Benjamin Fleming

Services

The Important Stuff

Below is a guide to the production process and how I can assist:

Please do get in touch to discuss your particular project: it's vital to make a professional diagnosis before issuing a prescription!


WRITING

Scripting the project can take many forms, whether it's articulating a message for a piece to camera, or envisioning a scenario for a video and storyboarding the shots.

SHOOTING

The main event. Bringing together all the elements required to create the video, from on camera talent and actors, to lights, cameras, sound, locations and crew.

EDITING

Where the raw materials (video, voice overs, music, graphics, special effects, photographs and so on) are brought together into a coherent and engaging whole.

PRODUCING

Sometimes, you need just one element from me. Sometimes, you need the whole package. You need a producer who can tick all the boxes and take you from concept to delivery.


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Get in touch for a chat

I don't expect you to know video production, that's why you've come to me! Whether this is your first foray into video or you've made hundreds, our starting point is a conversation about what you want to achieve.

If you're a video professional hiring me to fulfil a role in your production, or an organisation looking to reach an audience, it all starts with a chat. From this foundation we can explore the route to success together.


Service Details

By understanding dramatic narrative structure and the way stories work in film, I can build your video on paper before we shoot a single frame. This pre-production time pays dividends in the long run, as it allows planning of the entire project based upon this blueprint.

Often for more complex projects, such as TV commercials, having a storyboard helps to guide the production and the shooting schedule, as well as ensuring the whole team is working towards an agreed and approved end result.

Creating engaging video content begins with the script. I can work with you to create a concept, script and storyboard from your brief. Scripts can be simple pieces to camera, interview questions, or voice overs, to scenes in a story performed by actors.

Over a decade of experience of creating videos is behind your project before the 'record' button is pressed. Choosing the right camera for the job, the right lens combination, lighting the shot beautifully and ensuring that crisp clean audio is recorded.

Decisions on where and when to film, and how to manage the cast and crew, safely storing and archiving the footage, plus what the final film will actually look like, are all part of my job.

I understand the process deeply, and can turn your idea into the bits and bytes needed to fulfil the brief and engage the viewer in an intelligent and emotional way.

Post Production encompasses everything from the initial ingesting and storing of the footage to the final export and delivery of the master files. Working from my Edit Suite in Bridgewater, I can take your project through the various stages of crafting the story, and then through the finishing process of the colour grade, audio mix, and effects pass.

I'm a specialist in Adobe Premiere Pro, along with the supporting software of After Effects, Audion, Illustrator and Photoshop. Knowing the software itimately allows for us to focus on the creative, not the technical button pushing, and for the process to be as fast and efficient as the project allows. Using an online review portal, you will be sent copies of the video to review along the way, with the ability to add comments and feedback directly to the video.

The final outputs of the project may be many (cinema, TV, social media, etc) and this can all be handled with ease at the final stages of the edit. Items like translations and subtitle captions can also be supplied to make sure you get maximum engagement across your target audience.

My experience over the years of producing videos for all kinds of clients and audiences means reassurance for you that you are in safe and capable hands. There are so many things to consider when creating video content, such as permissons, buy-outs, talent releases, schedulling, crew bookings, equipment budgeting and studio reservations.

I've also conducted hundreds of shoots across the country, and pride myself in my ability to create a relaxed and intimate set which lends itself to those who wouldn't usually open up on camera doing just that. My calm and gentle way of leading interviews has won me both praise and results.

By having a deep understanding of the technical (both in the production and the post production phases) I can focus my energy on the content rather than the frame rate. Sometimes you just want someone who can translate your concept or idea into something an audience will engage with - and I'm your guy.




Pricing

There are so many variables in putting together a budget, so to make life a little easier here's a very basic guide to the various things I can do for you and roughly how much it may cost. Get in touch for a chat and an individual quote based on your project and needs.

    • SCRIPTING

      $ 350 day
      • Hourly rates available
      • Script Writing
      • Storyboarding
      • Corporate Piece To Camera
      • Voice Over Writing
      • Scenario Planning
    • POST

      $ 950 day
      • Hourly rates available
      • Assembly through to Final Cut
      • Colour Grading
      • Audio Mixing
      • Motion Graphics
      • Professional Edit Suite
*Equipment is quoted for on a 'per project' basis depending on what the requirements are.
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