Services & Pricing

Services & Pricing

A few answers to our most asked questions.

How Much will it Cost

Below are some reasonable ballpark figures as a guide ranging from Raw Footage, Resorts, Reality TV, Documentary, Sizzle Reels, etc…

Range of Drone

Flying mere inches off the ground, to over a mile through the use of wireless monitors, we can pilot and frame perfect aerial footage every time.

Fully Insured

Most General Liability Policies exclude the use of Drones. SnipFilms has a UAV Rider of $1M/$3M aggregate in place to satisfy your insurance requirements.

Footage & File Formats

With High-End Ultra HD 4K cameras, we can shoot your desired bitrate and deliver the codec required for your Television, Movie or Web Production needs.

Raw Footage

$450/ hr
Choose One
 Aerial Helicam w/3-axis Gimbal
 3-axis Handheld Gimbal*
 3-axis Motorized Slider Package**

Add-On
 $0.85/ mile surcharge over 50 miles

* SILK, Ronin or Movi quality
** Manual & Timelapse included
*** Weather Permitting

$3600/ day
Choose One
 Aerial Helicam w/3-axis Gimbal
 3-axis Handheld Gimbal*
 3-axis Motorized Slider Package**

BONUS
 Hyperlapse (if time permits)
 2+ Days, All Gear Included
 2+ Days, Star Trail Timelapse***

Add-On
 $0.85/ mile surcharge over 50 miles
 $450 – All Gear Listed, Waived 2+ Days
 $2875/ travel day
 Airfare required 400+ from Bend, OR
 Rental SUV + Fuel if Airfare is required
 Lodging if necessary
 $85/ day Per-diem over 50 miles

Assistant
 $550/ day
 $375/ travel day
 Airfare required 400+ from Bend, OR
 $85/ day Per-diem over 50 miles

$1875/ half day
Choose One
 Aerial Helicam w/3-axis Gimbal
 3-axis Handheld Gimbal*
 3-axis Motorized Slider Package**

Add-On
 $0.85/ mile surcharge over 50 miles
 $450 – All Gear Listed

Assistant
 $375/ half day

* SILK, Ronin or Movi quality
** Manual & Timelapse included
*** Weather Permitting

Giving your brand IMPACT, and the presence
it needs to fly past the competition .

 

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Resort & Real Estate Packages

$3625/  virtual tour package
What’s Included
 01:30 Video Tour*
 Aerial, Slider and Gimbal Footage**
 Music & Voiceover
 Upload to Vimeo, YouTube or Dropbox

Add-On
 $450/ requested Timelapse
 $0.85/ mile surcharge over 50 miles
 $2875/ travel day
 Airfare required 400+ from Bend, OR
 Rental SUV + Fuel if Airfare is required
 Lodging if necessary
 $85/ day Per-diem over 50 miles

* Additional fee 20+ acres or 3000+ sq/ft
** Does not include Timelapse

$12575/  resort promo package
What’s Included
 Storyboard Session and Tour
 Three Location Days w/Team of Two
 01:30 Resort Promo Video
 00:30 Resort Promo Video
 Aerial, Slider and Gimbal Footage
 Music & Voiceover
 Upload to Vimeo, YouTube or Dropbox

BONUS
 Motion Timelapse
 Star Trail Timelapse*
 15:00 Edited Raw Cuts on Harddrive

Add-On
 $0.85/ mile surcharge over 50 miles
 $3275/ travel day – Includes Assistant
 Airfare required 400+ from Bend, OR
 Rental SUV + Fuel if Airfare is required
 Lodging if necessary off-location

* Weather Permitting

$16750/  5 star resort package
What’s Included
 Storyboard Session and Tour
 Four Location Days w/Team of Two
 2 x 01:30 Resort Promo Videos
 2 x 00:30 Resort Promo Videos
 2 x 01:30 Video Tours
 Aerial, Slider and Gimbal Footage
 Music & Voiceover
 Upload to Vimeo, YouTube or Dropbox

BONUS
 Hyperlapse
 Motion Timelapse
 Star Trail Timelapse
 30:00 Edited Raw Cuts on Harddrive

Add-On
 $0.85/ mile surcharge over 50 miles
 $3275/ travel day – Includes Assistant
 Airfare required 400+ from Bend, OR
 Rental SUV + Fuel if Airfare is required
 Lodging if necessary off-location

Sizzle Reel, Pilot Episode or Full Series
we can help your Ideas come to life .

 

LET US HELP

Documentary & Reality TV

$92750/  sizzle reel
A sizzle reel, most often called a highlights reel, is used to pitch your show idea to an exec, especially reality/non-fiction TV. It’s your episode, brought to life and condensed into a fast paced five minute video, and shows that you’ve got a great idea. Sizzle reels are also used to advertise or promote a product, concept or person.

