What kinds of video packages does
GeoBeats offers 3 different video packages for clients to choose
from. Prices will vary depending on the type of business and the
length of the video:
Base Video – a minimum 30 second video produced using still
photographs provided by the Client with a professional voiceover
scripted and recorded by GeoBeats.
Video with Interview – a minimum 1 minute video featuring visual
footage of the business and interviews of staff and customers during
a 2 hour on location shoot.
Video with Voiceover – a minimum 1 minute video with a
professional recorded voiceover scripted and recorded by GeoBeats.
Visual footage will be obtained during a 2 hour on location shoot.
What is included in the Video
All video packages include:
Background music from extensive GeoBeats royalty free library.
Basic graphics with the Client's name and title.
Three rounds of edit requests (except the Base Video)
What kind of format is the video?
The prices quoted are for videos in widescreen Standard Definition.
For an additional fee, Clients can upgrade to High Definition format.
An HD upgrade is ideal for clients who expect to utilize the video
over a few years.
Do I have any control over the
Of course! We believe you should be in charge of your own video;
therefore Videos with Voiceover and Interviews include 3 rounds of
edit requests. Your Production Coordinator will work closely with
you to review your edit requests and ensure you are happy with the
What If I Still Don’t LIke the
Our contract is risk free. We pride ourselves on our professional,
high quality videos, and are certain you will be happy with your
video. But if you are not, rest assured. Bottom line, if you do not
like the video, you do not pay for it.
Scheduling and Preparing For Your Shoot
When is the best time to film?
This depends on the nature of the business. Some factors to consider
include the time of day with respect to lighting, as brighter is
better. Also consider any peak busy hours your business experiences.
We want to show your business in action, but not at a time when you
are so busy that it will interrupt filming. Your Production
Coordinator will work closely with you to schedule a time that suits
your schedule. Our videographers are available 7 days a week and
most times of the day with some advance notice.
How much flexibility is there in
scheduling a shoot date?
As GeoBeats’ filmmakers are available 7 days a week and at most
times of the day, we are readily able to accommodate a Client’s
preferences. Occasionally, such as in the case of a remote or small
town location, we may be limited to some degree in availability. Our
Production Coordinators will work closely with the Client in
determining a date and time that best suits everyone’s schedule.
How large is the film crew?
GeoBeats will send one filmmaker. This ensures minimal
interruption to the business and allows our filmmaker flexibility in
moving around the business to capture the best possible footage as
well as conduct interviews efficiently. Our post-production team
will then edit the video for Client’s review.
How long does the shoot last?
Approximately 2 hours. Sometimes shoots with interviews can run a
What about lighting?
Generally lighter and brighter is better. We ask our Clients to
please turn up all available lighting and we will work with whatever
lighting they have.
Does the filmmaker bring additional
No. They will work with whatever lighting the business has in place.
Who are the Interviewed speakers?
The primary speaker is usually the business owner or manager. Other
possible speakers include key staff members, and happy clients.
Speakers should be articulate and engaging. If the business
owner/manager is not comfortable interviewing on camera, staff or
clients can be primary spokespersons.
If the speakers do not wish to be interviewed on camera, we can
interview them off camera and overlay their sound bites on to the
visual footage in editing.
Do I need to prepare a script?
If we are interviewing speakers, we actually prefer an unscripted
shoot as it is far more authentic and natural. Your Production
Coordinator will advise and prepare you for filming. When a shoot
date is booked you will be sent a Prep Guide with some helpful hints
including outlining the kinds of questions the filmmaker will ask.
Feel free to note any important points you want to remember to
mention. Think of the interviews as more a conversation with our
filmmaker rather than a question and answer session. Our filmmaker
will guide the speakers through the conversation and set you at
ease. The responses will then be edited into sound-bites for the
If a Client requests a voiceover rather than interviews we do then
require a script that will be recorded by a professional
voiceover artist. We are happy to write the script on the Client’s
behalf. Please see Voiceover section for more information.
What kinds of questions will the
When we book the shoot we send a Prep Guide to our Client. This
is a one page document specific to your business that contains
helpful hints to prepare you for the shoot. It also
outlines the kinds of questions the filmmaker will ask so you can
think of particular aspects of your business you might like to
mention. These questions may include:
Introduction of business
Describe the services
What was the passion behind
starting this business?
