how much is a music video shoot , this is the most common question asked.
but it really has no answer except for what is your budget?.
The real questions should be can i afford your prices as shown below?
How much can we realistically get done in one day?
With your experience how else can you help me to get the most out of a music video production?
What are the post production costs going to be ?
music video production
how long is a piece of string?. that is the question . some exceptionally good music videos are produced for under a couple of thousand dollars and other music videos of questionable quality and production cost in excess of a million dollars. what you should ask is how much of a music video can i get for my budget of $$$.
yes absolutely there is a big difference and it depends upon different factors. sometimes we are asked to shoot a band promo whilst the band is at a Gig or concert in a packed location with limited access, limited freedom to move health and safety issues , bad lighting without the ability to improve the lighting and not enough room to swing a cat let alone swing the boom of a crane over the heads of an audience and we always have to know theres always one in the crowd, you know who i mean,,, So the difference is shooting a band promo in the studio in a controlled environment has many benefits that make the promo 10 times better
Music video production comparison
music video sample prices
The video below low key was shot in the profilm studio and like the high key rock band video was filmed in a part day with cutaways,
Fiona’s music video low key
” Gonna build a house ” is going from strength to strength within the top 10 on Itunes up against Taylor swift.
I set up the studio’s black backdrop with lights and covered the floor with the available black cloth, i had the back lights roughly set prior to the bands arrival as we need seperation from black background when performers also wear black, we used 3 pro Ursa cameras shot at 4K with one camera on tracks for motion, 2 loveley ladies Michelle and Diana operated a camera each.
Total cost for studio, and video $800
Studio music video cost
Music video in the studio
Full day pro studio hire
Backdrops low key high key and colour choice
Camera operator/Creative Director
Mediafx Jeff Steadicam on music video location
Cost: Music video on Location day rate
Camera Operator/Creative Director
$900 plus expenses
Jeff working in Bollywood
How much is a music video shoot comparisons
Why would you choose MediaFX and Profilm to shoot your band promo or music video?
and again how much is a music video shoot
well look at the comparison chart below to see the value for money and experience you get and not just the experience working in Feature Film Television and Music Videos but the experience of life.
Jeff at Profilm Gigged as a professional musician in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a Guitarist for various bands playing covers from Thin Lizzy Dire straits to Santana and played Rythm with a Reggae band.
While helping a friend take a V6 engine out of his old Ford Jeff had his hand crushed and lost the use of one of his fingers and that was the end of an era, Not everyone can play like Django Rheinhardt.
We put this Comparison chart together because sometimes you just need to come straight out with it. Ive seen so many Musicians waste money and i know a lot of musicians are stuck in a bubble especially when it comes to how much it costs to produce music videos.
halfway through the video shoot they are doing they contact me and ask if they can hire the camera crane or how much is it to run the steadicam for half a day and i say it costs $800, so in effect they are paying twice as much as they need to be.
That makes a statement to me that they are not very serious about there music , it’s a come se’ come sa’ attitude..
take a look at the music video comparison chart and then look at my page on What makes a good video production.