Most frequent questions and answers
Clients can choose one of several formats or combine more than one format in a single video.
    1. Interviewees Tell the Story
      • The client will select people familiar with the organization, people who have been positively impacted by the organization, and people who donate to the organization. Chronicles will interview them and then select the best of the best to appear in the video. Their collective remarks will present the story the client is seeking to tell.

    2. Client Writes a Voice-Over Script
      • The client would be responsible for writing a script that tells the story in the exact wording that is desired. This script would conform to the length of time desired for the video. The client may want to have a staff member read the script from a teleprompter, or have Chronicles bring in someone to read the script, producing only an audio file. Chronicles would then film and add B-roll to accompany the spoken word. Other interviews could also be added to this approach.

    3. Client Envisions a Staged Presentation
      • In this format the client writes a script and provides actors to perform in a skit type format. This approach requires the most work on the part of the client, but if the script and actors (usually staff members or friends of the non-profit organization) do their job well, it can be an effective approach to telling the story. Due to the extra work involved in this approach, the pricing is higher.

    4. Live Event
      • Chronicles would film a live event with interviews and B-roll to capture the essence of what the event was all about. The finished product either celebrates what has been accomplished at the event or is used as a promo for the following year (annual event). This approach also is priced higher as there are no do-overs.

Chronicles founders/videographers Roy Oishi and Bob Jensen are both retired and do not take salaries or any other form of compensation for their work. Additionally, all equipment is owned personally. The result is that pricing for the video is approximately 10-15% of what a commercial video production house would charge. All income to Chronicles goes to pay for those costs to keep the organization running, nothing more. Our sole purpose is to help the non-profit community tell their stories so they can keep doing what they do best.

The following are general uses we have seen over the years:
    1.  Fundraising Banquets
      • Video used for a fundraising banquet is typically 7-8 minutes in length. It generally follows the format of “who we are, and what we do.” It is usually the highlight of the event and is always followed by someone who does the “ask” for donations. The goal of a video for such an event is to motivate the audience to say to themselves, “I want to help, therefore I want to give.”

    2.  Presentations to Churches or Other Gatherings of People.
      • This type of venue requires a shorter video, usually in the 3-4 minute range. Some churches will not allow a video to be longer than 3 minutes. The most common story line is “who we are, and what we do.” However, more specific topics are also utilized in this format, i.e. a specific event that has occurred, or will occur in the future.

    3.  Web Site
      • Videos produced for web sites generally do not exceed one minute in length. They are the front door of a web site and are designed to give the viewer a quick overview of what the non-profit is engaged in.

    4.  Donor Development
      • Videos to be seen by donors have a very specific content that is designed to induce the prospective donor to give for a specific purpose. This type of product is geared for high dollar donors and are very targeted as to content.

Yes. Chronicles produces a draft copy of the video, making it available to client for review. One set of changes is allowed. Additionally, Chronicles will film new or replacement video requested by the client, as long as the total additional footage does not exceed 10% of all the footage filmed to that point.

Chronicles will sit down with a prospective client and obtain answers to the two most important questions:  (1) What is the story you want told?, and (2) who is going to see the video? Once we learn the answers to those two questions, and decide on a format, we have the client execute a contract. Having all aspects of the video in writing protects the investment of the non-profit and gives clear direction to Chronicles. 

We generally like to be engaged and in action 6-8 weeks before the video is to be used. 

Locally, we have made videos for CITA, His Place, Community of Hope, Hope Ministries, Canaveral Port Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and others. 

Generally, we serve Brevard County in Florida. On special request we serve other clients outside of that locale. 

We are a Florida Sub Chapter-S corporation. Therefore, we must charge Florida sales tax, unless our client is tax-exempt. 

Our normal contract provides the produced video in electronic form, plus if desired, one DVD disc and/or one Blu-ray disc. The video provided is the property of the customer. We also have a Presentation Equipment Rental Service, the details of which can be found elsewhere on the web site.