Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a video costVideo costs vary based on a number of variables that determine how much time spent on the project. We’d love to be able to bill hourly but the majority of our clients understandably want a flat rate, which means we have to estimate how long the editing will take. It doesn’t sound that difficult but a 2 minute video can take anywhere from 1 hour to 40 hours to edit depending on complexity of the project. We estimate how long the project will take based on what you want then multiply it by our hourly rate which is $100/hr. We’ve never once spent less time working on a project then estimated and the next question explains why.
Why should we hire you?To be completely honest, 100%, no sales-pitch…with us you’re going to get a better product for your money and I’ll explain why. For example, a client hires a us to do a 2 minute video promo video for their website. They say, “we want some client testimonials, graphics, some creative shots of our building, and we want it to be good, how much will it cost?”
We could do that video for $500 or $10,000. The $500 version would be simple, light editing and a basic title. The $10k version would have multiple nicely setup interview locations, timelapse shots of the building with the sun rising behind it, custom lower 3rd graphics, perfectly paced editing to music with professional voice over etc. Even if we shot the exact same amount of footage, you could still spend anywhere from 2-40 hours editing any single video. Point is, the budget determines how much time we can spend making the video, which typically equals how good it will be.
What makes us different is we are incapable of putting 3 hours into an edit then saying “ok well that’s all I was paid for, I’m done.” We don’t like delivering anything that we wouldn’t want to put in our portfolio. We end up turning over less projects and therefore making less money in the short term but since the quality that we deliver, is better overall, in the long run we’re building a more valuable service.
What kind of videos do you do?We’ve done every type of video you can imagine but here’s a list of videos we do most often.
- Online Promo Videos (any video promoting a company, product or message for online distribution ie youtube, your website)
- Corporate Video (video for any company usually for marketing purposes, also communications, sales and training)
- TV Commercials
- Event Video
- Product Demos
- Music Videos
If you need something not listed, that doesn’t mean we can’t do it or the quality is lower. The type of video is irrelevant. We can deliver the same quality for any type of video even if we’ve never done it before. Not because we’re cocky. It’s because we do our homework, research, test shoots, etc. We make sure that we’re prepared because you can’t make mistakes at this level.
What software do you edit withAdobe CS6
Do you offer DVD DuplicationEach project comes with 5 Dvd copies. We can have the duplication done for you for a small fee, or we can refer you to a local duplication company.
Can you hire actors/actresses/voice over talent?We know many quality actors, actresses and voice talent that we’ve had success with in the past. If you have more specific needs we can take care of working with you to cast the best possible person for each part.
Do you offer multiple cameras?We do have multiple cameras but we more importantly we’re capable of scaling up as high as you need to go. Meaning if you need a 20 man film crew or just a single video producer with a camera, we can deliver whatever fits your needs.
How can I get a quote?To receive a custom quote please feel free to give us a call or use the contact form. The contact form goes straight to our sales manager’s email (Sebastian Ward) who will promptly answer questions and/or provide a quote.