Thunderlight Productions Inc. provides clients with a full range of services, from pre through postproduction to companies and individuals involved in the production of broadcast film and video, HD, DVD, corporate and web related media.

Our extensive alliances empower us to meet each client’s unique challenges by bringing together custom teams of dedicated writers, producers, directors and professional crafts people. This specialized expertise, backed by our experience, enables us to convey your message in a creative, innovative and entertaining manner.

Bottom line: We deliver results – on time, on budget.

Budgeting Ballpark

Following are a few general ‘ballpark’ guidelines for consideration when budgeting screen-based content creation for broadcast, non-broadcast and cross-platform applications.

   1. Nonprofit fundraising video - scripted (Approx.- $1,000 per minute)
   2. Corporate Presentation - scripted (Approx.- $1,000 - $3,000 per minute)
   3. HD Production – scripted (Approx.- $3,000 - $5,000 per minute)
   4. Standard Definition Broadcast Program - fully produced half hour $50,000 +
   5. Camera crews $2,000 to $3,500 per day (based on a 10 hour day)
   6. On-camera host (non union) $ 350 and up, (union) $800 per day and up
   7. Narrator (non union voice-over) $300 and up, (union) $600 and up plus record fees
   8. Scriptwriting $150 to $300 per finished minute
   9. Off-line editing $25 to $75 per hour
  10. On-line editing $150 to $250 per hour
  11. Linear multi-media production costs (Approx.- $1,000 - $3,000 per minute)
       (Interactive multimedia requires more logic and variable scenarios of viewer response, production        costs are usually priced hourly.)
  12. Creating web streaming videos from master $150 per hour