FAQ’s


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We have put together some common questions and answers – all about video production services and the process behind the production process. If you have a more specific question then don’t hesitate to contact one of our team who will be happy to answer any questions you may have – talk is cheap..free in fact ūüôā

How will video help my business?

Video is a hugely diverse platform, it has a great potential to increase sales and improve your brand perception – Quality video content makes your business look professional and the should be made for a specific purpose, whether this be to drive sales, or to simply make it clear you know your stuff!

Certain industries can benefit from re-selling videos to suppliers or use them in-house as training aids to reduce one to one training costs.

As well as the potential financial and brand benefits, video is proven to help improve SEO (search engine optimisation) and bring websites and social media interaction alive.

Don’t take our word for it, ask any marketing expert¬†what they recommend, and we guarantee video will pop up.

How much does an average professional video production cost?

Video production is a highly versatile service which intern means prices can vary depending on the project. Simple product videos or blog topics filmed in bulk can range from as little as £250 per video, with our average online corporate project costing between £1500-2000 +VAT.

Each video within the ‘our work’ page have a break down of the time involved to produce it. Clients can use this as an initial¬†guide.
We offer London studio quality at much reduced rates due to our lower overheads.

Can I finance or spread my payments?

Yes, in many cases larger projects can be made financially manageable by our monthly payment options. We have fully certified finance funders who can discuss your options. This often allows companies to go that extra mile, and reap the benefits.

How long does it take to make a video?

The time required to make a video varies, however on average we will film for 1 or 2 days with editing usually being 1.5 > 2 times the film time. We also offer a half day rate for those simple projects.

Our terms allow for a 15 working day turnaround time. In most cases clients will receive a first preview within 10 days of filming.

Projects that require turnaround within the same week should contact us – this can be arranged

I have no office or location to film at, what are my options?

We have our own studio environment, as well as access to alternative high end studios within the UK. This is ideal for companies without offices or who do not work in suitable environments. We are also happy to film outside or source locations on behalf of our clients.

Our mostly wireless kit allows us to film almost anywhere.

I am camera shy, I don’t want to be on film, what are my options?

We have developed a seamless interview technique that takes the worry out of learning scripts or getting it right on the first take. Our clients are always surprised at how easy it is…however¬†clients who really do not wish to appear on camera can choose text graphics, voice over, or professional presenters.

Alternatively why not let your clients tell your story via a testimonial video.

Do I get to review the video before it’s finished?

Yes, it’s part of our contract – a client preview is released to make sure the video meets expectation. We will make any alterations or minor edits before delivering the final media.

Where are you based? How far will you travel?

Location is everything and our East Northants postcode positions us no more than 2.5 hours away from the major parts of the UK. Our studio is located in Thrapston, Northamptonshire. We regularly travel several hours drive from our office, so location should not be a concern. If in doubt please ask.

Where do you cover, geographically?

We will travel throughout the UK, with our Northamptonshire location putting us just 1-2 hours drive from all major cities including Peterborough, London, Birmingham & Nottingham. We regularly film within a 70 mile radius from NN144PP, with previous projects taking us as far as Germany, USA and China.

Do you offer a scripting service? If so, how much is it?

We offer planning and scripting as part of the service, this is usually included in the quoted price. Projects that require extensive planning or the creation of a video marketing strategy can be created for as little as £200+vat.

Are voice-overs included in your videos?

Voice overs are available where necessary. Either voiced by a member of your company, or by one of our talented voice over artists for a small fee, typically £100-150.

How about music?

All of our videos include one royalty free music track as part of the editing cost. Additional music tracks can be purchased from as little as £30.

If I’ve seen something I like previously, can I send you examples?

We often advise clients send us examples that they love, as well as those they don’t. We will then add our creative touch and suggest ideas to set your video apart from the rest.

I’d really love a famous voice in my video, is this possible?

Anything is possible, we would do our best to locate their relevant agent and enquire on your behalf.

What tools do you use?

We use high quality, industry standard equipment, with a large amount of camera tools and accessories in our kit bag. We shoot in 1080p HD as a minimum or 4K if required. If a client requires specific cameras to be used we will sources these from our preferred hire company.

What are the formats that my video can be provided in?

Video edits are usually delivered in MP4 format for versatile sharing online. However we can provide any format specified by the client, including MOV and WMV files.

I really need a multi-language video, is this possible?

Yes, we work with translation agencies and multilingual voice over artists. We can translate and provide text graphics in multiple languages.

Where can I find your previous work?

Our website has an extensive portfolio section here. Alternatively, check out our Youtube channel.

Testimonials

Des Mayhew – Optisoft Ltd

Professional and friendly. elDRAW Media fully understood what we required and produced a video which exceeded our expectations. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending their services to anyone.

Des Mayhew – Optisoft Ltd