Requesting a quote for video projects
When beginning a video project of any scale there are some pretty standard things that need to be considered that attribute to costs:
- Storyboarding: Outline your production expenses
- Have your story written out with the different scenes described so you know what sort of locations / sets may be needed to work on any require permits
- Think about what camera angles and movements you will be using to figure out equipment needs: rigs, jibs, sliders, etc
- Know how many main actors will be needed and try to have an idea of how many extras if any
- Production: I can help provide paid crew members if needed
- Do you have a production crew?
- Do you need consultation during production?
- Are you short specific production roles? Directing, lighting, camera operators, aduio, DIT, etc
- Camara format (and delivery format) 1080p to 6k
- Post production
- Gather up all source media files
- Organize media by camera / scene if applicable
- Transfer to specified hard drive
- A rough cut will be done prior to grading
- Effects / transitions are done following grading as needed
- Title / Credit information should be provided with the files though usually is the last step of my process
With all these things in mind you can see that the expense from project to project can very widely – even just the editing costs. Primarily what I’ll need to know when exclusively editing is the expected total duration of source material and the required (or estimated) final project duration.
It’s worth noting that perspective clients don’t need to have answers to all these questions, but there are things that will need to be determined in discussions to come up with estimated project costs.