How Much Does a Video Cost?

There is one thing you need to know in regards to the cost of making a video for your business or organization.  No reputable video production company will ever charge you by the hour.  They simply can’t. There are too many factors that can effect the cost of a video production.  How long will it be? How much editing will be involved?  Will you have actors?  Will you have a professional narrator? Do you want graphics?  Will the graphics be standard or animated?  Do you need a script?  Who is handling your creative?  Do you have some of the elements for the video or will we be shooting and creating everything?

You can start to see the variables even for the smallest production.  We point this out to show you how much pre-production and thought goes into making a successful video before an actual price can be locked in.  Dont let this scare you.  We are here to walk you through the process. 

To help with narrowing down your project and creating a baseline price, The Invisible Lens offers packages that will give you a pretty good estimate of what you may pay for your video.

Invisible Lens Baseline Packages:

LEVEL 1

SOCIAL MEDIA / INTERVIEWS / PSA VIDEOS

  • ½ Day Filming
  • ½ Day Edit
  • Basic Graphics
  • 2 Edit Revisions
  • Music Library
  • Delivery
  • 1 Minute Video  (lengths can vary depending on how much editing or if you are doing a teleprompter read)

 

Estimated Cost: $1,500

 

LEVEL 3

PREMIER VIDEOS

  • 2 Full Days Filming
  • 3 Full Days Editing
  • Basic Graphics
  • 2 Edit Revisions
  • Music Library
  • Delivery
  • 3 Minute+ Video (lenghts van vary depending on scope of project and ammount of editing)
Estimated Cost: $4,000

 

LEVEL 2

CORPORATE / LUXURY REAL ESTATE / PRODUCTS & SERVICES VIDEOS

  • 1 Full Day Filming
  • 1 Full Day Editing
  • Basic Graphics
  • 2 Edit Revisions
  • Music Library
  • Delivery
  • 2-3 Minute Video (lenghts van vary depending on scope of project and ammount of editing)
Estimated Cost: $2,000

 

LEVEL 4

FEATURE FILMS / DOCUMENTARIES / CINEMATIC MEMOIRS

  • 3+ Full Days Filming
  • 3+ Full Days Editing
  • 3D Graphics / Animation
  • Multiple Edits
  • Original Score
  • Voice-over Artist
  • Script Creation / Storyboarding
  • Location Rental
  • Teleprompter
  • On-screen Talent/Hair/Makeup
  • Delivery
Base Cost: $8,000

Invisible Lens Itemized Pricing:

The following is a list of services broken down into line item form.  You can see that prices can vary based on your personal taste.  Packages offered by The Invisible Lens are base packages and look beautiful upon completion.  If you would like to customize your video and tweak it to your personal perfection, you can add the following a La Carte.

FIELD PRODUCTION: 
Full-day filming on location (10hr shoot day), including cameras, lighting, & audio.  Location in 2hr radius from office – $1,000.

POST PRODUCTION:  
Full-day Edit (10 hr) with basic graphics – $800   ** Hourly Post Production Rate – $100/hr

SCRIPT CREATING / STORYBOARDING:  
Creative producing, script creation, and storyboarding for $60/hr.

LOCATION SCOUTING / TRAVEL / ADMINISTRATION: 
$60/hr.

TELEPROMPTER: 
$250 per-day

GRAPHIC ARTIST– 3D ANIMATION:  
Graphics costs vary according to the complexity of the build. Typical editing costs run between $60/hour and $175/hour. Complex 3D graphics or key frame animation can cost between $100/hr and $300/hr.

VOICE-OVER/NARRATOR:  
$100-$400 for a 2 minute video is reasonable depending on the experience and demand for a specific voice.

MUSIC:  
Good quality music for video starts as low as $30 for a 2-3 minute track. Custom audio can cost $1,000 or more depending on the experience of the musician and the distribution.

MODELS / ARTISTS:  
Presenters, models, and actors can range anywhere from $50/hr to $500/hour, or much more depending on experience, demand and union costs.  

HAIR / MAKEUP:  
Cost vary considerably, but a reasonable range is from $30/hr to $75/hr.

STOCK IMAGES:  
Stock images can be as cheap as $3 and great quality HD stock footage can cost as little as $50, but for high quality images you will pay considerably more.

Ready to showcase your business with professional video? It's easier than you think.

Contact Byron & Susu today for a FREE estimate of your video project and learn how The Invisible Lens team can give your business the cinematic edge over the competition.  What do you have to lose?  May be you will meet a new friend in the process.