Cunning Folk Films
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Let Me Go - Dinosoul
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Our experience was excellent with Karl! His team produced our highest quality music video. They worked consistently and listened to our ideas. We would 100% use Cunning Folk Films again!Oct 13, 2019
I loved working with Cunning Folk Films. They were so professional and new exactly how to help our organization get our point across. They were so lovely to work with our staff and volunteers. They really cared about our project and truly love what they do, which shines through in their work.Oct 28, 2019
Karl, was quick to task, and executed our vision perfectly. We had a high profile client that needed an animation fast with little resources provided and Karl went above and beyond what we expected. Highly recommended.Oct 4, 2019
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My hourly rate usually ranges anywhere from $35 to $40, though I'm often willing to work with customers on the price depending on their needs. Typically jobs don't come in under $500 just because of the number of hours I usually end up putting in, but this is not always the case either. Overall, runtime does not necessarily translate to the number of hours spent on an edit. The number of hours usually comes from things like graphics and color grading. A 30 second video can take many hours depending on a variety of factors: how much footage there is to pull from, whether there is any animation associated, or even how many iterations the video goes through before we call it finished. While the length of the video is a factor in the number of hours spent editing, on the whole I find quality affects the number of hours I spend more than final runtime. If anyone isn't sure about the cost of editing their video, I recommend considering what they really want their video to look like, and if possible find some reference videos on YouTube. I'm always happy to negotiate on price and it's a lot easier to make a determination based off a style reference.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?If we can't meet in person, I usually try to talk with clients over the phone. Apart from giving me an idea as to what I'll be editing and determining how much it will cost, this also gives us an opportunity to get a feel for each other, builds understanding between us, and also gives each of us insight into our respective sensibilities. Editing is inherently collaborative, and a conversation before we begin can give a lot of insight into identity, branding, and the kind of creative style we pursue over the course of an edit.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a bachelors degree in film studies from the University of Pittsburgh and interned with a small production studio. That said, I also continued to teach myself about new technologies and methods in the years well after college. Because the software and technology used within my industry is constantly changing, I have to constantly be learning new things.