A video can be as short or as long as you want depending on how and where it is to be used. We base our quotes on the time we anticipate to spend on site to obtain the footage in addition to our assessment of how long we anticipate the edit to take along with any other additional expenses that may be required. So the less complex the video, the lower the cost.
As every project is different this means that generic prices are not really possible, just like a builder doesn't have a price for 'a house' given the number of variables that include, but are not limited to, the length of video required, the number of recording locations to be visited, the number of visits that might be required and so on.
Some people have been under the illusion that after shooting with the camera and recording all the footage, back at the office the video simply falls out of the camera, gets music added to it and it's done. Not at all. We would say that it is back at the computer where the video work really starts. As the expression goes, it's all in the edit.
And music is such an important part, we think, for any video. We believe that the sound you hear is just as important as the visuals you see. It's easily 50/50 in our opinion which is why we spend a lot of time choosing the right track to for a project. Sometimes we get lucky and it's chosen in moments but generally it is not so quick. It usually takes a few hours to browse and select the perfect track for a video and all of this needs to be accounted for in our quote to you.