Manley Films

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

Every project is unique and based on the specific needs of our customers. However, we can give you a good price expectation after a short in-person or Zoom/Teams consultation. Rest assured, we’ll make the process easy and you can trust us to be excellent stewards of your budget.

Here are a few frequent project examples for you.

Video edit (using existing assets)
$5K-$10K
This varies based on what you want to include. For example, music, voiceover, stock images, graphics are some of the items to consider. Don’t worry, we’ll consult with you to make sure
we’re always being good stewards of your budget.

Video edit (using existing assets) with scripting and concepting
$12K – $18K
The total run time of your video is also a factor in determining your budget.

Video edit with custom animation
$20K-$30K
Total run time and animation complexity will help determine your budget.

1-day video shoot with broll and interviews with a 2-3 minute final edit deliverable(for example, B2B, Case Study, Product launch).
$18K-$25K
Number of locations, travel, hair and makeup are a few factors that will help determine your budget for this project.

1-day still photography shoot
$7K-$15K
We’ve listed a wide range here because there are a variety of still photography projects for you to pick from. For example, a headshot session will be less than a product shoot or a rebranding campaign.

TV commercials and infomercials
$80K-$500K
A large range here for you to pick from. Rest assured, we’ll get you exactly what you want and need.

Feature Films and shorts (shooting, editing, color grading)
We do it all and we’ve seen every kind of budget. This is the one category where we truly need to hear from you first. So, give us a shout and let’s start the conversation.

How much does it cost?

Every project is unique and based on the specific needs of our customers. However, we can give you a good price expectation after a short in-person or Zoom/Teams consultation. Rest assured, we’ll make the process easy and you can trust us to be excellent stewards of your budget.

Here are a few frequent project examples for you.

Video edit (using existing assets)
$5K-$10K
This varies based on what you want to include. For example, music, voiceover, stock images, graphics are some of the items to consider. Don’t worry, we’ll consult with you to make sure
we’re always being good stewards of your budget.

Video edit (using existing assets) with scripting and concepting
$12K – $18K
The total run time of your video is also a factor in determining your budget.

Video edit with custom animation
$20K-$30K
Total run time and animation complexity will help determine your budget.

1-day video shoot with broll and interviews with a 2-3 minute final edit deliverable (for example, B2B, Case Study, Product launch).
$18K-$25K
Number of locations, travel, hair and makeup are a few factors that will help determine your budget for this project.

1-day still photography shoot
$7K-$15K
We’ve listed a wide range here because there are a variety of still photography projects for you to pick from. For example, a headshot session will be less than a product shoot or a rebranding campaign.

TV commercials and infomercials
$80K-$500K
A large range here for you to pick from. Rest assured, we’ll get you exactly what you want and need.

Feature Films and shorts (shooting, editing, color grading)
We do it all and we’ve seen every kind of budget. This is the one category where we truly need to hear from you first. So, give us a shout and let’s start the conversation.

Can you meet our deadline?

Yes. We’ve been in business for almost two decades and haven’t missed a deadline yet. We work closely with you to make sure there is clarity in everything we do. That includes honest and realistic expectations for deadlines so you get exactly what you want and need.

Why do medium-to-large sized companies bypass traditional ad agencies and work with Manley Films instead?

Short answer: We cost less. We actually have the equipment and people in-house to do your job. We are extremely organized. You deserve to get world- class attention and quality for all of your projects. You deserve a creative agency who is passionate about becoming an extension of your team. You deserve to know that your project will get done on-time and on-budget.

Do you have projects in other cities?

Yes. We have continuous work all over the USA, North America, Europe and Asia.

Do you have a reel we could look at?

Do you offer scriptwriting and storyboarding?

Yes. Our creative team will take great care of you. And they’re pretty fun to work with too.

Do you do color-grading for commercials and films?

Yes. We have a full-time colorist on staff who is passionate about his craft. His work has been recognized by several film festivals. Additionally, our “corporate clients” benefit from his knowledge and the expertise of the entire Manley Films edit staff for their B2B videos, product launches, CEO videos, commercials and so much more.

Do you offer graphic design and copywriting?

Yes. Our team of graphic designers and copywriters have you covered. From web banners, to white papers, campaign messaging and taglines, our team will help you get the attention you deserve.

Will I have a dedicated account manager?

Absolutely. We are extremely well organized. This all begins with the Manley Films Way and our careful attention to detail. You deserve a dedicated, experienced Account Manager who will be by your side for the entirety of your project and beyond. And that’s exactly what you’ll get.

What is a Director of Photography?

A Director of Photography(DP) manages every aspect of your shoot, including lighting, shot selection and camera operation.

What is a Director of Photography?

A Director of Photography (DP) manages every aspect of your shoot, including lighting, shot selection and camera operation.

What is a Grip?

A grip works primarily on the complex equipment which supports the camera crew. They are also experts with all of the lighting equipment.

What is an HMU?

Professional Hair and Make-Up services are an important part of almost every production we do. They ensure everyone who will be on camera looks their very best.

What is a PA?

The Production Assistant (PA) assists with all activities on set including loading and unloading equipment, keeping the set clean and safe, and any other duties required.

What is a Producer?

A Producer handles all scheduling associated with a project, including pre-pro meetings, production book, talent releases, insurance, crew call and talent call times, and direct coordination with the client. A Producer also manages crews and coordinates with our clients on production days.

What is pre-pro?

You deserve an organized, stress free production experience. That’s why we plan, plan some more, and then overplan. Pre-production (pre-pro) involves all aspects of planning for production – including account management, calls, meetings, location scouting, scheduling, casting, production book, and creating clarity in every aspect of your project to ensure your final product looks and sounds incredible.

What is an Audio Technician?

An Audio Technician makes everything sound better. Their job is to ensure consistent high quality sound production regardless of the environment.

What is a Photography Assistant (for still photos)?

The Photography Assistant assists the still photographer, on-set, with lighting and quality control on images. A Photography Assistant is a vital part of making sure your still photography production runs efficiently and that your production day output is maximized.

What is a Remote Producer?

The Manley Films Remote Producer process is designed to make your job easier. You deserve to be on set even when you can’t really be on set. Our remote producer virtually manages the crew and coordinates with clients on days of production, ensuring all content is captured. Through this process, clients are able to see and hear everything that is happening on the set.

What is Video Village?

Video Village is our on-set comfy spot for our clients, complete with field monitors and equipment to allow our clients to review video captured in real-time on-set during a production day.

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