We spend a lot of time with clients learning how we can tell their stories using video. Whether you want to produce a video in Denver, Colorado, or somewhere in the USA, here are a few common questions that are very normal for those looking to produce a video with us for the first time.
How much does video production cost?
The cost of a project varies depending on its complexity, the number of shooting days, the size of the crew and talent, equipment package, the turnaround time, etc. Hence, there are multiple approaches to tackle a project, but we can easily tailor a specific plan to fit a predetermined budget. We have successfully completed projects ranging from $3,000 to $500,000 and everything in between.
What is the cost per minute of Video Production?
To simply put, there are too many variables involved in a video budget to do this responsibly. Say, you want "a :30 second video but you need a helicopter chase for one of the scenes". Or… "a 1:00 minute video but we need to film in 12 different locations". — See what we mean? The only common denominator is "production value", or how good the video looks and works. We strive to provide our clients great production value for the dollar, whatever the budget they may have.
How long does it take to produce a video?
Getting access to a particular location or talent who is being featured in your video will affect your timeline. Other times, the creation of special effects, motion graphics or just purely editing a large video may slow down delivery times. It all depends on the video production value. But in general, for a 3 min. corporate video, we aim for 4-6 weeks to complete a project from start to finish.
How large is your crew for filming?
Our typical crew consists of 3-5 people: a Producer/Director, Director of Photography, Sound Technician, Gaffer, and a Production Assistant. Sometimes we will have additional production personnel such as a Script Supervisor or a Production Coordinator. It depends on the project and again, on how complex your project is.
What kind of video equipment do you use?
We use state-of-the-art 6K cinema cameras with Super 35mm sized sensors, paired with the latest T1.5 cinelenses. In addition we have a full grip truck with pretty much all the newest lighting gear available to you. We are also well connected in the Colorado Film industry and can source any type of gear you desire.
Can you add subtitles to your videos?
We can either add subtitles and/or English captions to your videos. We have created a network of translators across the globe and because we are so well connected, we can provide real human translations to 16 languages with 100% accuracy. This way, your brand can expand the reach of your films and videos to global audiences.
In what format will I receive my video files?
Video formats are a technical minefield, which is why we have specialist expertise in video encoding. Depending on where your video will be shown, we can advise on which format is the best one for you. We will deliver your videos in whichever format you require. The most popular formats are QuickTime, MP4 and AVI.
Do you provide the RAW Footage?
Normally the footage we shoot is for the edit we will provide. Our footage is filmed in LOG or RAW (where the data has no video processing baked in and has to be converted into video for viewing). In addition, these are super large files that require a lot of storage. Unless your need for unedited footage is specified in our contract and you have agreed to pay extra fees, we usually DO NOT provide RAW footage.
How many revisions do I get?
RHP has a very structured approval process. You have 2 opportunities to make comments and changes on the finished video, we call it the Rough-Cut and the Final-Cut stages.
Are you insured?
Absolutely. Our Production Company is protected against property damages, injuries and advertising injury up to $2,000,000.
Do I own the rights to my video?
The video is all yours! But we do reserve the rights to use some of your footage for our marketing materials and portfolio.
Can I Write Off my Video Marketing costs?
When it comes to video production, the good news is that expenses incurred in creating marketing and advertising content for your business can be 100% tax deductible.
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