Friday, July 07, 2006

Daher Digital Video Information Questionnaire

If you are thinking about having an educational video, instructional video, documentary, film, Internet video, public service announcement, commercial, music video, or art or sport portfolio made and would like a price quote these are some questions that you need to answer in order for me to give you a realistic quote. Vision and organization are two key components of a quality video production.

Please describe what video service you are in need of? What do you want to do?

What is the budget you’re aiming for?

What format do you want to use? DV, HD, Film, Not Sure?

Can you tell me more about the event, project or story that needs to be filmed?
Where, When, type of event, When you want the finished project done, etc.

If it is an event what speakers or audio will need to be recorded?

Will anyone be interviewed? Who and about what? Who will conduct the interview?

What type of location did you have in mind? Studio or on Location. If on location where?

Will the video production be scripted or just point and shoot footage of a live event?

Do you have a list of what you want covered? Sometimes called a Shot Sheet?

Will lights be needed?

Will wireless microphones be needed?

Is there a script for narration and editing or will you need us to create one?

Do you have graphics or logos that are video ready or do you need for them to be created? Graphics include credits, info pages, lower thirds, identification of speakers or subtitles for example.

Is there any voice over needed on the final product?

Total number of locations or events that need to be videotaped?

Video Content that needs to be covered to fulfill your goal?

Will you want music added under credits, interviews or footage? Will you provide it or purchase copyrighted music from our library?

Who will provide the narration for the production? Who will write it?

How many copies would you like?

Interested in special packaging for the DVD's or info about mass duplication?

Do you want to put the final product on the Internet? On You Tube for example?

When do you hope to have this project completed?

Who will create the script? Do they have experience with video scripting?

Desired length of project?

What style are you looking for? Examples: Interviews, On Camera Host, voice over, MTV style with quick editing . . .

What are some example of finished products that you would like to model your project after?

Thanks for your time! Now, email this to me and I will get back to you as soon as possible with a quote!

Petra Daher Productions Estimated Rates for Services

Estimated Rates for Service
(517) 487-2889
Petra Daher, Producer, Director, New Media Specialist

Are you considering producing a video but are not sure where to start? Let us walk you through the process. We can help you research, organize and script your project so that you can create the product that you want within your budget.

Digital Video Production
Documentaries, Promotional videos, Depositions, Insurance Inventories, Special events, Genealogies
Music videos, Dramatic Production, Editing, Writing, Script writing, Talent (on air & voice over)

Video Production Instruction
Interested in video? Adult and student curriculum's are available. Let a certified video production teacher guide you through the creation of a documentary, digital editing or videography. Or sign up for a class to learn how to interview or communicate with the media.

Estimated Video Production Rates For Greater Lansing Area

Digital Video Camera & Operator
$100. Hour
Producing/Project/Media Consultation
$65. Hour
Script Development
$50. Hour
Videotape editing
$100. Hour
Boom or Lavaliere Microphone
$10. -$25 an Hour
$45. Hour
(Writing and recording)
$40. Hour
$15. Up to 1 hour
Digital Photography
$65. to 100. an hour depending on type of project and location

Petra Daher is an independent video producer, director, videographer, editor, photographer and Media Education Instructor. Her work has been seen public, cable and educational television and at schools, seminars, community centers and film festivals.

This just a quote. Rates may change according to the market and location. If your are interested in High Definition Video Production Rates e-mail me for a quote. Day Rates are available for longer projects.

Non-Profit and Artist Discounts are available for first time clients.
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Petra's Filmography

M. Petra Daher

Tree Hugger Travel is a series of travelogues I created and produced for the Internet that promotes Eco-friendly travel adventures.

Episode One
“Tree Hugger Travel Presents: Sayulita
2008 TRT: 15 minutes
M. Petra Daher Producer Director, Writer,Reporter, Videographer
Tree Hugger Travel visits the quaint village of Sayulita, located in Nayarit, Mexico. Located 30 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta airport, Sayulita is a charming beach town that offers excellent food, surfing, fishing, music and a thriving art community. With the help of local guides we explore the highlights of this seaside pueblo and experience a taste of rural Mexico with a twist.

The Festival of Guadalupe

Episode 2
“Tree Hugger Travel Presents: Aloha Alive a tour of Oahu and Maui”
Currently in Post Production

The Makapuu Lighthouse

"The Odds are Good and Goods are Odd”
2006 trt: 28:00
M. Petra Daher Producer, Director, Writer, Reporter
Avid traveler, Petra Daher, hosts a trip through south central Alaska during summer solstice, when there is 18-21 hours a day of sunlight. Her video diary captures breathtaking nature, travel advice as well as testimonials from 14 Alaskan people. Highlights include Denali National Park, and the towns of Girdwood and Homer.

