My name is James, I am Director of HNE Media Services Limited, a video production and training company based in Hertfordshire. We have been professionally filming theatre and dance shows for the last 13 years and film hundreds of live shows every year throughout the UK. My team of theatre show videographers offer live show filming from 2 cameras up to 5 cameras with no costs to the organiser*. We have worked in theatres and performance venues all over the country and can offer advice on the filming aspects of your show.
Theatre & Stage Videography
When looking for a theatre show videographer to film your theatre show you should ideally start your research early. Many of our theatre show video production clients book us 6 months to a year ahead. The most organised clients book us as soon as the date for the following years’ show has been confirmed with the venue. As a video production team rather than a one-man-band we are able to cover several events on the same day in different locations, but even so it is advisable to enquire and book as early as possible to ensure availability.
Theatre Show Videography prices
What does it cost to have your theatre or dance show filmed?. Depending on the location of the theatre or venue we have a number of options available. You can either pay a fixed fee to cover filming and editing, plus travel, which includes a predetermined number of DVD copies. The more you wish to purchase the lower the price per unit becomes.
Fixed Fee + DVD copies Dance Show Videography prices
DVDs would be delivered to the organisers premises by courier for distribution to parents.
All fixed fee prices are inclusive of VAT but travel costs would be an additional at £0.25ppm plus any budget overnight accommodation required. The organiser will receive a complimentary DVD or a HD MP4 file of the performance for their records.
Fixed Fee Costs
2 Camera (1 operated, 1 static) per show £500.00 + travel + DVD copies at £7.50 per copy
3 Camera (2 operated, 1 static) per show £600.00 + travel + DVD copies at £7.50 per copy
If the school were to sell DVDs at £20 per copy you would break-even at 40 copies and then be generating profit based on a 2 camera film and edit.
We handle the orders – no costs to the organiser*
Or we can operate on a DVD copies sold basis, with no costs to you the organiser. Using this method we enter into a minimum order contract whereby the organiser agrees to make up any shortfall in sales. Our minimum order for a show is usually 35 copies. DVDs are typically £17.95 – £19.95 depending on the length and complexity of the show and the number of cameras. We would handle the orders taking away any extra admin for the organiser. Please note that with this option there is no possibility of generating any revenue from the sale of the DVDs.
*based on a minimum order contract being fulfilled the school would not have to make up any shortfall in sales.
Whichever option you choose you can be assured that our highly experienced theatre show videographers will provide a fantastic memory of your show for everyone to enjoy.
Theatre Show Videographer availability
If you need any advice about having your theatre show professionally filmed please feel free to contact us. You can check our availability by filling in the contact form below. Alternatively please call our office on 01279 883 270 or email email@example.com