FAQs - Final Cut Multimedia | Charlotte, NC

ABOUT US- FAQ'S

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...

When we are hired to film a project for our clients ,our clients own full rights to all RAW FOOTAGE and FINISHED video projects produced by Final Cut Multimedia.

It takes 4-6 weeks to produce a standard brand video from concept to delivery. However, the actual time for producing high quality video production varies with respect to what’s being produced. It may take up to 8 weeks and even longer to complete depending on the complexity of production but 3 weeks is the minimum time it takes to complete. For example, it will take a longer time to produce training videos due to the final product’s length than it would to produce a highlight video of an event video production.

In our industry, the half-day and full day rates are standard. On any shoot, our crews put in a considerable amount of time developing a shot list, checking off shoot logistics, preparing equipment, transporting gear and setting up. Every shoot is a 2 to 4 hour commitment, minimum.

That is never a simple answer to give. A range of factors determine production costs. These factors may include the scope of the project, scripting, concept, locations, days needed to shoot, editing time, final length, music, narration, audio mixing etc. It’s best to contact us with details of the production that you want.

 

The approval process at Final Cut Multimedia is very well structured. After you see the rough cut and request changes, we then provide you a final cut. You can request additional changes but you will be billed for additional editing costs. So that means you have one (1) opportunity to provide feedback and to make changes with your video.

At FC multimedia, we are committed to giving you the best quality possible. We use 4K cameras, industry-grade editing software, and only the best mics to bring together your content.

High definition video looks better than standard definition, because the image contains more information. High-definition video, or HD video, refers to any video system of higher resolution than standard-definition (SD) video, and most commonly involves display resolutions of 1280×720 pixels (720p) or 1920×1080 pixels (1080i/1080p). Wikipedia can explain HD video better than we can. It gets very complicated and technical.

Final Cut Multimedia we gather all the information needed in order to give you the most accurate quote. We make sure that our clients do not get any surprises or unexpected costs on the final invoice. The only exceptions to this is in a situation where we have a scope change to the project during production and should any additional cost arise, we’ll ensure they are approved before they get incurred by the production.

 

This depends entirely on the project. It may consist of just one person. Some other times, additional production personnel such as a Gaffer or Production Coordinator could be added to the production crew. Other times it could be 4-5 people if it’s a shoot consisting of a crew: a Director/Producer, Sound Technician, Production Assistant and a Director of Photography. 

The entire Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. Anything else would be uncivilized. We use the Canon 5D Mark 3 for photography. We use Panasonic GH5 and Sony cameras for filming 4K video. 

If we are producing interview videos or a narrative video with actors, it’s always a wise choice to involve a professional hair and make-up artist to make sure everyone who will be included in the video looks their absolute best. The make-up and hair specialists are here to eliminate of flyaway hair, add some color to brighten a face, reduce any lingering shine, and a host of other factors.

 

We offer full scriptwriting and creative development services. Through our creative brief, e-mails, phone calls, and production meetings, we’ll learn about your business. We always advise that our clients be ready to give us as much information and content as can be given we can learn about your business and the factor motivating the video production very well.

 

This a roughly what a full, 10 hour day looks like for a corporate video shoot:

  • 7:45AM – If shooting outside of our studio- Call time at Final Cut Multimedia. Load gear into trucks and prepare for transport; 45 minutes.
  • 8:30AM – Arrive on location and set up; 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • 9:45AM – Shoot first interview; 30 minutes.
  • 10:15AM – Shoot second interview; 30 minutes.
  • 10:45AM – Shoot b-roll; 1 hour 45 minutes.
  • 12:30PM – Lunch; 1 hour.
  • 1:30PM – Break down gear and transport to a different location on the same corporate campus; 30 minutes.
  • 2:00PM – Arrive at new location and set up; 1 hour.
  • 3:00PM – Shoot third interview (we need a full hour here because this is our main interview); 1 hour.
  • 4:00PM – Shoot fourth interview; 30 minutes.
  • 4:30PM – Wrap. Break down gear and load into truck; 45 minutes.
  • 5:15PM – Drive back to  Final Cut Multimedia Studios; 30 minutes.
  • 5:45PM – Transport gear into the equipment room, dump footage (read: transfer digitally recorded video onto a hard drive) and take inventory; 45 minutes.
  • 6:30PM – Head home.
 

