Every year, comedians work their skins off to produce a one-hour original show to tour the festival circuit. And well before the final performance, you’re already thinking of what you have to do next year. But what happens to all that hard work and great material? Often, it’s discarded as you need to use all your stage time on working up new material. So rather than lose all that material, why not put it onto a DVD?
Approximate duplication costs, including burning, full colour disc printing and delivery in DVD case with full colour artwork:
200 pc $600
1000 pc $1500
We also highly recommend audio mixing from Studio Whitt and Graphic Design by Chris Edser, and these can be arranged on your behalf.
If you would like to add things to your DVD such as commentary, sketches, special features or other videos you’ve previously made, let us know and we can incorporate these into the final DVD master. There may be an additional fee for some items.
You can lower the cost by splitting a taping with another comic. It costs the same if we hire the equipment and cameramen for one show or two, so if we film 2 shows back to back, you can split the costs. You can save up to $400 and help stack each other’s audience.
You would need to find a venue and promote the show. Keep in mind that some venues charge extra if you want to film the performance. Of course, you get to keep any money you make from ticket sales. If you can sell out a 100-seater and sell tickets for $20, you’ve already paid for a 3 camera shoot and your first 200 DVDs. You could even give a DVD to each person in the crowd and still have 100 left!
Before the performance, we would sit down and discuss your show and figure out any technical aspects of it (using a projector, crowd interaction, music issues etc) so we know what to expect.
If you have anything else you want to put on the DVD, let us know and we can give you specific advice in relation to formats, minimum size requirements etc.