At Dan Evans Productions we strive to provide clients with the same professional quality video, and professional experience, for the price of hiring a college student. I've been doing professional video productions work for 3 years and have studied under some of the industry's finest! If it's a professional HD video you want, I'm the man for the job.
How it works:
If you want Dan to make you a video the process is simple. Just send us an email with the subject line loosely describing the job. (Example: Commercial, Live event, Film my wedding) Before you contact us, here are a few helpful things to have in mind so YOU know exactly what you want.
Concept: First, have a general idea of what you'd like your video to accomplish. Do you want the video to reach new clients for your business? Do you want to showcase a particular service you provide? Or do you want a professional video to capture an event or one of life's precious moments? Also keep in mind how you're going to show people this video. Do you want to show it on your brand new HD TV? Are you going to project it on stage along side the play you're directing? Or are you going to put it on your company's webpage or even put it in a commercial slot on television? Everything and anything is possible with video (and the right Budget).
Budget: This is where we're more than willing to work with you and provide the best service for what you're willing to pay. But there are still a few things to keep in mind.
1. Cost of equipment. (Sometimes I have contacts willing to lend me things, sometimes I need to rent them. Depending on the situation this number could be 0- thousands. for the best price, keep it simple)
2. Labor cost. Editing is very hard, and very tedious. A general rule of thumb is to take the length of your video, double it, and that's how many HOURS will be spent in the editing room. (Example: a 5 minuet video, will take around 10 hours to edit.)
3. Cost of crew: For larger live events, or even production shoots, I can't always do everything by myself. I have a lot of people I love working with and who love working with me. But they like working for me for money too. So if you have a large shoot that might need more than two hands, this is something to think about as well.
Once you've got your concept and a budget for the project it's time for the actual production! Production details vary from project to project, but generally it goes like this.
1. We schedule days to shoot the video
2. We shoot the video
3. We begin editing the video
4. You get to SEE the video before it's 100% completed, so you can provide your own personal input and make sure we're capturing your vision as well.
5. We export the video to the format of your choice on the medium of your choice. (Example: DVD, harddrive, thumb drive, youtube ect.)
6. We hand you (or email you, depending on the medium of storage you chose) the finished product and boom. There you go. Your own video to use as you please!
Due to some unfortunate experiences I've had as my business has grown, I need to implement a cancelation policy. A lot of the time I'm turning down other jobs to keep the one's that have come to me first, so that's potential jobs, and potential Income I'm losing when a shoot is canceled. Since I usually have rented equipment or hired other hands for the shoot at LEAST a day before our scheduled shooting day, the cancelation fee for less than 36 hours notice is the full price for the shooting day. Because by that point I've got some base expenses to cover, and I've most likely turned down other work since I've had this one scheduled. You don't have to pay for editing costs when you cancel, since I'm not editing. All you pay for is the cost of that shooting day. Cancelation fee's for less than three days notice is 20% the original shoot date price. Since I rent my equipment as soon as possible so I can set them up and calibrate them to project specifications and have plenty of time to do that. Cancelations of a week or longer, no problem. While the Industry charges full price for cancelations of a week or less, I'm no where near that big. Plans change and I understand that. That's the Dan Evans difference. So if you need to cancel a shoot, just make sure you cancel sooner as to later, so you don't get caught up in cancelation fees. Thank you all so much for understanding, and thank you for choosing Dan Evans Productions!
Some Previous Work:
WORKS NOT SHOWN
Some of my previous work I cannot show due to contractual obligations and/or copyright, and some of it I simply don't have access to a file of anymore. So here is a brief list of some clients and the work I've done for them. Followed by a list of my accomplishments and awards in the industry.
- Beyond The Page Theatre Company: Produced material for their productions of "Night of the Living Dead", critically acclaimed "Avenue Q" and "Monty Python's Spamalot" which received 9 awards at the DC Cappie Awards. Including best musical.
- Entertainment Industry Council (EIC): Produced content for their online television program "EICTV Online"
- Skills USA, Onsite live competition: Produced commercial for Skills USA, in 4 hours, as part of their Onsite Live competition. My partner Austin Loan and I came in second place at the Virginia State level.
- Was referred to as a comedic genius and Worked as part of a writing team for an upcoming film by independent filmmaker Babar Ahmed.