Frequently Asked Questions
ChannelPlan is designed to provide an affordable all-inclusive solution for producing TV-quality, custom-designed YouTube channels.
The ChannelPlan Basic service is the least expensive option. 20-60 second videos are produced in blocks of three or more, at a current special offer price of £50 per video including equipment, planning, filming, editing and digital supply. The client pays an upfront cost of £150, with no further obligation to purchase more until they are ready to do so. The upgraded ChannelPlan TV package involves extensive production services and as such, each project is priced according to requirements.
ChannelPlan Basic: No - there are absolutely no hidden terms or minimum contracts.
ChannelPlan TV: Yes, this is a service designed for long-term media production and distribution.
Basic is a YouTube only service featuring minute-long videos. TV is a bespoke Web TV service, with a custom built website supporting and delivering regularly updated channel content.
A custom channel offers more than a basic one. Firstly, it includes custom-designed banner artwork and branding. It also contains optimised text descriptions and keywords. This means that content shows up more frequently in Google and YouTube searches, building your audience quickly and effectively.
With ChannelPlan Basic, there are no obligations. Although clients can update content whenever they wish, it is recommended that one standard pack of three videos is purchased every 3-4 weeks, enabling roughly one video to be added every week. Consistency and choice will help retain interest and channel subscribers.
ChannelPlan Basic programmes are produced in threes, each 1 minute in length. Alternatively, two 1.5 minute videos can be produced instead, for the same price. ChannelPlan TV programmes have no length or format restrictions.
ChannelPlan Basic: Tutorials, talking heads, product features, reviews, vlogs.
ChannelPlan TV: No limits.
ChannelPlan custom YouTube channels are managed by Paul Carpenter Films. Programmes will remain on the channel indefinitely, unless the client instructs otherwise. In the event that invoices become overdue, content may be suspended or removed from YouTube until the matter is resolved.
YouTube is free to use and available globally. It can be accessed on smart TVs, tablets, laptops, smart phones, games consoles and set top boxes, among other devices.
Channel content is uploaded, optimised and managed by Paul Carpenter Films.
Yes. Productions are filmed in full broadcast quality high definition and can be authored to DVD or Blu Ray disc if required, at extra cost.
With ChannelPlan Basic, there would be no implications whatsoever. You can easily re-instate production again whenever you feel ready and willing, or just abandon the project if it isn't right for your business.
Paul Carpenter Films retains the copyright for all programmes made. The client may distribute the work however and wherever they wish, but it cannot be modified or re-edited.
ChannelPlan Basic requires invoices are paid within 7 days following upload to YouTube. Failure to pay within the time frame will result in the videos being removed from the Channel and suspension of the project until the matter is resolved.
Once you are an established ChannelPlan customer with a functioning channel, you can order a single one-minute video for £85, if you do not require the standard pack of three.
Social media websites including Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and search engines such as Google and YouTube search. As popularity grows, other users will cross-promote your content to their own subscribers.
You can easily embed playlists on your own YouTube channel if you have one, or embed videos on your company website. You can also post links to your social media accounts. All mentions will further optimise your content, making it more and more visible to the world.
YouTube is full of amateur videos. You will receive programmes made on cinema grade cameras, by a production professional with over a decade of film making experience. Your customers and future customers will immediately notice the difference. A professional solution like ChannelPlan includes programme design, script writing, presenting and voice over skills development and on-going support.
Film Maker and business founder, Paul Carpenter has over 20 years experience working in creative media industries, including over 11 years in video production and documentary film making.
We work with clients to form programme content and preliminary scripts. If a client is presenting their own video, they can simply amend the pre-written script to their preference on the day of the shoot.
For ChannelPlan Basic, all three videos are shot in one half day session. Upon arrival, you will be briefed about what to expect during the shoot. If your videos are to feature a presenter, their scripts will be pre-loaded to an autocue system for their convenience. We will record voice over and presented sections, followed by supporting video footage for each of the three videos.
For the first pack, approximately 5 days, for subsequent packs, 2 days.
The client or a suitable and willing member of their staff.
Your presenter will be put at ease and offered expert guidance on how to read an autocue, create a good posture and present information clearly and calmly. Virtually every staff member thoroughly enjoys this character-building experience, despite any initial apprehensions.