Creative Cortex

Visual Storytelling Design & Production

Elixirs

We offer services that are associated mostly with live action productions but do offer additional services related to Animation, Printed and Online Publications and Marketing projects. Below is an Overview followed by a Detailed Breakdown of each service and the associated costs.

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Digital Illustration & Painting

Black and White Renderings

  • Day Rate:
  • $300
  • Half Day Rate $150
What is involved
  • Rough sketchy thumbnails are created to determine the initial elements, forms, profiles, overall design, etc. These are rough an not defined renderings.

  • After several rounds of revisions, the final black and white (digital) illustration or painting is executed.

  • Unlimited Communication via Phone, Screen Share and Web Conferencing.

  • Digital Backup of Projects.

Color Renderings

  • Day Rate:
  • $500
  • Half Day Rate $250
What is involved
  • Rough sketchy thumbnails are created to determine the initial elements, forms, profiles, overall design, etc. These are rough an not defined renderings.

  • After several rounds of revisions, the final full color (digital) illustration or painting is executed.

  • Unlimited Communication via Phone, Screen Share and Web Conferencing.

  • Digital Backup of Projects.

About Rates:
  • Day = 8 or more hours within a 24 hour period.

  • Half Day = 5 or less hours within a 24 hour period.

  • Based on learning your project's "scope" can we determine what duration of time is sufficient to complete our contribution to your project. There are many types of projects that can be accomplished within a day and even half a day, however, this is not among them. A halfway decent rush job historically can take a minimum of 5 to 7 days.

Discounts:
  • Students, Seniors, and Schools are eligible for a 40% discounted day rate only.

Storyboards & Animatics

Static (Digital) Boards

  • Day Rate:
  • $400
  • Half Day Rate $200
What is involved
  • We use Storyboard Pro 4 and 5 (we are transitioning versions) to produce our animatics and storyboards.

  • Panels are created directly in the computer, no scanning involved.

  • All sequences, scenes and panels (shots) are easily labeled and easily editable when panels are re-sequenced.

  • Easy to create various layouts (vertical vs. horizontal, multi rows and panel quantity per page, detailed panels vs. overview of just the panels, etc.).

  • Unlimited Communication via Phone, Screen Share and Web Conferencing.

  • Digital Backup of Projects.

2D (Digital) Animatics

  • Day Rate:
  • $600
  • Half Day Rate $300
What is involved
  • We use Storyboard Pro 4 and 5 (we are transitioning versions) to produce our animatics and storyboards. Animatics are a bit more involved than Storyboards as they are roughly animated segments that play out in the end as one final animated scene or sequence.

  • In addition to the animation, sound can also be created and synced with the animatics such as music, dialogue and sound effects.

  • Revisions can be made in person or via screen share however the animatic is not revised during the meeting. As it is animation that requires a short bit of time to adjust so during the meeting only static panels will be noted and finalized before applying to the actual animatic. The revised Animatic can then be screen shared or viewed via an online space.

  • Other than that, everything else production related found with static (digital) storyboards gets applied.

  • Unlimited Communication via Phone, Screen Share and Web Conferencing.

  • Digital Backup of Projects.

About Rates:
  • Day = 8 or more hours within a 24 hour period.

  • Half Day = 5 or less hours within a 24 hour period.

  • Based on learning your project's "scope" can we determine what duration of time is sufficient to complete our contribution to your project. There are many types of projects that can be accomplished within a day and even half a day, however, this is not among them. A halfway decent rush job historically can take a minimum of 5 to 7 days.

Discounts:
  • Students, Seniors, and Schools are eligible for a 40% discounted day rate only.

Digital Video & Photo Shoots

Digital Photography

  • Day Rate
  • $500
  • Half Day Rate $250
What is involved
  • Scouting location to assess shooting, lighting and audio needs.

  • Transportation, set-up and breakdown of all shooting equipment.

  • Photographing the person, place and / or thing.

  • The duration of the shoot itself.

  • Unlimited Communication via Phone, Screen Share and Web Conferencing.

  • Reviews and Critiques.

  • Digital Backup of Projects.

  • Re-shoots (if due to mistakes made by us) are free.

Digital Video

  • Day Rate
  • $700
  • Half Day Rate $350
What is involved
  • Scouting location to assess shooting, lighting and audio needs.

