Frequently Asked Questions
“Prodigium” is a state of reality that announces a disruptive, powerful force. We strive to be a force that innovates and galvanizes – by implementing more ethical practices in our industry and pioneering media impact applications.
The spiral is a Vortex – a place where a cluster of scattered ideas, corporate identities and stories whirl together and are distilled into a single, powerful film.
Prodigium Pictures’ founders have keen eyes for strong visuals backed by their intensive theoretical film studies. We are not only experienced producers, but work extensively in the creative applications of cinematography, editing, VFX, and directing. We stand as gatekeepers of our projects every step along the way to ensure all work passes our high quality standards.
As a production company with 4 years of operation, we know that crew and cast are the key to a successful set, which leads to a successful product for our client. We have a wide range of crew members that we worked with us over the years and have proven themselves to be reliable, kind and professional.
Prodigium Pictures aspires to be an industry leader in ethical and moral standards. This translates to us being reasonable in negotiations as a company; we balance our client’s resources and needs while paying our crew fair living wages and ensure that each project is a sustainable endeavor for us. So, as a production company, we are as transparent as possible when we present you with our budget and ideas so that you gain insight in what exactly it is that you are paying for.
It completely depends on the scale of the video. A micro-sized project could take only a few days, but most music videos, commercials & co. take about 2-4 weeks of preproduction, number of days for production, and 1-2 months of postproduction. These durations can be sped up by hiring more people in parallel, which in turn increases the budget.
When you approach us, be as clear as possible about your timeframe and deadlines, and we will work with you to achieve them.
You’re doing research – that is excellent. We get lots and lots of emails of people that want to work with us, but many make the mistake of sending the same canned requests to us and other companies – that makes a careless impression. Here are some tips.
- If you want to join our crew, send us an email with your expertise, your desired day rate and why you want to work with Prodigium.
- Cast (Actor, Actress, Stunts, Performers, Singers, Magicians, VO actors, and etc… )
- If you want to be casted, please send us your previous work or demo reel, SAG-AFTRA status, and your day rate. We will keep qualified candidates in our actor’s list.
- Give us your school requirements and your available schedule, tell us about yourself and your strengths/weaknesses – and most of all, why you want to work at Prodigium specifically. We also appreciate to learn about what you hope to get out of the internship, so we can design a curriculum for you.
- Communicate with us as transparently as possible, that will save both time and money. Fill us in on your plans, hopes and strategies on what you hope to achieve by hiring us, and we can plan ahead to make exactly that happen.
- Be realistic as to what is possible with the budget. Platinum taste with a silver budget usually leads to projects that feel inflated and lack substance.When taste and budget align, you get cohesive films that achieve exactly what they set out to do – be effective to their target audience.
- Trust the production company and the director’s taste. You should only hire companies and directors who you have faith in. Letting go of some control will give you the best product and a cohesive style. In general, creative people will always give you 110% dedication if they feel free to do their work.
- Tell us all of your promotional plans or marketing plans as early as possible so we can establish a realistic timeline for the project together.
- Ask questions. Our world is a very specific one; don’t be afraid to ask what something means, how it works or why we take a particular action.
- Be clear on your needs. If you want to have a nice client monitor on set or an upscale hotel for a project, you need to let us know that in the earliest stages so we can organize these things and budget them properly for you.
You can judge a company to be a good choice by asking yourself these questions:
Does the company…
- have efficient communication with you?
- have a strong portfolio and great prior work?
- have the proper infrastructure for your job?
- offer you detailed plans and logistics in the early stages of a project?
- seem like they will have joy working with you?
- share a deep love for spreadsheets?
- provide multiple concepts and ideas if you asked to have choices?
- tell you when your requests have gone too far / are too much, as soon as that happens?
- have leadership that is comprised of interesting, ambitious people?
- have fair payment structures, such as a staggered payment plan that distributes risk evenly throughout the process?
- provide you with bilateral, mutually beneficial contracts?
- negotiate fairly?
- stay away from pushing you to do something far outside of your budget?