Quite simply, Video Production is both the art and science of creating a finished
video product specifically tailored to each client.
Collins Video we collaborate with you in order to create an end product that
matches your vision.
with an interview, we will learn more about your specific vision and will, depending on your desires, take the lead in creating that product with you
involved as much or as little as you would like.
Whether your project needs a videographer
at your office, on the top of a mountain, or if the project uses your existing
visual assets, we will apply both the art and science of Video Production. We
can help you deploy your video on a 60" high-definition display or a mobile
If you own
a business that needs to communicate internally or externally, video can
Click here to read more about how video can play a role in your
If you can
envision it, we can do it!
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"Larry did a
great job putting together a television ad on short notice and under
budget. I could not be more pleased."
Eric Kronwall, Re-elect Mayor Karen
“Larry created the Flip-Pal mobile scanner video
for Rocky Mountain Ventures Company in a very short time. He provided
guidance, was timely in every deliverable, worked well with everyone, knew
what needed to be done and executed each step flawlessly, and went above and
beyond the call of duty. I've had several people from the investor community
compliment the video for professionalism, which is exactly how we want the
company to be seen. It has been a very enjoyable experience working with
Larry and I'm pleased with the result.”
Gordon Nuttall, CEO Couragent
"Larry did the video for my
website and I am very happy with the result. He was patient, kind and
skilled. He went above and beyond after the session as I figured out how to
get it on my web site. His prices are very reasonable and I recommend
everyone in business to start using video as the tremendous educational and
marketing tool that it is."
Alexander, Authentic Alternatives
"Larry has a unique ability to tune into his clients, both
by listening to them and advising when necessary. He easily understood
what I wanted and assisted me in its accomplishment. I felt at home as we
engaged in that 'first video experience'. Future videos will definitely
be with Larry."
Judith K Hamman, Personal & Business Coach
“Ft Collins Video did an
outstanding job helping us edit a mom and baby exercise program consisting
of nearly one hundred ten minute workouts. They always delivered edits on
time and on budget while maintaining the highest level of quality. I would
not hesitate to use Ft Collins video for future editing projects.”
Rob Martin, Klein-Buendel
"Larry documented 2 days of
usability testing for a product I designed. He did a great job capturing the
live sessions, and producing DVDs to meet our aggressive schedule. And, he
billed less than the original estimate - highly recommended."
Jim Dow, Radian Design
"I am so impressed!! That video is incredible!! And, I
just sent you the text a few minutes ago. You are amazing. I'm serious,
that video just blew me away. It is so well done. You picked out video
clips that matched the commercial promo words, the fades to new pics is
smooth and seamless and the color and use of the logo is awesome. The
Kingpins logo at the start and finish and the web site contact are
brilliant for getting the name across. You make us look way good. I
love, love, love the timing of the video; the pace of how it moves from
clip to clip. The length is perfect. It gets to the point, moves with
confidence and ends. Sweeeeet. Shorter, it would be rushed, longer and it
would start to be tiresome. It's just right. I'm blown away !!! Simple
as that. And the music staff framing the top and bottom, how cool is that?
That you could do this quality work so fast is beyond me."
Don DiTommaso, The Kingpins Rhythm and Blues Band
"I have worked with Larry to
produce three videos for the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce Annual
Dinner. Each time I have worked with Larry not only is he personable and
friendly but he also churns out a great end product that I feel proud to
display at my event. I highly recommend Larry and his services to anyone
looking for a cost-effective way to produce a high quality product!"
Erin Collins, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
"Thank you for your high quality and timely work
on our latest product. I want you to know that I will highly recommend you
to others that need video production work. As you know in this business it
is common that time is of the essence. Your responsiveness enabled me to
schedule and organize the video shoot before other production companies even
called me back.
Your prices were very reasonable and at that you
even came in under the budget you estimated. The quality of the work you
did was everything we hoped for and more. Your skills are quite apparent in
your quick and efficient ability to make edits to give us what we needed.
Thank you again for a job well done."
Kevin G. Abelbeck, Pilates X-Trainer, LLC
"We wanted to
produce two short 'How To' videos quickly and cost effectively. Larry and
Fort Collins Video was the best fit for our needs. Larry was easy to work
with and helpful in making some suggestions on the day of the shoot that
improved the overall impact of the videos. He also was very quick to turn
around the multiple edits we had post production, and delivered a quality
video that met both our marketing, timing and budgetary needs."
