Video production rates per videographer.

Fully-equipped videographer + 30 minutes of setup.

Customize an Order  

Step 1. Coverage

How long is your event / production?

Hourly + FREE Travel **

Build your own production

‡ Certain dates (weekends especially) subject to wailisting based on availability & demand.

Daily + FREE Travel ** †

For short-term productions

Monday Discount

On a budget? Do it Monday.

Multi-Day Dedicated ‡

For long-term productions

Special-Rate Flat price

For specific video types

** Includes travel to single location within 40 miles of Chicago, IL. Additional locations within 2 miles are complimentary. Additional locations over 2 miles, and less than 40 miles, are $99 each. Does not include parking / cover fees. † Event coverage over 6.25 hours must provide a vender meal. Production customers must allow for 1-hour lunch break, no meal required.‡ One of our videographers will be dedicated to your project for multiple days, up to 10 hours each day. Must provide at least a 1-hour lunch break on days longer than 7 hours. Last-minute (within 72-hours) bookings subject to +Short Notice fee between $199 - $599 based on availability and OT requirements.

One Videographer.

Dedicated to your production — with full access to our video resources.

Do you need a fully dedicated videographer for an extended period of time? We've made it easy to forget about individual video pricing and think big-picture.

Ideal for: Long-term, large-scale, or complex productions that require ongoing relations with a single video professional.

Ordering a dedicated videographer gets you one of our video experts for 40 hours per week. Our videographer has unlimited access to video equipment, editing suites, and our resources to get your production done.

Great for planning productions in 40 hour work weeks. Ask us for assistance when planning to use a dedicated videographer.

Step 2. Optional Customizations

If you're not sure — skip this step.

Editing Rates Reset

Standard events

Advanced Add-ons Reset

Add to any project

2 Requires script 72-hours prior to filming.
3 May require additional setup time.

Production Add-ons

Production / advanced orders

Requires additional setup. Scriptwriting, ideation, storyboarding, and talent casting are billed as our full-day consulting rate.

Need help? Call our videography team (866) 948-4336 — Press 1.

You can email us about pricing too. Choose the easiest method of contact for you.

  • Affordable Pricing.

    Employees are paid hourly, so we can't negotiate / discount prices. Don't worry though — we have some of the most competitive rates available.

  • Coverage Time.

    Please remember that coverage is time-based billing — from start-time to end-time. You may create multiple coverage times to save money.

  • Length of Footage.

    Please keep in mind that video will be shorter than coverage time — unless the event is non-stop, continuous (e.g., presentations, ceremonies, speeches).

  • Multiple Videographers.

    We have a team available for handling small to mid-sized video productions. If you require a crew larger than 5 team members, please contact us.

  • We can do Anything.

    No matter what you're looking to do, we can handle it. Full-day consultations are $499 per day (storyboarding, etc.)

Step 3. Delivery

Online / Mail.

FREE digital downloads.

You always receive everything we film.

  • (1) 720p Specs, (2) 1080p Specs, (3) Up to 500 GB of Data on a portable HDD. (4) 3 copies; TV Playable Discs (5) Up to 25 GB Data. (6) Only available upon request prior to filming; may require physical delivery.

Total Price: $229+

Add-on selection requires manual review.

Your selection includes the following:

  • One Vanilla videographer
  • One HD / Broadcast quality camera
  • Online digital download within a few days
  • 30-minutes early arrival / setup time
  • Dedicated phone / email support
  • Everything we film
  • Up to 40 miles travel from: Chicago, IL
  • Learn how ordering works →

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Get a Free Quote by Phone or Email.

Absolutely free phone + email consultations.

(866) 948-4336 — Press 1.

You don't need to have all your details figured out. If you have questions, just ask us and we'll help.

Or email us now →

When you call us, you are going to get answers immediately. When you email us, you’re going to get a response within hours. Wherever you are in your planning, and no matter what your budget is, we can talk as much as you’d like.

We are fortunate to have such an amazing team. And we’re excited to talk about your video and offer up insightful advice and complimentary ideas. The same team that works with Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, and films every day will help you determine what’s best for your personal situation.

Planning a complex, larger production, or multiple videos?

In-person meetings are available for budgets over 1.8k

  • Animations / Graphics.

    Yes — We have extremely talented animators and 2D graphic artists that can bring your web / startup video to reality.

  • Commercial Spots.

    Yes — We have broadcast quality equipment to handle television and commercial-grade work.

  • TV / Online Series.

    Yes — We can work with you. We offer dedicated camera men / creative directors to bring your video series to market.

  • Why the 1.8k minimum?

    Travelling is time-consuming, expensive, and wastes resources. To keep our prices low, to save you time, and get your project quoted faster — we encourage customers to work with us over phone or email.

    We only encourage in-person meetings for budgets over $1.8k, complex productions, and TV Shows / Commercials.

  • We're saving you money.

    By simply avoiding meetings, we have reduced our prices by more than 30%.

    If your project is below the 1.8k minimum and you require an in-person meeting our normal consulting rates apply.

Ready to talk? Call an expert (866) 948-4336 — Press 1.

We're pretty fast on email too. Choose whichever is easiest for you.

  • Our Company Values


    We dedicate ourselves to providing the best possible service, and experience — to each and every customer.

  • Passion.

    We have a deep passion for good video. Our culture centers on improvement; making everything better day after day.

  • Quality.

    Quality control is very important to us. We constantly experiment to achieve better results and drive video quality higher.

  • Honesty.

    We offer completely transparent pricing — and never artificially raise prices for larger budgets.

  • Lasting.

    Our goal is to create long-lasting relationships with customers and the communities we service.

  • Fast.

    Everything is way more awesome since we also strive to be the fastest video production house ever.

  • Top Rated Videography

    5-Star Reviews all-around

    You can find us on Yelp, Facebook, Wedding Wire and more. We are the best rated videographers in Chicago.

    Vanilla Video

  • Last night I looked at most of the clips and a large portion of the 2 videos. They were great and in certain scenes outstanding. I am very pleased with how the videographer captured everything. He was discrete & unobtrusive while filming. I will definitely be recommending your services to anyone I know who is looking to capture an event.

    Another way in which I was pleasantly surprised is how well the video & clips viewed on my PC. I have an old PC (over 6 years old) and have difficulty streaming a lot of the stuff on the internet. I had no trouble at all viewing either the clips or the video.

  • Thanks for the great videography from the wedding. The clips are awesome. I was able to share the day with my husband who was unable to be there, and I felt like I was reliving the day. It was an amazing day for our family and friends so I am so glad we have the video to always remember how special the entire event was. I am especially happy that I found you!

  • The Vanilla Video Staff's excellent communication skills, coupled with how extremely kind, talented, helpful, accommodating, reliable, and committed to professionalism, confirms to me you will not find anyone better! In addition, we had the finished videos within 24 hours! AMAZING! Lastly, the short video clips of extraordinary moments during the day called "Vanilla Clips" are a BRILLIANT addition! The Vanilla Clips make it so easy to show friends and family short slices of special moments without having to fast forward through hours of video!

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