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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
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FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

Here you will find some quick answers to some of your frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, we are only a phone call or email away or check out our Services page

What are the necessary steps to make a video? Collapse Every client project is a little different and we do our very best to work within your timeline. The following is a general outline of our process. Pre-production involves phone calls, emails and/or in person meetings to develop a concept and a timeline to execute it. This can also entail script writing, storyboarding, hiring talent and location scouting. Step two is production which means filming and all of the associated activities (set design, lighting, sound, teleprompter). Step three is post-production which includes editing, motion graphic production, audio mixing, and several stages of client review until we have a finished product and all files are delivered to the client.


How long does it take to make a video? Expand Many factors are at play when considering the timeline for your video.  Typically a basic 2-minute video can be completed within 4 – 8 weeks from concept to delivery. The more complex a video is, the longer it will take to produce.  During our pre-production meetings we will discuss with you your needs and how that can best be executed to meet your timeline. How much does it cost to make a video? Expand

The cost of your investment in a professional video varies based on a variety of factors (final length, days of shooting needed, motion graphics and editing time, narration, music, etc). Starting point is around production starts at $1,000 and can go up to $15,000 or more.  We will ask you a few questions and provide an accurate estimate to you with line item costs so you understand exactly what you are buying.

What are Motion Graphics and why should I use them in my video? Expand

Generally speaking, motion graphics describes text / color / shapes within a video project that has been animated to enhance the viewers experience. Through the use of animation techniques such as transitions, rotations, scales, and opacity, a great deal of information can be presented to a viewer in an engaging and effective manner.  Motion graphics can be a great tool to bring your ideas to life and add that flash and flow that grabs and holds the viewers attention.

We don’t have a location to film. Can you find us a location? How much does that cost? Expand

We have the ability to film in our studio or on location.  Should you need to secure a place to film, we will help you source the best location.  Some locations like a home or office locations can be secured for a minimal budget.

What should I wear to my on camera interview? Expand

Being prepared for your interview is very important. Solid colors work the best other than black or white.  Avoid stripes and busy patterns. If you will be appearing in front of our Green Screen we ask that you avoid wearing the colors blue or green.  For more tips read, When interviewing on Zoom.

Do you provide scriptwriting, or do we have to write the script? Expand

SilverWater Productions will partner with you on script writing as part of our pre-production process. We do ask that our clients be prepared to provide us with as much content and information as possible so we can best learn about your business and the goals you wish to achieve with your video.

Why should I hire a professional voice actor? Expand

A professional voice actor is essential to making your video production successful. Many people do not think about the fact that the audio is just as important as the video, but it is. Stick with a professional narrator. It adds several hundred dollars to the budget, but you will not regret this decision. Where applicable we may be able to provide this service in house

How many revisions do I get to make on my video production once I see the first cut? Expand

In general we provide our clients with 2 opportunities to make comments and changes on the finished video. However we do understand that some circumstances require unforeseen changes to be made and we will be glad to discuss this on a case by case basis.  Changes that are requested after the included revisions may incur additional expense. We will always discuss these costs with you beforehand to ensure it is approved.

If I want to make a change after I approve something will there be additional costs? Expand

We strive to provide our clients with a video that best meets their needs, but we definitely understand that things change.  To this point we do allow for a certain number of revisions appropriate to the project. Changes that are requested after the included revisions may incur additional expense. We will always discuss these costs with you beforehand to ensure it is approved.

Can you provide video files for online use? Expand

Absolutely. We can provide any file type for any occasion, online or offline. For more information and other frequently asked question give us a call at 414-988-3221

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