Video Production Time Estimator

Please use the form below to estimate the number of support hours required for your project. You can save the estimate as a PDF, which needs to be attached to your video production request.

Please note: If you are unsure of what type of support is required for your project, what is the scope of your project, or how to answer the questions below, please do not hesitate to contact ets.educ@ubc.ca for a consultation to help determine the hours required for your project. ETS can also introduce you to a number of Do-It-Yourself media production options.

Length of event (in hours):

 ½ hour  1 hr  1½ hrs  2 hrs  2½ hrs  3 hrs  3.5 hrs  4 hrs  8 hrs  12 hrs  16 hrs

Location of event

 On campus
 Off campus in the Lower Mainland

Time of event

 Between 7:30 AM – 4:00PM, Monday-Friday
 After 4:00 PM Monday-Friday or on weekends

Type of recording:

Video only (see example) (2-3.5 hours)
Video plus presentation material (see example) (3.5 hours)
Live webcast (see example) (4 hours)
Facebook stream (1.5 hours (maximum 4))

Introduction & Credits

I do not require introduction and/or credits slides
Add basic introduction slide and credits slide (1 hour)

Table of Contents

No table of contents or segmentation required
Add table of contents and segmentation for a 1/2 day event recording (2 hours)
Add table of contents and segmentation for a full day event recording (see example) (4 hours)

Do you require a conceptA concept nails down your video’s primary message, and the manner in which you will deliver it to your primary audience. Later, as you navigate the winding curves of production, you’ll think of the concept as your destination. or storyboardA storyboard outlines the shot sequence, animation, and dialogue in your video.?

 No, there is no storyboarding required at all.
(This is most likely if you are filming an interview.)
 No, I will supply the concept and storyboard and only require some consultation.
(This is most likely if you are creating a lecture video for a course.)
 Yes, I need a concept and storyboard.
(Choose this option if you are creating a promotional video or an instructional video.)

Where will the filming take place?

Please note: any space rental fees needs to be covered by the department

 No filming is required. I am looking to produce an animated video.
 I will go to UBC Studios for the recording (no additional time)
 At Scarfe or Ponderosa (1 hour of location scouting prior to the shoot)
 At a different location on campus (1 hour of location scouting prior to the shoot + 1 hours for film crew to travel)
 Off campus in the Lower Mainland (1 hour of location scouting prior to the shoot + 3 hours for film crew to travel)

How many hours of film crew time are required at UBC Studios?

No filming is required. I am looking to produce an animated video.
 1 hour of filming at UBC Studios (add 3.5 hours for setup/teardown + processing)
 2 hours of filming at UBC Studios (add 3.5 hours for setup/teardown + processing)
 3 hours of filming at UBC Studios (add 3.5 hours for setup/teardown + processing)

How many days of film crew time are required at a location other than UBC Studios?

 No time is required at a different location
 ½ day on location (3.5 hours – includes 2 hours of filming + equipment set up/tear down)
 One day on location (7 hours – includes 4 hours of filming + equipment set up/tear down)
 Two days on location (14 hours – includes 8 hours of filming + equipment set up/tear down)

What type of film crew do you require?

 No film crew is required.
 One camera (2-person film crew)
 Two cameras (3-person film crew)

Are animations or graphics required?

 No animations or graphics are required
 No animation is required. Only simple graphics and text is needed (see example) (1-5 hours)
 Minimal animation or graphics is required (6-14 hours)
 Extensive animation or graphics is required (see example) (14-40 hours)

Is music or stock footage required for your project?

Please note: If music or stock footage is required additional fees may be incurred

 No music or stock footage is required
 I require music or stock footage for this project and need to meet with someone to discuss potential options and pricing.

Your estimate:

Save estimate as PDF

Here are some examples of how long each type of video production may take:
Basic Studio Recording 6 – 25hrs Low end would be only capturing a talking head. High-end includes B-roll, editing, animations.
Simple Animation 8 – 40hrs Low end would be taking an existing diagram and animating it for a presentation. High-end would be a fully animated short video.
Hands On Demo or Lecture 10 – 20hrs Largely dependent on length and complexity of demonstration and post productions needs.
Event Promo Video 12 – 40hrs or more Dependent on length of event, and editing needs of the project. (Include attendee interviews, music license, graphics and animations, etc.).
Basic Promo Video 24 – 40hrs or more Dependent on elements of the promo (1 location vs. multiple, original b-roll or stock footage, post production, music license, etc.).