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    We offer a complete range of video production and localization services. We can send a camera crew out to record a talking head or interview, or maybe a new product launch. We then offer all the services you need to edit that into something you can place on your website.

    Most of our work involves re-version existing videos or presentations. We can convert your presentation into a video and then add a soundtrack. We can translate existing captions and add subtitles in over 80 languages. All this from our studios based in Reading, Berkshire, UK.
    We primarily edit in Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects, but we also have an AVID editing suite and many more programmes that we utilise as required.
    So you have a video, in English, with voice-over and some captions. To produce foreign language versions of this video, you will first need a transcript of the sound track. This will need to be translated into the target languages. You will need to either re-voice the video, or add subtitles in your target languages. You will also probably want to translate and replace the English captions.

    To action this we would ideally need the source files from the original video. This is the project file used in creating the original video, such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premier, AVID etc.

    Without the source files, it is still possible to localise the video, but it will be more difficult, and the translated videos will not be of the same quality as the original.


    Storyboarding / Script writing £350

    Video Shoot

    1 day video shoot (or per day of multiple day shoot) on location

    Storyboarding / Script writing £350

    Camera, Camera Operator, lights* £350 – £550

    Additional Camera’s £350

    Sound Operator ** £200

    Matinée Producer*** £250

    External Producer^ £350 – £500

    Make-up  £300

    Autocue hire + Operator £500

    Green Screen hire  £100

    Lunches £12 per crew member                                

    Travel costs / petrol  £0.60 per mile

    Video Edit


    Video Editor / Edit suite   £500 per day

    Animation  £500 per day

    Sound Mix / Edit  £50 per hour

    Library Music    £100 per track, per video

    Bespoke Music Composition £POA

    Video Encoding £15 (per format)

    Optional Extras

    Voice-Over (1 Voice)   £350 (up to 10 minutes)

    Translation  £110 – £150 per 1000 words ˘

    Subtitling / Captioning  £8 – £17 per minute ˘


    1x HVR (HDV) Sony camera
    ‘Green screen’ (sized for talking head + 1 camera, for head-and-shoulder framing)
    Lighting for talking heads/interviews and tie mics.
    The costs to hire additional equipment will be on a case-by-case basis (depending upon client objectives)


    Matinée royalty-free library music £100 usage, per track, per project
    If the music is to be used on several video segments, then a price will be given to cover the entire project. This price does not cover BROADCAST or any RESALE usage.

    Bespoke music composition Price on application
    Matinée has in-house music composers to create a unique track

    * Cost of camera and operator is dependent on the filming requirements.  Expect to pay £350 for talking heads / static shots, and £550 for a more dynamic / creative shoot.

    ** Optional extra, but advisable when recording sound with more than two people, for broadcast quality, or when recording in motion.

    *** Suitable for simple video project e.g. Talking Heads, Conferences, Presentations etc. where minimal creative is required.

    ^ Cost of an external producer is dependent on the subject matter and requirements.

    ˘ Cost is dependent on the language requirements, and whether a proof-read is required by a 2nd senior linguist.

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    They were so professional

    Brian and Philippe…love them!! What a great call to brighten up my day! They were so professional and so funny and I could tell the client was really happy 😊

    Philippe is definitely the best VO artist I’ve heard since being at Sponge! Just wow!

    Maria Trathen


    Pleasure to work with

    Pleasure to work with these guys. Hugh and the team couldn’t do enough to help and keep us informed throughout our customer journey. Highly recommended!

    Alex Carr

    BBGR Optical

    Delivers great work, right on time

    We’ve used Matinée for several projects, from video editing to translations of marketing materials, and they’re always a great pleasure to work with. Any requests are answered right away. We’ve had tight deadlines, but we’ve never worried as the team at Matinée delivers great work, right on time.

    Lisa Potrawiak

    Sinclair Pharma

    Fantastic to work with

    The team at Matinée are fantastic to work with. They are really communicative, helpful and turned around the work as quickly as possible. I have no complaints at all and we will definitely be getting back in contact when we next need subtitles.

    Jon Mirley

    Three Motion Media

    Matinée is a company I can trust

    I’ve worked with Matinee for well over 20 years, and continue to go back to them because of trust; a trust in their commitment to fulfilling the needs of my project, and a trust in the quality of their work.

    Bruce Corby

    Muddy Boot Productions

    I use Matinee a lot for subtitling projects

    I use Matinee for a lot of subtitling projects and they never fail to meet the deadlines. Great customer service and fast responses. Well done to the entire team.

    Jade Burnell

    The Big Word

    Friendly and efficient service

    The speed of response, and friendly, efficient service from all staff was quite exceptional. Matinee particularly stands out by putting the customer’s needs first, even when the job is relatively small and a bit of a technical challenge. I would strongly recommend Matinee for any subtitling work.

    Richard Taylor

    Freelancer producer and film maker

    A fantastic company to work with

    A fantastic company to work with. Fast email responses, rapid delivery of audio files, and all with positive and warm personalities shining through!  Thank you Matinée for a wonderful customer experience.

    Anne Crawford


    They are always well organised

    Very pleased with a number of projects completed by Matinée. They are always well organised, providing clear expectations, organisation, efficiency and always deliver a quality product on time. Recommended.

    Jon Watkins

    Jon Watkins TV

    Quick response to meet my deadline

    I have to mention the quick response of Sally and Nicole to my last minute request. They both understood the urgency of my need, and helped me complete the recording to hit my deadline.

    Joville Villanueva

    Shell UK Ltd

    Voice Over