Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. The best advice I can give is to really look at a potential company's media portfolio. Make sure that the work they produce is already similar to what your vision may be for the quality of product you are looking to have made. A video company that primarily makes commercials might not have the right vision to produce a music video, and vise versa.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. A potential buyer should have an idea of the budget they have for their project. Most times, a video production has costs involved such as props, lighting, location rentals, and other equipment rentals. Knowing your budget can help a production company give you the best possible result for your money.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. As an independent film maker, I am always studying the latest and greatest techniques to achieve the most professional and cinematic looking shots. I am also constantly learning with tutorials and study guides on how to work with the latest and greatest software. Things are always changing, so I always keep myself updated on the latest production methods.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. Most of the labor involved in any production is the post-production (editing) period. So pricing often varies based on how much editing needs to be done. If you wanted a scene with fully animated characters, you'll pay a lot more than a live action scene filmed with real actors. If you want fancier flashy titles and crazy explosions, it's not out of the question, it just takes longer to bring those ideas to the screen. It all comes down to your project's budget, and what you want to accomplish with the end product.