What makes business unique?
What If I Don’t Want any
If you would prefer, we can eliminate any interviews or voiceover and
merely film the visual aspects of your business and put that to
music. However we strongly urge you to consider otherwise.
Narrative, whether from interview sound bites or from a voiceover,
give a personal feel to the video that really engages the online
viewer and helps them connect with your business. This is a highly
beneficial advertising feature that should be considered.
What about a voiceover?
We are able to offer you a professional recorded voiceover instead of
live interviews obtained by our filmmaker on the day of the shoot.
For us to record a voiceover, we require a script (word count depends
on the length of the video) and let us know if you prefer a male or
female voice. We require the approved and finalized script several
days prior to the shoot date.
If you do not know how to go about writing a script we are here to
help! Your Production Coordinator will ask for as much business
information as you can provide, as well as consult your website, and
use this information to draft a script. We will send it to you
for any editing and subsequent approval. We require the script be
finalized and approved several days before the shoot date. We do not
record it until you have approved it. Please note that if you wish
to make changes to an already recorded script, an additional fee may
Can Geobeats film a second or
multiple locations for one Client?
Prices quoted are for a single location shoot. However, we are able
to shoot a second or even multiple locations for an additional fee.
This is dependent on the extra time for our filmmaker to obtain the
additional footage and any interviews, as well as the mileage from
the first shoot site.
Why does a second location require
an additional fee?
There are additional costs associated with a second location, such as
the filmmaker's time to reach the location, more video footage
and interviews, as well as the additional time it takes our
production department to edit the footage. All this drives
up the cost of production.
What to Expect During the Shoot
What Happens on the Shoot Day
If an Interview Video Package is ordered, then typically the first
30-60 minutes are spent with our filmmaker interviewing the speakers.
The balance of the time is committed to filming the visual aspects
of the business and its facilities. If a Voiceover Package no
interviews are included then the entire time will be spent on the
What Type of Shots will the
We film both the exterior (building, landscaping, signage) and
interior of the business (office shots, staff interacting with one
another as well as clients), as well interview any staff and clients.
The review process and File Delivery
When Will I See My Video?
After approximately 7 - 10 business days, you will be emailed a
link to view your video. Our post-production team has produced what
they feel is the best video based on the footage taken. However,
this is a subjective process, so should you have any edit requests
they can be submitted through the feedback form in the video clip.
Alternatively you may email them to us, or call and talk to your
Production Coordinator about them.
When Will I See A Revised Video?
After approximately 3 - 5 business days you will receive a link to
view your revised video incorporating your edit requests if possible.
Sometimes edit requests are not possible due to video length
limitations or they may disrupt the overall flow of the video. Each
edit request is handled on a case by case basis. Your Video Package
includes 3 rounds of edit requests (except Base Videos).
Can We use Our own photos or video?
GeoBeats is able to insert still photographs that you own the rights
to into your video. Our production department will use their
best discretion on where in the video to use them.
We are unable to use any existing video footage for several reasons.
These include file compatibility issues and continuity issues when
using different footage shot by different people on different days.
In the end, the quality of the finished product would suffer.
What about music? Can We
request a specific song?
GeoBeats has an extensive sound library with royalty free music at
During the shoot, the filmmaker obtains information from the Client
as to what genre of music they prefer. Our production department
will utilize music from our library that suits your request. If you
do not like the music choice, please request something
else during the review process.
We cannot use copyrighted music you may hear on the radio or
purchase on a CD. Federal copyright laws prevent us and you from
broadcasting this music for commercial gain.
Similarly we cannot record any background music during the interview
portions of filming and request all background music be turned off
during filming for this reason.
How long does it take for final
video to be delivered?
Once the video is approved, it takes GeoBeats’ production
department approximately 2-5 business days to complete the video,
create a file and email you a link to download your completed
Payments and Other Questions
What Forms of Payment Do You Accept?
You will be invoiced prior to the completion of the video. Payment is
due prior to delivery of the Video. The final file of the Video will
only be delivered after payment is received. We accept checks as
well as credit card payments (for additional fee).
Should you require, we are able to provide distribution advice for
Can I Order a DVD copy of My video?
Of course! An additional fee is charged for DVD orders. Please
consult your Production Coordinator.