"The two offices of memory are collection and distribution" Samuel Johnson

 

LIVING DOCUMENTARIES

 
 

   All packages may be changed and tailored to suit your needs

History preservation overview, 45 minutes:  $879

  • Up to 45 minutes documentary from a pre-prepared script, with up to 50 accompanying documents and photos of a historical event, digital media preservation and inclusion in the production
  • Includes filming of pre-prepared interviews and script with a historian or others, and/or your designated narrator
  • Filmed with 1 camera.  Add $240 for second camera
  • Editing to achieve natural flow throughout, including titling, to achieve a 45 minute end-result presentation
  • 5 copies of the production delivered on DVD in professional DVD box covers, plus 1 copy in a special metal archive container
 
 

History preservation ultimate, 1 hour and 30 minutes:   $2169

  • Up to 90 minutes documentary from a pre-prepared script, with up to 70 accompanying documents and photos of a historical event, digital media preservation and inclusion in the production
  • Includes 2 camera filming of pre-prepared interviews and script with a historian or others, and/or your designated narrator
  • Full studio editing, color correction,  music overlay, titling, special effects, slow motion
  • 10 copies of the production delivered on DVD in professional DVD box covers, plus 1 copy in a special metal archive container
 
 

History documentary broadcast TV, 47 minutes: *from $4,880

  • A 47 minute History Documentary broadcast quality production. (47 minutes for 60 minutes of broadcast television)
  • Delivered in High Definition
  • Includes initial guidance for professional submissions to locate media distribution contracts with relevant Media Distribution  opportunities
  • Based on a pre-prepared script, with accompanying documents and photos for inclusion, of a historical event for digital media preservation
  • Includes 2 camera filming of pre-prepared interviews and script with a historian or others, and/or your designated narrator
  • Based on a pre-prepared script, using inclusion of past video/film footage, recordings, and other images
  • Full studio editing, color correction,  music overlay, special effects, slow motion. Titling of acknowledgements and credits
  • Additional pricing for additional needs not covered above, on application

* Pricing is subject to final agreement once the documentary project is completely scoped out and precise nature of filming and editing requirements are determined and agreed, along with all other costs associated with production and publishing of a professional documentary. We offer professional assistance for overall budget planning and determination.     

 
 

Celebrity promotional video,  2 - 3 minute "Sizzle Reel":   $780

  • A 2 - 3 minute "Sizzle reel" to capture your message, show case your talents, and captivate your audience
  • Up to 3 hours working with you and designated assistants
  • Filmed with 1 camera. Add $165 per hour for an additional camera to further enhance creativity
  • Full studio editing, color correction,  music overlay, special effects, slow motion
  • 10 copies of the production delivered on DVD in professional DVD box cover
 
 

Celebrity documentary of achievements, broadcast TV, 47 minutes: *from $4,880

  • A 47 minute Celebrity Documentary broadcast quality production. (47 minutes needed for 60 minutes of broadcast television)
  • Delivered in High Definition
  • Includes initial guidance for professional submissions to locate media distribution contracts with relevant Media Distribution  opportunities
  • Based on a pre-prepared script, using inclusion of past video/film footage, recordings, and other images
  • 2 camera filming of pre-prepared interviews with Celebrity and guests, threaded with a designated narrator following a prepared script
  • Full studio editing, color correction,  music overlay, special effects, slow motion. Titling of acknowledgements and credits
  • Additional pricing for additional needs not covered above, on application

* Pricing is subject to final agreement once the documentary project is completely scoped out and precise nature of filming and editing requirements are determined and agreed, along with all other costs associated with production and publishing of a professional documentary. We offer professional assist with overall budget planning and determination.    

 
 
 

Add-ons and Extras  

  • Documentary times above are flexible to best suit your production. If an end-result edited production goes over the package time selected, you will be given the option of staying within the package price, or paying for a longer end-result production at $8 per minute. Where a second camera is used, the additional charge for the second camera will be $5 per minute
  • Additional photos or documents to be scanned, enhanced (e.g. sized, photo color corrected, spots and blemishes removed) and edited into the production: $4 each
  • Any other existing footage you would like to have incorporated into the production, including VHS video and Super 8 movie: Pricing upon application. This will vary with type of format, length, and ease of access (e.g. ability to easily locate desired inclusions using time-code)
  • Pricing on request for documentary productions that require increased directing and/or call upon other specialist expertise, or that use multiple locations, interviews, or more complex lighting, sound, and special post production requirements
  • All video is shot in 1080p High Definition to achieve highest standard definition broadcast quality. Blue-Ray DVDs are available on request.
  •  When purchasing one of the above packages, all complete unedited 1080p video data is available. We will provide you with an external hard drive for storage, along with all 1080p footage, at a total cost of $95, or $35 if you prefer to supply your own hard drive.
  •  Assistance with professional writing and scripting your story: Price on application
  • Professional "voice over" narration: Price on application
  • Additional copies of DVD in professional DVD box cover: $15 each. High Definition prices on application.
  • Material needing copyright clearance: Once material needs have been clarified, price on application
  • Prices quoted are for work within most of L.A. county. Any additional traveling or mileage costs, or travel costs within the USA or to international locations will be agreed on in advance