Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Video Biography Production
Are you debating whether you should shoot your biography video yourself or enlist a video production company? People often claim that a professional will assure you quality content that’s thoughtful and elegant. However, if you’ve never used the services of a video producer before, you may have tons of questions but find answers difficult to come by. To give you the insights, you need to make an appealing yet nostalgic video that will be enjoyed by your family for years, Family Voices Media has answered some of the most frequently asked questions about professional video biography production.
1. How much does it cost?
The cost of a video biography depends on what sort of project you want to make. A twenty-minute memorial is usually much cheaper than a ninety-minute full biography.
2. How long does it take to make?
The creation of a video biography is often determined by the number of days spent on interviews and how long the final piece will be. For simple projects, it could take as little as a week. But, if a project has various complexities, it could take two months or even more.
3. Can you shoot it at my home?
Absolutely! We prefer to shoot video biographies in the subject’s home, surrounded by their photos and familiar objects. It adds more depth to our content and makes it more sentimental.
4. Will there be a lot of people and equipment for the shoot?
No. We aim to keep our crew to a minimum of four people and are extremely careful when setting up.
5. Will it be hard to be interviewed?
Not at all! It should feel like a conversation between the interviewer and the subject. Most people completely forget about the lights and the camera in a few short minutes.
6. Are there any right or wrong answers?
No. Anything you want to talk about is fine during the shoot. At the same time, we will have some questions prepared to help you out. That way, you sort of have a road map, but we are happy to go in as many directions as you wish.
7. How can you make my life interesting?
To be honest, everybody has their own story. From the famous to the humble, from the poor immigrant to the establishment businessman, everybody has struggled and persevered. But, irrespective of what backgrounds we came from, we all deserve to have our wisdom preserved for future generations, as they will be grateful for the insights that we share.
8. Why does it cost so much?
Projects range from $7500 - $25,000 depending on the complexity and length of the project. The programs our team works on for television cost approximately $325,000 per hour. We are bringing that same level of expertise to your family story because your family is worth it.
If you have any more questions about video biographies, get in touch with the experts at Family Voices Media. We specialize in video biography productions in New York City and are happy to navigate you through the concept of our business. The main goal behind our services is to create an informative, engaging, and dramatic movie of your loved ones so that you always have a piece of them with you throughout time. Our biography videos also offer great insights to the future generations in your family and help them feel a sense of pride in their family history.
N.B. Social distancing has prevented us from shooting interviews with a crew. We have successfully done interviews by Zoom. Although not optimal the results are fine. This should not prevent anyone from going ahead with a project.