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frequently asked questions

If you can't find an answer to your question on our FAQ page please request our video primer. The primer answers a multitude of questions about video communications and what you should expect when you initiate a project with us or any production company. You are also welcome to contact us with any questions you may have, just call 604.728.7277. There's no such thing as a stupid question so please utilize our expertise, we're happy to help you out.


how much will a video communication cost?
Each video project is different and it all really depends on what you want, or better yet what you need. Typically we can do a video for under $5,000 but if more elaborate things are required the budget will go up. There are a two options to determine cost:

    1. we work with you to come up with a budget
    2. you determine your own budget.

With any option your best bet is to consult with us to decide what type of video you really need. We WILL NOT try to oversell you on something you don't need, instead we will look for the perfect fit for your organizations needs.


do you offer any discounts for non-profit organizations?
Yes, we offer all non-profits a discount of 10% on all of our services


what's with the faceless guy?
The faceless guy is actually bob loblaw, a fictional character we invented (if you haven't figured out our name by now, just say it to yourself out loud really fast, you'll get it). Bob represents most organizations out there, no face and/or a lot of "blah blah blah" with little substance in their message (get the name now?). Every day we deal with companies that never show themselves or their true message. One of our goals is to put a unique face on your business or project.


why use humour in a video?
Research has shown that humour relieves stress, improves health and enhances learning. In education, for example, we now know from hard research that humour - relevant humour - actually reinforces learning and recall of learning: not only are the jokes told to illustrate a point recalled more accurately than non-humorous stories and after a longer time-lag, but the point itself (apparently by association) is similar enhanced.

A nice scientific demonstration of what all great communicators have always known. Take the U.S. Surgeon-General for example in his 1930's campaign against venereal disease. Around the United States, fixed in suitable places where men would congregate, on the Exit doors of Men's Rooms for example at boxing arenas, posters went up with the following text:

    "Flies are dangerous
    They spread disease.
    Keep yours closed!"

Shakespeare wrote in The Taming of the Shrew:

  "And frame your mind to mirth and merriment, which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life."

And from Proverbs 17:22:

  "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones."

So does humour work? we think it does. Ask us about adding humour to your video production.


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