What to expect when working with Mysterious Media.
Transparency is a key ingredient of trust, and trust is THE foundation of all business. That’s one reason why this page exists, to be transparent by giving you a step by step process of how we create content.
This process may seem overwhelming but this is what we take care of. The only thing we require of you is a few meetings in the consulting phase, a few email correspondence, and a signed check.
It all starts with a meeting to find out what message you want your viewers to receive. What feelings and emotions should your message convey. What do you want them to do after watching the video. Is a key goal of the video to build trust, a brand image, and drive sales, or all of the above? We make 100% sure that we understand your goals from day one and its not until that is crystal clear do we move forward. This is often times done on the phone.
Well bring anything from 1 to 5 media concepts to the next meeting to go over the story we’ll tell, the message it’s calculated to deliver, why the viewer will feel the way they do after and what action we design it to prompt. We’ll also go over number of production days, locations, costs and all other details critical to you understanding exactly what will be required to create the end result.
Once a specific concept/story is agreed upon, our deposit is paid, and contracts signed, we move into the official pre-production phase.
Let the Cameras Roll!
Gather all the digital assets like logos and maybe stock video and place it in the final timeline. This way, if we have any overlays or any other kind of trick shots, we can know what has to go where on the frame when we film it on the production day. (Some may still consider this pre-production)
Every set requires setup time before we can start rolling cameras. In most cases, plan on an hour of setup time.
This is where we actually record the message. Be it stills or motion, we capture what we need to tell the story. This is likely the most difficult and critical stage of the entire process. There are a million things that can go wrong which is why an experienced cinematographer is worth his weight in gold. Depending on the message, production may last anywhere from 1 day to a year for feature films.
Take down usually requires less time than setup but still plan on anything from a half hour to an hour being typical.
As soon as a card is filled, we back it up as quickly as possible to two separate drives. A company that has media backups as standard policy can be the difference between a productive day and a wasted day.
This includes voice overs, custom music (yes we have an amazing composer who does this) and sound effects. This often rolls into post production as the need for a specific line, music with specific timing or sound effects with a specific length becomes clear.
Pulling it all together.
Sending it out
We’ll email you an invoice for the full amount less the initial deposit. Full payment is always due before delivery of the media.
We use many different methods to deliver your content; upload it to your youtube account, ftp transfer, we’ll hand deliver it via a usb drive, or even put it on a playable DVD (for an additional fee). Just let us know how you’d like it.
We deliver your media via our online web gallery which includes a button to download all your full resolution images.