Should I have more than one video?

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The use of video is your golden ticket to success.  Not only should you have a video on your homepage to catch the viewers’ eye, but you should have video content on every main content page to really set your website aside from the others.  Give yourself every advantage possible in regards to your website.  No one wants to read anymore.  It is much ...

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Can I hire you to shoot video with no editing?

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Yes, you can hire me to only shoot the video content, but I do not know why you would do this.  If you are hiring me to shoot a video, then why not include the post-production process with it as well?  Time and money has already been put into the production of the commercial which includes the time spent making the edits to the footage.  But, some ...

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Is there anything we can do to help cut costs?

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The cost correlates with how much you provide.  Providing the video production company with more detail will cut costs.  Not providing any detail will add to the overall costs.  Give the video production company all logos, photos, and music that you plan on using in your web video.  Research, buy, and supply all the images to the video production company.  If they have to research and ...

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Will I have to close my business for the shoot?

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No, you do not have to close your business for a video shoot.  But, some precautions need to be taken when filming starts.  If an interview, script reading, or any type of talking is being done for the video, every single person in the office needs to be quiet.  Play the quiet game.  Do whatever you need to do be silent and still.

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Dallas Video Production FAQs #19

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What Should I do to Prepare my Script?

Once you have a completed and well-written script, read it over until your eyes burn.  Read the script without any emotion or inflection the day before production begins.  You need to be familiar with the material and need to articulate each word and syllable.  It is necessary to be clear and crisp when the time comes to present the material.  ...

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How are payments made?

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If you need to do the whole horse and pony show, then we are going to need half of the payment down and the rest of the payment upon completion of the video.  Be prepared with the money before entering into a video production venture.  You will know what is expected beforehand so come prepared and ready to go.  If you cannot afford…

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Does a web video need text?

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A web video does not need text, unless asked for.  It is beneficial, however, to highlight important points in the video by using photo, video, or text.  Reiterate what you are trying to convey the most by using any of these factors.  Don’t overdo it and do not have an assortment of every single one.  This is not a buffet.  Stick with one ...

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Can my video be turned into a podcast?

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The finished web video can easily be turned into a video podcast. Turning a web video into a podcast is a matter of rendering out the web version in a certain format.  That format is MP4.  This request can be done along with the video production process.  But, be sure to ask for this before everything is completed.  Do not toss…

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Dallas Video Production FAQs #18

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Can I just send you my video footage with instructions of what I need?

Yes, you can in fact send footage and what you want me to do with your video.  But, there are some parameters to this request.  I need the original shot footage to ensure the best looking and most successful video.  If the footage is a downloaded, compressed YouTube version, it will ...

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