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How we work


Ozgo Productions has been specializing in cost-effective video production since 1999. We have lots of experience in presenting big ideas within the constraints of limited budgets. We offer video recording at your location, video editing, voice recording and photography services. For those with larger budgets, we have access to scriptwriters and professional voice talent.

Out of the 5 main types of videos we mainly produce:

  1. Promotional videos
  2. Educational videos
  3. Documentary videos
  4. Entertainment Videos

Every project will most likely have 3 main stages:

  1. Pre-Production
  2. Production
  3. Post Production

I put together a checklist of things to think about if you are considering a video production. The more you can consider these issues before beginning, the more smoothly your project will advance.

Stage 1

Pre-production – This is when everything is being planned

Type of video – What type of video is?

Promotional videos – with a promotional video, the choice to watch is to the viewer. The person is interested to see if the video will offer a solution to their problem and presses play.

Examples of Promotional Videos: Talking-head Videos, Corporate Videos, Testimonial Videos, Presentation Videos, Explainer Videos, Event Videos, Presentation Videos, Keynote Slideshow Presentation Videos, etc.

Educational videos – are excellent examples of teaching and learning concepts.

Examples of Educational Videos: Remote Online Classroom Instruction, How-To Training Videos, Webinar Informational Videos, Video Lesson Series, etc.

Documentary videos – The definition of a documentary film is “nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record.” (Wikipedia).

Examples of Documentary Genres: Observational documentaries, Performative documentaries, Participatory documentaries, etc.

Entertainment Videos – for entertainment’s sake.

Examples of Entertainment Videos: Wedding Videos, Music VideosTravel Videos, Reality Shows, etc.

Informal Videos – these are the most simplistic types of videos – cut and dry information delivered as succinctly as possible.

Examples of Informational Videos: Television Newscasts, Socially-Shared News Snippets (Facebook, Twitter, etc), Interview Question & Answer Videos, etc.

Call-to-Action – What do you want a viewer to do after watching your video?

“Call Now” for a consult!,  “Book Now”, “Hire us”

Time – How long should the videos be?

We can’t provide an accurate quote, let alone itemized invoice of services if we don’t know how long the finished video should be.

Audience – Who is the video for?

Let us know your target demographic. It might be necessary to produce different versions depending on the age segment you are aiming for, which means the final cost will increase.

Turnaround – When do you need the project locked and ready to go?

We are renowned for quick turnaround and great quality videos, that’s why probably clients come back for more, however, we would like to avoid procrastination and plan accordingly.

Talent – Who is in front of the camera?

Do you expect us to find onscreen talent or you and/or your team will be in front of the camera?

Voiceover

We work with a number of talented Voiceover Artists, but this will depend on the nature of your video commissioned and your budget.

Copyright – Who owns the final video?

We do, however upon completion you will be granted a usage license depending on requirements. We’ll do our best that all the content used is either filmed/produced by us or appropriate licenses are acquired. Obviously, you have to make sure the content you are presented is not copyrighted or you have all the rights to use it.

Script Development

If a script is required, are you preparing the script or do you want us to do it for you? Either way, the production can’t start until you sign off on the script. Sometimes a timeline of the events is enough for us to get started.

Storyboards

Depending on your budget, we will bring storyboard artists on-board to illustrate your vision.

Graphics Concepts

Do you need text titles added, special transition or a specific look to the video?

Location Scouting

Where do you want to shoot the video? Multiple locations? If required and depending on your budget.

Props and wardrobe

Identification and preparation if required and depending on your budget.

Price

Obviously, the price will depend on requirements, but I like to provide a starting price to clients. For example, for Video Production Services start at £350 and Photography Services start at £150.

Proposal

Every proposal will be custom made to fit your needs and will include some of the answers to the topics discussed above.

Payment

Due to the missed opportunity, I would take a non-refundable 25 % deposit if I block a specific date in the calendar, and would charge the full amount 1 week before the for the event/production day.

Stage 2

Production – This is the time of the action

Equipment Preparation

Before this step, we have to make sure all the necessary equipment is working and ready to go. On the day we set up the equipment and make sure camera settings, light, and audio are perfect.

Audio set-up

We will bring our own equipment but sometimes is more cost effective if we are able to take a feed from the P.A. system for recording the sound of a presentation. If wireless microphones will be used special frequencies might need to be purchased to avoid interferences with other frequencies already in use at that location.

Lighting

We like to use a combination of natural light and artificial light. We will appreciate if you could tell us in advance if:

– Are there lots of big windows?
– Where is the sun positioned relative to the time of day that you have scheduled your shoot?
– Is there fluorescent lighting in the location (which can cause video flicker)?

Video Recording

For video recording, we use professional camcorders for outstanding HD video.

Equipment De-rig

After the event, we pack everything and go home.

Backup

As soon as possible after the event, we backup all the footage and get everything ready for the next stage.

Stage 3

Post-Production – This is the process when we work with your raw material.

Video Editing

On the editing side, we use Adobe’s Creative Cloud 2018 for video editing, DVD authoring, file conversions, graphics processing and audio production.

Visual Effects

Do you need text titles added, special transition or a specific look to the video?

Music

Will you need any additional, custom audio or background music? This is very important and could have legal implications if not treated properly. Depending on your budget we could find suitable music for the project or get a music producer on board to produce a tune just for you.

Resolution

We deliver HD quality but if you need 4K or larger please let us know.

Aspect Ratio

By default, we deliver widescreen HD (16:9) but if you need a custom aspect ratio this should be discussed in the Pre-productions stage.

Video File Format

We deliver the final video in *.mp4 (Moving Pictures Expert Group 4) but if required, we could also deliver the video in other popular types of containers: *.AVI, *.WMV, *.MOV, or *.FLV.

Drafts

We normally offer up to 3 drafts aka revisions included in the price. The second or third draft (if any) turnaround will depend on your feedback. The sooner the feedback the sooner we’ll be able to complete the project.

Physical Deliverables

Do you want the final video on a DVD disk, Blue-Ray disk or USB thumb-drive? Do you want the raw footage on an external hard drive? The time and process required to design and create a DVD or Blu-Ray disk are longer than the time required to transfer the final video to a USB thumb-drive.

Storage

We never lost or misplaced media ever but this could happen to anyone. We have backups in place and file naming conventions which will limit these events from happening. We do however delete raw footage after the project is finished so if you think you will need the raw footage for safekeeping, this can be arranged.