What are the qualifications of the crew being provided?
While the experiences of each of the crew members are different, every Mastershot Productions crew sent out is an industry professional. All crews are experienced in most or all of the following: Set visits, sit down interviews, B-Roll, Red Carpet, Satellite Media Tours, Sports, Entertainment News (Access Hollywood, Extra, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Good Morning America, etc.), Green Screen, Corporate Jobs, Testimonials, Reality Television, Reenactments, and Junkets')
What does "portal to portal" mean?
"Portal to portal" is how Mastershot calculates billable time and mileage. The time/miles begin and end at Mastershot productions. We deduct 15 miles and 20 minutes for jobs in LA County and 10 miles and 15 minutes for jobs in Orange County.
Do you do location scouts?
Yes. As a matter of fact location scouts are highly recommended, especially when the shooting schedule is particularly demanding or the location has a lot of "Personality."')
Are your rates set in stone?
No. The rates listed represent the bulk of our work where the highest professional quality is expected; however we understand that not every budget is created equal. Knowing this we are willing to work with our clients to make the job work. Most times a compromise can found. Often there are other camera options, though quality does sometimes suffer. Please just share the details of your particular project and we can make something work.
Do you charge a cancellation fee?
Yes. A cancellation fee occurs if and when a crew has been booked and the shoot is canceled the day before the shoot was scheduled.
Do you travel?
Yes. Travel is something we do best. Many of our crews have worked overseas and all have worked in many parts of America.
Do you have a separate travel day rate?
Yes. The travel day rate is reduced. There is no charge on travel days for the cameras and equipment. The only charge is for the crews travel time.However if the travel day includes a shoot or location scout after travel or before travel, this is billable as a work day not a travel day.
Do you charge for mileage?
Yes. Mileage is calculated from Mastershot to location and from location to Mastershot. If the shoot is in LA County 15 miles are deducted from total miles driven. If the shoot is in Orange County 15 miles are deducted from total miles driven.
What area do you service?
Our primary work is in the LA/ Hollywood area. However, we have no problem getting to any of the surrounding counties such as: Orange County, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Kern and Las Vegas.
Specifically what cities do you service within a two hour radius?
Within approximatly 1/2-3 hours of Mastershot Productions we can service most of the following Southern California Cities: Adelanto, Agoura Hills, Alhambra, Anaheim, Angeles National Forest, Antelope Valley, Apple Valley, Arcadia, Artesia, Azusa,Baldwin Park, Banning, Barstow, Beaumont, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Big Bear Lake, Blythe, Bradbury, Brea, Buena Park, Buellton, Burbank, Calabasas, Calimesa, Camarillo, Campo, Canyon Lake, Carlsbad, Carpinteria, Carson, Catalina Island, Cathedral City, Cerritos, Chino, Chula Vista, Claremont, Coachella, Colton, Commerce, Compton, Corona, Coronado, Costa Mesa, Covina, Cudahy, Culver City, Cypress, Dana Point, Del Mar, Desert Hot Springs, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, El Cajon, El Monte, El Segundo, Encinitas, Escondido, Fillmore, Fontana, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Gardena, Glendale, Glendora, Goleta, Grand Terrace, Guadalupe, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Hemet, Hermosa Beach, Hesperia, Hidden Hills, Highland, Huntington Beach, Huntington Park, Imperial Beach, Indian Wells, Indio, Industry, Inglewood, Irvine, Irwindale, Joshua Tree, Julian, La Caņada Flintridge, La Habra, La Habra Heights, La Mesa, La Mirada, La Puente, La Verne, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Elsinore, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Forest, Lakewood, La Quinta, Lawndale, Lemon Grove, Loma Linda, Lomita, Lompoc, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles, Lucerne Valley, Lynwood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Maywood, Mission Viejo, Monrovia, Montclair, Montebello, Monterey Park, Moorpark, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, National City, Needles, Newport Beach, Norco, Norwalk, Oceanside, Ojai, Ontario, Orange, Oxnard, Pala, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Paramount, Pasadena, Perris, Pico Rivera, Placentia, Pomona, Port Hueneme, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Cucamonga, Rancho Mirage, Redondo Beach, Redlands, Rialto, Riverside, Rosemead, San Bernardino, San Clemente, San Diego, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Juan Capistrano, San Jacinto, San Marcos, San Marino, Santee, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Maria, Santa Monica, Santa Paula, Seal Beach, Sierra Madre, Signal Hill, Simi Valley, Solana Beach, Solvang, South El Monte, South Gate, South Pasadena, Stanton,Temecula, Temple City, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Tustin, Twentynine Palms, Upland, Ventura, Vernon, Victorville,Villa Park, Vista, Walnut, West Covina, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, Westminster, Whittier, Wrightwood, Yorba Linda, Yucaipa and Yucca Valley.