FAQs for Waves Media

August 29, 2023

Got questions? We’ve got answers! Here are our most current and up-to-date FAQs for Waves Media.

1. How long have you been in the industry?

We’ve been in the video production business for 15+ years, and been filming consistently ever since!

2. What kind of gear do you use?

This is where we get nerdy. We love talking cameras, and use an array of them!

Our most commonly used are the BMPCC 6k Pros. But we have used RED, ARRI, and a lot of Canon gear too, and are comfortable on almost all production cameras.

And of course, we love β€œtrick” and specific use cameras like drones and 360 cameras, etc.

3. Who have you worked with?

We’re all about building relationship with our clients, and have been fortunate to work with stellar people. Some of these include large brands like Toyota, Coca-Cola, and Amazon, but also individuals and companies just starting out.

4. Do you work with small or large companies?

Both! Great storytelling is what we’re all about, whether that be for large, midsize, or smaller businesses. Ensuring we tell your story in a genuine and creative way is what matters most to us at Waves.

5. Will you travel?

We are happy to travel to get your project done, if we do not have immediate networked crew in a specific location.

6. How many revisions do you offer in editing?

This question does not have a straightforward answer. However, what we have found over the years is that with good pre-production work and collaboration with our clients, there are less revisions needed in the editing process. We get to the “final” cut quicker, because the objective was clear AND agreed upon. Bottom line is, we want you to be thrilled with the final product!

7. Do you make vertical videos for Socials, etc.?

Yes and no.

We are able to edit videos to a 9:16 ratio, but generally we don’t film with our cameras sideways to capture that natively. We can of course upon request.

That being said, we’ve found almost any video we’ve shot at a traditional 16:9 can easily be turned into a vertical 9:16 version.

8. Can a teleprompter be provided at the video shoot?

Yes. We use teleprompters and are happy to provide. Just send us your script to upload to our iPads and update if needed (even on set).

9. Can you make our video go viral?

We always smile when we get this one. πŸ™‚

No, we cannot guarantee any video to go viral. Our team delivers inspiring videos backed up by our years of creative experience, and are happy to advise you and/or optimize your videos for you once completed.

You can also seek out other companies, who will focus on getting your videos in front of the right people. And lots of people. And, of course, run paid ads to “manually” get it there.

10. Do you have an option for ongoing video with Waves?

Yes, we do! So glad you asked. πŸ™‚

A lot of our clients choose our Video Partner Plan, to create consistent, cohesive ongoing video with us. Some of the benefits we have seen from this are building solid relationships with them, and thus cutting down on the “getting to know you and your brand” phase, as well as video continuity for their companies over a longer period. To hear some of the reasoning behind this, watch here.

11. Do you save our video footage, post-shoot?

We do indeed! Post project we archive all footage, media, and project assets to multiple locations. This enables us to later rebuild projects and recall media later for any potential reason. Bottom line? We never delete your files.

12. What is your payment structure, and how do you take payment?

For most projects, because the up front costs can be hefty for us, we require 50% up front with a signed e-contract. Once the video project is complete and you have your finals in hand, we charge the remainder of the balance.

We accept payments via card online, check, or ACH/wire transfers.

13. I have more questions…how can I contact Waves directly?

We’d love a chance to chat! Feel free to set up a phone call with one of our team here. We look forward to it!