You may be familiar with the process and that’s OK. We will walk you through from start to finish.
Typically the process begins with an initial pre-production meeting. There we can get a handle on the scope of your project. We will work through your messaging, vision and anything else needed to get the ball moving. Once we have a game-plan, we can then start planning and scheduling for your shoot. Whether it’s working with your idea, creating scripts, prepping the equipment or hiring the appropriate crew… we will handle everything with ease.
Productions can last anywhere from a couple hours up to several days depending on the needs of your project. A basic corporate video is around one day of shooting on location while more involved corporate projects can be 2 or 3 days. This is the fun part and why we love this industry so much. We will show up with all the necessary equipment from cameras, tripods, lights, sound gear, sliders, stabilizers or anything else required to accomplish the vision.
Once we have gathered the footage for your project, the post-production begins. Here we make back-ups of the footage and go through everything with a fine tooth comb. We then edit the clips together into a video, source and license music, adjust all the audio and dialogue levels, colour and create a look and feel for your footage. This is also where we create any necessary animations, graphics, lower thirds or anything else required. We send you the video for feedback and make any necessary amendments needed before giving you the final version(s).
Like most trades, each project varies in length, complexity & technical requirements. Generally we can e-mail you a quote the next day after about a 20 minute conversation either over the phone or in person to get more information about your project.
We get asked this a lot. We do our best to meet your deadlines however furious they may be. If you have a tight turn around, it’s not a problem just let us know in pre-production so we can plan accordingly. If you’re not in a huge rush, depending on work load we do like to give ourselves a safety net of up to 60 days for full delivery. We prioritize filming over editing due to weather and seasonal requirements (everyone wants a blue sky day right?) so post-production days get shuffled and moved around to accommodate production days with those requirements.
The simple answer is yes… and we don’t charge more for it either. We would rather have a quiet location to capture your inspiring interview than deal with starting and stopping during an operating business. We will work with you to make sure we get your the best time booked that we can.
I booked you a month ago and now my event date has changed and we need to re-book, is that a problem?
We are not sticklers here… as long as we’re not already booked and unavailable, we can work it out almost every time.
We have a basic contract we will ask you to sign, at that time we will collect a deposit… generally 1/3 is required up front and the rest including tax is due upon final delivery. At this time we accept either interact e-transfers or cheques.
There are many things you can do to save money. Any of the process that you can handle internally will save you money. Maybe you have a copywriter on staff, have them start the scripting process. Maybe you require 2 actors to pose as clients… use actual clients, family or friends instead as volunteers.