We get asked, 'How much does video production cost?' or 'Is it expensive to make a video?' Well it all depends on what is required but one thing we do know is that we like to think of ourselves as being affordable when compared to other video production companies.
Some people are under the illusion that after recording all the footage, back at the office the video simply falls out of the camera, music gets added to it and it's done. Not at all. We would say that it is back at the office where the video work really starts. As the expression goes, it's all in the edit.
First the boring bit
A video can be as short or as long as a client wants depending on how and where it is to be used. We base our fixed price quotes on how long we anticipate a project will take from start to finish, based on a client's requirements and include any other additional expenses that may be required. So the less complex the video, the lower the cost.
And because every project is different this means that generic prices are a little bit tricky, in the same way that a builder doesn't have a price for 'building a house' given the infinite number of variables there are. For us the variables that affect the cost include the length of video required, the number of locations to be visited or the number of site visits that might be required to name just a few.
Some indicative prices for a 'typical' video
We say indicative, given the variables possible E.g. A few aerial photos or a one shot video, at 10 secs, 30 sec or even a minute long, could be quite straight forward and therefore cheaper than indicated. Alternatively, a client might reside many hours away from ourselves which would mean additional travel time and expenses.
We have also had a few jobs that simply involved turning up to site on one day to carry out some straight forward recording that could be sent to the client the next day all for £250- all in. As we have said already, it all depends...
We should say that we always give a firm quotation on receipt of an official brief / specification anyway so it's always worth to make an enquiry but the following prices should allow a client to have an idea of likely costs.