Interested in taking advantage of the immense power of video production to grow your business? Need a compelling video to entice new clients or residents to your property? Want to create an onboarding video to help new hires get acquainted with your firm? We understand – video is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal. We regularly receive questions from clients about not only the myriad of uses for video, but the cost inherent with hiring a professional, as well.
Understanding the Costs of Hiring a Videographer in Toronto
First, it’s important to remember that hiring a professional to create compelling video footage is not “just” an expense. It’s actually an investment in the success of your business or organisation. Ultimately, a professional will perform a wide range of steps and tasks that result in high-quality marketing collateral.
The first step will be for the professional to understand your content brief. In this document, you should provide all the pertinent information about the shoot, from the purpose to elements that must be included to the overall “feel” of the video.
Next, a videographer in Mississauga will work on the script for the video. Depending on your needs and available time, you may work closely to create this, or the professional will handle it for you (freeing your time to grow your business in other ways).
Of course, any video shoot will require a great deal of equipment. All of this will be supplied by the professional you hire, from cameras to lighting to teleprompters, televisions/monitors, microphones, booms, props, backgrounds and more. None of this equipment costs you out of pocket – it is all factored into the price you pay the videographer.
Yet another step the professional you hire will take is to ensure that the right number of crewmembers are on the scene during the shoot. You will need more than just someone to man the camera. Depending on the type and scale of your shoot, you may need other professionals, including a teleprompter operator, a script supervisor, the talent (if you’re not supplying that from within your company), and possibly a makeup artist.
Another area where a videographer will help you is in choosing the location for the shoot. You might think that the video would be best shot in a meeting room or another area of your business, but the professional you choose will help you understand the elements that need to be present to create an effective video, and how your location plays into that creation.
The professional you hire will also conduct tests on the equipment, consider different camera angles, ensure that makeup looks appropriate, and that the lighting is adequate before shooting starts. Of course, he or she will also keep track of the number of takes, and will even edit the footage together at the end.
How much would it cost for you to do all of these things yourself? What would the financial impact of taking so much time away from your business be on your bottom line? As you can see, a videographer more than pays for him or herself. For quality video production service, hire our pro videographer in Toronto – get quick service at affordable rates. Speak to our experts by calling VCM Interactive at 905-361-2977.