Posted April 7, 2015 by Casey McCallister

Videographers and filmmakers, we didn’t forget about you! After the success of our Photographer Pricing Survey, many asked when the filmmaker’s survey was coming. Well, the results are in and they are just as telling as the photography results.

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey! The data we’ve gathered will go a long way in educating our creatives in the fair pricing of their work and informing our customers to what the market is charging.

Some highlights from the survey include:

  • Average Small Business Marketing Large Job: $5,277
  • Average Real Estate Large Video: $3,438
  • Average Large Animated Explainer: $7,930
  • Average 3-minute Testimonial: $1,631
  • Average Large Event Video: $6,151

The full survey breakdown is below:


Geography

We received over 120 results from all across the globe.
Map
View the complete geographic map of all the results.


Small Business Marketing or Kickstarter Short

Small Job (1 camera, no assistant)

Average Price: $984

Medium Job (2 cameras, assistant)

Average Price: $1,879

Large Job (anything goes)

Average Price: $5,277
Kickstarter


Real Estate Video

Small Job (1 camera, no assistant)

Average Price: $674

Medium Job (2 cameras, assistant)

Average Price: $1,306

Large Job (anything goes)

Average Price: $3,438
Real Estate


Music Video

Small Job (1 camera, no assistant)

Average Price: $1,791

Medium Job (2 cameras, assistant)

Average Price: $3,420

Large Job (anything goes)

Average Price: $10,451
Music Video


Product Demonstration Video

Small Job (1 camera, no assistant)

Average Price: $1,066

Medium Job (2 cameras, assistant)

Average Price: $2,042

Large Job (anything goes)

Average Price: $5,230
Product Demo


Animated Explainer Video

Small Job (1 minute)

Average Price: $1,492

Medium Job (3 minutes)

Average Price: $2,868

Large Job (anything goes)

Average Price: $7,930
Animated


Testimonial or Interview Video

Small Job (1 minute, 1 camera)

Average Price: $770

Medium Job (3 minutes, 2 cameras)

Average Price: $1,631

Large Job (anything goes)

Average Price: $4,021
Testimonial


Wedding Video

Small Job (4 hours, no assistant)

Average Price: $1,183

Medium Job (8 hours, assistant)

Average Price: $2,388

Large Job (anything goes)

Average Price: $4,721
Wedding


Event Video

Small Job (1 camera, no assistant)

Average Price: $1,074

Medium Job (2 cameras, no assistant)

Average Price: $2,383

Large Job (anything goes)

Average Price: $6,151
Event


TV Commercial

Small Job (15 second spot)

Average Price: $2,376

Medium Job (30 second spot)

Average Price: $4,092

Large Job (Infomercial)

Average Price: $14,810
TV Commercial

(Header photo by SmartShoot photographer, Jay W. Hire him on SmartShoot.)

About Casey McCallister

I am an adventure and outdoor lifestyle photographer from San Francisco and the growth hacker at SmartShoot. I enjoy traveling and spending time in nature.

Keep in touch: @caseymac

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