Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. How much does a video cost?
The base price is $1000 dollars a minute. This might sound incredibly high but once you look at a break-down you see that you have to pay for a location, the camera person, an audio person, a producer, as well as the time and effort that goes into planning and doing a storyboard.
Each member of the team is paid just like in a restaurant, if you didn't have the cook you would not get your food.
2. Why should I get a video production company to do my video?
Video production companies have the tools, resources and experience...
Sticking Around with the Boom Pole- A snapshot of working from Videotelephony's Marketing Manager
Before I joined the Videotelephony team I didn’t know much about the world of video productions or the people behind them. This was back in the naïve days when I thought closed captioning was an easy task and a 30-second commercial could be shot in 15 minutes. Turns out I had no idea what I was walking in to.
My first lesson was in the art of holding a boom pole (which is basically a microphone on a stick).
While this might look easy, it actually takes someone with the build of the Old Spice...
At Videotelephony we like to think that we’re pretty smooth.
The pun is intended here and you’ll see why. When we partnered up with Nick May who created Remay Vanilla Shower Time we knew we wanted to show how smooth one could get by using it, leg smooth that is. Vanilla Shower Time is an alternative to the traditional shaving cream and rolls on kind of like a deodorant stick.
The stick itself is filled with moisturizers and is pleasantly scented. We were able to try a sample before the shoot and we LOVE it!
Our two actresses for the commercial, who had never met before, Faye Rowland...
Our latest article appears on the Exploriem website! Click here!
We all know that video is a great alternative to reading a white paper, especially if you are just trying to get your offering out there.
This article details the importance of video for your business.
Engaging Customers Takes Video.
Getting to know your customers and engaging them in meaningful social
dialogue is now both a science and an art and a quickly changing art at that.
Meaningful engagement is needed and but how do you go about engaging your
customers with video and social media?
Videotelephony Video Shooting for Fit Minds
Last week Videotelephony had the pleasure of shooting with a wonderful woman named Stephanie. We were working on a shoot for Fit Minds which offers cognitive health products to those suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The story that Stephanie told was a sad and beautiful one about her mother. Stephanie described to us what she went through as a caregiver and what her mother went through as well. As difficult as it was at times to talk about, the importance of understanding Alzheimzer’s and Dementia and what we all can do to prevent as well...
Our Social Media Experiment in Ottawa.
Yesterday two of Videotelephony’s employees decided to take the world by storm.
And by storm we mean going out and talking to people. This was not a client based or related activity. But was another type of socialization. While trying to up our social media presence, Twittering and Facebooking we wondered where the balance had gone. As video and webcasting company we even have a lens to protect ourselves from the true experience. After reading this article in the Globe and Mail we were inspired.
This article left us with the twitter (pardon the pun)...
The InGenuity Group and Perrito Social are two businesses that we work with know their stuff about both finding funding via the government AND helping generate income for your business by increasing your online presence (social media & more!)
Government Funding for Canadian Businesses
It's hard sometimes to find the money to get that brilliant idea you have off the ground. The InGenuity Group recently did a great post on their blog that we think it can be of great benefit to you! It's a list of funding portals for Canadian businesses. And who couldn't use a little extra cash for their...
The OCCSC stands for Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre.
What it does is create business growth by helping match Chinese and other immigrants in Canada with appropriate jobs to their skillset and generally aids them through their first years in the country, making it a smoother transition.
Currently newcomers from 56 countries are using the OCCSC to help them get Canadian job training. We're all for it as we think this country runs on the power of diversity and variety. It is also extremely important in this day and age to be able to work in international teams. Name me one business that...
The Northern Lights 2012 Business and Cultural Showcase will be held in Ottawa, ON, from February 1-4, 2012. A joint venture of the Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) and the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce (LNCC), this event was established to create stronger business partnerships between northern and southern Canadian regions and organizations, while also promoting the abundant talent of Canada's arts and culture industry.
This is a great event featuring Dr. David Suzuki. Click here to learn more. Videotelephony will be webcasting the event, so all those interested should...