What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
FIRST: An initial meeting; get to know each other as well as the clients needs. Find out what goals and expectations their expecting with their audio or video project, and find out what their hoping to achieve with their project, also what age or field demographic they're targeting. Next we need to know how they plan to use their project; television and/or radio advertising, internet marketing, web ad's, website promotional videos, Wedding Video, DVD/CD distribution, etc., as well as what markets and deadline dates. Next we discuss their budget for their projects, and discuss what we can do to fit into their budget and what we can't. Then negotiate what we will do and come up with a final fixed price or a comfortable flexible cost (ex: $2,500 - $4,000) that the customer has agreed upon and approved.
SECOND: Draw up the agreement/contract and have both parties sign and date. Receive "Down" Payment" on signing.
THIRD: Another meeting to go over "Pre-Production" (Creative Services,
Copy Writing (Radio), Script Writing (TV or Video), Talent Casting & Auditions, Location Scouting, Project Shoot or Recording Dates, Deadlines again, If Permits are needed, Shot lists, etc.
FOURTH: Production Begins
FIFTH: Setup a time for the customer to listen to or view their project(s). Have them listen or view, then either approve or make any revisions.
SIXTH: Deliver final audio or video project to customer, receive final payment in full for services rendered on delivery.
LASTLY: Ask the Customer for a "Review"
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
All jobs are flexible project to project...budget to budget. We can email a customer our rate sheet at anytime that details pricing for everything. However standard rates for Video Production are $500.00/Half Day Shoot, $1,000/Full Day Shoot. Video Post-Production is $150.00 per hour. Audio Recording and Post-Production is $125.00 per hour.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started in broadcasting in 1978 with an FCC endorsed license after a year and a half studying. Later I worked in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Phoenix and Salt Lake City markets as an on-air personality and Creative Services / Production Director...so I learned a lot about audio engineering and recording as well as voice-overs. In 1985 I studied acting, and have been a SAG/AFTRA actor ever since. In 1998 after working in front of the cameras and hanging out with film crews behind the camera, I learned a lot from being on sets for so many years; lighting, sound, film/video compositions, etc. So, with my years and knowledge of audio, sound and voice-overs...and what needs to be seen in front of the camera and what to do behind the camera, I started O'Neill Productions...a Full Service audio and video production company that has earned many awards; UBEE's, Paragons's, Crystal's.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Self-Help & Inpatient Mental/Medical/Behavioral Organizations, Real Estate (rentals & sales), Hotels, Resorts, Casino's, Credit Unions, Computer Companies, International CRM & SEO corporations, Dental, Automotive Repair, Boat Sales, Automotive Sales, International Industrial/Engineering, Attorney's, Furniture Companies, HVAC/Plumbing, Music Instruction, Music video, Concrete Companies, Shopping Malls, Food Companies, Insurance Companies, Pool & Spa, Weddings and various Small Business and Corporate Marketing. All projects vary from Video Marketing only to Radio & Television Advertising & Marketing.
We're very versatile with our video shooting styles, dependent on our clients needs and visions for their advertising and marketing projects, as well as our radio production producing styles. Our motto is "Painting the Picture...It's All in the Theatre of the Mind"!