Why should we hire Kaleidoscope Pictures aka Christopher Wells as our production house?
Having raised $235,000 from both private investors and an online campaign to produce a feature film and have it obtain representation from Summer Hill Entertainment is an experience like no other. Christopher brings that experience to every shoot which is a huge benefit for his clients. He doesn’t cookie cut anything and understands the importance of substance and how to articulate any message through video and photography. If he can make his film look like they had double the budget imagine what he can bring to your project.
How much is a video?
It would be extremely dishonest of us to blurt out a number without fully understanding what the needs and wants are. Some clients need more than one video, some need a long video with a teleprompter, hired actors, multiple locations and a steadicam. Some just need a simple testimonial shot in their office using their employees. Once we begin to fully understand what your needs are we then can talk about budget and what makes the most sense. We never cookie cut any project but we do have a proven way of doing things.
How long should a video be?
Depends on the purpose of the video and who is your target audience? Typically a video is about 2-4 minutes long but it really depends on factors we would have to learn before we suggest a length? If you have an explainer video that takes 4 minutes for the talent to read the teleprompter than your video will be 4 minutes long and sometimes it wouldn’t make sense to edit it into 2 videos. Sometimes it does make sense. Some of our corporate clients need to have longer videos for various reasons so there isn’t any hard rule. We however give suggestions once we understand the scope of the project.
What are some of the questions I should be asking myself if I’m interested in videos for my company?
We walk you thorough the process but some questions you can ask yourself are: What do I want my video to do for my business? What action do I want my viewer to take? What is my budget? If you don’t know what you should be spending on a video then we can advice you depending on your needs. What do you want to see and hear in your video? Do you have a location in mind? Will you be in it or will it be testimonials from your clients and or staff? In the early stages a lot can change so it’s important to be open to suggestions. We always suggest clients look at your competitors YouTube videos for examples so we can break it down and talk budget and options.
How long does it take for you to produce a video?
We can only move as fast as our clients. We can however move very fast without sacrificing quality but we never rush our clients. Some of our clients know exactly what they need and they have a launch date and some clients need help in all phases. We’ve done videos in a matter of days and some of them can take a month, it really depends on so many factors.
Do you accept scripts?
Not unless you will be raising money for the production. We are not in the business of raising money for other peoples projects.
Do you produce music videos?
Yes. We love producing ultra creative work. For those who have a budget and a song we can help bring you to a level you deserve. People need to see your video to hear your music. YouTube music videos get far more views than any other platform so it makes sense to have a music video to showcase yourself/band. Check out our creative work by first going to Production and then film.
What is a hook video?
A hook video is a video that hooks its audience but may not offer much information. Very much like the music video we did for a plastic surgeon. It grabs peoples attention and peaks their interest and now your target audience wants more. Once you hook them you then have to offer substance otherwise they will think you have none. It’s that balance that really makes a marketing campaign explode.
Do you do events?
Yes we offer both photography and video. We do all sorts of events from birthdays to weddings and every kind of event in-between. Once Christopher photographs an event he’ll set up an online galley where prints can be ordered and shipped to your house. We also do photo books, posters and DVD/Blu-rays for people who want something tangible.
What is B-roll?
B-roll is secondary footage or a cutaway that enriches the story and t gives us greater flexibility when editing. Instead of featuring only talking heads on a video, you want to have other images you can cut away to that will add dimension to your story. We discuss what B-roll options you’ll have for your project. It’s always a good idea to get B-roll.
Are you hiring?
Sorry but we are not hiring.