If you think a video production service is going to cost you, wait until you have a bad one made!
From a simple whiteboard animation to a soul-stirring live action film, the costs of video services vary drastically. Think of purchasing a video like shopping for a house. Would your first question be "How much is a house?" Well, no. Because there are mansions, ranches, flats, and so on. The answer depends on your budget and your needs.
With our videos, there is no ceiling to creativity. If your budget is generous, we’ll use our highest-grade equipment and most experienced cinematographers (or animators). Also, when clients come to us with a modest budget, we're passionate about maximising the potential for those productions too. As long as you are upfront with us, we'll make sure your money is well spent.
Dragonfly makes the right video production partner because we're able to transform even the smallest budgets into breathtaking videos. We're your innovators. After 15 years, we are confident that each choice we make will maximise results for our clients. This is crucial whether you're spending £2,000 or £20,000.
Our promise is simple: what we quote you is what you'll pay. No hidden fees or unexpected costs for your final video. From start to finish, we'll work strictly to your cost cap. We've crafted many films and animations without a penny to spare, so we know how to always come in on budget. Why? Because we use your funds honestly and we leave no room for blind spots in our planning.
Each video we produce is born from fresh, imaginative ideas you won't get from any other team. Remember, without an effective video you are saying nothing to no one. Your video has a job to do. So, no matter what we will make sure that it uplifts your audience, and most importantly, converts. A Dragonfly video delivers a return on your investment and much more.
Working on number of videos at once drastically reduces video production costs for us - and we like to pass this benefit on to our clients.
Producing content in this way allows us to cut the cost of each video by up to 60% of the list price for a single video
Producing multiple videos at once will always shave production time, allowing for a more efficient production schedule.Working on a video series can reduce overall pre-production time, allowing our team to work from defined structural templates.
Throughout the process, our team will get to know your key objectives, internal systems and timelines.There'll be no need for lengthy introductions at the start of each project - we can get into the swing of things, secure in our knowledge of your business and project goals.
Once we've got all of your templates, assets and content, we'll be able to continue to work on-demand in a cost-effective and timely manner.Eliminating the need for on-going administration on your end, we can become your go-to team for all video production and project management.
A few things to be aware of when commissioning video
Will you actually own your project?
Commissioning a video can be a pretty hefty investment, and once you’ve forked out a chunk of your marketing budget, it’s important that you actually own your project and all the individual assets. Over the years, we’ve heard all sorts of stories about other production companies who hold projects hostage. You’ll agree a price – have the video made – and then at the very end you’re landed with a chunky 20% extra bill just to have access to the project files.
When you work with Dragonfly, you’ll own everything that goes into your video. From the illustrated elements to the voiceover, we never charge extra to release your assets. It’s just not our style.
Is the work original?
By now, we’re sure you’ve seen plenty of tacky, templated and un-original content all over the web. The internet is saturated with these kinds of videos – and they can actually damage your brand. Some companies will talk a big game about their in-house animation team – but then sneakily work from their backlog of pre-existing illustrations and project files.
Here at Dragonfly, we never second sell – it’s against our ethos to use tired old graphics and templated content. Our projects are bespoke, and all start from a blank sheet of paper – which is how we produce such eye-catching, innovative work.
Is everything included in the price?
The cost of video can be a tricky one to get your head around. At Dragonfly, we’re always upfront about our costs – which is why we produce price-breakdowns for all quotes. This will give you a full understanding about what’s included in our agreement, and properly outline what you can expect from us throughout production.
If you decide that you require any additional services from us – like social media edits, subtitles – you name it – we’ve got a handy and transparent rate card, which you can refer to at any time.
I worked with Dragonfly to produce a short commercial presentation. Recommending Dragonfly is not a difficult decision to make and I hope to be able to work with them again in the very near future.
I found their work to be professional and met our specific brief. I was impressed by their efforts, creativity and a willingness to work with a charity at a reduced rate. Would highly recommend.
Working with Dragonfly has been a really great experience – throughout the process of making the video they have been really responsive, listened to our needs and produced an end result we are delighted with
The team at Dragonfly provided a professional, quick and good value service. The Natural History Museum has worked with Dragonfly to produce three excellent, educational animations. We would not hesitate to recommend them.
Dragonfly provided an exemplary service throughout from start to finish, additionally their after service and continued business user support was second to none. They were professional and helpful from the start and no task or job was too difficult despite a number of changes!
Dragonfly were fantastic to work with. We had a very short turn around and they delivered on everything promised and more. Thank you!