HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO-GETTING A QUOTE

DO YOU NEED SOME HELP? HERE IS A GUIDE ON HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO-GETTING A QUOTE

You have written your video brief and now you need to find out how much it will cost to make your video.  This is usually one of the key factors when choosing which video production company to commission.  Quotes can vary considerably from the same brief, why?  It is important to establish what you are getting for your money and what is not included.  Of course it is important to stay within a budget, but the most expensive quote may give you a lot more return on investment (ROI) than the cheaper quotes, so it may be worth paying a little extra.  Clients usually envisage that they will get just one finished video from a project but at Film Infinity we offer more than that.  It makes sense to utilise the vast library of footage you have at your disposal to create a variety of different edits to suit different purposes. A three minute video may be perfect to sit on your homepage and explain what you do or document your latest project. Why not make a short social media version or a silent trade show version? A few simple editing changes can re-purpose your footage, ensuring a great ROI.

OUR VIDEO PACKAGES can be seen on our COSTS page. They are designed to offer great value. There are no hidden extras, we quote a price that will deliver your video ready for immediate use

Video production costs depend on the length and complexity of the shoot.  We will work with you to maximise your budget. Once we have assessed your requirements we will compile a fair, cost effective estimate.

We use the best equipment and imaging software ensuring our clients get pin sharp footage and super clean sound.

We developed a series of pertinent questions that will help you shape your video project and enable us to understand your requirements.

We have incorporated these questions within our VIDEO PROJECT BUILDER. Once you have completed the answers we can then respond with some great ideas and ultimately submit an estimate of costs.

Think about a voiceover and music, it may seem little early to be thinking about these, but they are key elements.

Thank you for reading HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO-GETTING A QUOTE

Other pages that may be helpful are HELP, VIDEO MATTERS AND COSTS

HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO-WRITING A SCRIPT

DO YOU NEED SOME HELP? HERE IS A GUIDE ON HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO-WRITING A SCRIPT-

This is the second in a series of articles about commissioning video. A script dictates what the audience will see and hear.  It is the ‘blue print’ for your video.  A sentence of script usually accompanies a ‘matching’ piece of footage illustrating the spoken word.  Quite often we hear clients expressing dread at the thought of writing a script or they don’t know where to start.  Sometimes the content already exists in current marketing material such as brochures or on a web site.  This can be adapted to fit the video. We do offer a scriptwriting service, please call us on 0203 362 8288 if you need help with scriptwriting.

The simplest way to shape your video and envisage the end result is to create a spreadsheet. See this example SCRIPT. Add what you want to say and what you would like to see simultaneously on screen.  We can then have look and suggest some creative filming techniques or methods that will enhance your initial ideas and lay down the base of a successful video production.

We have added several other columns including Location, Animation, Title etc. These can also be completed, the more information and detail the better.  A pre-production meeting is always a good idea, this allows all the stakeholders the opportunity to meet our production team and discuss the filming in detail.  The script and shot list can be modified and ned at this stage.

Once the script has been approved by all the stakeholders it is time to chose a suitable voiceover artist to narrate your story. Male? Female? Age? Accent? The choice is yours and luckily there are hundreds, if not thousands of options. We can help you select the right on for you and organise the recording and production of the recording. The voiceover track is then recorded in readiness for editing.

We developed a series of pertinent questions that will help you shape your video project and enable us to understand your requirements.

We have incorporated these questions within our VIDEO PROJECT BUILDER. Once you have completed the answers we can then respond with some great ideas and ultimately submit an estimate of costs.

Thank you for reading HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO-WRITING A SCRIPT

Look out for the third part in this series-HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO-GETTING A QUOTE

Other pages that may be helpful are HELP, VIDEO MATTERS AND COSTS

HEALTHCARE VIDEOS

DO YOU NEED SOME PRODUCING YOUR HEALTHCARE VIDEOS? Working within a medical environment requires care, diplomacy, tact and respect for patients and staff.  You have to be flexible and understanding, with the ability to read situations quickly, thinking on your feet and acting decisively. We listen to your ideas and take on board the ethos and culture of your organisation, incorporating these factors into the finished film.  We have a wealth of experience producing Healthcare videos.

It is important when producing a healthcare video that we work closely with all the staff involved.  Ideally we always like to visit the site before the shoot to reccy the hospital and introduce ourselves to the Doctors and Nurses that may feature in the videos.  This not only familiarises ourselves with the location but gives us a chance to put everyone at ease and answer any questions or concerns that the staff may have regarding the video production.
Healthcare videos

Our state of the art equipment delivers broadcast quality high definition footage that can be viewed on multiple platforms such mobile devices, computers and TV screens. The cameras are relatively small and easy to manoeuvre enabling us to work quickly with a minimum amount of disturbance.  We aim to deliver stylish, punchy videos that strike the perfect balance between engaging your audience, and successfully communicating your story.  A dynamic, eye catching Healthcare video production, combined with the effective use of social networking sites and SEO will drive your message home. We listen to your ideas and take on board the ethos and culture of your organisation, incorporating these factors into the finished film.

