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As an example, a TYPICALLY defined per video (e.g. for Commercial, mini-documentary, or 22 or 44 minute television solution):

Initiation: The Pitch

During this phase, the team will work with the customer to clearly define the goals, target audience and application of the video.  We outline any do’s and don’ts for communicating with the identified target audience and put together a project schedule spelling out the process along with client touch points.

  • The initial planning meeting will review “the  pitch”. This will cover capturing the vision, positioning, brand, goals, segmentation – theme, purpose,  audience, key messages, marketing plan use input,  approach (out of box, storyline, direct), mid-level product focus points, big idea (soft, epic, passive). The Pitch meeting is still key, and effective, and this process can help accelerate any internal client compliance requirements at this time as the process takes into account any agency requirements. This should always kickoff the raw script effort, or at least, should continue to be the pre-requisite before a raw script is written to assure the formula, thematic continuity, and balancing objectives is key.
  • This will also capture the role definitions of various production components – narration/voiceover (VO), internal presenters, testimonials, interviewers, various interviewer personas, spoken clips (no video). This will help guide a-roll production content versus b-roll and will help engage with Subject Matter Expert and material sourcing
  • Can vary from light support to storyboard to full screenplay
  • Collaborative Raw Script Preparation support for leads
  • Documented Script Advice
  • Production-Ready, Timed Screenplay
  • Various Screenplay Style support such as :
    • Case Study Storytelling
    • Scripted, Teleprompt News Shot Style and Green Screen
    • Loose Outline Interview Style and Natural Shot
    • Movie Production with multiple sets or on-site sets
    • Reality Show with on-site capture

Pre-Production: Setting the Logistics

  • Schedule of Production “shoot” logistics
  • Talent or Actor Sourcing
  • B-roll planning and layout
  • VoiceOver/Narrator Selection
  • Tailored Pre-Production Process Interview Guidance
  • Screen Script including script transitions, footage and sound mapping, and text for titles, captions and credits
  • Video Plan with full phase lifecycle
  • Video Schedule with full phase lifecycle

Production: Capturing the Story

Production will leverage a RED Epic Camera Professional High-Definition A-level Movie quality camera. This is the same equipment used in the making of “The Hobbit” for quality comparison. The videographer will have all lighting, sound, and movement equipment as well to assure highest quality level captured.

  • Executed Production plan
  • A-Roll Capture for use in public-domain or client proprietary use

Post-Production: Putting the Story together

The studio uses high-end Apple equipment and software including Final Cut and After Effects.

  • Public-domain Short HD Video with appropriate VoiceOver, Graphics, Slates, credits, bugs/logos, branding, and on-script/message.
  • Formats as defined in Pre-Production
  • Three Revision cycle with client on rough, Pre-Sound Engineering and VoiceOver), and final
  • Perform VoiceOver
  • Perform Sound Engineering
  • Outbrief including documented lessons learned

Distribution Support

  • Can be light support or full distribution service capability
  • Metadata for video for publishing online
  • Small or Large DVD or BluRay Replication of Master Copies with variety of packaging (i.e. jewel cases, sleeves, disc labeling, etc.)
  • Raw Footage can be provided to client in working with client on what exactly will be needed to enable further post-production.