our process

Storytelling / Advertising / photography

production / direction / content creation

old faithful process

discovery

It all starts here. You tell us everything about your brand, your story and your content needs & wants. Then, we'll evaluate the scope of production and talk numbers.

booking

After our creative proposal & quote have been green lit, we then prepare the paperwork to secure your spot in our calendar.

Pre-Production

This is where all logistics happen. Securing people, places and the story. We will craft the creative vision  all together, and get everything ready for some smooth sailing production days.

Production

It's showtime. On "shoot" days, we make sure we're all on the same page, literally, to capture all angles & nuggets of each scene, in order to properly stitch the story in post.

Post-Production

Enter the editing room; where we'll be laying the audio tracks, adding all kinds of visuals, dialling-in colors setting the right mood for the story, shaping it all up into the final product.

delivery

It's alive! We package it all with the right aspect ratios and work on a strategic plan for the digital release.

frequently asked
Questions

How long does it take to make a video?

There's no universal answer for this, really depends on your project and story you wanna tell. But if there's little to no pre-production to do, it can be super fast for us to shoot and edit it all. We charge a rush fee for anything under 2week turn-around time.

Do you travel for projects?

Yes, we're not scared of anything.

Do you take on editing work only?

Yes, but it depends on the project value to us. For example, we won't edit your uncle's GoPro footage unfortunately. If the project aligns with our values, we definitely are open to editing requests.

Do you have access to a royalty-free music and stock footage library?

Yes. We also have connections for making music scores and we also do stock footage on demand.

Do you have internship opportunities?

Yes, shoot us an email at hello@cillema.com.

What is Cillema's specialty?

We love short documentary filmmaking. Telling people's stories in the most authentic way possible, that's where we thrive.

Do you do music videos?

Yes. We wanna do more too! Please send us your mixtape.

Do you do special arrangements with crowdfunding projects?

We do. Contact us with your product/idea and we can sign a NDA and chat from there.

Do you require a deposit to start a project?

Yes. We require a 50% deposit on all projects we take on after quotes are approved.

Do you work on retainer or per quarter?

Absolutely. We actually prefer that. We love fostering long-term relationships with clients.

More questions? Shoot us an email.

Production is a team sport.
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