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Home page

Our services

Our clients

Our
Corporate films

Commissioning
a video film

"Portraits of England" videos of
Herefordshire
Shropshire
St. Albans
Worcestershire
The Chiltern Hills

Traditional English Hedgelaying

Children's
video

Ordering

Other useful links

CROFT VIDEO PRODUCTIONS
The Barn House, Whitbourne, Worcester, WR6 5RT.

Tel  01886 821599       E mail   info@croftvideo.co.uk

What happens if you want a video film?

This page explains the steps you will go through when commissioning a video film from us.     The process will be broadly similar with other production companies, though details will differ with each company.                          

Stage One - Initial Contacts
Initial consultations, submitting suggestions ("treatment") and an estimate of
the cost of making the film - we make no charge for this.

Stage Two - The Script
Once the treatment has been agreed, we ask for a written order commissioning the script.   This is normally written by us in close consultation with the client and is based on information supplied by him/her.   The completed script will normally be accompanied by a budget showing the total cost of producing the film, based on that script.   Once written and approved, the script must be paid for even if, for any reason, the client decides not to go ahead with the film. Sometimes clients wish to write their own script but as this is specialised work, we advise that it be done in close collaboration with us and always prior to any filming.   In all cases, if significant changes to the script are required by the client after the budget has been agreed and which involve extra work such as filming, extra editing and/or re-editing, such work will be charged at cost over and above the original budget.

Stage Three - Filming and Post Production
On acceptance of the script and budget  by the client,   we  will submit an invoice for 1/3 of the agreed budget and
when this payment is received, filming and post production can proceed.


Stage Four - Completion
When completed, the film will be submitted for approval.   At this stage, any amendments required by the client will be made.   Once the film has been approved, the balance of production costs become due.   As soon as this payment has been received, copies may be ordered as required.


Stage Five - Copies
Copies can be made in any format.  The norm is PAL for U.K., most of Europe, ex. British colonies, China and much of Africa.   NTSC for America and Japan and SECAM for France, parts of Eastern Europe and Russia.
 We will need to know where the video is to be shown before making copies.  We now make copies as DVDs which will play on computers and DVD players.

Master Tapes
All filming materials and edited master tapes remain the property of Croft Video Productions, as does the copyright of the film, unless there is a written agreement to the contrary.