Pricing Your Video

I usually work with clients on videos that fall into one of three sizes and/or price ranges: small, medium or large/highly customized.

SMALL Video Package – 3-5 Minutes ($800-1000 + HST), 3-6 week production timeframe, including:

  • 2-3, Pre-Production Planning meetings;
  • One, half-day of video shooting with one HD Video Camera, Audio + Lighting package;
  • Curation, Scanning/“Doctoring” of up to 50 PHOTOS (client provided);
  • 2 Editing Days; leading to a “rough cut” viewing + 1-2 rounds of client requested changes
  • Basic titling, visual/transition effects, and end credits;
  • Stock Music *

EXAMPLE – Sometimes a family’s journey can involve real bumps and obstacles along the way. In this heart-breaking and very personal video portrait, Anne, a mother of two; tells the story of her daughter’s life-threatening illness and recovery from anorexia. Clip made available courtesy of Ann Montgomery.

MEDIUM Video Package – 5-15 Minutes ($3,000-5000 + HST), 8-10 week production timeframe, including:

  • 3-5, Pre-Production Planning meetings;
  • 1-2 Days of video shooting with one HD Video Camera, Audio + Lighting package;
  • Curation, Scanning/“Doctoring” of up to 150 PHOTOS (client provided);
  • 4-6 Editing Days; leading to a “rough cut” viewing + 2-3 rounds of changes;
  • Basic titling, visual/transition effects, and end credits;
  • Stock Music *

EXAMPLE – What can you do for the man who has “everything” when he turns 40?  How about tell the story of his loving mother who tragically died of cancer when he was only 20? This video, commissioned by the family, tells the story of Jacquie – the incredible mother, grandmother and great auntie who can now be introduced to the next generation of children thanks to this video memoir. Clip made available courtesy of the Griffith family.

LARGE/CUSTOM Video Package – 30+ Minutes – ($5000-10,000 + HST, 12-16 week production timeframe.

These are highly customized video projects that require more production planning, more shooting, more interviews, more visual effects and more editing time. Elements may include:

  • 8-10, Production meetings (planning, pre-shoot and in post production);
  • 3-5 Days of video shooting with full camera, audio + lighting package;
  • Curation, Scanning/“Doctoring” of up to 300 PHOTOS (client provided);
  • 10-15 Editing Days; leading to a “rough cut” + 5-6 rounds of client requested changes
  • Basic titling, visual/transition effects, and end credits;
  • Stock Music *

EXAMPLE – Meet Dr. Michael Brecher; a world renowned International Politics Professor whose daughters commissioned a 16-Chapter video memoir of his academic achievements and family journey. Clip made available courtesy of the Brecher family.

* GST/HST not included. Costs outlined in these packages do NOT include: make-up, hairstyling, “costuming”, “sets”, music and/or photo clearance rights, visual/animation effects, original (composed) music and sound recording, sound mixing, lab colour correction, DVD burning & packaging (art) creation. Any of these add-ons (including additional shooting and edit days) can be requested and are quoted on an individual basis.