How We Work

First off, we talk. And we are nice. Email us at team@wavesmedia.com – we will respond quicker than you’d expect. Give us a quick synopsis of what it is you are working on (don’t need too many details) and how you see us helping you. Once we respond we can set up a time to talk on the phone (or in person) to go a bit more into detail about what you do and what both parties can bring to the table. This part is crucial as we desire to get a grasp on the elements that make you and/or your product unique – we listen. A remarkable video is “made” long before the cameras roll and this conversation enables that. Our goal will be to make your video the best one we’ve ever produced. Period.

Second, if both parties think it’s a fit after our discussion and a proposal (with estimated cost), we will move forward and create what is called a treatment – basically this is a page or less of text describing what it is we see as the vision and purpose of the video or videos (based on our previous conversations). We then prescribe (in the treatment) what we believe to be the necessary steps and pieces to bring that to completion including a bottom line price. It usually makes sense to charge for this treatment as it involves (and you want it to involve!) creative engagement on our end for best results. When we move forward into the project phase, the money for the treatment can be absorbed into the rest of the cost of the project (just ‘cause we love our clients!)

After the treatment stage we begin the script and storyboard. When you book us you get both a creative agency and a production studio in one. We love the fact that we get to be involved in the entire process – beginning to end! The script and storyboard/shot lists involves shaping concepts and mapping out what the production and post-production will look like. Without getting into too many details here: we pick locations, talent (may be you!), and of course work with scheduling.

Our cost is all-inclusive meaning you get everything for 1 sum of money: from visual effects, grading, filming, music, audio work, finishing touches, digital delivery (and for a very reasonable rate compared to standard production costs we might add!) We ask for a deposit up front to pay for the shoot/pre-production costs (so our team and their loved ones can eat, pay bills, and go watch an occasional blockbuster or get a latte on a sunny day, ya know). And not until you get the final deliverables do we collect the rest. We try not to bite people or be mean – we love what we do and the people we get to collaborate with!

Finally, our goal is for a relationship even after your first video is online. We love feedback throughout and after the process (we sincerely do!) so we can continue to excel at what we do. We love connecting and supporting great people and products in anyway we can whether on social media, through more collaboration, and perhaps more video projects (once you’ve done one with us you’ll want more!)