Production Cost Calculator
Thank you for trying out our Video Production Cost calculator.
The video on the right provides a quick explanation.
This video production cost calculator is based on average costs that are fairly standard in the video production industry.
As you enter the information, the video production budget total is updated below. You can have a copy of the budget automatically emailed to you in PDF format.
If you’d like to find out how to reduce your video production costs and make the costs highly efficient for your short and long-term goals, please reach out to us here.
Watch this video to learn how to use the calculator
For example, enter 1, 2, 3, etc.
***Note*** If you will be using your own business location, please skip this section. Please note that this location budget is based on an interview space at $600/day.
Specialized locations, such as restaurants, event spaces or car dealerships, can vary widely and cost well over $1,000 per day.
Projects that are interview-based rely more on questions than a script and these items are developed in our pre-production process.
Please select the number of minutes of script development needed.
If actors are required, please enter the number of actors needed and then enter the number of days needed (in half increments).
This form assumes the smallest to be 1 person and the largest to be 12 people.
It's common to grossly underestimate the amount of time that production takes. It's easy to think that if a video is 2 minutes long then it should only take 5 or so minutes to record it. Very often, this is a section that needs a lot of guidance that is based on a client's goals for their video project. Also, most crew members base their rates on half days which are as long as 5 hours. Interestingly, when it tips over into 5.5 hours, it's automatically counted as a full day by most crew members. Similarly, if your project could actually be shot in as little as 2 hours, most crews would consider that to be a half day.
- Video Editing
- Motion Graphics (animated text, logos, and graphics)
- Adding music and/or sound effects
- Sound Mixing
- Color Correction
- Export for appropriate delivery formats
how to reduce this video production budget
This budget is based on average rates that are standard in the industry.
We can show you how to significantly reduce this number and create a highly efficient budget that is aligned precisely with your short and long-term goals.
To find out more, contact us here.