  • Transportation, set-up and breakdown of all shooting equipment.

  • Recording - Video and Audio.

  • The duration of the shoot itself.

  • Unlimited Communication via Phone, Screen Share and Web Conferencing.

  • Reviews and Critiques.

  • Digital Backup of Projects.

  • Re-shoots (if due to mistakes made by us) are free.

About Rates:
  • Day = 8 or more hours within a 24 hour period.

  • Half Day = 5 or less hours within a 24 hour period.

  • Based on learning your project's "scope" can we determine what duration of time is sufficient to complete our contribution to your project. There are many types of projects that can be accomplished within a day and even half a day, however, this is not among them. A halfway decent rush job historically can take a minimum of 5 to 7 days.

Discounts:
  • Students, Seniors, and Schools are eligible for a 40% discounted day rate only.

Video Editing & Digital Visual Effects

General Editing

  • Day Rate
  • $300
  • Half Day Rate $150
What is involved
  • Assemblage of footage and / or animation into rough cuts and final cuts.

  • Basic Titles, Credits, Lower Thirds, Captions, Subtitles.

  • Overall Color Enhancements and Clean-up.

  • Audio and Sound Effects editing and syncing.

  • Music Editing and tracking in temporary music as well as the final score.

Visual Digital Effects

  • Day Rate
  • $500
  • Half Day Rate $250
What is involved
  • Includes everything associated with Video Editing.

  • Animation of titles and graphics.

  • Digital Matte Paintings and Set Extensions.

  • Variety of simpler digitally generated Visual Effects (2D and 3D).

  • Creating various stylized looks such as video flickers, old film, experimental contrasting and colorizations, etc.

  • Green Screen Chroma-key.

  • Compositing together various pre-existing video and  / or animation elements supplied by client.

About Rates:
  • Day = 8 or more hours within a 24 hour period.

  • Half Day = 5 or less hours within a 24 hour period.

  • Based on learning your project's "scope" can we determine what duration of time is sufficient to complete our contribution to your project. There are many types of projects that can be accomplished within a day and even half a day, however, this is not among them. A halfway decent rush job historically can take a minimum of 5 to 7 days.

Discounts:
  • Students, Seniors, and Schools are eligible for a 40% discounted day rate only.

Photo Image Manipulation

General Editing

  • Day Rate
  • $200
  • Half Day Rate $100
What is involved
  • Scanning (if applicable).

  • Cropping.

  • Color Correction.

  • Basic Brightness and Contrast adjustments.

  • General Image Clean-up.

  • Addition of Text.

  • Unlimited Communication via Phone, Screen Share and Web Conferencing.

  • Reviews and Critiques.

  • Digital Backup of Projects.

  • Re-shoots (if due to mistakes made by us) are free.

Complex Image Manipulation

  • Day Rate
  • $400
  • Half Day Rate $200
What is involved
  • Includes everything associated with General Retouching.

  • Compositing of two or more images.

  • Restoration and reconstructions.

  • Cosmetic enhancements and removals.

  • Complex designs, manipulations and alterations.

About Rates:
  • Day = 8 or more hours within a 24 hour period.

  • Half Day = 5 or less hours within a 24 hour period.

  • Based on learning your project's "scope" can we determine what duration of time is sufficient to complete our contribution to your project. There are many types of projects that can be accomplished within a day and even half a day, however, this is not among them. A halfway decent rush job historically can take a minimum of 5 to 7 days.

Discounts:
  • Students, Seniors, and Schools are eligible for a 40% discounted day rate only.

Marketing Materials Concept & Execution

Print

  • Day Rate
  • $400
  • Half Day Rate $200
What is involved
  • Discuss the creative direction based on input from Client.

  • Create multiple rough mock-ups depicting the potential aesthetics and artistic directions voiced by Client.

  • Critiques and review meetings to decide upon which concept to finalize and move into production.

  • Production phase in which the execution of the final tangible design for output to a printing facility occurs.

  • Various options for low-cost yet good quality printing vendors is provided from which to choose.

  • The chosen printing vendor will provide proofs to perform a final review of the design and allows for any last minute minor edits (not major changes) to occur.

  • Unlimited Communication via Phone, Screen Share and Web Conferencing.

  • Digital Backup of Projects.

Web

  • Day Rate
  • $400
  • Half Day Rate $200
What is involved
  • Discuss the creative direction based on input from Client.

