Production Time & Prices
We are often asked how long it will take, or how much it will cost, to make a film or radio piece. This is a very difficult question to answer. It's a little like asking a car dealer how much a car costs. It all really depends on the car you want. Like all of our services, the cost and time the project will take will be tailored to your needs. What we've done on the next couple of pages is describe the stages that we go through to make a film or radio piece so you can get an idea of what's involved. The processes for producing video or radio programmes are very similar and with coordinated campaigns we like to work on both at the same time to create a real harmony between the finished products. Have a read and when you’re interested in finding out more or getting a quote for your project, feel free to give us a call, send us an email or drop in for a cup of coffee and chat.
Planning & Production
Script Writing: We will work with you to understand what you need from your film and together we will find the right words, music and sound effects to get your message across.
Casting and Location Scouting: Once we've decided on the words and sounds our team will scour the country to find you the right actors, narrators or extras and the right locations from urban settings to the most rural of villages.
Filming and sound recording: Now the fun part! We get out our high definition cameras and microphones and start filming and recording. Our crew will head out to the field where our creative director will make sure that your vision is captured exactly as it should be.
Rough Cut: This is the lengthiest stage in production, although it is far shorter for radio than for film, and normally takes double the number of filming days. We review all the footage or recordings, log it according to relevance and then our editor will create the first draft. This is when you get to see the start of the finished product. You'll come and watch the draft on our high definition screens or listen to the radio draft in our studio and we'll all sit and discuss the product so far. This is your vision and this is your opportunity to give us feedback, opinions and to recommend any changes.
Final cut:This is when the editor heads back to our state of the art editing suite to produce the final cut, making any changes recommended after the draft. When the editing is finished your film will go through a process of colour and sound correction and your radio show will be mastered by our gifted sound engineer, ensuring you receive the highest quality end product.
Mastering: They say that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover but it is how people judge a DVD. We work with our designers to make sure that the DVD cover and print reflect the quality, message and purpose of the contents. We supply single and bulk order DVDs and broadcast quality tapes.