Pricing Explained - Breaking Down The Costs Of Professional Videos


Video production is much like building a home. In order to make an impact, video production begins with planning. We create the blueprint of your project before starting construction on it and provide you once completed for approval so that every detail is perfect from start to finish!


At Black Gate Pictures we charge by a day rate. This will cover the cost of labor and depending on your project size this can range from $650/day or higher depending on crew size and the complexity of your project.
 Once we know the final cost of labor, the remaining of your budget will go toward the visual appeal of your project, such as location(s), props, lighting and production design as well as post-production fees. Some projects will require special rentable equipment, locations, props, and set design in order to create the final visual that the client is requesting. Once the concept is on paper, we will discuss the budget needed in order to create what is being asking to produce. We will decide together how to make it happen, and what is /not affordable determined by the client's budget. Once we negotiate your production design, we will send you a final proposal before green-lighting "pre-production."

"Pre-production" is the process we collect what is needed in order to prepare for the filming of  a clients project. We will finalize the script, schedule the shoot date(s), hire the crew and vendors in order to create what will be seen and heard on camera. This includes the background location, props, wardrobe, color, casting and acquiring the lighting and camera equipment needed. By the time all is acquired we'll collect a production fee in order to begin the production process. 

The "Production" process is when we are creating the client's physical project. This Production fee is what pay's for the labor of the vendors who helped in the making of the project, as well as any extra service fees requested by the client that's not on the agreed proposal. Once production has ended, we will collect the final fee, which covers post-production. 

"Post-production" is the last and final process of creating a professional campaign. We will organize, edit, and splice all the necessary content captured in order to create what we've planned along with our client since the initial consultation. All the way to the music, sound effects and visuals, now baked together into a final digital product delivered to the client and/or distributor through: Dropbox, a download link, or physical hard-drive. 

*Please note that if your project exceeds our hourly limit, the day rate then becomes time and a half*

VIDEO PRODUCTION SERVICES

NARRATIVE VIDEO

Scripted material requiring logistics put in place prior to the beginning of production, such as: Commercials, Advertisements, Branding Videos, Demonstration Video's and Music Videos. A narrative tells a story.


INTERVIEW VIDEO

Similar to a narrative video when it comes to telling a story, however these shoots require less logistics prior to production. Instead of planning multiple shots to tell a story visually, the shooting takes place at one location, with an interviewer, camera operator(s) and a questionnaire. These questions are specifically tailored to the message you want to convey to your audience. These type of videos range from Client Testimonies, Corporate Interviews, Event Guests, FAQ's and many more!

  • DEMONSTRATION & TRAINING VIDEOS
  • EVENT COVERAGE (Highlight Style)
  • REAL ESTATE PROPERTY SHOWING
  • DRONE CAPTURE
  • GREEN SCREEN, ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS
  • SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT 
  • POST-PRODUCTION/EDITING ($150 per every 2 minutes)

AUDIO PRODUCTION SERVICES

  • VOICE & VOCAL RECORDING
  • PODCAST 
  • SOUND DESIGN 
  • MIXING & EDITING
  • SOUND EFFECT & FOLEY RECORDING
  • FILM SCORING & MUSIC PRODUCTION

PHOTO SERVICES

  • SOCAIL MEDIA CONTENT PRODUCTION
  • THEATRICAL & COMMERCIAL HEAD SHOTS
  • REAL ESTATE PROPERTY
  • DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY
  • COMPANY GROUP PHOTOS
  • GREEN SCREEN COMPOSITING
  • PHOTO RETOUCHING & RESTORATION
  • COLOR CORRECTION & COLOR GRADING