Buchers Hook

Video Production London and Brighton

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Video Production & Marketing
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Rate Card

Rate card for video production

 This is a guide to approximate costs for video production, covering motion graphics, 2D and 3D animation as well as live action. Range prices are given because every production is different - time taken, professionals of varying trades involved and a myriad of other factors always need to be taken into account.


 After Effects based Motion Graphics

 AfterEffects based animation is a very cost effective and engaging way of grabbing the attention of the viewer. It is very fashionable in upscale web video and commercials. With motion graphics production, costs vary according to the length and complexity of the video and the man hours needed to produce it.

Motion Graphics production


Including 2 rounds of editorial changes




Voice Over


Approx price range

£2000-£5000 +VAT


2D graphic based animation

This is an example of a 2D graphic animated video with some 3D graphics elements. Having animated elements (eg people/cars/moving parts in machinery) is more time intensive than just having titles and other graphics produced in After Effects.

Animation production


Motion Graphics/edit


Including 2 rounds of editorial changes




Voice Over


Approx price range

£4000-10,000 +VAT


3D motion graphics animation

As a rule of thumb rendering and animating elements in 3D takes twice the amount of man hours and processing time than 2D. This is of course off set by how engaging 3D graphics can look. The example here was 95% rendered in Maya 3D and took a number of weeks to complete.


3D animation


4 days motion graphics/edit


Including 2 rounds of editorial changes




Voice Over

£6000-15,000 +VAT


Live action shoot

Fully crewed live action shoots are again, a totally different kettle of fish. It is possible to shoot a live action video with a small cast and crew for less than £10,000. A shoot like the example above featured had a full production crew, multiple locations, actors with buy outs and various other elements involved and hit the higher end of the rate card.







Sound Recordist






Location costs (hiring venues/council permits etc)










Motion graphics/titles


2 rounds of editorial changes


Voice Over




Approx price range

£5000 – 20,000 +VAT


Additional cost considerations

Actor image buy outs


Higher end Voice Over


Custom Music


Any special effects, helicopters, rain machines etc


Scripting, we can work with you to generate scripts




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