I have put together some of the most common frequently asked questions to give you more information about our services. If you need any more help or information then please contact me.
PRODUCTION TIME ?
This question depends on the type of video you require. We do turn videos around very quickly, but preparation is the key. The more time we have to prepare the video shoot, the smoother the process will be. Please be assured that aaronlilburn.com have not once missed a deadline for a client. If the deadline is tight, this is no problem, We will clearly set-out what needs to be done to achieve this deadline and initiate a plan of action.
VIDEO COST ?
This is similar to the classic “how long is piece of string” question. A simple answer would be the more complex a video, the more it will cost. We are very transparent with our costs and there will be no additional costs from what was initially quoted, unless the brief is changed. We can quickly provide a guide price and this can be used to inform the rest of the process. We make sure that we work within your budget restraints to get the best video possible and that your message is concise and clear, no matter what budget we are working with. Please remember that a video does not have to be exorbitant, as long as the message is right for your business, aaronlilburn.com can produce an impactful video for any budget.
CAN WE MAKE OTHER EDITS FROM THE MAIN VIDEO?
Here at aaronlilburn.com we encourage it. Sometimes we will film hours of footage for a client that will be edited down to only a few minutes. We always talk to the client about using the footage for other projects in the future. With that in mind, we may shoot alternative content, conduct some more interviews etc... knowing that thery may be use for it in the future. The cost for filming will not change and so we try to get the most from it. This also is a good way for you to think beyond the initial project.
DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR MUSIC?
As music is protected by international copyright law, we need to purchase the right to use it — the more popular the music, the harder and more costly to obtain the rights. Here at aaronlilburn.com we have partnerships with production music companies around the world and can source great royalty free music at an affordable cost. Many clients want their video to feature the latest chart music but not only would it be expensive to gain the rights too, many of the online social platforms have technology that will identify the music when uploaded and block it. Of course there is a selection of free domain music that can be obtained, but these don’t always produce good results. Finding more original music is very often worth the investment, in pursuit of maintaining a high standard of production value and appeal.
DO WE DO VOICEOVERS?
For some projects a voiceover can add an extra layer of professionalism, for example in high-level corporate presentations. In other cases it’s better to hear directly from your employees, clients or supporters. Either way we’ll edit any voiceover and audio clips together to deliver your messages in a clear and concise way. If a voiceover is required aaronlilburn.com will provide you with a range of different voiceover samples to choose from and we’ll take care of the rest. Each voice over artist will charge differently depending on the length of the script and the distribution of the final video.
HOW DISRUPTIVE IS THE FILMING PROCESS?
Based on the content of the script we’ll work with you to arrange and conduct any interviews or other filming at your premises, your client sites or elsewhere. We make sure the filming process has as little interference with the day-to-day running of your business as possible. We try and encourage our clients to try new things as we push the boundaries of creativity. Depending on the content, we try and film interviews in areas with visually exciting backgrounds. It may be have the office environment or factory floor behind. Something with movement rather than a plain white walled room. From experience it will bring the video to life and ensure it captures the viewers attention.
WHAT ARE THE STAGES IN PRODUCTION?
Planning: meeting with the client to discuss the project after the quote has been accepted to determine the scope. This can be face to face or a telephone call.
Scripting: visual, narrative, text and graphics
Pre-production: arrangement of locations, permissions and booking crew
Production: shooting on location/ or studio animation work.
1st draft editing of the ‘base layer’ of the video in the order in which the content will appear
2nd draft editing with client changes including graphics, music and titles
Final editing with client changes . Then final color grade and audio mix.
Web optimisation: compression and uploading of video file. Usually HD MP4, WMV or MOV. These are the most common formats. DVD or BLU RAY can also be produced but this will require additional cost.