- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Video/film production is largely an a la carte system because the needs of every show are so varied. One production just needs a camera, tripod and lights while another needs the camera to move along a dolly track, or a car mount, or a camera crane, or to be mounted into a helicopter. Others require concept development and complete scripting. Still others require that custom sets be built in a studio, or that we hire a "name" actor as an on-camera spokesperson, or engage a composer and a band or orchestra to create a custom music score. Prices also vary depending on where in the country (or the world!) we need to shoot the project. The best approach is usually to get a rough idea of the client's available budget and then work on ways to stretch it to get the best possible "bang for the buck."
- What types of customers have you worked with?
We do a mix of work ranging from corporate industrial to training to broadcast. Common types of projects are the documentary-style production blending interviews and video footage with graphics and a music score to create the finished piece. Lately we've also done a lot of multi-camera talk-show-style work where experts on a given topic converse on a talk-show set and the audience learns by watching the finished piece (some even include a quiz or exam after the video).
- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Although a lot of what we do is video, we've also nationally syndicated an annual ten-hour Christmas radio special hosted by broadcast veteran Wink Martindale. The show has won a number of awards since it started airing a couple of years ago, and Wink has said in interviews how extremely proud he is of it. Wink was a national radio personality when I was in diapers, so to get rave reviews of our work from HIM is something we feel very good about.