Pricing is a tricky thing in this business. If you have found your way to this page it may be because you want to discuss services I can offer.
I’m going to be blunt and honest with you. I feel that many of the independent and freelance video and film production companies or individuals in this field charge unfairly. Or have models which don’t really offer flexibility. I could easily advertise a flat rate for a certain service but feel it would be unfair. For example, with editing. Some jobs I could do in my sleep and it would be unfair to charge the same flat rate or hourly rate as it is for a job which could tie me up for weeks working on. Likewise, that job that would tie me up for weeks and could run into high costs if I just applied an hourly or flat rate.
So I genuinely want to discuss a project before discussing the price because there are so many factors. Equipment, end result required, level of polish, function, turnaround time….and even your own budgets. I’ve worked for free in some cases. I would not want to turn away working with you on a project because a standard fee calculation would run the job into thousands of pounds – not if the project is something I would relish being a part of.
You may be a company with a budget for an advert or promo, or you may be an individual who just wants some help with some home videos for Nan. You may be a struggling filmmaker with an amazing idea and needs some help to tidy up or finish a script or treatment.
So I’m not going to offer ball park figures, or flat rates – I would just love to talk to you. I promise you that my charges are below the vast majority of quotes you will get out there and not at the expense of the end product – I just truly believe the vast majority of quotes you will get are loaded wrong or unfair. You don’t even have to live in the same country – depends on your needs – as I regularly do work for clients in UK, USA, South Africa, Canada, and mainland Europe.
So please – whatever level you are wanting to work at, or whatever the project – large or small, corporate or individual – just get in touch and let’s talk.
I offer a full range of video editing skills and services, wherever in your project you are currently situated. Happy to consult early at the inception of a project to advise of the scale or cost of the editing tasks, or equally happy to take all your completed footage, spec or script and assemble your work for you. Feature films, short films, music videos, advertisements and promos, trailers, web-content, home videos.MORE INFO
I offer script editing at any stage in the process, from original treatment, to pre-shoot amendments or re-shoot alterations. Sometimes it pays, especially with Independent films, to have an outside eye cast over story, structure, dialogue or character / story development. I also offer proof-reading services if your script is being submitted elsewhere – with a prompt and confidential service.MORE INFO
I hold a commercial drone license and have recently expanded in drone-specific material, for commercial pieces, private use (e.g. house assessment or sales), or feature film inclusion. I shoot in any frame rate or format required (up to and including 4K) and am more than willing to risk drone and pride by getting into unique spaces or angles (such as low to the floor, high velocity, under bridges and structures etc), as well as more controlled traditional drone photography.MORE INFO
I have a new short film finishing post-production and on it’s way soon. This Place Is My Place came about as I was sent a GoPro Karma kit (and the then new Hero 6 camera) and asked to do something different with it – as in, not snowboarding, sharks, skydiving or other “GoPro” style pieces. […]MORE INFO
I first started in the world of film and video creation back in 2006 with a chance encounter of an old friend who had just appeared on a UK TV Show where five poker newcomers would be trained and thrown into a high stakes tournament over several weeks. Each contestant had a persona, given by […]MORE INFO
Back in 2011 I was honoured to have been asked by the folk singer songwriter Neil McSweeney to produce and direct video of his show at the Library Theatre in Sheffield, UK. This was an intimate gig in a theatre which offered an up close evening with Neil, his band, and his music. For this […]MORE INFO
“I have worked with Ricardo since 2009. He has created several demo and promotional videos for Match My Email that have been viewed by thousands clients. We utilize his videos through out our website and on our Salesforce AppExchange account. I can’t thank Ricardo enough for all his professionalism and quick turn around time on […]MORE INFO
It has been my absolute pleasure to work with Rob and Karen Lawrence over at African Shark-Eco Charters in the last few years. What started as me shooting home video on a cage diving trip has led to a wonderful relationship. I feel privileged assisting them with their video promos and also helping with the […]MORE INFO