Denali National Park Petra at Crow Creek Goldmine

“Courage Under Fire Exposing the Occupation”
2004 trt: 28:46
M. Petra Daher Producer, Director, Reporter, Editor
A documentary about the International Solidarity Movement (ISM); a movement calling for international volunteers to support the Palestinian Nonviolence Movement. The documentary introduces us to the group’s Jewish co-founder and spokesperson, Adam Shapiro. Interviews with Shapiro, other ISM volunteers and Michigan Peace Team members reveal the dangerous and very important work of international peace workers. The film includes the story and a call to action for slain ISM volunteer Rachel Corrie, an American college student who trampled by an Israeli bulldozer, while trying to guard a Palestinian physician’s home from being demolished.

“Freedom of Speech: Michigan Says No to War”
2004 trt: 55:11
M. Petra Daher Producer, Director, Reporter, Editor
A visual essay of the Michigan Peace Movement responding to war, featuring anti-war protests held over the past two years. The events documented include The Mid Michigan March for Peace, held in solidarity with the National March on January 18, 2003. The statewide march, Michigan Says No to War, including a Direct Action Breakaway March on February 15, 2003. Michigan Still Says No to War held on March 15, 2003 featuring Rep. Michael Murphy. Concluding with Global Day Against War and Occupation on March 20th, 2004.

“First World Refugees”
1995 trt: 20 min
M. Petra Daher Producer/ Director/Camera/Editor
This story is a look into the unique ways of the Rainbow tribe, featuring the Oregon Regional Rainbow Gathering. Did you know that every year activists, academics, students and every day people build temporary villages on federal Forest Land in random locations throughout the U.S.A.? This free event is based on teamwork and inclusion.
Screened at the East Lansing Film Festival 1999

“Snake Rodeo”
1995 trt: 4 min
M. Petra Daher Producer / Director/ Camera /Editor
A mini documentary about a unique Art Fair previously held in Lansing’s Old Town. The video spotlights the local artists who created the event and the beginnings of a neighborhood in transition.

“The Unity Coalition”
1994 trt: 8 min
M. Petra Daher Producer, Director, Reporter, Editor
How did the city of Lansing respond to a planned KKK Rally at the state Capitol? They formed a group called the Unity Coalition and planned alternative events honoring diversity the day before and after the event. This mini-documentary features interviews with several participants and footage of the alternative ceremony that they developed.

“T-shirts And Identity”
1992 trt: 8:10
M.Petra Daher Producer / Director/ Camera /Editor
A comical look at the status of the T-Shirt in American society. Once a measly under garment, now a political statement, souvenir and uniform. People share their favorite t-shirts and reveal much more than that.

“Yoga:Working Within Yourself”
1989 trt: 27:06
M. Petra Daher Producer/Director/Editor
This documentary is narrated by four yoga teachers, Dharma Shakti, Amar Gupta, Clint Lockhart, and Alexandria Summit. The practitioners share how the practice of Hatha Yoga influenced and enhanced their lives.

Educational Documentaries
Documentaries produced, directed and edited for The Safe Schools/ Healthy Student Initiative include:

“What is the Safe Schools/ Healthy Student Initiative?”
2000 trt: 13:43

“Conflict Managers: Kids helping Kids”
2001 trt: 3:18

“Teaching Tolerance”
2002 trt: 24:00

“Setting Limits with Your Kids"
2002 trt: 30:00

“Viking Vanguard: Everett High School Television”
2004 trt: 30 min

Independent film, Broadcast Journalism, Documentaries, Mocumentaries, PSA’s and Live Productions with a 3 camera portable video studio. Six thirty minute programs a school year.

Petra Daher is an independent video producer, director, videographer, editor, reporter and Media Education Instructor. Her specialization is Observational Documentary. Her work has been seen on cable, public and educational television, at schools and community centers and at Film Festivals. In 2004, her anti-war protest footage from Lansing’s Michigan Says No to War rally appeared in a music video for The System of the Down’s song, “Boom”, directed by Michael Moore. Petra is seeking distribution for her independently produced Eco- friendly travelogue series called, Tree Hugger Travel.

Vocational Teaching Certification, Radio and Television Production,
Western Michigan University, 2001

Bachelor of Arts with Honors
Interdisciplinary Humanities: Telecommunications, English and History
Michigan State University, 1992

When Petra is not producing her own projects or teaching, she has worked with clients throughout the United States to assist in the creation of quality video and film production.


Bright Light Entertainment

Dog Eat Dog Films

Greater Lansing Artspace

Jazzy Tam Films

Lansing School District

Lansing Community College

Michigan Environmental Council

Michigan Wildlife Conservancy

Points of Light Foundation

Radio Free America

Safe Schools/ Healthy Student Initiative

Sierra Club/ Michigan Chapter

TurnHere Internet Video

Video 360

Petra in Homer, Alaska