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623.255.4017 or email terry@TakeOneVideos.com 20 Most Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why should I use video for my business?
A: There are several real good reasons why you should use video to promote your business.  A video allows you to have a one on one conversation with your customer or client, and tell your story. It is a great way to engage your customer and let them see you, a real person, talking about your products or services. Complex products or services are much better shown through video, as opposed to just written test or photos.  Videos have a much longer lasting impact than written words alone, and you, your best salesman, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Q. Who IS Take One Videos, and why should I use your company?
A: Take One Videos is owned and operated by Terry & Ginny Larson.
Terry: I have an extensive background in video production, going all the way back to my early days as a videographer, producer, and director for WHO TV in Des Moines, Iowa. During the time I served in the Marines as a helicopter pilot, I also had the opportunity to put my video production skills to work for the USMC squadron at El Toro, California, where I produced training videos for the new pilots. After my service in the Marines, I brought my family to Arizona, where we have had our own photography and video production business for over 30 years.

Q. Who else is on your staff?
A. Ginny Larson, Terry’s wife and business partner. During my “work at home mom” years, I served as business manager and partner in our business. Eventually, I returned to teaching, while continuing in my position as our business manager. I am now retired from teaching, and working full time as office manager for TakeOneVideos. We also have a network of professional business associates with whom we also work when the need arises.

Q. Where are you located?
A: Our studio is located in the City of Surprise, Az, but we will bring our fully equipped studio to any valley location of your choice!

Q. Why can’t I just use my Flip Camera, or my Webcam to make my own videos?                                                                                                                                                                                 A. You Can! But we want to show you as the professional you are! We know that you want to present yourself to your customers and potential customers in your  best light, and we have all the professional equipment, assistance, and programs to do that for you!

Q. What kind of equipment do you use?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A: We use only state of the art, current, professional equipment. All our studio equipment; HD cameras, lights, green screen, mics, etc., are of the finest quality. Our editing software is top drawer, as well.

Q. What kind of videos do you produce?
A: We produce unique, one of a kind, business videos that help you connect with your current and potential customers. Your business videos will be fun, informative, sales tools that enhance your presence on the web, help brand you and your company, and help you create a need for your productsand/orservices.

Q. Where will my videos be seen?
A: There are many appropriate sites for you to place your videos, such as: your business web site, your own OnNowTV.com channel, your Facebook account, LinkedIn, Google +, Vimeo, Viddler, Utube etc. At the end of all of your videos, you can direct viewers to your main site, as well as issuing a call to action, email, and phone number to call.

Q. Where will you shoot my videos?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A.We will shoot your videos either in our studio, or on location at a valley site of your choosing. If we are shooting a business profile video, the best place to shoot is at your business. We have a green screen set up in our studio, but if you have the room, and can either be separated from, or close your business, for the duration of the shoot, we will bring our portable green screen studio to you! This service is unique to Take One Videos!

Q. Do you help me prepare?
A: Yes!! We have: templates, tips, hints, and techniques for shooting, online consulting, resources for free teleprompter services, and much more!

Q. What can you do to help me feel comfortable in front of the camera?
A: We know that often people don’t feel comfortable in front of a camera. We do our best to help you feel comfortable, and connect with your customers by providing you with a list of tips, hints, and techniques for shooting day, as well as templates to help you plan you script, so that you will be fully prepared the day of the shoot. We also provide online support, and do our best the day of shooting to help you relax in a safe, comfortable homelike atmosphere.

Q. Who can/should be in my video?
A. You can include your staff, as well, and have someone in the video to interact with you, if you prefer.

Q. How long should my videos be?
A: That depends on the purpose of your videos. Research shows that videos in length from 30 seconds to 3 minutes or less, are most effective in capturing and retaining viewers interest.

Q. How much time will my video shoot take?
A: Video productions are shot in 4 hour half days or 8 hour full days.

Q. When will my video production be finished?
A. Each video production can require up to 5 hours to complete, including: shooting, editing, uploading, final approval, and online delivery.Your video production will be delivered to you within 30 days of your final approval date.

Q. What is a Green Screened video?
A: Green Screened Videos are shot with you standing or sitting in front of a green screen. During the editing process, a background of your choosing will replace the green screen, putting you in a virtual set. Green screened video productions really add a “WOW!” factor to your videos, dynamically capture your viewers attention, and separating you from the pack!!

Q. What is a business profile video?
A: A business profile video is an extensive, 3-­5 minute video that profiles you, your business, and your products or services. The primary video is shot, usually on location, of you discussing your business and all that you have to offer. After your initial video is shot, a second “B” roll video is shot, without audio, of the aspects of your business that you discussed during your initial video. this “B” roll video is then inserted into your primary video in the editing process. The final video shows you speaking, then shows what you are speaking about, with your voice over the “B” roll video.

Q. How much does it cost?
A: Our video production costs, for highest quality video production products
are highly competitive! What is your advertising costing you now? How often do you need to renew that cost? Your video production is a onetime cost, yet the video continues to be available 14 hours a day 7 days a week! See our price sheet for our full day, half day, and special package prices. We have the most competitive prices in town!!

Q. How do I pay for my video production?
A: Once we have a video production agreement with you, we require 50% down, and 50% on final approval of your project. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, PayPal, cash and checks.

Q. How long do you keep my video production on file?
A: Your final project, which cannot be edited, will be kept for one year. The raw footage, which can be edited, will be kept for one month.

Q. How do you send the final video production to me?
A: You need to tell us which format works best for you, depending on where you intend to place your video. See our price sheet and explanations as to the different ways to export your production.

Q. Do you do videos of weddings, private parties, reunions, etc.?
A: No, we are strictly a business business production company

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