Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in a Mill Session?
Included in the one cost is:
1) a pre-production Skype or phone call
2) 3 hour session in either the Carole Nash Hall or The Stoller Hall in Manchester
3) Production team, including photographer to document your session
4) Post-production – audio editing, video editing and colour grading ready for digital distribution
5) Up to three edit revisions per video
What does “up to 1 hour of music” in a Mill Session mean?
We have to limit the amount of music recorded per session to ensure post-production doesn’t go vastly over time covered by the set cost. From our experience recording classical musicians, we would recommend aiming to record up to 30 – 40 minutes of music per 3 hour session. This would allow you to focus on getting a really good take, rather than rushing through masses of music and worrying about whether you got the best take possible!
What is included in a Content Day?

Every Content Day includes:

  1. A full “Mill Session” in the Carole Nash Hall (see above for more information)
  2. Half a day to produce any video or photography you need for social media promotion and/or your website. This can be done at any location within 30 minutes drive of Carole Nash Hall.
  3. Photography throughout the day to document the process (providing behind-the-scenes photos, ideal for social media!) as well as any formal photography you would like, for example portraits
  4. There will be a “secondary camera” rolling throughout the day to capture behind-the-scenes footage. It works really well for producing short videos to tell the story of your Content Day, which can be produced in a personal ‘vlog’ style, or a more formal documentary format

To inspire you with ideas for the types of personalised videos we are talking about, check out our *CONTENT DAY SHOWCASES*

With our Content Days, we want to ensure you have many months of valuable digital media to promote yourself with. Therefore, we will have multiple pre-production meetings with you (via Skype or in person where possible) to discuss how we can make the most of your day. All of the content we create will be to help drive your career growth. Therefore, learning about what you want to achieve over the next few years will be really important in our planning process for the day.

It’s a fun and collaborative project which will provide you with media to marketing yourself far into the future.

Are the recordings suitable for physical release (i.e. CD or DVD)?
Final materials will only be mastered for digital release. If you would like your recordings and/or videos put on a CD/DVD, please ask us and we can discuss what additional work is involved.
What is an edit revision? How many can I have?
With the Mill Sessions and Content Day package, we limit each video to have 3 revisions, which means you will be able to ask for edit changes on 3 separate occasions for each video. Any further edits you would like could incur further post-production fees.
Should I bring extra strings / amps / monitoring / additioanl equipment?
Yes! It probably seems obvious, but please bring everything you have, even if you think it’s highly unlikely you may need the item. It’s even worth brining any screw drivers (if you use them) just in case the microphones start picking up strange rattling noises on your instrument – it’s happened to us before!

If you require any amplification or foldback / in-ear monitoring please bring your own equipment. If you don’t have any appropriate monitoring equipment, but require it, please let us know and we can work out a solution.

Will microphones be in the video?
To a large extent we can avoid microphones in the shot, however sometimes people like to include them to give viewers the sense of it being a live recording. This can be a creative decision, so it’s worth thinking about what type of look you would like for your session
Can I just record audio in my Mill Session?
For Mill Sessions, we always record with both audio and video simultaneously and charge the full price for the package. Mill Sessions is designed for classical musicians who need visual content to help them gain more work. If you’re looking for a dedicated (audio) recording session, please use the general contact form and we can chat about your specific project
How early before the session should I arrive?
Please arrive 30 minutes before your session. You may arrive earlier, although there could be another session prior to yours, so we won’t be able to contact and meet you earlier than 30 minutes before your session begins.
How does copyright work?

Copyright law by default states that the creator of any digital media (e.g. an audio recording or video) has copyright over that piece of media, even if they are being commissioned or sub-contracted. For your final materials however, you will have world-wide distribution rights which is stated in our contract. For further information about copyright, please visit https://www.gov.uk/copyright.

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