Quite similar to asking how much it costs to build a home, asking how much a video costs is quite the loaded question. When building a home there are tons of factors that can drive costs up: how many stories it will be, the materials you will use, whether it will have plumbing or not (tough one), etc. Video is the same. There are all sorts of questions that need to be answered before we pull an accurate number out of our magician’s hat. Below are a few samples of these particular questions:
- How long will the video be?
- Will the video be fully animated, have live action shots, or both?
- Do you want motion graphics or 3D animation?
- Will a professional voice-over narrate the script?
- Are you planning on using licensed or custom music?
Typically, SolidLine-produced videos start at a base price of $10,000 and may go up from there. If you want to produce a basic, one-minute video with simple graphics and a VO, however, we can cut the costs down to a range of $7K-$8K. On the other hand, if you need a 30 minute training video produced with multiple actors across different locations, the costs can potentially increase to $25K-$30K per video. Hearing your answers to the questions mentioned above can quickly give us an idea of the anticipated budget range.
Part of our job as your favorite video production company is to pitch a concept within your budget and also to find ways of cutting costs while still maintaining high quality. We realize videos aren’t cheap, but we see the incredible value in them on a daily basis, so we do what we can to get the costs within your range. So when you ask, “How much does it cost to make a video?” don’t get offended when we counter with, “Well, where do you need to be?” We’re not asking so we can jack up the prices and make loads of cash off of you; we’re asking so we can tell you what exactly we can do within your range and go from there. Working backwards when it comes to determining costs is sometimes the best way of determining what our clients want. When you reach out to us about your next video, it’s always helpful to have an idea of your range before we chat… That way, we can present you with options.
Free Video Consultation
To learn more about our business video production services, please call 312-648-6600 today or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation with a SolidLine Media producer. We’ll talk about your project, brainstorm ideas and develop a production quote for you. We look forward to the conversation.