Freelance Videographer in Minneapolis MN (+pricing) 📞 612-208-8819

If you are in the market for a freelance videographer in Minneapolis, you’re in the right place!

Some of the things we are uniquely good at include:

  1. Technical expertise: every member of our team has thorough understanding of the technical aspects of video production, including lighting, composition, sound, and editing.
  2. Creative vision: we don’t just take a camera and point it at the thing you want to capture – our cinematographers bring a unique creative vision that allows them to tell compelling stories and capture captivating footage.
  3. Adaptability: some environments aren’t a static room – they require us to adapt to changing circumstances, whether that means adjusting to new shooting locations, working with different clients, or accommodating unexpected changes in a project’s scope. Many on our team cut-our-teeth in the live event industry so adaptability is a key skill we developed through the fires of live event video production.
  4. Communication skills: It’s critical for video specialists to effectively communicate with clients, collaborators, and talent in order to build strong working relationships and ensure that everyone is on the same page. Communication skills enable us to accomplish a successful day of filming.
  5. Professionalism: when it comes to the corporate video production world – professionalism matters. Acting as professionals at all times, meeting deadlines, following through on commitments, and providing high-quality work that exceeds client expectations. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard horror stories of camera crews not acting professional. We know that even in private conversations, we need to act and BE professional. That’s ingrained into our crew because we know and love the corporate video production world.
  6. Marketing and business skills: understanding the outcome of your video allows our video creators to use all of the creative tools like lighting, camera angles, camera movement, and talent direction and scene building to ensure the end video actually helps you get results.
Minneapolis Freelance Videographer Prices in 2023
Freelance Videographer in Minneapolis MN Pricing in 2023

Our freelance videographers have worked with many different companies and organizations – from manufacturing to medical – from professional sports to national TV.

Through our years of experience, our Minneapolis freelance videographers can assist your organization in making a top-notch video that can be beneficial for your business.

More value than just freelance videographers:

We like to think of our freelance videographers as somewhat video warriors in that they help businesses with more of an impact – they act more as video strategists using their training not only how to operate the camera, lights, and clear audio – but the business side of things like:

  1. Demographics: age, gender, income, education level, occupation, and geographic location.
  2. Psychographics: values, interests, beliefs, and attitudes
  3. Behaviors: purchasing habits, media consumption, and online behavior
  4. Pain points: challenges, frustrations, or problems that your target market is experiencing.
  5. Goals and aspirations: hopes, dreams, and aspirations of your target market.

    Understanding these factors can help them come up with new ideas on-set that may highlight and position your product or service at the next level.

Let’s talk pricing:

The cost of hiring a videographer in Minneapolis can differ based on multiple factors, including the type of video service required, the duration of the project, and the quality of the equipment and competence. Prices are typically between $75 and $350 an hour, with most jobs costing somewhere in the middle, usually between $150 and $200 per hour. However, some videographers may provide packages that include a number of hours of filming, editing, and post-production services for a discounted rate.

It is also important to consider the exact requirements of your project when selecting a videographer, such as if you are filming over night (versus typical working hours), if you’re filming in adverse conditions (example underwater, outdoors in the winter, or inside a hospital clean room). All of those situations can bring on additional complexity to be solved for – aka more cost for planning and preparation as well as additional costs for gear needed or on-site time.

By discussing your project’s scope and budget with potential videographers, you will be able to get a better understanding of how much a Minneapolis videographer will cost for your particular needs.

How much would you budget for Minneapolis freelance videographers?

When budgeting for your video venture, it’s important to consider what you want it to achieve. Do you have a product to demonstrate? Or perhaps a recent event that you need to make a recap of to show your international personnel? Making a product video necessitates different locations or team members than what is necessary for event videography (a proficient videographer will assist you in producing the most powerful video for your project). Additionally, think about what should be included in your video. Videos such as explainer videos or instructional videos usually involve voice-over narration. The expense of getting VO’s is more affordable than enlisting a full team of actors. The more people you require, the more it will cost.

Video Production General Cost Guide for Day Rate / Hourly Rate:

  • Video Director: $50/hour to $300/hour (500-1500/day)
  • Camera Operator / Camera For Hire: $100/hour to $400/hour ($400-1200/day + gear)
  • Script Writer/Script Consultant: $60/hour to $150/hour
  • Craft Services / Catering/Meal services: $20-30/meal (per person)
  • Post Production/Colorist/Video Editor:$75/hour to $250/hour (online or offline editing rates) (
  • Equipment Rentals: Generally billed by the day > $150-1500
  • Narrators/Voiceovers: $100 to $400/minute
  • Sound Operator: $600-800/day plus a kit fee of $200-400/day
  • B-Roll: 15-50% added to the shooting cost
  • (Miscellaneous Fees): $100-$300/day (things like parking ramps, coffee runs, copy services, gaffers tape, gels from stock, snacks)

Here’s some visual examples from Youtuber Lizzie Peirce – they have similar pricing in their area as it is in Minneapolis Minnesota.

How much does it cost in 2023?

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Disclaimer: we are in no way affiliated with this Youtube video but it really gives some breakdown as to similar rates for here in the MSP area.

Again – this is not our video it’s just a really helpful Youtube video to hopefully help you out in pricing. Give them a like / subscribe if you found it helpful!

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Types of Projects We Produce

Here’s a small multimedia (TV / Social Media / Podcast Commercial) we did for the Metro Transit Micro Bus service in North Minneapolis
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