1 - What’s Video For?
Video is a tool for communication – especially when you want people to pay attention and remember your message.
Words can say a lot. Pictures can say more in less space. But only video can really grab the attention of the viewer and make them understand – because when you see something happen and hear something happen, you understand it on a more fundamental level than if you’re simply told about it.
2 - How Does the Filming Process Work?
3 - Can You Make DVDs?
We can and we do. We'll usually design the menus and a cover and provide cases as well.If you want professional graphic design, though, that will cost extra. Depending on how complicated the DVDs are, there'll be a basic cost for every disc over and above the initial number you order. We can generally fulfil orders of a few hundred by ourselves, but if the order goes above 500 units, we have to get them from a DVD Replicatiin house.
This is because there are two basic ways to make a DVD - "Duplication" and "Replication". "Duplication" can be done with almost any DVD drive these days, and depends on a laser changing inks on a DVD-R to work. These are good quality and this is a service we can provide. "Replication" is for bulk orders, and needs specialised equipment, because the laser physically burns the data into the disc. This isn't economic for small orders, but is very good for orders over 500 units, and results in a more durable product.
4 - What Equipment Do You Use?
We have a number of cameras including the Panasonic HPX 171, and HVX200 plus DSLRs like the Canon 5D Mk3, 60D and 550D and a variety of lenses to go with them.
They are all compact little beasties, but can shoot full quality High Definition video. We can make the footage look as good as something shot on film.
5 - Can We Have Music in Our Video?
Certainly! But there are a few restrictions...
Music copyright is a thorny issue, and it's very expensive to use music made by your favourite band. We can employ a composer to make original music at a reasonable cost, or we can go the completely free route and use royalty-free music which is specially recorded for use in these kinds of projects. We tend to find that this works in most instances.
6 - When You Contact Us
You can contact us with any kind of idea and we’ll happily sit down and chat with you about how to achieve it.
However, while we can start from a blank slate, it will help if you’ve thought about the following things: