Video Production Advice Page
To help you we produced a series of guides so you can get the most out of your video.
- How to Write a Video Production Brief
One of the most common questions we get asked is how much will my video cost? No production company is ever going to be able to give an immediate answer to that question. There are just far too many variables for each kind if video. However by reading our handy guide in advance of calling us may help you to give us a clearer picture of the type of video you want and as a result we’d be able to supply an estimate more efficiently.
Have a read of of our ‘Guide To Writing A Brief’ to get an idea:
“The Clearer the brief the more accurate the quote”
A Brief is merely an outline of what you want in terms of a video in which you address the main points that need to be considered. Although you may consider you haven’t got time to write a Brief, just working through the process can save you time and money later. It makes communicating your requirements to us so much easier.
- How To Budget Your Video
The cost of iVideo Production producing a video can range from as little as £249 to over £10, 000 depending on the specification and therefore if you contact us and ask how much a video will cost we are not likely to be able to give you a figure.
Have a read of of our ‘Guide To Budgeting Your Video’ to get an idea:
“Never Compromise on Quality”
- How to Commission Your Video
Choosing who to work with when commissioning a production company can be a daunting process. Read our guide on some of the steps you should be aware of:
“This Could be The Start of a Beautiful Relationship”
- Save 50% on Video Production
How to reduce your video production bill by 50%
Looking to save money on Video Production Services?
Provided the video production company you choose has a proven track record and the client list to match, you will get a similar quality without paying London’s hefty overheads.
Also consider that many producers charge 15% or so as “contingency” or “profit margin”. The quoted rates should include their profit margin.
The best video production companies will actively seek to assure you your production will come in on time and budget, and should there be any variables they’ll let you know as soon as possible to you can discuss it. Not just stick it onto the final bill.
Finally, ask for a 5% discount in return for cash / prompt payment.
Video production companies often wait an obscenely long time to be paid, so money on the table is always attractive.
But first make sure that your accounts people are prepared to raise a cheque as soon as you have the producer’s invoice.
30% + 15% + 5% = a 50% saving.