This is What Production Houses Don't Tell You
When it comes to professional video, production houses aren't exactly honest with their clients. They seem to have a knack for convincing clients that they're paying for some special method, something that can justify starting prices upwards of £1000; this kind of pricing is insane.
I'll let you in on a little secret: when you work with a production house, you're not paying for talent. You're not paying for experienced directors, and you're not even paying for time - any competent video editor will be able to produce a half-decent three-minute video in less than a day's work.
You're paying for camera rentals.
See, a lot of production houses don't own their cameras. It's only in the last three years or so that buying studio-quality cinema cameras has become financially viable, so the vast majority of these companies still rent their primary equipment - and they're being charged upwards of £200/day, which massively increases the prices they charge. Even if your company does own its cameras, they operate in a financial environment where those kind of prices have become the norm, so they can get away with charging through the roof... and even at this price point, there are still companies using DSLR footage for primary capture. These people are ripping you off.
I own my camera, and I'll never charge you a rental fee. I shoot on a cinema-grade camera and pride myself on being accommodating to every project, no matter how challenging the subject or how specific the requirements.
I am the only local filmmaker offering above 4K. I am the only local filmmaker offering 15 stops of dynamic range. I am the only local filmmaker who shoots in the format of your choice, and I manually colour grade every shot.
I'm also the only filmmaker who will charge you £500 for a standard project.
Corporate Film. Weddings. Music Videos. Bespoke cinema.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to get an initial quote or to arrange a meeting to discuss project requirements.