WHERE IS VIDEO INK BASED?
We’re Manchester born and bred. From childhood – we came from the hills and into adulthood we took on the life in the city. It has it’s advantages too. Our production network is easier to navigate and our overheads are much less than what you’d get in London. Helps the budget a lot.
WHO MAKES UP YOUR TEAM?
Video Ink has a 3 core filmmakers working full time, supported by an extended family of freelancers who work with us on a regular basis. It was co-founded during a pub conversation and sprung to life following a batch of music videos for local artists.
DO YOU OWN FILMING EQUIPMENT?
Of course. Video Ink has a large range of tools to add production values and flair. We have 4k cameras, slow motion cameras, stills cameras, lenses, motion control movement, steadicam / gimbal, monitors, mains and battery powered lighting kits, editing and hard drives, iPads etc… we could go on. For anything really high range like a RED cam, we can hire it in.
WHAT BUDGET DO I NEED TO HAVE?
The same principle applies if you were to ask a confectioner to compare a cupcake to a birthday cake – the options are limitless and completely customisable. It depends on what exactly you want to achieve. with video Ink, you’re hiring a complete in-house production team who will take care of everything from start to finish. In that aspect, most budgets hit between £2.5k to £15k.
WHAT IS YOUR PROJECT TURNAROUND TIME?
This depends on the project you desire to fulfil. A smaller project can be completed form start to finish within days, whereas bigger projects can take a few weeks. We prioritise by release date schedules, so this gives every artist a fair schedule where everyone wins.
DO YOU HELP WITH LAUNCHING VIDEOS?
We do have knowledge and guidance on how to effectively launch your video – we wrote a mini guide on it and send our subscribers weekly tips. It’s not a service as such, juts something we can advise you in the pipeline. Also, we do a considerable amount of marketing on social media that regularly includes the content we shoot, so we’re always putting your stuff out there 🙂
DO YOU SHOOT OUTSIDE THE UK?
Oh yes! We’ve made videos for artists in USA, Spain, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, Norway and other places. As long as there’s a very good reason we are shooting aboard (usually location reasons), we’re on that plane!
DO YOU HAVE PAYMENT PLANS?
The usual method is 50% upfront, and 50% on approval of the final video. If the video requires a special arrangement, you only need to ask.
HOW DO YOU DELIVER VIDEOS?
All videos are exported in HD, optimised for fast streaming on social media. They are downloadable from our Vimeo video library at any time. TV files for Fastrax and Bitmax can be specially requested and prepared for broadcast quality certification.
DO YOU LIKE TO PARTY?
To be honest, if the vibe is right, it’s like a party on set. We like to make people comfortable and entertained with a bit of fun and music during set up hours. Outside of production, yes, we do like to party. Made for beers, banter and boogies.