Half Day Shoot

Half Day Shoot ~ $2500Half Day Shoot

Capture the unique beauty of your creamery and dairy with a four-hour on-location two camera shoot with Christine Hyatt and an independent, local cinematographer.

Four hours is just the right amount of time to capture an in depth interview, gorgeous footage of your farm or creamery, a portion of cheesemaking action and compelling shots of the aging process. If you are a farmstead creamery or if your dairy is less than 10 miles away, we will visit the animals as well!

This package includes focused still photography and video coverage of you and your process in a carefully curated 4 to 4.5 hour shoot designed to maximize coverage and minimize expense.

Please plan to have some active cheesemaking (agitating, cutting, forming, affinage, etc.) going on during the visit – it makes for great video!

The visit begins with a key interview with the owner, cheesemaker, or spokesperson. General questions will be provided in advance and some minimal preparation is advised. A co-owner or second team member may narrate a profile of 3 cheeses.

Production Includes:

  • 45 minute pre-production “Fitting Session” to plan your shoot, hone key messages and clarify your marketing objectives
  • 4 to 4.5 hour shoot with two camera operators using Canon 7D and and a variety of professional lenses and sound gear
  • Coverage Includes spokesperson interview, cheesemake and aging and dairy visit (within 10 miles)
  • Still Shots include: Cheesemaker portrait, process and landscape shots


  • Two to two and a half minute professionally edited Producer Profile with choice of musical score
  • One forty five second Three Cheese Profile narrated by you! (plated and photographed onsite)*
  • Your choice of 10 still photos for print and electronic use (exclusive for 3 years, non-exclusive thereafter)
  • SEO and Upload to social media (YouTube, Vimeo) with link-backs to producer
  • DVD copy for food shows and events
  • Inclusion on CheeseUniversity.com and eligibility for online tastings

Creative Process

Client provides input several times during the editing process. The first edit, called a Rough Cut, includes interview and music to demonstrate the scope, tone and pacing of the final project. Client provides feedback and tweaks are made. Once narrative is finalized, b-roll of the place and process is added, along with graphics and effects to bring the project to successful completion. Client may opt for a final round of non-narrative edits prior to release.


This package is based on collaboration between multiple producers co-located in a single region benefiting from shared travel and production expenses. Cost of package is based on a minimum of four half day OR one full day and two half day shoots in an area. If more producers participate, travel fees may decrease. Half day shoots are scheduled for morning (7:30 a.m. to noon) or afternoon (1:30 to 6 p.m.).

Payment details: first installment due prior to fitting session, second installment due prior to filming, third installment due upon delivery of first draft, final installment due upon completion of project.

Not the right fit? Check out our other packages: Event Based Shoot, Full Day Shoot, Photo & Video Packages.

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