What's involved in an interview shoot?

After we book a date and scout a good location, we'll do a mock-interview to get the details flowing. An interview typically takes an hour to setup the camera, lights, and microphones. Each interview typically takes 60 minutes to setup, 30 minutes to shoot, and 30 minutes to pack up.

What equipment do you use?

It's a long and ever-changing list for the most part. It's not the gear; it's how we use it. If you're still interested, Contact me.

What should I talk about?

I'd strongly recommend telling an entertaining story. You could also give an overview of what you do and why.

What's a good location for the shoot?

The quieter the better. Everything else depends on the topic of the project.

What should I wear for the interview?

Solid colors or large-print designs recommended (no tight patterns like pinstripes). Avoid bright whites or extremely dark colors like black or navy blue. Jewelry is fine if it doesn't make any noise.

Can I upgrade my package later?

We can always expand a project by adding new footage to past footage. It's possible that interviews would need to be re-done to maintain consistency.

What happens when shooting is finished?

All the files are backed up in triplicate, two on-site and one at a remote location. The interview and additional footage are combed through repeatedly to find the right parts for the story. After the dialog edit is in place, additional footage is incorporated (animated photos, b-roll, vintage videos, graphics, etc.) to tell the story. Music is brought in and the edit is fine-tuned. A color grade is applied to fit the mood, and the last step is mastering the dialog, music, and other sound elements. The final video is exported based on the content delivery method and delivered to you.

Can I share the video online?

Generally, yes, but if the audience is large enough, there may be licensing costs.