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Frequently Asked Questions at Stengel Media

Welcome to the FAQ section of Stengel Media. Here, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to provide you with quick and comprehensive answers.

What is a typical cost for video production services?

Video production costs can vary significantly based on the scope and expectations of your project. Similar to how a contractor building a house must consider various factors such as size, materials, and labor, video production involves a multitude of elements that contribute to the final cost. Factors such as the complexity of the script, filming locations, equipment requirements, crew requirements, travel, editing time, and post-production effects all influence the overall cost. At Stengel Media, we work closely with our clients to tailor a production plan that aligns with their budget while delivering high-quality results that meet their objectives. Get in touch with us to discuss your project, and we'll provide a personalized quote based on your specific needs and goals.

What is your approach to budgeting for video projects?

At Stengel Media, we prioritize understanding your budget constraints and expectations. We typically ask for a budget range you're comfortable with. If you're unsure, we can assist in determining the most suitable budget range for your project's needs and desired outcomes.

How large are the crews you typically work with?

We specialize in flexible solutions. While we primarily work with small, efficient crews, we can scale up or down depending on the requirements of your production. Often times we work with crews of 1-4 people depending on the scope of the project, but we can scale up if needed.

What positions can you fill on a set?

We often get hired to help fill positions on a commercial, documentary, or narrative film set. We have the ability to fill roles such as Director, Director of Photography, Cinematographer, and a variety of other camera and lighting focused job roles on a professional set.

Are your drone pilots licensed and insured?

Absolutely. Our drone pilots are FAA licensed and insured in both the USA and EU. With extensive experience flying drones globally, you can trust our team to deliver professional results safely and legally.

What types of drone services does Stengel Media provide?

Stengel Media offers a range of drone services, including traditional drones of various sizes and camera options, as well as first-person view (FPV) drones. Our focus is on utilizing drones as tools to capture cinematic video that elevates your project.

Is Stengel Media insured for productions?

Yes, Stengel Media is fully insured. You can have peace of mind knowing that your project is covered by our comprehensive production insurance.

Has Stengel Media received any awards or recognition for its work?

Stengel Media has been honored with numerous awards at film festivals worldwide. Additionally, we're proud recipients of two Heartland Regional Emmy Awards for our outstanding documentary productions.

Can I rent out Stengel Media’s equipment?

We do offer the ability to rent out our in house camera and lighting equipment. Please contact us via email for more information about equipment rentals.