WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR DAY OF FILMING:
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:
Regarding the approximate schedule for the day, we’ll work out the timing well in advance, as to what time we will start. As soon as you arrive on set, the first thing that will happen is you will get your makeup fully done by a professional makeup artist, and your hair touched up. This process happens at the same time as we are setting up the shot for your on-camera interview. It typically takes around 60 minutes to set up and get you ready, and then it takes between 90 minutes to 3 hours to film the actual interview questions, depending on how many videos we are recording with you. That being said, the interview process for an Influencer Videos project normally takes up 3-5 hours total.
On the day of filming, we will hire a professional makeup artist to be on set to do your full makeup from scratch + any hair touch-ups for your interview. 2 to 4 hours of professional makeup is included in the pricing for your Influencer Videos package, depending on how many videos we are filming with you. However, if for any reason you want the makeup artist to stay longer, like for example if we’re also filming b-roll footage in the same day for your Influencer Videos project (an optional, add-on service, which requires an additional fee), then you may also want the makeup artist to stay longer on set. The out-of-pocket cost would be $300 per additional 1/2 day (4 hours) to keep the makeup artist on set longer for your shoot. Let us know if you feel you want or need the makeup artist to stay on set longer, and if so, we’ll let her know, and check her availability. One reason to have the makeup artist stay later may be to touch up your guests who will be appearing on camera in b-roll shots (optional). However, at this point in the process, since we may not be aware of exactly who is coming, how many people in total are coming, and at what exact times they will be able to arrive, it may be too early to make that decision.
WHO WILL BE THERE?
Regarding who will be involved and in attendance for your Influencer Videos filming day, it will be 2 members of the Geffner Productions team. One team member will handle all the technical work including setting up equipment, like cameras, lighting, and sound. That team member will also be the camera operator. The other team member will act as the main producer and director. That person will also coordinate and manage everything for the on-camera talent and any additional guests. The producer/director will also act as the interviewer who asks the questions. In addition, we will also have a makeup artist who will arrive separately, and be there for the first 2-4 hours of the shoot. Typically we come in 2-3 separate cars. We also encourage you to have an assistant, friend, or support person on set with you, if that would make you feel more comfortable. We typically don’t need anyone else’s assistance, but if that would make you feel more at ease, or if you have special needs to attend to, then it’s totally fine by us.
Regarding food on the day of filming, our crew members will bring their own food, snacks, and waters to make sure that we’re all taken care of for the day, so you don’t need to worry about us. You should think about bringing any food or snacks that you need to get yourself through the day. You definitely need to stay well hydrated with water, and well nourished with food or snacks. You need to keep your energy and your blood sugar stable, so you will be able to think clearly and have the stamina to get through the whole day. That being said, we suggest you either have someone with you on set that can get you food during the day, or bring food with you that you’ve bought or packed up ahead of time so that we don’t need to fully stop production in order to get food. We are normally on a tight schedule, and especially in the winter months, we have less and less daylight hours available to us. As a general rule of thumb, when it comes to production, things always take longer than expected, so we don’t typically plan for extended lunch breaks. We normally just work right through the day, snacking when we need to. We are there to make sure we get everything we need to give you the most amazing and professional video, so that is always our first concern. And when it comes to you, we want to make sure you can comfortably get through the day, which sometimes can be long and exhausting.
YOUR PERSONAL SCHEDULE:
Regarding your personal schedule for the day, please do not schedule anything at a particular time, like a phone call you need to be on, or have a specific end time that you need to leave the set to get to a dinner date, or get home to your family. Remember, we are trying to put together a great series of videos for you, and that’s more difficult to do when either we or you are feeling rushed. So for this one day, please plan to not have any additional concrete plans. Just be present with us for as long as it takes, so we can get what we need in order to deliver a stellar finished product.
We also want to forewarn you that the day of filming can be long and exhausting, so you may not want to have any other responsibility that night. You also may want to plan a relatively easy and low-stress day for the following day, as you might be tired. However, one thing our clients normally report to us is that they sleep very well the night of their shoot, after their much-anticipated filming day is complete!
TIMELINE FOR EDITING YOUR VIDEOS:
It typically takes approximately 4-6 weeks after our day of filming to edit your Influencer Videos. That being said, if you have a firm deadline for when you would like your videos to be completed, please let us know, so we can find a filming date that will meet your needs.
During the post-production process, we will need a few things from you, such as your logo, your YouTube channel login info, your website URL, and possibly some pictures, so we will be in communication with you during that time to request the elements that are needed to complete your videos.
As soon as your first video is complete, we will send you a link to be able to review and approve it. You will have an opportunity to let us know if there are any changes that need to be made, so that the template can be applied to all videos in the series. Your video package includes one round of editing revisions per video, if necessary.