“I know I want to do a video, but I don’t need a huge production out of it, just something I can throw on youtube. How much will it cost?”
This is one of the most common question I hear from people when they first approach me about doing a video, “How much will this video cost?”. As much as I hate to talk money it always comes up in the beginning of the conversation even before knowing what the heck we are about to produce. So you ask for a budget and I have to ask “What’s the idea?”. This conversation while important should come after you have a sense of what style and type of video you want. If you are new to video this is a good starting point to give me a call so I can walk through the process and help with an understanding of time, costs and the process.
Answer this question: Find a video similar to what you are thinking about and ask video production companies ‘what would a video like this cost to make?’ You will find that one of two things will happen. They will either try and get to know who you are and help guide you through the process of the production or they are solely focused on making a buck and will guide you through the “send us a deposit” phase and there will be nothing other than a transactional relationship. What is your preference?