Video Portrait FAQ
What can a Video Portrait do for my Business?
A Video Portrait is the needed piece to any service based business. If it is important for your future clients to feel comfortable with you, the way you work, and the environment you create, a Video Portrait is a necessity.
Do I need a video?
Video is an expectation for any business web site.
Where can I use these videos?
Video portraits are perfect for web-sites, but are shot ready for HD television as well.
Can I put this on my website?
Having a video on your homepage is now a standard feature in our competitive environment. A video portrait is the perfect way to display who you are, what you do, and how you work.
Why use Paul Dimalanta?
Paul creates consice and informative videos that make you and your business look its best. Paul Dimalanta has years of experience shooting for luxury lifestyle magazines such as the Robb Report, New Beauty, Home Entertainment and an equally long career directing music videos and video for editorial and commercial use.
Do you shoot still Photographs?
Video Portrait was born from a long history shooting corporate portraiture and luxury product photography. Additional photography can be packaged at a great price.
Can more than one person be in the video?
Yes. Consider this a portrait of your company rather than an individual.
What kind of planning is involved?
The correct amount of planning can ensure that the end product is something you will be excited about and would want to show others. A pre-production meeting is highly recommended prior to the shoot.
What is involved with the Preproduction?
A pre-production meeting involves everything needed to get the ball rolling. It is a chance to get everyone on the same page to make sure the day of the shoot goes as smoothly as possible.
Do I have to be on camera?
Every job is custom and it is in everyone’s best interest to create the best solution for the job. A few options that have worked for other clients are recording an audio voice over and applying that to footage of you, your staff, and the facilities or using another person in your staff or find an appropriate host.
I don’t have a lot of experience in front of the camera. What can I do to prepare?
One of the advantages of working with us is Paul Dimalanta’s long experience shooting high-profiled portraits. This experience makes shooting comfortable and enjoyable. Dimalanta will make sure you deliver sound bites that will make you look and sound your best. We recommend creating an outline, writing a script, and rehearsing.
Do I need a script?
Putting together a script is a great way to prepare yourself for the shoot even if just to get your thoughts in order.
Where can we shoot?
Every product and client is different and we use the most appropriate location
Make-up & Hair?
Yes. Please ask us, we have a large pool of very talented people who can help in varying skills and fees.
How long is a Video Portrait?
Every job is custom, but a video portrait is almost always 1 minute long. In our experience that has been the length that displays the information about who you are, what you do, and how you work while holding your viewers attention.
How long should the script be?
A one minute video is an idea Video Portrait length. That is a script of approximately 200 words.
How much time does it take to film this?
The day of filming can be anywhere from 3-9 hours depending on the complexity of the project. We also highly recommend a pre-production meeting prior to the shoot to go over all the pertinent information about the shoot.
Can you help me with a script?
We would be happy to help with your script. In our Pre-production we can address any of the needs you may have regarding the shoot.
Is this shot in HD?
Our video production is of the highest quality to make you and business look their strongest.
Can I put this on Youtube?
A Youtube-ready file is one of our most reqested and delivered final outputs.
How to get started?
Step one is to give us a call. We can schedule a free consultation. We have a lot of creative custom solutions to meet your needs. To book a date we will need a deposit to start preparation for the shoot. A typical job can be completed from conception to your website, blog and/or youtube in 10 business days.
What is involved with the Post-production?
By the end of the shoot we will have a large body of video and audio clips. We take all these pieces to create a Video Portrait. Color correction, audio synchronization, editing, and motion graphics.
How Much Does it Cost?
An average video can range from $2k – $5K, but all projects are custom.
Do you do payment plans?
Yes. Ask me. Every job is custom every and so are the payment plans.