Can you give me a ball park figure please?
This is a very common question, which is hard to answer directly because every project is different. But, the foundation of all of our quotes is directing, shooting and editing. For these services our fixed costs are:
Sometimes a project can be directed and shot by the same person which will help keep your costs down. For simplicity all of our rates include our time, cameras and equipment we use.
what about pre-production costs?
There's almost always an element of pre-production with a video project we need to factor into a quote. Pre-production costs could include things like:
An example of things we may add to your final invoice as an expense (with no mark up)
HOW TO GET A QUOTE
This bit's on the home page, but if you skipped straight here you should know; your video production process starts with an email or phone call to Alex Rollings, the owner of the company.
Alex will listen carefully to what you're after and ask questions to understand your needs. Important things to cover at this stage are what you're looking to achieve, your message or story, your audience, your time-frame, your expectations and budget.
Alex will discuss ideas with you and aim to give you a ball park quote for what you want on the phone right away. If the ball park cost is within your budget, Alex will either arrange a face to face meeting to discuss the project in more detail. If there's no time for that, he'll write up a quote and get it to you ASAP.
VIDEO PRODUCTION BOOKING, invoicing and payment PROCESS
After we've sent you a quote and you're happy to move forward, we will politely request a 50% deposit, payable as a bank transfer. Once your deposit has been received we will then lock your shoot and editing time into the diary and begin pre-production.
The balance of the invoice is payable 30 days after completion and delivery of what's known as the final edit (the edit you're happy with).
So What can hold up a video production?
When we produce a video for a client it will typically go through what's known in the industry as video amends. This is where we send you a draft edit and wait for your feedback prior to making changes to the edit.
Most video production companies allow two rounds of amends prior to sending you a final edit. We work the same way. At this stage of the game we ask you to be prompt with your feedback.
We don't factor in the time it takes waiting for your feedback into our 72 hours because this is out of our control.