Video Production FAQ

Video Production FAQ

This Video FAQ is to illustrate the answers to some of the questions we get asked a lot from clients and people enquiring about our video production services. If you have any further queries not detailed below please drop us a line!

How much does a Video cost?

This is the question we get asked the most & the simple answer is that there’s no set formula – every video project is different.

We are far from the most expensive production company around, but we’re certainly not the cheapest either!

Experience is key, and that is something which we have more of than a lot of people out there.

How much input do we need to give?

Some types of project (i.e product/service explainer videos) require more input than others.

Client input, and communication in general, is very important for us to ensure we create a product that’s suitable for your use. After you get in touch with us to start the process of creating a video one of the first things you’ll receive is a ‘New Client Questionnaire’ for us to find out as much about your company as possible.

This helps to make sure we know what direction is best to take with your project and lets us create a ‘roadmap’ for the work ahead.

How disruptive will filming be at my location? 

We are always as considerate as possible while working on location.

Part of the pre-production process involves visiting intended filming locations (a.k.a a ‘recce’), and noting any potential technical challenges, so any risks / disturbances can be mitigated in advance.

We’re used to being in environments like factories and offices where we have to work around the day-to-day running of the business without getting in the way.      

What equipment do you use?

We will use the most suitable combination of kit for your project requirements and budget. There is a lot of different camera technology around at the moment, which seems to change on an almost monthly basis.

The equipment choice for a shoot has ramifications and knock-on effects for all parts of the production process, so we decide on the best and most relevant setup for each job without relying on one setup to work in all situations.

All of our projects are shot in at least 4K resolution, with delivery possible across all current digital platforms.

What Editing Software do you use?

All of our main edits are completed in Adobe Premiere Pro – It has been the most consistent NLE software for us over the years.

In house colour grading is carried out in Davinci Resolve Studio using our calibrated reference monitor.

Do you travel?

Yes! Our work has taken us all over the world – any projects that involve us picking up a tan while filming are always welcome.

How long should our video be?

The intended use / audience for your video will be the determining factor for the length of your video content – there is no ‘hard and fast’ universal rule.

We often provide different length & format edits for use on different platforms.

Can we use the raw footage you shoot for more than one video?

Yes, provided it’s us that’s creating the additional videos!

How many rounds of changes are included?

Normally three, depending on the project. Numbers of changes are detailed in your production paperwork. 

Do you film Weddings / Birthdays etc ?

No we don’t – we’re a ‘Business to Business’ supplier.

We’re running an event and need videos to be filmed and edited throughout the day. Can you do that?

Yes – we can provide mobile edit & play-out systems for your event. 

Content can be generated in many ways throughout an event to be played out on screens at the venue / streamed on the internet for a virtual audience.

I have existing footage that needs editing, can you help?

Provided it’s of suitable quality, then yes! The calibre of the final product will be very much dependent on the quality of the footage supplied & the format it is in.

If the footage is on film or tape based media (such as DigiBeta, HDCam, BetaSP etc), then there will be a little extra work associated with digitising the footage onto our edit systems, but we’ve not yet found a format we couldn’t work with! 

How long do you store the project files for?

As long as you’re an active client we will keep all the files associated with your projects available for use. For our past clients we tend to archive finished videos and the project files, depending on the storage space that requires. 

What’s the first step for starting a new video project?

Filling out our contact form or picking up the phone – We’re always happy to hear from new clients!

Pixel Assist is a Digital Media Agency Based in Manchester –  find out more about us here, or go take a look at some of our work for our clients

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