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Utah Video Production Cost Guide

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Here is a comprehensive cost guide that will help you choose the right video production house for your project. This should help you as a client get a better idea of pricing here in Utah. If one of my fellow colleagues finds this post I welcome corrections and suggestions in the comments. I will speak generally and then share my fees at the end.

How Videographers and Production companies Charge.

Typically what happens is a client has a project that needs completing. They will hunt over the internet and find someone that seems to fit what they need by looking at their portfolio. They will request a quote for their project. The video professional will then submit a proposal that will include the estimate for the project. It is the most common way of doing business. When you are requesting a quote from any professional it helps a lot to have the following answers when the videographer asks the following 1. Number of Locations. 2. Length of the video (even if approx). 3. Distribution platform (Online or TV) 4. Idea and concept of the video. 5. Desired outcomes (I.E. sell more items, gain more clients, promote business etc.)

General Prices and Considerations.

There are many talented video professionals here in Utah. It’s growing rapidly and the demand is always there and ever growing. Companies are realizing that to stay ahead of their competition they need to compete with quality content. I share some key points on hiring the right video production house for your project. I will summarize that post in choose someone that is quality driven, deadline accountable, and has produced the caliber content you need. As a rule of thumb for quality content, it’s $1500 per final minute produced. Its more cost effective than say California where the going rate per final minute produced is $4,500 Of course, that is just a general starting point it may be less or a lot more depending on the scale of the project. But there are so many variables to that effect price such as Camera packages, Lighting, Studio Equipment, and size of Crew. Also, the post-production plays a role in what the final project budget will be.  Larger companies will have packages or day rates for producers, directors, cinematographers, Camera packages, lens selections, lighting packages, and so on.

Packer Films Pricing

If you have made this far in the blog you’re interested in pricing.Here is some general pricing here at Packer Films.

Consulting Hourly Rate: $125

Production Hourly Rate $185 (Camera packages, and lighting packages also available)

Video Editing Hourly Rate: $55

Per Project: Free Estimate Available 

If you need help to find the right video production company call us at 801.719.9752. We would love to help guide you even if we discover Packer Films is not the best fit I have many connections to the video professionals here in Utah.

Utah Videographer

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To help make the hiring process easier I will share some key things you need to know before they hire a corporate videographer or video production company.  I will write to assuming you’re a company looking to hire a corporate videographer but the principles can be applied generally.

Whether you are new to hiring video production or a seasoned proprietor to hiring video production the following key steps will give you what you need to know to hire a videographer for your project. There is a sea of videographers and video production companies that are all looking to earn your business. If you don’t have an in house team you will need to hire a creative to help guide you thru the production process. Here are some key things you need to know before you hire a videographer.

Tips on Hiring a Videographer

By knowing the video production process you can speak the language of video.  By speaking the language you will better understand how to share the right information to receiveTrent Packer with Video camera estimates know dead lines and have reasonable expectations. Luckily there are only three major phases that videographers and video production professionals use as the industry standard. 1. Pre production. (Planning phase)  2. Production (Filming Phase) 3. Post Production (Editing and distribution phase).  It is a very straight forward process if you want to learn more about each phase click

  1. Know the purpose of your video. The purpose of the video is one of biggest things to know before you call a videographer. Knowing the purpose of the video will largely determine who you hire. What do you want the video to accomplish? To attract more clients? Increase Sales? Bring Brand awareness? Inform? When you answer what kind of video you need you now know the end result. But you may not know how to get there. It’s important to look for professionals who have done similar things that you are requesting or hire someone you can trust to accomplish your goal.

If there is nothing else you take away from this blog Knowing what you want that video is a key for you to discover the right professional to hire for your project.  And with skill and experience, the videographer can suggest content that would help you accomplish the end goal. One of the ways a good videographer will help you accomplish your purpose is thru the good story.

Hiring a professional Film Maker

Like there are different levels of quality in construction and construction companies. The video production industry has very differing levels of professionals and quality. What makes good quality? Here are some clues to look for. 1. Picture quality 2. Audio Quality. 3. Ability to tell a Story 5. Does the product seem polished? The better the quality of video the more it will affect the budget. Just like there is a quality difference between mercenaries and a Geo metro. Both have 4 wheels and an engine but the experience is vastly different.

  1. Know your budget. As the quality goes up so does the budget. Have a budget in mind of what you want to accomplish. Creating video is not a cheap process. If you are new to hire video production for your company you may get sticker price shock. You must know that to create something polished and professional it may cost significant money. If video production is done correctly you can see a significant “return on investment”.
  2. Have an idea of what you want to the video to accomplish. Is this a training video, marketable video. This will play a role on who you pick to accomplish the job. Just like there are different varying degree of chefs there are different videographers in different genres.

Video Marketing and Distribution

If you are in marketing you will understand the importance of who your audience is and how they behave. The video is produced for others to watch. You need to have an understanding of who your audience is and then you can leverage that knowledge to create engaging content for your audience.

  1. Know your deadline. When you get on the phone with a videographer you will want to let them know when you need to get this done and if they can work with that schedule. You can avoid long conversations that arrive at to the part of scheduling and realize that they are a good fit but can’t work with a deadline because they are too busy.
  2. Know where you want to distribute. That is one thing that I love is diving in the analytics of a large online video marketing campaign.

This can be as simple as throwing a dart at a board or being very specific to know what avenues to distribute the media you produce.  It can be as simple as knowing you want to produce for the internet or TV. Having this knowledge will help you while you plan a successful video. I wish you the very best on your search for the right person for the job.


Packer Films™ offers video production services for companies large and small.  Contact our office to discuss your project.  Or Call Direct number 801-719-9752

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