i shoot music videos @theleejames theleejames.com

 

Music Video Services

 
 
 

Music Video Pricing

Package One starting at : $500

One location, two lighting setups, two outfits, minimum of five takes per setup.

Includes full length video & one minute video for Instagram/social media.

Also includes, five behind-the-scenes photos.

Package two starting at : $900

Two locations, four lighting setups, four outfits, minimum of five takes per setup.

Includes full length video & one minute video for Instagram/social media.

Also includes, five behind-the-scenes photos.

add on’s : $200 each

  • Live audio recording of performance

  • Interview / about the artist

  • Behind-the-scenes video of the shoot

If there is anything else you would like to do please let me know. I want to give you a product that you are happy with and proud of. Don’t hesitate to ask.

additional information

I require a $100 non-refundable electronic deposit to secure your session date + time. On the day of the shoot, after wrapping I expect the remaining balance to be paid in full before editing can begin.

Travel fee : Depending exactly where you want your shoot (outside of Nashville). I require a $25 an hour of travel outside the city. If it’s just outside the city it’s normally cool though.

You as the artist are required to pay for the location if there is a fee to shoot there. I am willing to shoot anywhere you choose as long as we have consent to be there. I recommend looking at Airbnb for some affordable cool locations. Please include in your message where you would like to shoot or if you still have no idea I can help you decide.

 
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Frequently asked questions

HOW WILL I RECEIVE THE FILES?

You will receive the edited video + additional files within 2 weeks of your session. You will receive all of the files via Google drive shared links. You then can post online to where ever your heart desires!

Make sure to save + backup your files. The download links will expire within a few weeks. I clean out my client files every few weeks and cannot guarantee that I will backup everything for you.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL/THE WEATHER IS BAD

If the weather is bad/act of God/I am sick/etc, you can put your deposit toward a re-schedule or you can have it refunded. However, if you need to cancel or don’t show up to the session, the deposit will not be refunded. The purpose of the deposit is to lock in your date + time. If you cancel last minute, I could have booked someone else during that period. I do not write anything down in my calendar until the deposit has been paid. Nothing is booked until the deposit has been paid. The remainder of your balance is due immediately following your shoot before we both depart.

HOW TO PAY?

I prefer Paypal although whatever works best for you is fine. Just let me know how you will be paying a head of time.

WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY A DEPOSIT?

The purpose of the deposit is to lock in your date + time. if you cancel last minute, I most likely would have been able to book someone else during that period. I do not write anything down in my calendar until the deposit has been paid, making your desired time slot up for grabs. nothing is booked until the deposit has been paid.

WHAT IS THE LOCATION TRAVEL FEES?

(Nashville only) depending exactly where you want to shoot travel fees will vary. I typically charge $25 an hour travel time to and from the location. Please let me know if you are wanting to shoot somewhere else.

WHY IS IT SO EXPENSIVE?

It may seem expensive but it is actually incredibly cheap. Here is an article that talks about the budgets of some music videos you may be familiar with.

CAN I HAVE THE UNEDITED VERSIONS OR RAW FOOTAGE?

No.

WILL YOU WORK FOR FREE? “IT’S GOOD EXPOSURE”

Do you ask Chipotle to serve you for free too? 🌯

WILL YOU RE-TOUCH (PHOTOSHOP) HOW I LOOK?

No, I do not retouch or alter my client’s appearance. I shoot in the best light that I can to create different looks that best tell the story of the song or product. I will color grade to create the most flattering image but no extreme face altering magic will be made.

DO I GET TO SELECT THE CLIPS USED?

Part of my job is editing the video and choosing the most flattering clips while telling the story in the best way. The clips I do not use are either repeats, blurry or out of focus, don’t tell the story as intended. I promise to create the best product for the client that I can.

CAN WE PICK WHAT VIDEOS/IMAGES GO ON YOUR WEBSITE/SOCIAL MEDIA?

No. Any of the files I deliver to you could be shared online.

WHAT IF WE ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THE FINAL PRODUCT?

I have never had a client tell me they were unhappy with my services in 12 years of video + photography. This is because I have clear communication + expectations set before hand. If you have read my faq thoroughly and done all you can to prepare yourself for your video shoot, including picked a location you love, an outfit you feel confident in, this is the best way to ensure you will be happy with the final result. If I have delivered what I promised to you, video services and package of your choice, and you are not still not happy with the final outcome I offer a 100% money back guarantee. I want you to be happy with the service I provide and I will do what ever it takes to ensure that. I just ask that you provide a list of reasons of why you believe I do not deserve compensation for my time and efforts.

 
 
 
 

Be Online or Be Irrelevant!

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” -Charles Darwin

In today's digital age more people are sharing and finding music on social media and YouTube than anywhere else. The times of playing gigs in random bars hoping to get "discovered" are over. It is the age of the artist taking control and building their own audience their own way. What better way to differentiate yourself from other artists than having high quality video & audio? The production value of your content can have a big effect on how people perceive you as an artist, like it or not. Yes, the raw emotion of phone videos are great to connect with your fans on a personal level. But mixed together with high production value performance content and there will be no stopping you. The best of both worlds you could say. Imagine being able to express all sides of yourself as an artist and truly connect and grow your audience organically. What are you waiting for? Let's start creating today!

If you don’t start today you know you’ll probably never do it. You will procrastinate like everyone else and look back as a woulda, coulda, shoulda. So I’m asking you what are you waiting for? I’ve built my life around this, this is all I do, I have gone to school for both Film + Audio production. Take a chance on me, I will not let you down and to ensure that I don’t I offer a 100% money back guarantee. So there is no risk, there is no reason to wait until tomorrow.

 
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“Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.” 
― Victor Pinchuk

If this is true we need as much art and creativity as we can get in today’s modern world. Fortunately, it is the greatest time in history for artists and creative minds to speak out and be heard. I have dedicated my life to working with artists to create art that inspires people + has the potential to change the world. I don’t do this for the money, I do this because it is my mission, I want to help artists, I want to create, inspire and grow as a human being. If you are an artist and your beliefs align with mine, let’s work together. 🤝