WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE TO WORK WITH VC?
We produce top quality creative work. Our costs are very competitive. We think we're pretty nice to do business with.
HOW MUCH DOES A TYPICAL VIDEO COST?
It depends! The cost is primarily related to the length, style, and complexity of the video. To give you a general idea, total costs for most of our animated videos run between £3k-10k. For live action videos, the price is based on the number of shoot days, talent, and locations required and can come in anywhere between £5k-£35k depending on the work involved. Our daily rates start at £300, and we can pride ourselves on producing effective work on even the most modest of budgets. For an accurate estimate, please get in touch and tell us more about your project.
WHAT’S THE TYPICAL PROCESS?
We’re big believers that a great concept and a solid script are crucial to a successful video project. After you fill out a creative brief and spend some time with us on a discovery call, we’ll present several concepts for you to choose from. From there we’ll develop a written script and follow that up with a visual storyboard. Depending on the type of project – animation or live action – we’ll then start on the production and polish things off with music and sound design.
HOW LONG DOES IT USUALLY TAKE TO FINISH A PROJECT?
It depends on the length and style of the video, but most projects take between 4 and 12 weeks. We often find the biggest variable in the schedule is the time it takes you to provide feedback and the number and complexity of revisions requested. We’ll provide you with a production schedule and key milestones when we kick off the project.
HOW DOES VC WORK?
VC works a little differently than your standard video production company. While all of the creative direction, scripting, and project management is done in-house, we collaborate with a collective of talented designers, animators, directors, voices, composers, and sound designers from around the world. Depending on what you’re looking for, we’ll assemble a team to bring it to life. This setup gives us the flexibility to provide an endless range of styles and continually produce fresh, unique creative work.
HOW LONG SHOULD MY VIDEO BE?
Given the short attention spans we have these days, we try to keep our videos as short and succinct as possible (30-120 seconds) while still conveying all of the necessary information. Often this means we can’t cover everything your heart desires. But that’s okay. A video is meant to give viewers just enough information to get them interested in taking the next step (e.g. requesting more info, signing up for a trial, etc).
WHAT TYPES OF VIDEOS DO you OFFER?
If it’s video, and it’s online, we can probably do it. Having a successful online video strategy means producing a lot of different types of video content, which is why we produce branding videos, TV spots, explainer videos, screencast tutorials, company story videos, customer testimonials, demo videos, and more. We specialize in techniques including 2D and 3D animation, motion graphics, stop motion, live action and screencasting. We’re also happy to work with puppetry, claymation, and whatever else you might be in to.
WHAT’S INVOLVED IN GETTING STARTED?
For starters, get in touch and let us know what you’re looking for. Once we have a good understanding of your goals and objectives, we’ll provide a formal estimate. Assuming you approve, we’ll send across a Project Agreement along with an initial invoice for 50% of the project total. We’ll also provide a creative brief and schedule a kickoff call with your project manager to review the materials before officially getting started.
HOW DO FEEDBACK AND REVISIONS WORK?
Creating a video is a team effort and your collaboration is key to producing a successful one. At each step in the process, we will make sure you are happy and sign off the work we've done before we move on to the next phase. This gives you the opportunity make changes as you see fit and there are no nasty surprises when we deliver your final video.
WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE VIDEO?
The final video is yours. You own it and can do what you want with it. The full copyright details are outlined in our Project Agreement.