Chris Gorski Director of Catalog Marketing Hach Company
"Larry's technical knowledge,
quality equipment, and quick turn-around were just what I needed when I
decided to incorporate video into my marketing program. We shot on location,
so his ability to adapt to lighting and room arrangements were important to
creating an effective session. He delivered a finished product quickly,
within his original estimate, and with no surprises!"
"Larry has helped me with three video projects for
my companies. His work is totally professional and of the very highest
quality. His prices are fair and he completes the projects in a timely
manner (really swiftly, in fact). And he's even a great guy -- a real treat
to work with! I highly recommend Larry to any business owner who...
wants to put effective, quality video on the company website!"
Hugh Liddle, CEO, Red Cap Sales Coaching
"Larry is an artist who has truly mastered his
craft. When working with him you can see his passion for his work. Dealing
with anything outside of my knowledge base can be uncomfortable for me.
Larry's experience and straight forward advice, along with his skill set
results in a very affordable solid production. I would recommend anyone
looking for a videographer to give Larry a call."
Michael Kriesberg, Watchdog Automotive
“Larry is a wonderful leader and professional.
He is detail oriented, yet never loses sight of the big picture. I found
his expertise, reliability, and improvisational skills of the highest
caliber. As President of the CoPVA, he engaged every member of the team to
put together a program that was educational, timely, and helpful for the
members. This ability to delegate, harness people's enthusiasm and skills,
and produce reliable results speaks well for a key player in the field of
videography, where meeting deadlines, collaboration with the team, and
engaging spirit are essential. I highly recommend Larry as a video
producer and team leader within the industry.”
for people to browse a portfolio looking for a style from a content
producer. As you watch the samples below, please know that much of
what you see here is not our style, but the style that the client
desired in their final product. Collaboration is the name of our
game - we don't dictate, we listen!
Most of our current
work is done in high definition. Older work is displayed here because
we're still proud of it! We will shoot in standard or high definition
at a client's request.
Because a video is created to
match your individual needs, we offer initial exploratory phone calls and a one
hour in-person consultation at no cost. During this consultation we will
discuss the many product and process choices that can be made to control the
final cost to you. We do not quote on a "per minute of
finished video" basis! We give you a custom quote based on exactly what
you want and need from a content and process perspective.
Some clients will want to be
involved in a "Director" role, others will want to be involved in the idea but
leave the details to us. This flexibility in our degree of involvement is
one factor that differentiates Fort Collins Video from the competition.
In a nutshell, the more we're involved
the more your final product will cost but the less work you'll have to do.
Points That Can Affect Pricing $
Complexity - Today's typical television
commercials may only be 15-60 seconds in length, but they tend to be complex -
moving graphics, overlapping sound tracks, etc. Producing a 60 second commercial will often take more
production time than a full hour educational production where the bulk of the
video consists of an instructor in front of a white board.
Communication - Fort Collins Video can take
your high level concept and turn it into reality. We can also take a script
and work from that. The
more you know about what you want, and the more clearly you can communicate that
to us, the faster your project will move.
Navigation - If your final product will be on
DVD or Blu-ray, you can decide how complex the menuing will be. We can produce a
will simply play all the way through once it's placed in a set-top disc player (or
computer) or we can create a "Hollywood style" disc with menus to let you
navigate through the video.
Length - The longer your final product is,
the longer it will take to produce, thereby increasing the cost.
- How will you distribute the final
product? Is a case with a printed label required for each disc or can simple
paper sleeves be used? Will you need 100s of discs or just a dozen?
So, what might some
typical costs be?
are some pricing examples -
Simple 60 Second
Two hours collaborating with the
client on the product
Four hours of taping at client's location
One hour to scan and adjust business artwork for moving graphics
Four hours of video editing
Two copies of the final video on DVD or Blu-ray
Simple Clip for a
30 minutes reviewing the script
One hour taping at the client's office
30 minutes of video editing
Format conversion for website
One Hour Educational Video
One hour reviewing the client's story board
Three hours of taping at client's office
30 minutes to scan and adjust business artwork for titles
One hour of video editing
One hour for creation of simple DVD menuing
100 copies of the final video on DVD
important to us that you know we'll work
with you to create your desired product within your budget!