Common video production questions
We get asked different questions all the time, but these are a few of our most common video production faqs or frequently asked questions. If there’s a question you have that you don’t see answered here, please feel free to send us a message and we’ll answer it right away.
Click the “Get Started” button on our website, then fill out some basic information about your project. We will reply to your submission and ask any additional questions we have about the project.
We also offer free consultations to get additional details about your project and can schedule a short 15-30 minute Zoom/Meet conference call. Or, if you’re local to the Denver or Colorado Springs market, we can meet in person.
It’s a rare occasion that we are not available for a video production or animation project. We scale up or down during busy and slow times of the year. We have the ability to film with multiple crews on the same day if needed, so please reach out with details about your project so we can get started.
The cost for Video Production varies based on a variety of factors including the number of videos, the number of filming days, the number of locations, the length and style of the video(s), talent needs, and the production gear/equipment needed. We provide a custom proposal for each video project we bid on.
This depends on several factors including creative direction and scripting, client input and review time, and filming logistics (film permits, etc) but we typically say creating a live-action video takes between 4-8 weeks. We can adjust our schedule to accommodate your timeline. This is one of our many video production FAQs.
The process of creating an animated video takes a bit longer than a live-action video because of the time needed to create the artwork and animate it. We typically say 5-10 weeks for the animated video process but this can be adjusted to accommodate your timeline.
Our Video Production process begins with a conference call or in-person meeting where we gather additional information and discuss the specifics of the project. What are your goals for the video? Who is the audience? Do you have any creative concepts?
From there, we move into our 3-step process that includes Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production. Pre-Production is the creative development, planning, and organizing stage that sets the project up for success.
The Production stage is the actual on-set filming stage with a crew during Video Production. The Post-Production stage is where our Video Editing process of the Rough Cut, Fine Cut, and Final Cut ensures the story comes to life.
Due to people’s attention spans, we recommend the video be as short as possible to get the information across to the viewer. That said, as long as the video is engaging, many times it can be as long as it needs to be. There is no set time for a “good video” but your desired audience should determine the length.
Pre-Production includes everything from Creative Direction, Concepting, and Script writing to organizing and scheduling all details for the film shoot. Also included are calls and meeting with the client, location scouting, and talent auditions, if needed.
Who develops the content is based on your needs. We can complete the video production process from start to finish including concepts and script writing before filming occurs. Or, if you have a concept, we can work with your team to flesh it out in order to make the best video possible. If you just need use to film and edit the video, we can do that too!
This is one of our more frequent video production faqs. It varies from project to project and will be determined by the scope and style of the project. We can discuss this on our initial conference call.
Good question. Depending on the complexity of the setup, we typically need between 30 minutes and one hour for setup. More complex lighting setups take even more time and simpler 3-point lighting setups for interviews are at the shorter end of the time scale.
Film days are awesome! All of our hard work comes together for filming! Film days can be long, but generally are a lot of fun. While our crew is professional and very good at what we do, we also like to enjoy our time on set. We laugh (together) at bloopers, but make sure we get the footage we need for a successful project.
Wardrobe is typically determined by the style of video, but generally speaking, solid colors are best on camera. We usually avoid stripes or patterns as they can moiré (create a hypnotic zebra effect) on camera. We also tend to avoid large logos that feature brand names.
Our post-production process can be as fast as 1-2 days or last several weeks and just depends on the project. Once filming is complete, we begin the post-production process by uploading the footage to the Cloud. Our video editing process consists of three main steps including the Rough Cut, Fine Cut, and Final Cut.
Scheduling your free video production consultation is easy! Just click the “Get Started” tab on our homepage and fill out as much information as you can about the project. From there, we’ll reach out to schedule a time to chat!
Yes! Our clients own the footage we shoot and therefore can do whatever they wish with it. We can deliver raw footage either by online download link or via a hard drive. It’s important to note you do not own the project files as these are intellectual property. Also, assets such as Music, Voice Over, and Talent usage are not included in what you own. You only own the raw footage.
Our policy is to keep the footage for one year after the project is wrapped. After a year, we may or may not still have the footage. It’s a good idea to request a copy of your raw footage in case you want to use it in the future.
We hope these video production FAQs were helpful.
These are our most common video production FAQs. If you have additional questions, please contact us.