Marine Mammal Center
Thanks for considering us for your upcoming project! With the goal of making an emotional short video that will emphasize the Marine Mammal Center's broad range of work from marine mammal care to advancing ocean conservation, we have a few options for how to approach this project. Overall, we suggest painting broad strokes of the Center's work as keeping the message simple and digestible to the audience is important. Imagery should be beautiful but also honest. As we establish the Marine Mammal Center as a leader in its field, we also want to keep our piece relatable to our audience to evoke an emotional response. Below are a few examples of approaches we can take.
DEMO with Stock Footage
With budget as a concern, we can make something with images similar to the demo video while adding voice over of someone like Frances Gulland who can speak to your mission and goals for the future. We would include 1 day of shooting an interview or scripted delivery at your facilities.
Approximate Budget: $10k
This example shows how a complicated issue can be delivered in a short, cinematic documentary. We don't get too personal with our characters and keep the content about the specific story while tying in larger issues like ocean health.
Approximate Budget: $25k (Can trim to $15k with one day shoot)
Aspen Institute New Voices
This piece introduces a program with broad goals by inviting the viewer into the world of 3 of its many initiatives. We do more "showing" than "telling" of the ultimate program goals to keep the verbal message simple while the images speak to the communities and issues the program serves.
Approximate Budget: $40k
In this example, we tap into human expression as a way to relate to a much larger issue. With the straight to camera delivery, the speakers connect directly with the audience and give authentic unscripted answers to how/why they are connect to the subject.
Approximate Budget: $15k
We can take elements from the above examples and incorporate them into one piece. Productions values do benefit from increased budgets, but in like manner, we can also work with you to bring costs down if necessary.
Brick Film will be with you through the entire process of the production:
Script - We will work together on the copywriting for our script and our visual story boarding
Pre-production - We handle all the production scheduling and logistics.
Shoot - We will set up and execute each shoot.
Edit - We will edit the footage, and source music and any voiceovers in our edit suite.
Review- We will provide rough cuts, and go through 3 rounds of edits with you to ensure the film has been executed to it’s full potential.
Polish - Color grading will be done in a separate post house after picture is locked.
Deliver- We will compress to any video format required for the internet and provide an uncompressed copy via the internet or hard drive.
Why Brick Film?
We are known for our modern, visually striking style, that pushes an intimate connection with social and environmental issues. We are storytellers who believe viewers want to engage with a video that is moving in a way that is relatable, fresh and clear. Attention spans are short and a film must stand out to maintain interest. It is in everyone’s interest to bring such a film to fruition.
We have produced hundreds of films in the Bay Area, across the country, and overseas. This experience has helped us get the production process down to a science, while still pushing our creativity to the new levels. We specialize in bringing the highest production values possible to any budget.