When you are considering a video production from a professional company it is natural to be concerned about how much it will cost. Many people are surprised at the expense involved but I can promise you that the market is so competitive that it keeps costs to a low as they can feasibly be. At VCM Interactive we bring over 30 years’ experience to the table and the staff we employ are vastly experienced and thus command higher wages. This coupled with the state of the art production equipment we use means we have quite high running costs. This is true to most reputable video production companies in Toronto and thus if you want to invest in a professional production it is a decision you should not make lightly. Somethings you should consider include:
- What is the exact purpose of the video?
- What are you going to do with the video once it is made?
- Can you afford it?
- Can you get good return on investment?
- Where is the filming going to happen?
- Who will appear on camera?
- Do you need voice over?
- Do you need professional actors?
Answering these questions will help you figure out if the investment in video is really needed and how much it could potentially cost.
With regards to which video production companies in Toronto are the cheapest it is a rather misdirected question. The fact of the matter is that the best production companies all come in at around the same price, the less experienced or quality production companies come in cheaper. Even cheaper than those guys are freelance producers and recently graduated students who tend to work out of their homes. There is never a truer saying than ‘you pay peanuts, you get moneys’ when it comes to video production. I completely understand that businesses are restricted by financial constraints so are tempted by the cheapest alternatives but please bear in mind the quality of the video is a direct representation of your business. It’s like a business card, but magnified by a 1,000,000.
There are some fantastically talented freelancers out there but they do not come with the same level of security and customer service. There have been numerous occasions where clients have come to us to rescue a video production as a freelancer has let them down. There can be a number of reasons for this:
- The freelancer becomes ill
- The freelancer runs out of money
- Their equipment breaks and they can’t get a replacement
- Once into the project they realise they are out of their depth
- They get double booked
- They don’t have adequate support
- They are difficult to contact/communicate with
So there is no definitive answer as to which Toronto based video production company is the cheapest but you get 100% what you pay for. The only way we at VCM can offer a cheap production option is our ‘Budget package’. This is a very basic skeleton package for simple productions. I must emphasize though if clients are using this option their expectations must be tempered in terms the final product as we only produce a video in its basic form. If you need something with a high quality finish it needs more time invested in it and thus it costs more. Our budget package is priced at $1650 (+ expenses) whereas for a full service video of a similar length normally come in around $3000-$5000, depending on voice over, animations etc.
Whether you decide we fall within your price bracket or not we would love the chance to find out more about your production needs, so please contact us today to see if we can help, or at least advise, you.