Q: HOW MUCH WILL MY VIDEO COST? / HOW DO YOU QUOTE A PROJECT?
A: On every production, we walk our clients through what components will be required for the production when we send across our initial quote. Some of the components that may define a quote for a video production are:
- How many crew members are required? (Director, Cinematographer, Sound Recordist, Art Director)
- How much preparation/pre-production is required?
- How many shoot days are scheduled?
- Is the project going to be a lengthy edit? (for example, does it require visual effects or animation?)
- Will there be additional costs such as stock music and licensing?
If you are working within a budget, we are happy to outline what we can maximise and achieve for that particular budget. Alternatively, you can send us the brief and we can provide a quote.
Q: ARE THERE ADDITIONAL COSTS THAT I MAY INCUR?
A: Any additional costs that might arise during all stages of production are outlined and discussed at the start of the project. Some additional cost factors can include:
- Is your video being used for television? (Actor release fees)
- Do you require any additional sound design? (Foley)
- How many crew members are required for your production? (Art Director, Makeup Artist, Photographer)
- Music costs and licensing (do we need a composer?)
- Additional footage (either additional shooting or stock footage)
Q: HOW MANY REVISIONS DO I GET TO MAKE ON MY VIDEO PROJECT ONCE I SEE THE FIRST CUT?
A: We work with our clients throughout the entire process and have absolute clarity on what we will be filming and what the expectations for the final video are - this ensures that there are no surprises when you see your final video. It is rare that any of our projects require more than 2 changes per video - we are willing to accommodate as many reasonable changes as necessary for the project.
There are plenty of opportunities to shape the video throughout pre-production and you will be involved in every decision making process.
Q: WHAT IS INCLUDED IN VIDEO PRE-PRODUCTION?
A: Pre-Production includes all the tasks required to prepare for the video shoot. Some of these tasks include:
- Sourcing/managing/visiting locations
- Booking/handling actors
- Preparing/testing equipment and shots
- Arranging travel/accommodation
- Preparing any props or practicals needed for the film shoot
Pre-production does not always require all of these (and additional) tasks for your film shoot. We inform you of our pre-production tasks on our quote so that you can see how your money is being spent. Bigger shoots require more shoot days, actors and locations and they also require more pre-production (planning) days to organise logistics.
Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO PROVIDE FOR MY FILM?
A: In our meetings, we will generate a breakdown of all of the components required for the production. In some scenarios, the film might require you to send across any material you may have to help tell the story. Examples of this material may include:
- Archive images/old physical photos
- Digital files
- Physical props (so we can film them in a studio)
- Locations and availability
Q: WHAT FORMAT DO YOU SHOOT/PROVIDE VIDEO IN?
A: Our cameras are broadcast standard and we can film in 4K, although most video exports are required in 1080p. Other formats are achievable and can be discussed with our production team.
Q: I HAVE SOURCED 3 QUOTES FOR VIDEO PRODUCTION, WHY ARE THE PRICES SO DIFFERENT?
A: Our rates are competitive and if we expand our internal crew for a specific project, we hire the best available individuals from our roster of freelancers. We do not cut costs to sacrifice quality. We are happy to provide a breakdown for any of our quotes and walk you though our quoting process to see how we can make the project work.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE VIDEO EDITING PROCESS?
A: Editing is the process where we work with all of the footage we have filmed for your project to deliver your final video. This process involves transferring/ingesting the files to the editing computer, editing the footage, audio mastering, sound design, colour grading and then delivery. After we have finished this process, the client will then be presented with a first draft of the edit to review and give feedback on.
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