You are allowed to have changes made. There will be additional costs incurred by any changes to be made after the included revisions but all of it will be discussed ahead of time.

 

Absolute not! As earlier stated, Final Cut Multimedia operates on an honest pricing structure. The budget we conclude on in the production agreement is what you get to spend in all. Should there be extra expenses as a result of production scope, it shall be discussed and approved before incurred.

 

That is a quite simple process! You can get in touch with us through our contact page and we’ll respond to you and answer all your questions.

 

We accept Cash, PayPal, Cash App, Zelle, or you can pay directly through the link on your Invoice we send you (Quick Books).

 

In order to book your date we will need a nonrefundable deposit of $100. The deposit will be applied towards your balance. The day of filming you are required to pay the full budget. 

 

Prices for Video Production in Charlotte, North Carolina

 

THE RATES FOR VIDEOGRAPHERS IN Charlotte NC

Prices will vary based on what you wish to use in your projects. However, the charges for videographers in FCM include pre-production, production, and post-production services. Take a peek at our average price list.

Script Writer

A professional scriptwriter will charge between $65 and $155 per hour to produce a video concept, storyboard, and script for your video. If your video production requires narration, you will need to hire a professional scriptwriter. Scriptwriting prices vary based on whether you want a completely written screenplay or an outline for your on-camera speakers to follow. 

Video Rendering

Prices range from $65 to $180 per hour, depending on the file size of the project. Video rendering and compression expenses might be bundled with other services like editing, or they can be budgeted as an hourly price. 

Audio Files

Will your video include any unique sound effects or additional audio? Hiring an audio engineer to add special sound effects will cost you  $35 to $1,005, depending on the talent and expertise and the demands of the project.

Film Crew

The charges are $25.00 to $255.00 per hour as a film crew, including director, executive producer, producer, production designer, production manager, assistant directors, casting director. Meanwhile, the camerapersons are paid between $105 to $405 per hour. The intricacy of your project will determine the number of individuals participating in creating your film, the amount of time available, and, of course, your budget. .

Voiceover  $105 to $405 per hour

Based on demand, expertise, and union fees, narratives and voice professionals often charge between $105 to $405 per hour.

 

Miscellaneous Fees

The miscellaneous fee is around $105 to $1,005 per hour. And this can cover anything from A to Z

 

Equipment Fee:

You may expect to pay anything from $25 to $500 per hour depending on the equipment you wish to use, such as Studio Lighting, Teleprompters, Drones, Crane Jibs, and Steadicams.

 

B-Roll

You can expect the charges to be around 15% to 55% in addition to shooting costs. The cost is determined by the length and complexity of the video. 

Questions We Will Need Answers To

  1. Do you have an example video of the video you’d like?
  2. What’s the purpose of the video?
  3. Who is your target audience?
  4. What are your 3 key messages?
  5. What is your ideal timeline?
  6. How soon can we get started?
  7. What is the deadline for the final deliverables?
  8. Where will the video be shot?
  9. How many days do you anticipate the filming would take?
  10. How many hours of actual filming will you need?
  11. How many Cameras will you need?
  12. Would you like Drone Footage?
  13. Will we need any special Lighting at the location?
  14. Would you like Motion Graphics or Animation?
  15. Do you have any of your own footage that you’d like to incorporate in any of the videos?
  16. Will you need Stock Pictures or Video? Only If we can’t shoot it ourselves.
  17. We would like to honor your budget. What is your budget that you’d like to stay within for this project?
  18. Is your video part of a strategy or campaign?
  19. How will you measure results & ROI?
  20. What emotion are you trying to evoke?
  21. What specific visuals should be captured?
  22. Will you need us to provide the on-camera talent or Voice Over?
  23. Who will speak on behalf of the organization?
  24. What questions should you ask the interview subject?
  25. Will there be any scripts for the videos?
  26. Who will provide the script?
  27. Will you need help with any of those scripts?
  28. Should you script the answers to the questions?
  29. Will you need a Teleprompter to ease the pain of trying to remember the scrips for the videos?
  30. Who needs to approve the final video?
  31. Is there anything else you’d like to add?