We have incorporated these questions within our VIDEO PROJECT BUILDER. Once you have completed the answers we can then respond with some great ideas and ultimately submit an estimate of costs.

Please visit our HEALTHCARE VIDEOS page.  Other pages that may be helpful are HELPVIDEO MATTERS AND COSTS

Download our NHS Healthcare video case study which features our work we did for the Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital NHS Trust 

We made a suite of films for their Maternity Department. They wanted to replace the traditional tour currently conducted by Midwives with a video tour.  This would serve several purposes.  It would free up time, allowing the Midwives to do what they do best, deliver babies. It would also enable parents to take the tour at their convenience, and as many times as they wish in the comfort of their homes!!  And lastly all this would save everyone concerned time and money!

“Film Infinity were relaxed and easy to work with, and kept any disruption to a minimum. They were patient and understanding throughout the whole process. I was very happy with the result and would have no hesitation in recommending them to another NHS hospital.”

Jennie Ponting-Head of Midwifery & Gynaecology, Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital NHS Trust

 

 

 

HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO-WRITING A BRIEF

DO YOU NEED SOME HELP? HERE IS A GUIDE ON HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO-WRITING A BRIEF- This is the first in a series of articles about commissioning video. The first step when you make a video, is to write a brief so you can ask video production companies to quote on the project.  How to make a video- Part 1 Writing a Brief, deals with identifying the key elements required to shape your video. Once done you will have a video brief that can be understood by your chosen or prospective video companies.

HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO-WRITING A BRIEF

We developed a series of pertinent questions that will help you shape your video project and enable us to understand your requirements.

  • What is the aim of the video? To inform, sell or motivate? This will influence how to pitch your message, enabling us to create a successful concept and a sympathetic style that will achieve these targets.
  • Who is your target audience? This will effect the terminology and language used. Also the style.
  • What is the message you want to convey? What you want to say and to whom, will form the basis of your script.
  • Where will the video be shown? On a website or at a Trade show? These will influence factors such as length, are sub-titles required. Do you need several different edits to satisfy different uses?
  • What is your timescale? When does the video need to be delivered by? We can work backwards from the deadline day to plan the production schedule.
  • Filming? What is the availability of staff, locations and resources? We create a detailed production schedule so everyone involved knows what is happening, when.
  • Do you have any specific requirements? Motion graphics, special effects or animation? Additional animation can really help convey a message simply and quickly.
  • Budget? It’s good to have an idea of what you want to spend. We can usually find a solution to fit your budget. Clients are often surprised about how much they can get for their money.
  • How do you want the video to look? This is called the “treatment”. If you are not sure, maybe you have seen a video that you like the look of? Send a link and we can go from there!

We have incorporated these questions within our VIDEO PROJECT BUILDER. Once you have completed the answers we can then respond with some great ideas and ultimately submit an estimate of costs.

Think about a voiceover and music, it may seem little early to be thinking about these, but they are key elements.

Thank you for reading HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO-WRITING A BRIEF

Look out for the second part in this series-HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO-WRITING A SCRIPT.

Other pages that may be helpful are HELP, VIDEO MATTERS AND COSTS

Ronin DJI camera stabilisation system

We have invested in the superb RONIN DJI 3-AXIS STABILIZED HANDHELD GIMBAL SYSTEM or in simpler terms….the Ronin DJI camera stabilisation system.

What on earth is that I hear you say?  Well…. when you are watching sport on TV, have you seen the guys on the touchline operating a heavy camera which is supported by a giant spring loaded arm mounted to a body holster?………well it isn’t one of those but it does the same job!!

We used it recently on a project for Inspire Active Luton. We will post the video once completed. It was perfect for a number of shots we wanted to achieve within this promotional video.

This piece of kit doesn’t have the spring loaded arm but a series of motorised gimbals which counteract any unwanted movements of the operator.  This means we can now shoot the most amazingly smooth shots without the need of any additional equipment which is cumbersome and time consuming to set-up such as dolly’s or tracks.  It raises the production levels of your videos to yet another high.

The Ronin is affordable and the results are stunning, meaning we now have industry leading technology in our hands that enables unparalleled picture and video stabilisation.  Ronin are better known for their amazing  Phantom drones, the gimbal technology developed for the drones is utilised on the DJI.

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