Frequently Asked Questions About Video Production

by Nov 9, 2019

Here are some of the most common questions we get about our video production services:

How much does it cost for video production in San Diego?

Simple answer: You can have a simple marketing video made by our team for as low as $855, this includes a half-day of shooting and a half-day of editing. Perfect if you’re looking for a short video to jazz up your website or Instagram page.

Longer answer: The cost of a video production can vary drastically. Depending on the crew size, amount of pre-production and post-production and the length of the shoot itself. We happily will give you a quote for your project for free, just get in touch with us.

Can you help us come with a video idea?

We would love to! Sitting around and coming up with fun marketing video ideas for our advertising clients (and crazy film concepts) is the official pastime at the Fool’s Errand Films office. We often work very closely with our clients to nail down an idea for a marketing campaign.


Do you make Instagram videos?

Instagram Video Marketing is one of our specialties, we have years of experience creating specialty videos for advertising on Instagram. Southern California is hard place to beat when you are talking about creating social media videos!

Why do you use a sound engineer? 

Sound is the most important aspect of video production. We see so many other production companies drop the ball on sound and we strive to be better than that. If someone is speaking in your video, they deserve to have someone focusing their full attention on making sure they sound spectacular.

Do you travel?

Yup. Fool’s Errand Films has already worked on projects in 14 states. We’re hoping to hit 50.

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Do you film weddings?

No, but we can recommend some fantastic people who do.

Do I own the copyright to my video?

You will have 100% ownership of your video once the project is complete. We ask that you let us add it to our portfolio, but if you prefer the privacy, that’s fine.

Can you just supply footage?

Yes, we can absolutely supply a camera operator and/or sound operator and hand over the footage at the end of the shoot. We have no extra charge for this.

Do you have a drone? Can I fly it once the shoot is over?

Yes, we have many. Absolutely, everybody deserves a chance to fly.

What kind of camera do you have?

We have a wide variety of cameras that can fill the need of any job. Our current primary cameras are Sony FS7’s, Sony FS5’s, Sony Z90v’s and Sony A7SII’s. The use case for each of these cameras is different and we aways pick the best camera (or cameras) for the job. We also have a wide variety of other cameras for niche roles, such as GoPro’s, Blackmagic Design Cameras, DSLR’s and even spy cameras.

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Are you hiring?

We are always looking for quality people to work with! If you are looking for a job or internship, please send your resume to us.

Do you own a studio?

We do have a single person green-screen shooting area in our office, but we do not have our own production studio. However we have many in the area that we love working in.

Will I need to pay for equipment rental fees?

No, we always build our equipment rental fees into our base hourly rate, saving you the headache of an inflated bill after the fact.

How long does it take to get my final video?

We understand the advertising and marketing world moves fast. We try to deliver our videos within a week of shooting, usually faster.

What software do you use?

Our current video editing software library includes: Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro CC, DaVinci Resolve 16 and Final Cut Pro X. We also have a library of plug-ins for these programs that would make your head spin.

Can you make my video in 4K? 6K?

Yes. Yes.

Why Fool’s Errand Films?

We’re young, eager, and love to make awesome video content that thrills our clients. The thing we look forward to the most is when a client calls us back saying how much they loved their video.

Are you the best video production company in San Diego?

We want you to think so, give us a shot!

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I still have questions!

Give us a call or send us an email and we would love to answer them!



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San Diego, CA 92196

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