A: Shooting quality content is an art. It’s hard, and it takes a lot of time and patience. For example, while shooting of Eyes Wide Shut, Stanley Kubrick asked for 97 takes of Tom Cruise walking through a door before he was satisfied!
A: High-definition video, or HD video, refers to any video system of higher resolution than standard-definition (SD) video, and most commonly involves display resolutions of 1920×1080 pixels (1080i/1080p), whereas a 4K UHD has a considerably higher resolution than 1080P HD video. 4K refers to a TV resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. That’s four times as many pixels than in a full HD TV, a total of about 8.3 million pixels. Having so many pixels means a higher pixel density, and you should have a clearer, better defined picture.
A: Premiere Pro for editing and Adobe After Effects for graphics. As for cameras, we use whatever it takes and strongly believe in the old adage, “It ain’t the car, it’s the driver.”
A: In our industry, the half-day and full day rates are standard. On any shoot, our crews put in a considerable amount of time developing a shot list, checking off shoot logistics, preparing equipment, transporting gear and setting up. Every shoot is a 4-hour commitment, minimum.
A: It’s tough to say without knowing the details of your production.
The answer depends on several things:
• Whether we’re filming in one location or several
• How long we need to allow for filming and how large a crew we need (typically 1-3 people)
• How complex the edited video is – especially if it involves animated elements
• Whether we’re producing a single video or several related videos
Solid, professional video starts around $5,000 for one day of shooting and uncomplicated editing. Pricing moves upwards very quickly with the addition of scripting, concept, actors, voice over, multiple shoot locations, animated graphics and custom music. On average, we produce projects in the $15,000 to $70,000 range. Please contact us for our full rate card.
A: If you insist on having a way to calculate your project; Industry standards have suggested that you budget $1000 per minute at a minimum. However, since every video is different, it’s impossible to use this as a metric in all cases.
A: Yes! We frequently work with editors, copywriters and actors who aren’t part of our crew. If you have someone you like to work with—say, an editor—just let us know. If you have an existing script or idea, we’re happy to produce it. We’re flexible.
Before getting anywhere near a camera or an edit suite we like to sit down with you, learn all about your business and together define what it is you need from video. Some of the questions we might explore are: Who is your target audience? What platforms do you want to publish on? What are the key messages you want to communicate?
From there we’ll create a video outline and/or detailed script, confirm budgets and arrange any filming dates with you. Once we’ve captured all the footage we’ll get to work on the edit, crafting the footage into a coherent narrative and adding graphics, titles and music as appropriate.
Throughout the filming and editing you can have as much or as little input as you’d like, but either way we’ll keep you informed at every step of the process.
The entire process of our work is described in detail on our ‘Process’ tab; feel free to read it and get back to us if you have any further questions!
A: When we are hired to produce a project for our clients ,our clients own full rights to all FINAL and FINISHED video projects produced by Talelli Production. As for Raw Footage: A lot of pre-production work and creative planning can go into a shoot and that work is worth something in the form of the raw footage. If the client wants to use it for another project with us…GREAT…there’s certainly no charge for that. But if they want to take that footage to another entity and cut something different with it, there’s certainly some sort of charge for providing that footage.
Unless Talelli Production is specifically contracted on a “WORK MADE FOR HIRE” basis, the following rates for raw footage apply:
$1000/day of footage with rights fully granted to purchasing client
AND – $100/tape/digital file/job (based on day), $15/Tape, $150/Memory Card
*WORK FOR HIRE = An AMG Camera Operator or Crew will show up and you tell them everything to do. What to shoot, how to shoot it, and no Post-Production Services are agreed upon.
A: Of course, we want you to be 100% satisfied with the final product. If for whatever reason this isn’t the case, please contact us straight away and we can talk through your options – we’re happy to go the extra mile to make sure the final video is exactly what you need.