Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about our products or services please check below

Stock Music Videos

What is a Stock Music Video Lease?

This is permission for you to use our stock music videos anywhere online for as long as you need. There are no boundaries on usage and the videos are royalty free. However, you do not own exclusive rights to the video and therefore the video is sold to other artists for use, just like a general stock video website. 

What is an Exclusive Stock Music Video?

An exclusive stock music video is a video we sell online that the purchaser owns completely outright, royalty free. We only sell these videos once and release all ownership to the purchaser. 

What does 'royalty free' mean?

Royalty free material subject to copyright and intellectual property rights may be used without the need to pay royalties or license fees for each use. 

What is a 'Model Release'?

All our models, actors and performers have signed contractual release forms to use their imagery in each video we have produced. You may use this imagery fully and there are no restrictions or demands required from the purchaser of the video. 

What is 1080HD or 4k?

When we describe the video in 1080HD or 4K we are referring to its format, quality and size. 1080HD screens are 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high. A 4K screen is 3840 pixels wide and 2160 high. 4K generally translates as highly detailed, crisp and cleaner looking than 1080HD, especially when played on a 4K monitor.  

Can I edit my stock music video?

Yes. You have 2 choices:

1: Before you purchase you can use our editing software to add music, titles, change filter and trim the video. Or

2: After you purchase the video, you will receive the unedited file in an email confirmation and you edit at home with your own editing software. 

Can I customise my music video?

If you want to add your own shots to the stock music video, this is also permitted. However you must do this through your ow editing software at home as our editing software does not permit this level of editing. 

What is the difference between a 30sec video and a 4min video?

If you only need a short promotional tool video for social media platforms, then the 30sec video is perfect. However, if you want a full length music video for the full length of your song to use on Youtube, then a 4min video clip is what you need. You can also purchase both and have a full package ready to go and market your music on any platform. 

I dont have a paypal account, how do I pay?

You dont need a paypal account to use the payment system. Paypal is just the platform we use for payments. You just need to select, pay with debit/credit card option to avoid the Paypal account part. 

How often are new stock music videos added to the website?

We try to add at least 2 new videos a month at present, however this depends on content creation. We are working towards working with contributors in the future to build a bigger better database of music videos. 

Bespoke Video Production

How much does it cost to make a music video?

How long is a piece of string? Our prices start from £999, but this is completely dependent on what the client wants. Every music video is different and requires different logistics and costs. However, to make things easy we have developed the ‘Instant Quote Calculator’ on our website so you can play around with various options for your video and get an instant price online without even talking to us! Otherwise we have also devised a wide range of price packages on our ‘Prices’ page that you can choose from. We designed it like this to make the process much easier for our clients.

You say you’ve "BUDGET" music videos but your prices are not budget friendly?

If our prices were any lower, we would not get paid wages! Please remember that we are a full operating production company and we have many more overheads than the standard freelancer. A lot of our clients don’t understand the work process that we go to when producing videos and therefore don’t appreciate that the price is very fair.

How long does it take to make a video?

We have a rule we follow, for basic performance style music videos give us a minimum of 2 weeks warning to plan, anything more complicated at least 4 weeks to plan. This is to ensure we can get all the crew and studio if required. Filming is usually half day or full day, then editing depends on the project and what is required. We put a 4-6 editing time frame on all our videos just in case we are in our busy season. However, we usually get videos edited within 3-4 weeks max. On average the usual turnaround from planning to filming to editing is approximately 6-8 weeks for a music video. We can work faster! But there is an additional charge.

Can you travel?

Yes! If you look carefully through our portfolio of work you will see we travel all over the world for projects. There are charges for travel costs, time to travel and daily fees for time abroad.

I live in a different country but I want you to film my music video, what do I do?

That’s no problem! We are hired from clients all over the world to shoot videos on their behalf. Either clients come to us, we go to them, or we shoot a video without the client there using models and actors. 

How many revisions do I get on my music video?

Every client gets a minimum of ‘one set of amendments’ per video. Any further amendments are charged at £50 per set, for each time we have to render the video.

I don’t have a location to film. Can you find me a location? How much does that cost?

Yes when we begin discussing your video, we will show you a variety of locations you can book including studios and free outdoor locations.  Locations and studios costs depend on so many factors including time spent, size of crew and use. However, we try to only work with affordable cheap locations unless requested by clients.

Do you provide scriptwriting or do I have to write the script?

Yes we can write scripts. We generally write either brief shot lists or scripts depending on the project for each video we shoot, so there is always a plan. We do not write scripts until invoices have been paid, but we are happy to provide ideas and overviews until then.

