setup as captured by this digital photo camera which will appear normal during the final product.


After a few days of post-production editing, where compiling a minute of final product can take hours of post-production, the result is that Xentity delivered a mini-documentary called: “Introduction of the National Hydrography Dataset” to the USGS. This also leverages our Flip Flop Productions capability.