One of the things I knew I would be doing from the start when making this website, is showing my prices up front. I’ve found that this makes it faster, easier, and more efficient for both of us in choosing whether or not to create a partnership and work together. Take a look at the prices below!
1-3 Minute video: $2000
This includes, a one-two day shoot, a single requestable reshoot (every reshoot after will be charged), two edit drafts (every draft after will be charged), and a guaranteed video delivery date two weeks after the shoot ends.
3-6 minute video: $2500
This includes, a two-three day shoot, a single requestable reshoot (every reshoot after will be charged), two edit drafts (every draft after will be charged), and a guaranteed video delivery date two weeks after the shoot ends.
6+ min video: $3500
This includes, five-seven days shooting, two requestable reshoots (every reshoot after will be charged), two edit drafts (every edit after will be charged), and a guaranteed delivery one month after the shoot ends.
Why I Charge What I Charge
Some people’s stomachs might drop looking at these prices, but I guarantee you I’m not charging you more than I’m worth; I’ll break it down.
I’m currently carrying about $7000 worth of gear that I’ve gathered over time, and that I continue to gather as I can. If you were to rent that amount of gear for one day, it would cost you somewhere around $300 to $500. But, I have never done a project that lasted only a day in full; usually you are renting my services for two weeks at least. Now, if you go to a camera rental site and rent a $7000 camera package for two weeks that comes out to about $1200; so that is what I charge for gear.
Alright, but if you were to rent only my gear for two weeks, you still wouldn’t be able to pull as great of an image out of my gear as I can. So you are now renting my gear, and my experience/skill. I have about six years of experience, I charge $100 per year, plus my gear, so that now adds up to $1800.
Lastly, just like any other worker, I may enjoy what I’m doing, but I’m still spending my time working. The last $200 is for my hours of planning/editing/shooting your project.
So there you have it! I hope, whether or not you still go through with working with me due to my prices (which I hope you do!), that this explanation provided at least some understanding into why I charge what I charge.