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Virtual Tours: Behind the Video
Behind the Scenes with Intrepid Museum’s Special Events
Special Events Staff
Welcome to the After Party by the Intrepid Museum’s Special Events Team. Here we’ll give you a look behind the velvet ropes at one of the most exceptional venues in New York, and we’ll tell you what’s catching our eye in the industry and beyond. Just like our events, each of us has a unique style. We’ll be giving you the good, the bad and the outrageously inspiring from our life aboard the ship. Join us for the After Party!
Posted: 9/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

By Trudy Chan


Little-known fact: our director of special events has a background in TV production and is well on her way to getting a master’s degree in media management (go, Risse!). Small wonder, then, that she has conscripted the entire Special Events Team in creating media and content to support our work at the Museum.
Of utmost importance was creating a library of videos showcasing each of our event spaces in virtual tours. Not all of our clients are based locally and can visit us in person. Even for those who have come to the Museum before, a video is a great way to refresh their memories and can be used as reference for planning.
Now that we’ve got a number of videos under our belt, we’re well on our way to covering all of our spaces. Being in front of and behind the camera can be nerve-wracking for some, but usually we have fun! So here’s a special, behind-the-scenes look at how we produced two of our most recent videos:


Step 1) Write the script – Have to know what to say and when to say it.

Step 2) Run it through a copy check – Our copy editor Adrienne keeps our grammar and facts on point.


Step 3) Select the best representative images – This can be the hardest part since there are so many great photos of previous events.


Step 4) Time to shoot – “Take 1. Take 2. Take B–roll. Cut!”


Step 5) Record voice-overs – Yes, we have a proper sound booth on the ship.

Step 6) Cut and paste – Liam, our talented director/cinematographer/grip/gaffer/editor, works his magic on the raw footage to make a coherent narrative

Step 7) Voilà! Unveil the video on the World Wide Web.