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 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.
I own my camera, and I'll never charge you a rental fee. In fact, I own a better camera than every single one of my York and Leeds based competitors.
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 your chosen format as standard, and I manually colour every shot.
I'm also the only filmmaker who will charge you £300 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.