1. CONTACT.

Click the contact button above to reach us, by email, phone, or form. Tell us about your project and we'll get back to you, as soon as possible.


2. MEETING.

We'll meet with you to define your needs and expectations. We'll discuss the production process, explore all possible options, and answer any questions you may have. Ton Eighty Media is committed to working closely with the client every step of the way, to make sure you get exactly what you want.


3. BUDGET.

Once your needs are determined, we'll deliver an itemized budget for your review, explaining every cost, in an easy-to-read format. If the project permits, we'll prepare alternative budgets, so you can compare production options. In most cases, we ask that production costs be paid as follows:

* 50% paid prior to "pre-production" (see #5)
* 25% paid prior to "post production" (see #7)
* 25% (balance) paid after final approval of project (see #10)


4. GREEN LIGHT.

Many videos require the approval of committees or others not directly involved in the project. We'll make sure you have the information and materials needed to make the best presentation possible. If your needs or resources change, we'll work with you to redefine the project and develop a revised budget.


5. PRE-PRODUCTION.

When the budget has been approved we'll begin the first phase of production, working closely with you to develop scripts, outlines, graphic designs, and other necessary elements. We'll also schedule the shoot, coordinate and secure locations, talent, and any special equipment needed. As with every phase of production, we'll involve you in the process at whatever level you're comfortable.


6. SHOOT.

With everything in place, principal photography begins. Many shoots are located at the client's place of business. We'll make sure to schedule the shoot at a time that is most convenient, to avoid disturbing your patrons and employees.


7. POST PRODUCTION.

This is where it all comes together. Music and graphics are added to the footage acquired during principal photography, edited according to the client-approved script, and supervised by the director assigned to the project. The editing process can take anywhere from one to ten hours for each minute of the final video, depending on the complexity.


8. ROUGH CUT.

After the initial edit, you'll be presented with a "rough cut" of your video. Careful pre-production and close adherence to the approved script ensures the rough cut represents what you anticipated. However, we ask that you carefully review the rough cut and make note of any additional changes you want made.


9. REFINEMENT.

The feedback we receive for the rough cut is crucial to making sure the finished video looks, sounds and functions as you intended. In almost all cases, the changes you request can be made quickly, and at no additional charge. It's important to us that you get what you want and expect from your video.


10. FINAL APPROVAL.

When you approve the final edit, we'll give you a master and safety copy of the finished video. We also provide dubbing and packaging services, if you need them. If your project was intended for broadcast or cablecast, we'll make sure copies of the tape are delivered to the proper locations, in the required format.

With the project complete, we'll ask you to review the process and the working relationship with our company. Ton Eighty Media depends on client feedback to make improvements in the way we do business, with the hope that you'll call us again for future projects.