How much does a video cost?
Typically, our event-specific videos are the cheapest. They can range from $500 to $3,000. We charge more for more timeless pieces, like documentaries, that require interviews and footage to be collected over a period of time. We have produced these types of films for anywhere from $2,400 to $12,000.
Do you offer discounts?
Yes, we offer discounted rates throughout the year. They are implemented during the summer and winter times and during Disability Pride Month (July).
If you are unsure whether we have a special currently running, you can ask.
How long should a video be?
We look at data to determine the length of videos. We’ll look at, for example, what the average length of your most successful videos has been, and we will shoot for that. If you’d like us to create a new type of video for your audience — one that is, say, similar to a film — we can share versions of the film to test.
What types of videos do you do?
We do event videos, fundraising videos and documentary-style films.
Here are a few examples of our work:
Who should be interviewed for videos?
Ideally, you want interviewees to have a close connection to the subject matter. If we are telling a story about your nonprofit’s mission, it would make sense to interview your executive director, or CEO. They are know the subject matter like no one else.
Beyond professionals, it’s helpful to find people who are:
Open and transparent about their life and experiences
Comfortable talking on camera and being filmed candidly
Has shared in the past a story or stories related to the one we’re interested in telling in a film
What types of cameras do you have?
We use Sony, RED, BlackMagic and Canons. We also have drones and GoPros.
To see a full list of our gear, give it a look.
You’re based out of Colorado. How are you able to work in other states?
We have producers, videographers and editors in several states. That’s how we’ve been able to work nationwide. If one of our team members or their assistants are unable to help with a project, we will contract out.
How do I get more views on my video?
You would want to review your current distribution strategy. If you are using only YouTube, for example, try embedding the video, and / or snippets of it, on various social media. That usually helps, and people can share from there.
You can also try posting the video multiple times. Not everybody will see your video in the first posting. If you post five times, you will have a better chance of reaching more people.
Beyond social media, you could run the video at events, in newsletters and in email blasts … several times.
What makes a video “good”?
A “good” video is one that has strong visuals, audio and, most importantly, a powerful story. The story needs to resonate personally and emotionally with your audience. It needs to touch them and help them feel heard, seen and understood.
A strong story can trump poor visuals or audio. The opposite is not true.
You’ve done productions on everything from skiing to mountain biking to adaptive surfing. The story I’d like to tell is none of those. How should I expect you to understand the message I’d like to get across?
We’ll treat your story and topic the same way we have treated others. We’ll spend months researching the topic. We’ll read books, conduct interviews, watch videos and turn every rock to immerse ourselves into your topic.
How long does it to take to complete a production, from start to finish?
We turn event-based videos around the quickest. Generally, we can have a draft of an event video in your hands in one to two weeks.
Fundraising and documentary-style videos take longer. There are usually more interviews to conduct and footage to collect. It would be appropriate to allocate a four-month timeframe, at the least, to complete one of these videos.
We don’t have the nicer equipment that you have. Can we just use our iPhones to film?
Your iPhone can collect quality visuals and audio. There is no question about that.
However, people expect high-quality work from you. High-quality content, filmed with RED cameras and ZOOM mics, will usually outperform a video shot only with an iPhone. The visuals and audio are crisper, and it brings out the most important elements of the story.
What types of disabilities have you worked with?
We’ve worked with a range of disabilities, visible and invisible. We have filmed persons with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities and mental illness.
While our director knows first hand what life is like with a physical disability, we acknowledge every disability is different. We always want to empathize with each individual with a disability, and we want to respect how they want to be treated.
Do you offer refunds?
Yes. Our guarantees vary from project to project, but we tend to offer money-back guarantees at each stage of the production.
You can see our policy here.