  • Create multiple rough mock-ups depicting the potential aesthetics and artistic directions voiced by Client.

  • Critiques and review meetings to decide upon which concept to finalize and move into production.

  • Production phase in which the execution of the final tangible design for output for use online occurs.

  • Unlimited Communication via Phone, Screen Share and Web Conferencing.

  • Digital Backup of Projects.

About Rates:
  • Day = 8 or more hours within a 24 hour period.

  • Half Day = 5 or less hours within a 24 hour period.

  • Based on learning your project's "scope" can we determine what duration of time is sufficient to complete our contribution to your project. There are many types of projects that can be accomplished within a day and even half a day, however, this is not among them. A halfway decent rush job historically can take a minimum of 5 to 7 days.

Discounts:
  • Students, Seniors, and Schools are eligible for a 40% discounted day rate only.

Publications Concept & Execution

Print

  • Day Rate
  • $600
  • Half Day Rate $300
What is involved
  • Discuss the creative direction based on input from Client.

  • Create multiple rough mock-ups depicting the potential aesthetics and artistic directions voiced by Client.

  • Critiques and review meetings to decide upon which concept to finalize and move into production.

  • Production phase in which the execution of the final tangible design for output to a printing facility occurs.

  • Various options for low-cost yet good quality printing vendors is provided from which to choose.

  • The chosen printing vendor will provide proofs to perform a final review of the design and allows for any last minute minor edits (not major changes) to occur.

  • Unlimited Communication via Phone, Screen Share and Web Conferencing.

  • Digital Backup of Projects.

Web Related

  • Day Rate
  • $600
  • Half Day Rate $300
What is involved
  • Discuss the creative direction based on input from Client.

  • Create multiple rough mock-ups depicting the potential aesthetics and artistic directions voiced by Client.

  • Critiques and review meetings to decide upon which concept to finalize and move into production.

  • Production phase in which the execution of the final tangible design for output for use online occurs.

  • Unlimited Communication via Phone, Screen Share and Web Conferencing.

  • Digital Backup of Projects.

About Rates:
  • Day = 8 or more hours within a 24 hour period.

  • Half Day = 5 or less hours within a 24 hour period.

  • Based on learning your project's "scope" can we determine what duration of time is sufficient to complete our contribution to your project. There are many types of projects that can be accomplished within a day and even half a day, however, this is not among them. A halfway decent rush job historically can take a minimum of 5 to 7 days.

Discounts:
  • Students, Seniors, and Schools are eligible for a 40% discounted day rate only.

Corporate Identity Concept & Execution

Print

  • Day Rate
  • $200
  • Half Day Rate $100
What is involved
  • Discuss the creative direction based on input from Client.

  • Create multiple rough mock-ups depicting the potential aesthetics and artistic directions voiced by Client.

  • Critiques and review meetings to decide upon which concept to finalize and move into production.

  • Production phase in which the execution of the final tangible design for output to a printing facility occurs.

  • Various options for low-cost yet good quality printing vendors is provided from which to choose.

  • The chosen printing vendor will provide proofs to perform a final review of the design and allows for any last minute minor edits (not major changes) to occur. If signage is to be made, then files will be prepped for those vendors as well.

  • Unlimited Communication via Phone, Screen Share and Web Conferencing.

  • Digital Backup of Projects.

Web Related

  • Day Rate
  • $200
  • Half Day Rate $100
What is involved
  • Discuss the creative direction based on input from Client.

  • Create multiple rough mock-ups depicting the potential aesthetics and artistic directions voiced by Client.

  • Critiques and review meetings to decide upon which concept to finalize and move into production.

  • Production phase in which the execution of the final tangible design for output for use online occurs.

  • Unlimited Communication via Phone, Screen Share and Web Conferencing.

  • Digital Backup of Projects.

About Rates:
  • Day = 8 or more hours within a 24 hour period.

  • Half Day = 5 or less hours within a 24 hour period.

  • Based on learning your project's "scope" can we determine what duration of time is sufficient to complete our contribution to your project. There are many types of projects that can be accomplished within a day and even half a day, however, this is not among them. A halfway decent rush job historically can take a minimum of 5 to 7 days.

Discounts:
  • Students, Seniors, and Schools are eligible for a 40% discounted day rate only.