Learn all about different production sizes and budgets in San Francisco
The question: $2500, $5000, $10000, or even $50,000?
The answer: Yes and no!
Unfortunately, pricing a video can’t be generalized into a dollar amount that fits every project size. So it really depends on your needs and how much you and your business can provide to support the production process.
Let’s break down what your options in a busy market like San Francisco would be.
First, ask yourself the following questions:
These are just a few to start, so let’s assume you’re thinking of creating a brand video, roughly 1-2 minutes in length, for the service your company offers. Below are a few ballpark price estimates of what a production in the Bay Area would cost, including the following:
Videographer: $2,500 - $4,500
Small Crew: $7,500 - $12,500 (Your LP team can help)
Full-service: $30,000 - $70,000 (yes, we would take that budget with a hand kiss)
You probably think these ranges are absurd, and we almost agree with that, but keep in mind that there are many variables out there. Some examples are:
If you have good answers to some of the above questions, like an available location or an in-house creative team that can support the pre-production process, this improves the chances of getting a lower estimate.
Simply put, the more work the video team needs to tackle, the more expensive it gets.
Pro tip: discuss it with a production partner of your choice and get a detailed estimate so you understand where the money flows.
We’d be more than happy to chat about your potential video needs, provide a detailed quote, and answer any questions you might have.
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