What’s Included
 Pre-Production Planning*
 One Location Day w/Team of Six**
 Post Production***
 05:00 Sizzle Reel
 Lodging, Airfare, Rentals & Per-diem
 Filming Permits and Insurance
 Music & Voiceover
 Graphics & Animation

$274550/  half hour episode
Many pilots, tv and web series will fall into this category and is a popular format for Reality-TV and Documentaries. While most opt for a sizzle reel as a starting point, others will spend a few extra dollars to produce a pilot instead. Sold as a thirty minute episode, actual running time is twenty-two minutes, including opening and closing credits.

What’s Included
 Pre-Production Planning*
 Three Location Days w/Team of Six**
 Post Production***
 22:00 Episode
 Lodging, Airfare, Rentals & Per-diem
 Filming Permits and Insurance
 Music & Voiceover
 Graphics & Animation

$495750/  one hour episode
There are some documentaries, web/tv series or other stories worthy of an hour long episode. Sold as an hour long episode, actual running time ranges from forty-four to forty-six minutes, including opening and closing credits. Or why not make two half hour episodes and really get a bang for your buck?

What’s Included
 Pre-Production Planning*
 Five Location Days w/Team of Six**
 Post Production***
 44:00 Episode
 Lodging, Airfare, Rentals & Per-diem
 Filming Permits and Insurance
 Music & Voiceover
 Graphics & Animation

* In addition to email and conference call planning prior to filming, a field producer and production assistant will arrive a day early for boots on the ground meet and greet, and to finalize any last minute details, waivers, location releases, location scouting, etc to best utilize our production time.
** Location team consist of field producer, director of photography, b-cam operator, gaffer, sound engineer and production assistant.
*** Post Production is where we’ll make your story shine as our team ingest the content, edits, color corrects, adds music, voiceover, graphics, animation, intros and credits.

I thought a video cost $500 or something.

It’s true, a video can cost you as little as $500 if you pay a local college student, or even free if you want to grab your iPhone, hit record, then upload it to YouTube. You can also hire a high-end Hollywood producer/director for a few million if your budget allows. With many factors affecting the price of a video, we’ve honed our skills with package pricing options above to get you started. Let’s take it a step further to help you understand where video production budgets are spent.

Day Rates (10 hour day is standard)
Producer or Director: $675 – $3500
Production Assistant: $200 – $600
Director of Photography: $500 – $2000
B-Camera Operator: $500 – $1500
Sound Engineer: $500 – $2000
Steadicam Operator (w/Gear): $800 – $1600
Helicam Operator (w/Gear): $1000 – $3300
Crane Operator (w/Gear): $800 – $1600
Post Production: $750 – $3000
Voice Over: $100 – $1500
Music Licensing: $50 – $3000
Gaffer: $300 – $600
Rigging Grip: $200 – $400
Dolly Grip: $200 – $400
Electric: $200 – $400
Hair and Makeup: $400 – $800
Wardrobe: $400 – $800
Production Designer: $500 – $1500
Art Director: $400 – $800
Set Dresser: $200 – $400

Of course there are 1001 ways to spend a budget, like catering, talent, equipment, transportation, props, rentals, lighting, and the list goes on, but at least this gives you an idea when thinking about your own budgets.

Budgeting Tips…

 

1

Reference video

The best way to get a quick estimate is to have a reference video to compare to. (I.e. “How much would something like ‘this’ cost.”)  Talking head footage with some b-roll and simple
graphics? Or, Green screen with more complex motion graphics? Or, full animation with
compelling voice over? At the end of the day, we need an idea of what your vision is.

 

2

Share your budget

Sometimes managers are reluctant to share budget figures in hopes of getting a better deal. Not sharing your budget means the negotiation dance only takes longer. By stating your budget, the production company can tell you if those numbers are within their standard rates. If they are not, you can move on to the next production company saving yourself and everyone involved valuable time.

 

3

Be open minded

Many begin the video development process with a specific video type or style in mind. Others simply have and idea or concept and need help telling the story. Regardless of where you are at in the process or idea you may have, it’s still a good idea to listen to alternative approaches – presumably you are here seeking to hiring a video production company and we’d love to have you work with us as a team, so let’s bounce ideas around, storyboard and bring your project to fruition.

 

4

Locations

Locations, props or building a set can get real expensive, real quick. Use existing relationships and locations whenever possible. Yes, there may be times you’ll need to spend a few dollars and rent the premises, but it’s still cheaper than heading to Home Depot, buying the material and spending weeks paying someone to build it for you only to be torn down and destroyed later.