Frequently Asked Questions for Kiki Love Productions
Questions? Everybody’s got ’em! Here is a list of what we get asked here at KLP on a regular basis:
Determining the budget for your video project depends on numerous variables including creative complexity, shooting duration, crew size, necessary equipment, turnaround time, etc… Kiki Love Productions can easily tailor our approach to a pre-determined budget if needed.
Pro-Tip! Price shopping for video production is not the same as buying a car or computer. Almost every production company’s pricing structure is different based on the factors above. It’s important to remember that ‘video shopping’ truly is a ‘you get what you pay for’ endeavor. We’ve produced projects from $5,000 to $500,000 and everything in between.
There are too many variables involved in a video budget to do this responsibly, so Kiki Love Productions does not quote video prices ‘per finished minute’. We have produced :30 second videos for six-figures, and delivered 8-minute videos for $10,000. Our common denominator is ‘production value’, (how good the video looks and works). Our mission here at Kiki Love Productions is to provide tremendous production value for the dollar, whatever the budget.
Our projects are all unique, so no video price is the same! We price our services based on the number of videographers, equipment, travel, and the time we spend on each project. We charge 50% upfront. When we’ve completed the final revision we’ll send you the link via google drive, drop box, or youtube for one round of free revisions. However we require the full payment before we provide you with a downloadable link to use the video on your own account.
Determining timelines for your video production is affected by a number of logistical and creative factors. Sometimes, getting access to a particular location, or to personnel who are being featured in the video will affect your timeline. Other times, the creation of special effects, specific editorial sequences or accessing and licensing stock footage will dictate timelines. Travel becomes another factor. There’s really no safe template to follow as each project brings it’s own set of unique variables. But in general, we like to allow for 6-8 weeks to complete a project. Of course, we’ve turned around videos in much shorter (and much longer) timelines depending on the situation.
There are 3 primary phases to making a video: pre-production, production and post-production. At the Pre-Production phase, we begin with a thorough audit / interview session to best understand the client’s audience, goals, competitive advantage, strengths and weaknesses, how the video will be shown and a host of other variables. This discovery informs the writing and approach. Casting, location scouting, scheduling crew and prepping gear, if necessary, all also occur during pre-production. The Production phase is when the original shooting, if any, will occur. Once production is completed, or immediately after pre-pro, if no original production is required, is the Post-Production phase. This is when all editorial, animation/effects, graphics, music and narration (if necessary) are completed. When post-production is done, so is the video!
Of course. While we are certainly capable of ‘script-to-screen’ production, we frequently perform just one facet or another of the production process for clients who don’t require full service production. We can provide anything from a 2-person ENG (news style) crew to a location and commercial crew of dozens, fully equipped, of course. Our personnel, and affiliate crews world-wide are vastly experienced and work only with state of the art broadcast quality equipment, whatever the format.
Absolutely. Our Producer will work to source the best location(s) for filming. We work with film offices and location scouts when we need to find something very specific. Some locations like a home location can be secured for minimal budget, maybe only a few hundred dollars, but larger and challenging locations like a hospital ER may cost more.