Will there be additional costs?

There can be many variables and logistics in music videos. However, we always stay within the budgets and never charge anything additional after the initial invoice.

I want this particular service done for my video but you don’t offer it, what do I do? E.g. Animation

There is nothing we can’t do, or at least outsource! Just ask! If there is something, we can’t do then we usually know someone who can, so don’t hesitate to ask.

How do I get my raw footage from my shoot?

As per our ‘Terms & Conditions’ we do not release the raw footage to clients. You will only receive the final video. If you request the footage there is a release fee, check our ‘Terms & Conditions’ for more information.

Subscription FAQ’s

How do I subscribe to the website?

Check out one of our plans on the subscription options page, click select on the package you prefer then fill in the forms to start setting up your account.

What if I already have a Free account?

If you already have a free account with us, then you will be able to upgrade to one of our subscription packages on your account page.

How does payment work?

We take payment immediately for the month subscription ahead. You can pay using credit card, visa, master card and many other ways.

Will my plan auto-renew by default?

Yes. If you sign up for a monthly subscription, we’ll charge you once a month until you downgrade or cancel.

Will you send me a reminder before you take payment?

No, so if this is important to you, you may want to set up your own repeat reminder in your calendar.

What if I need more videos than allowed in my subscription?

You can either upgrade your subscription package, wait until the next month for the allowance to increase again, or pay for the video independently.

What happens to unused videos in my plan?

Every month, any unused videos in your plan will roll over to the next month as long as you are on an active subscription. If you downgrade to a lower tier subscription, your accrued credits will carry over. However, if you cancel your subscription completely, you will lose all the rolled-over videos that you’ve stockpiled. So we recommend using up all of your videos before you cancel.

Where are the Stock Music Videos produced?

Currently we produce all the stock music videos in house either in London or Ireland at one of our locations.  

Can I change or cancel my plan?

Absolutely. You can upgrade, downgrade or cancel your plan at any time by logging in and going to your profile. Just remember that any unused videos from your previous plan will no longer be available to use (see above).

When I cancel, will the cancellation take effect immediately or on the next billing date?

At the minute cancellation (and resetting of your video allowance) takes place immediately. So we encourage you to use all of your available videos before you downgrade or cancel to make sure you use up what you’ve already paid for.

Will I still have access to past videos I’ve made and videos I’m building in my Projects list if I downgrade or cancel?

Yes. If you’ve made and downloaded a video as part of your plan in the past, you’ll be able to download it again at any time—regardless of whether you’ve changed plans or cancelled your subscription.

Company Information

Who are Budget Music Videos?

Here at BMV productions we pride ourselves on being able to produce the best low cost, high quality music video on the market. This is chiefly because the key to cutting cost is a mixture of detailed planning and fast effective execution.

Where are you based?

Our head office is actually in Northern Ireland, and yes that is still part of the UK. We have film crew in Northern Ireland, London and Dublin, ready to shoot when called! All our editing happens at our Northern Ireland office, so we cannot do one to one editing sessions with clients.

Can we arrange a meeting?

Our head office is based in Northern Ireland, and our main sales team live there, so unless you live there, we don’t really do meetings, especially for low budget projects. One of our company moto’s is to be super time efficient so we can offer cheap prices, by cutting out meetings we can pass the savings onto our clients. We are experts at this business, there is nothing we can do via email and phone!

Who runs Budget Music Videos?

Loraa is a skilled and accomplished Director, Producer & Editor, but more importantly she is the force behind Budget Music Videos Productions. As founder and creator, innovator and chief coordinator, she is the proverbial “it” girl because she has done it all, more than most in her near 18-year career. She started her first production company when she was only 18 and by 22 was the proud owner of an additional three shops. She is also a singer song writer and professional dancer (conversant in both classical and street) and has an additional range of skills and experiences that win admiration and envy in equal measure.

What are your working hours?

Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 9am till 5pm. However, filming can happen at anytime of the week and time, dependent on the project requests.

I want to work for you, how do I ask?

If you would like work experience, or a job, please just send us over your details, showreel and online links. We generally file everyone into a folder, then get back to them when they are needed.

Do you offer standalone video editing services?

Yes! Our editing prices start at £250 and go up from there depending on size of projects and editing requirements.

Do you offer Finance? / Pay in Installments? / Payment Plan?

We offer a ‘pay in installments’ option during checkout for any purchase up to £800. This is in association with Zip, who operate finance and credit checks. They will give you an option to pay over 6 payments over 6 weeks.

For any further questions about legalities or general operations please refer to our ‘Terms & Conditions’.

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