Live Performance and Theatre

Whether you would like a showreel for promotions, a trailer to entice a larger audience or the full performance to send to prospective theatres, we are highly experienced filmmakers, ex BBC, specialising in theatre and live events.  Filming in theatres always requires the very experienced filmmaker and requires creative, high quality video production to achieve the best results.    


​Before Filming Begins

The theatre production is intended to be performed for a live audience and not necessarily for the film camera, so it takes a high level of skill to work around the lighting, the stage, the moving audience, scene changes, wide shots, zoom shots, capturing the fluidity and re-telling the story.

Planning ahead is paramount so rehearsals are not just for the dancers, the rehearsal is key to planning and producing a great film, where shots are planned before the live filming begins


Communication is King

Evenlode Films work closely with the Directors and discuss the key moments to capture.  At rehearsals, we usually take notes on characters, emotional moments, props, scene transitions, artistic movements, any light changes and when to maintain the wide shot or zoom.


Considerations when Planning the Filming

The Stage:  

Theatre always plays in 'wide' shot and video usually needs close shots which need to be carefully planned. 

Theatrical make up:

Make up is more extreme than in a commercial video, the skill is knowing when to go wide or zoom and working with the light changes



Close ups require special lighting in normal video production, however, we work with stage lighting to capture the right effect, planning each scene


Theatres are not always film friendly, stages too high, with rows and rows of seats that obscure part of the stage. We work closely with the Stage Manager to  careful plan and set up the camera positions to capture the best possible aspects.

Evenlode Films, bringing the performance to life time after time !

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Video Production Services and Creative Visual content for Marketing, Businesses, Organisations and Events

Projection-Mapping | Video Production | Animation | Motion Graphics


Cheltenham | London | UK

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Evenlode Films and Productions are a Multi-media Events and Video Production Company offering a complete service from concept to delivery.  We provide all visual content, animation, video production, motion graphics, technical infrastructure, music and sound design to help your brand, business or service to really stand out from the media jungle.



MINELAB INTERNATIONAL:  Julian Sammon - European Business Development Manager 

Having worked with Tim, Catherine and their team over the past 3 years I couldn't recommend them highly enough. This year's product launch conception, planning and execution at the Detectival outdoor event went beyond the scope of the brief and they provided additional ideas for content and creating an experience around the event that was well received and brilliantly executed. They really think about how much can be gained from the investment that is made in time and money by their clients and work as hard as they can to deliver the optimum. Looking forward to working with them again in the future. (see more reviews)