Services range from freelance camera operator to basic (limited) video production with a simple style, all at affordable rates. True View is NOT a full service video production company with regard to offering heavy editing and special effects. Rather, accurate recording and conveyance of information is stressed rather than the creation of art. Effects are used only for the sake of clarity. For instance, slow motion is used to better view and understand a process, not to make the video look hip or trendy.
Roger says, “Savvy clients aren’t afraid to state their budget, then have me work within it!”
Because True View is a one man company, only a limited number of assignments can be accepted per year. Contact Roger early to ensure availability.
FILMING / PHOTOGRAPHY ON LOCATION
Std. Freelance Rates: $75 per hour – Two Hours Minimum
- 2 Hours $150
- 5 Hours $300
- 10 Hours $500
Additional Days $400 per day
5 hour minimum if more than 20 miles from True View Lakeland location.
Standard rates above include a minimum of one high definition video camera saving to dual memory cards with professional fluid head tripod, mixer, one to three wireless lavalier microphones, one cabled microphone and a camera mounted shotgun microphone. This handles the needs of most clients. Sometimes, additional gear is needed for bigger jobs. This can cost more. Good planning helps simplify the work and keeps costs down.
True View has a matched pair of high definition video cameras (that can also shoot in 4K) to provide multi-camera capabilities when needed. Under most conditions, the cameras can record all day without needing to change cards.
The audio kit includes wireless and cabled microphones, lavaliers, hand held, shotgun, stands, additional audio recorder, and field mixer. A three point light kit with soft box, umbrella, stands etc., is available to be used when necessary or appropriate to supplement ambient light.
Photography service includes Digital SLR, external flash unit, and the extra lenses in Roger’s bag, plus the (continuous not flash) three point light kit mentioned above can be used for photography just like for video.
POST PRODUCTION SERVICES, such as video editing, adding music tracks, narration, special effects, titling, photo touch ups, file conversions, and such will require a quote. Prices depend upon complexity, and range from FREE – that is- included in the on-location fee to EXPENSIVE. How expensive depends upon the volume and complexity of the work, and hence the time and resources required to do it well. But to give you an idea, True View’s biggest job ever was 5 days on location and 5 weeks of post production and was less than 5 thousand dollars, total price. Nowadays, Roger would be inclined to turn down really big jobs like that and tends to prefer basic recording type jobs where the time required and the price to charge is easier for both client and True View to deal with.
And so, most of the work for the past few years has been depositions and medical exams for both civil and criminal cases, which are basically high quality audio-video recordings where accuracy is crucial. These are quite different from creating video productions, such as making movies and commercials for marketing purposes. (Roger prefers to supply camera work, lighting, and audio recording to other production companies or advertising agencies and let them make the commercials, infomercials, presentations etc.)