DOCUMENTARIES

Documentaries, which tell non-fiction stories, can be less expensive than scripted productions. However, they are typically very labor-intensive, often requiring years of commitment. Documentary filmmakers characteristically choose a topic about which they are passionate and/or believe that there is a compelling need for a new perspective.

We at Tonal Vision have long been fans of documentary filmmakers, love supporting their efforts, and have occasionally created our own. Some of the services we offer are:

  • Consulting, crafting the story, and assisting with preproduction
  • Filming interviews, b-roll and important events
  • Post-production including:
    • Color correction and color grading
    • Titles, lower thirds, motion graphics and effects, and animations
    • Audio mixing, sound design, narration and music
    • Set-up, captioning and compression for broadcast and social media distribution

If you need assistance deciding whether one of our packages would work for your documentary or have other questions, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us (410-675-0591).

Samples

  • PBS documentary by Cheryle Franceschi, Por Eco Productions.
    Tonal Vision was responsible for postproduction and helped with its filming.

  • Told through the memories and drawings of little Genio and narrated by family friend, Bernard Bragg, “Memories of the Warsaw Ghetto” is a docudrama film about a boyhood resident of that Ghetto. Tonal Vision was responsible for production and post-production.

  • PBS documentary by Cheryle Franceschi, Por Eco Productions.
    Tonal Vision was responsible for postproduction and helped with its filming.

  • PBS documentary by Cheryle Franceschi, Por Eco Productions.
    Tonal Vision was responsible for postproduction and helped with its filming.

  • "History at Risk" was Tonal Vision's web series documentary detailing the more unconventional parts of American history, which ran from 2013 to 2018. This was the first episode.

  • "Fell's Point Out of Time" was Jacquie's first documentary project as she earned her MA in Producing Film & Video from American University in 2004.

Pricing

  • Basic Package       $1,000

    1 videographer, 1/2 day
    1-2 cameras, tripod & microphones
    Complete basic editing

    Just need filming? $450
    Just need editing? $550
        (Video from 1 half-day shoot)

  • Premium Package     $1,750

    2 video pros, 1/2 day - or 1 videographer, full day
    2-3 cameras, tripods & microphones
    Lighting kit, gimbal and/or teleprompter
    Complete basic editing plus motion graphics

    Just need filming? $900
    Just need editing? $850
        (Video from up to 2 half-day shoots)

  • Options

    • Additional crew: $300/half day
    • Teleprompter: $100/half day
    • Lighting kit: $100/day
    • Additional video camera: $100/half day
    • Live streaming: contact us for quote
    • Video editing, hourly: $60/hour (replaces flat rate price for small jobs)
    • Voice-over: $400 or cost
    • Music: cost
    • Stock photos & video: cost
    • DVD menu design: $100

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