Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Shooting interveiws for web sites
Recording and Streaming conferences and other events
Authoring and Duplicating DVDs
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. The Oregon Ballet - recording their live performance
The AHMA Conference in Minneapolis - Recorded and live streamed on Ustream.
Video for a commercial real estate broker for his web site.
Eight camera live mix coverage of the Water Front Blues Festival
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Many lower end videographers are just editing your content on their laptop. Here at EMA we have more robust editing capabilities and always invite the client to sit and help make the important edit decisions.
Look for seasoned pros who have kept their overhead down so they can be competitively priced.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Its not the hardware, its the experience that counts when choosing a videographer.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. What do they want to accomplish with the final product,
How long is the final piece, does a script need to be written?
How long will it take to shoot?
Who is the audience for the video?
One Camera? Two? Six?
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. We pay attention to audio and proper color correction. Our goal is to make sure the purpose of the video recording is always kept the number one priority.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Every job is different. That makes it interesting.
WE like that part of the job that allows us to plan in a way that will give the client the best experience.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Do you shoot in High Definition? Yes everything. And we have the ability to put it on Blu-ray for you if you desire.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Most dont realize how much time editing takes nor do they appreciate the cost of high quality equipment.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. Been born a broadcaster. With both technical and creative background I found the electronic medium of video very rewarding.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I enjoy helping others make their dream a reality. Recently helped a county create an informational video on proper recycling for their web site.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. We go to NAB every year to stay up on the latest equipment and techniques.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. Wide screen and High Definition recording and Live streaming on the internet is now our specialty.
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. Just finished another travel program on The Oregon Coast. The DVDs sell in gift shops and many have been on The Discovery Channel. The one hour program had a budget of $40,000 which included script, narrator and many days of shooting and editing. IT was done over a five month period.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. Every job is different. Does a day of shooting happen in one place or is it a dozen set ups. Do we need a crew of three or four or can it be shot with one videographer?
Are there sound issues that need to be taken into consideration? What are the Lighting needs? The length of the finished work effects the time it takes to edit.
Is there a script? It is best to sit down and get the whole picture so we can quote the project correctly.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Intern with a pro and ask a lot of questions. School classes in this field just cant cover many of the more important things.