How Much Does a 1-Minute Video Cost in Toronto? (2024)

Have you ever wondered what goes into the cost of producing a professional video? Understanding the pricing of a 1-minute video in Toronto isn’t just about the length of the footage. It’s an intricate blend of art, skill, and technical resources. In this guide, Lapse Productions will dive into the factors that influence these costs, providing you with a clearer picture of what to expect when planning your next video project.

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Don’t Let Video Production Costs Hold You Back

Video content is king in today’s digital world. It grabs attention, boosts engagement, and tells your brand story in a powerful way. But concerns about video production costs can often leave businesses hesitant to take the leap.

At Lapse Productions, we understand this concern. We believe creating a high-quality video shouldn’t break the bank. That’s why we offer a range of pricing packages (Simple, Standard, Premium) to cater to various budgets and project needs. We’ll work closely with you to craft a video that delivers results, without sacrificing your vision.

But before diving into specifics, let’s explore the factors that influence video production costs. Understanding these elements will empower you to make informed decisions and get the most value from your video investment.

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How is a Corporate Video is Made

Creating a corporate video is an intricate process that requires a blend of creativity, technical skill, and business acumen. It’s not just about filming; it’s about crafting a story that resonates with your target audience. Here’s a high-level overview of the journey:

1. Pre-Production

  • Crafting the Message: Creating a compelling storyline or narrative that aligns with the brand.
  • Planning and Coordination: Scheduling, budgeting, casting, location scouting, and more.
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2. Production

  • Filming: Capturing the visuals, directing the talent, and ensuring high-quality audio and video.
  • Team Collaboration: Producers, directors, cinematographers, and other crew members working in unison.
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3. Post-Production

  • Editing: Cutting and assembling footage to form a cohesive story.
  • Special Effects, Audio Mixing & Graphics: Adding audio mixing, visual effects, graphics, or animations if needed.
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Factors That Affect Pricing

The cost of producing a video is influenced by a myriad of factors, each playing a critical role in shaping the final budget. Let’s explore them below:

  1. Pre-Production Requirements: The extent of planning, scriptwriting, casting, and location scouting significantly influences costs.
  2. Production Scale: The size of the crew, quality of equipment, and number of filming days impact the budget.
  3. Post-Production Needs: Complexity of editing, visual effects, motion graphics, and sound design can vary costs.
  4. Talent and Crew: The expertise and number of professionals involved, such as directors, cinematographers, audio operators, voice-over actors, gaffers, and actors.
  5. Location and Travel: Location fees and travel expenses for onsite shooting can affect pricing.
  6. Special Requirements: Unique needs like animation, drones, or specific equipment rentals add to the overall cost.
  7. Duration and Complexity of the Video: Longer videos or those requiring intricate shots or sequences are more expensive.
  8. Licensing Fees: Costs for music, stock footage, and other copyrighted materials.

How much does a 1 minute video cost?

The average 1 minute Video project in 2024 costs between $3,250 and $6,250 depending on various factors.

At Lapse Productions, we offer tailored video production packages designed to meet a wide range of needs, from simple projects to high-end productions. Our Simple Package is ideal for straightforward videos, including a basic strategy session, a full day of filming with a professional videographer, and essential editing, starting at $3,250. The Standard Package suits more significant projects, featuring an advanced strategy session, a full day of filming with a four-person crew, and comprehensive editing, beginning at $6,250. For the ultimate in quality and customization, our Premium Package provides premium strategy development, filming with a five-person crew, and complex editing, with prices starting at $8,000. Each package is designed to bring your vision to life, ensuring your message resonates with your audience.


Ideal for Simple Videos
Starts with:
1 video (60s – 2 min)

Basic Strategy Session $250
-Basic Development & Strategy

1 Full-Day Filming $1,500
Interviews & B-Roll
Basic Production Quality (1 person crew)
-Videographer (1 Camera) – $1,500
-Up to 10 hrs
-Includes Basic Equipment Package

Editing – $1,500
-Basic Editing
-Basic Motion & Text Graphics
-1 Music License
-1 Round of Revisions

From $ 3,250


Perfect for Important Videos
Starts With:
1 Video (60s – 2 min)

Advanced Strategy – $500
-Standard Development & Strategy
-Location Scouting

1 Full-Day of Filming – $3,750
Interviews & B-Roll
Standard Production Quality (4 person crew)
-Up to 10 hrs
-Producer – $1,250
-Cinematographer – 1,500
-Audio Operator – $800
-Production Assistant – $200
-Includes Standard Equipment Package

Editing – $2,000
-Standard Editing
-Basic Motion & Text Graphics
-1+ Music License
-2 Rounds of Revisions

From $ 6,250


The best of the best
Starts With:
1 Video (60s – 2 min)

Premium Strategy – $750
-Advanced Video Development & Strategy
-Location Scouting

x1 Full-Day Filming – $4,750
Interviews & B-Roll
Advanced Production Quality (5 person crew)
-Up to 10 hrs
-Producer – $1,250
-Cinematographer – $1,500
-Audio Operator – $800
-Grip/Gaffer – $500
-Production Assistant – $200
-Includes Advanced Equipment Van

Editing – $2,500
-Complex Editing
-Basic Motion & Text Graphics
-1+ Music License
-2 Rounds of Revisions

From $ 8,000

Case Study Examples

Promotional Video Cost:

Here is an example of a Promotional video we produced and how much it cost:

Client: Blackdoor Development Co.

Cost: This video cost $6,250

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Animation Video Cost:

Here is an example of a Animation video we produced and how much it cost:

Client: DMZ

Cost: This video cost $7,500

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Event Video Cost:

Here is an example of an Event same day edit we produced and how much it cost:

Client: Eye Recommend

Cost: This video cost $4,250

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Free Video Production Consultation

Struggling to capture attention and drive results in a crowded marketplace?

At Lapse Productions, we understand the challenges B2B and B2C marketers and communication specialists face today. Compelling video content is no longer a luxury – it’s a necessity.

Our free consultation is designed specifically for you. We’ll help you:

  • Craft a video strategy that aligns with your marketing goals: Whether it’s brand awareness, lead generation, or customer engagement, we’ll help you develop a video concept that resonates with your target audience.
  • Learn how video can boost your marketing ROI: We’ll showcase real-world examples of how video content has helped businesses achieve their marketing objectives.
  • Get a transparent quote tailored to your project needs: No hidden fees or surprises. We’ll provide a detailed breakdown of what’s included in your video project, ensuring it fits your budget.

There’s no obligation to book after your consultation. We simply want to be a valuable resource and help you explore how strategic video content can elevate your marketing campaigns.

Ready to Create Your Corporate Video?

By now, you’re equipped with the knowledge to navigate the world of video production costs and understand the value a well-crafted video can bring to your business.

At Lapse Productions, we’re passionate about transforming your ideas into captivating video content that resonates with your audience and achieves your marketing goals.

Here’s how we can help:

  • Free Consultation: Our video production experts will discuss your project needs, understand your vision, and offer a transparent quote tailored to your budget.
  • Customizable Packages: We offer a range of packages (Simple, Standard, Premium) with the flexibility to add additional services like animation or drone footage.
  • Experienced Team: Our team of skilled professionals will handle every aspect of production, from scripting and filming to editing and motion graphics.
  • Proven Results: We have a proven track record of creating impactful videos that deliver results for our clients.

Let’s Create Your Video Today

If you’re looking for top-notch quality, industry expertise, dependability, and competitive pricing, don’t wait any longer. Contact us now for a quote and let’s get started on your project.

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