FUNERAL VIDEOGRAPHER PRICES

Planning a funeral is frequently done at short notice, so we are usually ready to capture the funeral within a day or two of confirmation of our service.

The pricing of your funeral videography is based on by type of video you want to have created, the duration of the required filming and editing , and the team and gear needed for the production.

The typical funeral videography includes filming the arrival of the funeral cortege, the full memorial service, and the laying of flowers by friends and family where appropriate.

Typically our funeral videography services start from $550 which includes one videographer capturing with two cameras and multiple external audio devices.

 

INCLUSIONS OF A BASIC FUNERAL VIDEO SERVICE

– one videographer
– one main camera and a backup camera
– one or more external audio recordings for the best quality off camera audio direct from the source
– up to two hours coverage including the arrival of the funeral cortege and the memorial service.

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HOW MUCH DO VIDEOGRAPHERS CHARGE PER HOUR?

 

It is closely related to overall freelance videographer rates in Australia. Although some funeral videographers only do funerals, many would see themselves as event videographers and also regularly capture other events such as educational workshops, corporate events and weddings.

As above mentioned the number of hours involved in filming the event is a determining factor in price, so what needs to be considered is which parts of the funeral should be captured. This really comes down to your preference as to what you see value in documenting.

The options we regularly capture with videography and photography at funerals are…

1 ) The Funeral Service at the Church, Chapel or Other Venue.

2 ) The Cemetery OR Crematorium.

3 ) The Reception / Wake / Sympathy Tea

Capturing the Funeral Service at the church, chapel or other venue only is most common. However for almost half of our funerals, we also document the cemetery or crematorium proceedings.

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FREELANCE VIDEOGRAPHER RATES AUSTRALIA

On average, most companies in Australia will charge between $80 – $180 per hour for videography.

Here are some of the factors that affect these rates.

1  – the cost of maintaining current professional cameras, stabilisation, audio and lenses
2  – fixed business costs such as offices, staff, running costs
3  – The time cost of client onboarding, client correspondence
4  – The time cost of preparing for videography shoots ( assembling gear for each shoot, testing gear, changing settings, charging batteries ) Because of the amount of equipment involved  in videography including cameras, lenses, stabilisation, media cards and changing batteries, event videographers may typically spend 2 to 5 hours preparing equipment for an event.

 

THE COST OF LIVE STREAMING A FUNERAL

Our pricing for Live streaming a funeral starts at $1500. This is a basic coverage using one camera allowing coverage of the main service at the venue including a backup live feed.

HOW MUCH IS FUNERAL PHOTOGRAPHY?

Funeral photography is overall less common than funeral videography. The rates are very similar to those of funeral videography if you are looking for a dedicated photographer at the funeral. It is important for a funeral photographer to blend in to the funeral event and remain low key.  Most professional cameras have completely silent shutter modes so the cameras do not create distracting noises during the service.

It is possible to request our funeral videographer to take some photographic images during the service, yet doing two jobs at once can and will affect the overall coverage of the event, so for the best result for funeral photography a dedicated photographer is recommended.

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