Film Crew

​(4k cameras, microphones, lights, tripods, recorders and all equipment)     $75/hr.

Aerial Drone Crew

Licensed, insured $2 million with FAA paperwork and all registration, high-end micro four-thirds cameras, cameras with zoom)



(super fast computers with high-end video processing software) $50/hr.

How To Calculate My Cost For Video

​You want a video production made for your business, so how much will it cost? A good rule of thumb for businesses with locations is this: You’ll need about 45 minutes of video drone time to gain establishing aerial shots; these shots show your location to the world and capture people’s attention. The 45 minutes of aerial drone time is $75.

A well defined storyboard, or shot sequence, makes our time more efficient

​For a two- to three-minute video, two hours of film crew time is required. The more involved and the longer your shot list is, the more time it will take. Some businesses need video services over a period of months that may require multiple visits. If you require two hours of crew time, the cost is $150.

​Editing & Uploading

​On average it requires three hours worth of editing for every hour of video production. In the above example we had 45 minutes of drone time and two hours of film crew time for a total of two hours 45 minutes. Editing, film transferring, and uploading will likely take seven hours. A full seven hours of edits is $350 billed at $50 per hour.

​Let’s say this production was done in Big Sky and it was a one trip shoot. The travel cost round trip to Big Sky from the list below is $80.

We can calculate the total cost of this production by adding together these components:

Travel time $80
​Drone time $75
​Crew time $150
​Editing time $350
Total Video Cost $655

​This is a good methodology for estimating video cost.
** – travel charges may apply. No travel charges for Bozeman, Belgrade, Gallatin Gateway (outside the canyon mouth) or Manhattan. Travel charge $80 for Livingston, Ennis and Big Sky. Travel charges $150 per day for the remainder of Montana, Idaho or Wyoming. Travel charges can be shared if multiple listings are grouped together to be shot all in one day.

​Additional Charges: The prices above do not include any re-edits. If you decide you want to be an editor, we can accommodate you, but the cost is $50 per re-edit and re-upload. We also cannot accommodate video footage you want that was not acquired during the initial shoot if it was not given to us on a shot checklist. If a re-shoot is required, then travel costs apply along with a minimum of $100 for the re-shoot. We highly recommend that all Realtors give us a checklist of the shots they would like so nothing gets missed.