If your a company researching London video production companies, one of the common filters in addition to quality and services will be price.
We understand that the budget is an important part of any video production project and we thought it might be useful to explain what some of the items are that you might see pvide in a quotation from a London video production company.
Depending on the company and the quality of equipment and services they offer, prices will natrually vary, but here are some things you would expect to see in a breakdown of a quotation:
Director / Producer Costs
These are usually based on a day rate and the quotation should outline at the outset how many days the director or the producer will be required.
While the director is usually seen very close to the camera, and even filming some shots, it’s not unusual to have a separate camera operator, or a number of cameramen depending on the nature of the video project. If you are considering using live stream video for your corporate event, multiple cameramen are often used to broadcast different angles of the event.
Equipment (Camera, Audio and Lighting)
Again, depending on the nature of the shoot, different equipment will be needed, and it’s not unusual for some larger pieces to be hired for specific shoots. Unlike other London video production companies, flycreative has invested in our equipment and own the majority of our technology outright.
This enables us to keep production costs low for our customers as we’re not having to pay premium hire prices, but can use our own up-to-date equipment.
The sound man is an important role on the shoot, but some corporate video projects won’t need one. Smaller shoots are more than covered by the high-quality of lapel microphones or camera microphones.
Always make sure that your video production company has liability insurance (we do). This is usually included in the cost of the shoot rather than as an additional cost.
If you don’t have a voiceover artist and need one, your video production company should be able to source one from a talent pool, and this cost would be included in your quotation.
Editing is usually charged separately from the filming as the footage from the shoot needs to be processed, reviewed and edited once the shoot is complete. This is usually billed on a per-day basis.
Should you require animation or motion graphics for your corporate video project, there will be a cost for this. This might include animating your company logo or using animation to make a message more visual and stand out.
If your corporate video requires music that you don’t currently own, your video production company should be able to source licensed music for your project.
Different formats of video
Some production companies do charge extra if you want your video in a suitable format for the web, mobile, high-definition, or hard-copy. At flycreative we provide this as standard and don’t charge you any extra. 🙂
For more information about our video production costs, please get in touch.