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Here are some of the questions we get. If you don't see your question on the list, please email us your question (Or heck, call and speak to a real human being. That works too!).



1. What makes "501" videos more powerful than other videos?
2. I'm already very busy, how much of my time will making a video require?
3. Will you need me to write the script?
4. How far will you travel?
5. How long does a video take to make?
6. How much does a video cost?
7. Do you take credit cards?
8. Can you get a celebrity to be in my video?
9. How do I hire you?
10. I hire you. Then what happens?
11. How do I get DVD copies of my video?
12. How do I put my video on the web?
13. Do you help me to market and distribute my video?
14. Can you guarantee that my video will be effective?



1. What makes a "501" video more powerful than other videos?

We start with your "Why and What". Why are you making the video and What do you want the viewer to feel or do after watching the video? Each video is carefully crafted to elicit a response. The best way to get a response is to tell a story. And not just any story but a story told that has an emotional impact. Telling the right story in the right way is where 501 Videos excel.

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2. I'm already very busy, how much of my time will making a video require?

No problem if you're busy. You can be as hands off as you wish (or as hands on if you prefer). Generally, at the minimum, you'll need to meet with me either in person or on the phone to discuss the concept of your video. And then if you want to be hands off, you'll only be needed again to view a rough version of the video in order to check it. So at the minimum, you're looking at less than two hours of your time.

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3. Will you need me to write the script?

No. You do not have to write a script. However, you will be asked questions so that we are able to write anything that may be needed.

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4. How far will you travel?

We have passports in hand and travel all over the world. In fact, most of our work has involved travel.

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5. How long does a video take to make?

That varies per project. It depends on the length and complexity of the finished video. We've had people call up and say they need a video by next week, and we met their deadline. Other videos have taken the better part of six months and longer.

For a 5 minute fundraising video, I'd say the average time between starting the video and the time you have a completed video in your hands is about 2-3 weeks.

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6. How much does a video cost?

This varies on the length, complexity, shooting format and travel involved.

Please call or email me for a no obligation price quote.

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7. Do you take credit cards?

Yes. We take Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

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8. Can you get a celebrity to be in my video?

Yes. We work with some of the biggest talent agencies in Los Angeles to contact and hire celebrities.

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9. How do I hire you?

If you want an effective video, all you need to do is call 800.719.5259 ext. 5 or email me.

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10. I hire you. Then what happens?

The first thing that happens is we'll talk in detail about your needs and what you are trying to accomplish (raising funds, creating awareness, celebrating a milestone, etc). I will then send you an agreement with the key points we discussed as well as a production and payment timeline. Once the initial payment has been received, we'll begin work on filming your video.

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11. How do I get DVD copies of my video?

We'll create a master DVD and from that, copies can be made. We can handle any quantity you may need. From 5 copies to 500,000 or more. We can also design a cover and label for your DVD.

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12. How do I put my video on the web?

We can turn your video into many different formats for the web. You can either have your webmaster upload the video onto your website, or we can host a separate page at 501Videos.com that contains your video and information about you.

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13. Do you help me to market and distribute my video?

We have a lot of experience marketing and distributing videos all over the world. If you would like some help in promoting your video, we can provide that service for you.

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14. Can you guarantee that my video will be effective?

Yes. I want you to be absolutely thrilled with the results of your video. If results are less than expected, I will re-edit your video free of charge. It's very important that the video meet or exceed your expectations.

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Getting started on your video is easy,
just call or email me today.

   
     
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