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As a full time professional video production company, we've been creating Commercials, Videos and Films for over three decades. See what some our our writers have to say about the multitude of video production topics.


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May 10, 2022

CNN Video Shoot | Behind the Scenes!

Check out these behind the scenes shots from our shoot for CNN in the stunning Rouge National Urban Park! And the finished product!: #5gearstudios #corporatevideo #cnn #roningimbal #commercialvideography #toronto #bts #behindthescenes #commercial #investcanada #ontarioparks #rougenationalurbanpark #parkscanada #torontofilm #broadcast #filmmaker #video

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January 7, 2022

POST Cereal: A Look Behind the Scenes of the Breakfast with Jack Shoot!

We had the absolute pleasure of working with Post Consumer Brands, Solutions with Impact and the one and only Jack Armstrong to put together the Breakfast with Jack Contest TV commercial! The breakfast with Jack commercial spot has been LIVE on air during Toronto Raptors games for some time now; which means we can finally share a look behind the

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December 10, 2021

PORTL: A 4K, Life-Sized, Holographic Experience

Have you been to Loblaws in the Toronto area over the past few weeks? Maybe you’ve seen the President’s Choice PORTL display set up during your shopping! Over the past few months, we were thrilled to create videos for the PORTL display, animate select President’s Choice products and live-stream a PORTL demonstration LIVE on Breakfast Television! This was truly a

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January 6, 2021

Post Production: Behind the Scenes

Including animations and motion graphics to your video is a great way to grab your audience’s attention and add an edge to the final look of your video! Whether it’s a simple title animation, green screen or motion graphic – there’s a lot that can be done in the post-production stage of video creation to create the final look you’re

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September 25, 2019

How To Make a Commercial

It used to be that only large companies could afford professional commercials and marketing campaigns. With their deep pockets, they keep large advertising agencies (think Mad Men!) on retainer, and spend small fortunes for a single campaign. In today’s market, ANY business is capable of having a professional, high quality commercial. 5Gear Studios has helped many companies working within a

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September 9, 2019

How Green Screens Work

From creating superheroes flying through the night sky, to dragons attacking villagers, to meteorologists predicting tomorrow’s weather, green screens are common fixtures on set these days. Not just for movies and TV, green screen’s are commonly used in commercials and corporate videos as well. Using green screens, or chroma key screen as it’s technically known, can help you build your