What types of customers have you worked with?
I work for all of the major television networks based in New York as well as many Fortune 100 corporations, academic institutions, non-profits and individuals. I have conducted, literally, hundreds of interviews with people such as Walter Cronkite, Drs. James Watson and Francis Crick, Congressmen Joseph Kennedy and Christopher Shays and Pia Zadora. The common thread in all of these projects is the formal interview where I am responsible for the lighting, sound, camera work and interview. These interviews normally last about a half hour and edit down into a 3 to 5 minute piece. These interviews end up on broadcast television and/or the Internet.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
It is important to see the work, check references and get details. Don't just take their word for it. Make sure they outline what, exactly, they will do for you. Understand that even if they haven't produced a project exactly like yours, if they are professionals, they will be able to satisfy your request. And be clear that in the world of professional film/video production you very much get what you pay for. Be wary of someone offering a pro proudut for amateur rates. Expertise and equipment are expensive to acquire so you must be prepared to pay a reasonable, market-based amount to get a professional result.