Create a lively memory of your graduate surrounded by family & friends! Do you want to make this video available to all of the class members and spread the cost evenly among the graduates? I can do that, too.
Your child can be the center of my focus (even wearing a mic) or I can capture the whole class evenly. If you want someone who will jump to attention to grant your wishes even if you change your mind at the last moment - I do that!
Do you respect a film school education from LMU and AFI? Then I'm the one for you. If you want stills extracted from the video and made into a terrific photo book - I can do that!
The video is delivered to you quickly and electronically so that you can e-mail the link to your distant relations. If you want standard DVD or HD Blu-Ray copies - of course, you can order those anytime.
Here are two short examples of my work and one long example.
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Individual-Focused Graduate Ceremony
$250 for 2 hours coverage
This is the simplest version of a graduation since I am only concerned with one or two particular graduates instead of the whole crowd. I cover these with 2 cameras at the same position. Your grad wears a clip-on-mic and I edit it in chronological order. Extra hours of coverage are $85 per hour after the first 2. The price includes all the editing and electronic delivery within about 3 weeks. The private video link will be e-mailed to you and you can share it and download the video.
Small Class Graduation Ceremony
$350 for 2 hours coverage
This is when you have fewer than 35 kids on stage and you want them all included in the video. These promotion services usually have a lot of education exhibition in them. It's never just a speech and a hand-shake. I cover these with 2 or 3 cameras, I place microphones wherever I need to and I edit it in chronological order. Extra hours of coverage are $100 per hour after the first 2. The price includes all the editing and electronic delivery within about 3 weeks. DVDs can be sold to parents directly for a pre-arranged price so the coordinator never has to pay anything. Alternatively, a private video link can be e-mailed to you and you can share it with everyone so they can download the video instead of buying DVDs.
Large Class Graduation Ceremony
$600 for 3 hours coverage
This is when you have more than 35 kids on stage and you want them all included in the video. In this case, I shoot with 4 cameras and train them on the different parts of the stage. I place microphones wherever I need to. Later, I edit two or three slightly different versions of the program (left, middle, right) so that families can select the version that focuses on that part of the stage where their child was standing. The price includes editing and electronic delivery in about four weeks. DVDs can be sold to parents directly for a pre-arranged price so the coordinator never has to pay anything. Alternatively, a private video link can be e-mailed to you and you can share it with everyone so they can download the video instead of buying DVDs.
$125 for 1 hour coverage
This is for short ceremonies for worthy accomplishments! Ceremonies celebrating: Acting school completion, Boy Scout Merit Badge, Community Service Awards, Police Service Awards, Technical training certificates. Some events have more pomp & circumstance than others. I use 2 cameras from the same vantage point. The hourly price includes the editing and electronic delivery within about 3 weeks. The private video link will be e-mailed to you and you can share it and download the video.
Photo Book Design . . . . . $250
Turn your video into a nice hardback coffee table photo book. You will receive an electronic version and you can request changes. When you are satisfied, you can order copies directly from the Shutterfly website on a credit card for approximately $40 each (depending on current discounts). VIEW EXAMPLES
Photo Montage . . . . . $50/minute
Pictures are touched-up and edited with nice backgrounds and set to your chosen song. This is a show that you can screen before a large audience. Requires 7 days advanced planning if you wish to show it at the event. 4 minutes minimum. 50 pictures minimum.
Motion Picture Show . . . . . . $100/ minute
Pictures are carefully touched up, color-corrected and sometimes colorized. This is a very polished, carefully edited show set to your chosen songs. You can request a few changes after the first cut is finished. If you want to change the music or tweak a lot of things then be advised that my editing rate becomes an additional $50/hr Requires at least 14 days advanced planning if you wish to show it at the event. 6 minutes minimum. 70 pictures minimum. Video clips optional. Use this option if you need a school promotion video.
Photo Loop . . . . . . $20/minute
Pictures are cleaned up and color-corrected a little bit and then laid down over a nice background with cinematic transitions. There is no music with this video because it is intended to run as a looping (or repeating) presentation on a screen where people can come look at it when they want to. In this case, you will surely not want to hear the same song played over and over again. 4 minutes minimum. 30 pictures minimum.
Every video outside of Burbank incurs a travel charge of $1.00 per mile, round-trip.
DVD or Blu-Ray disks
may be ordered separately for