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What to include in a Zoom video production scope of work

So much of our lives take place over Zoom these days, from work meetings to conferences and even personal events. Zoom itself even expanded its event hosting capabilities to better accommodate the virtual world we’re living in. If you’re a creative director or video editor and want to expand your services into the world of Zoom productions, here’s how to build a Zoom video production scope of work.

Welcome to Scope Smarter, Not Harder, a series from Wethos highlighting our services and scope of work templates from the Wethos Services Library. In this installment, we’re highlighting our Zoom Video Production scope of work template!

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Here’s our breakdown of a Zoom Video Production scope of work so you know how to charge for your next project!

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Zoom Video Production scope of work total: $12,800

Phase 1: Pre-Production for $2,700

For this project, a creative director and video editor should team up to handle all aspects of the production. 

Start by holding a discovery meeting to get all of the details on what the client’s production will entail. There are a variety of events that can take place over Zoom, from webinars to conferences, and even networking events and panels. Each of these require a unique set of video skills so it’s best to get as many details as possible during the initial meeting. And don’t forget to charge for those discovery meetings

From there, the creative director will put together a creative brief that covers insights, concepts, and recommendations for the production. Our scope of work template recommends charging $900 for one creative brief.

During this phase, the creative director will also lead pre-interview meetings with talent involved in the production, like speakers and hosts, to preview questions, lighting needs, wardrobe, and other production elements.

Phase 2: Production for $1,200

The second phase of our Zoom video production scope of work is all about production. 

Once you have completed scripts and finalized budgets, the creative director will facilitate the production of a remote video shoot over Zoom. One recorded session for a small one-day video shoot with a single location and a crew of three or less should be priced at $900. 

Wrap up this phase by uploading and delivering media to the post-production team for $300.

Phase 3: Post-Production for $8,900

The final phase of the project includes a full post production process for one hero video and 6 social cutdowns. Keep in mind, if your client or project requires more deliverables than that, adjust the price accordingly! 

After the creative director develops a thematic outline and determines the direction for the video, the video editor comes in to work their magic. 

The editor will handle everything from downloading and preparing all raw media to creating the hero video. Remember to set specific parameters that the scope will cover. For example, our scope of work template suggests creating one 16:9 hero video that’s 3 minutes or less for a total of $1,500.

The video editor will also reformat the hero video into smaller videos to be used on social media. Include 3 videos sized at 9:16 and 3 sized at 1:1 for a total of $900. 

Wrap up the project by uploading and delivering the final videos to the client. Once you’ve shared the deliverables, send that invoice and get paid!


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