About Picture This Video

Serving production companies, television stations, non-profits and corporations since 1997

Video production and strategy for businesses and organizations in Northern Virginia and the Metro DC area

Authentic. Engaging. Targeted video solutions for business.

Picture This Video is your full-service video production provider specializing in corporate, educational and event video strategies and solutions. We are a woman-owned small business based in the Washington DC metro area with over 25 years of experience.

We provide a range of services for a wide array of clients, from freelance work to script-to-screen production. We serve production companies and television stations requiring specialized freelance services, as well as businesses and organizations needing help with start-to-finish video marketing and production.

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No matter what your goals are, we can help! Check out some of our favorite projects to see how we can support your business or organization, too.

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The Picture This Video Team

Led by Sharon Sobel, your projects will be carried out by trusted industry veterans.

Frequently asked questions

Quick answers to questions we often get from prospective clients. Still have questions? Reach out anytime! 

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  • We're a non-profit - can you give us a discount?

    Yes! We love working with non-profits and offer a 10% discount for all services.

  • Do you charge travel costs?

    In the Metro DC Area, there is no charge for jobs in a 25-mile radius of Fairfax, Virginia.  This means our general area stretches as far north as Columbia, Maryland, as far west as Loudoun County, Virginia, as far south as Quantico, Virginia, and as far east as Prince George’s County, Maryland.

     So sorry, Baltimore, I do charge mileage for jobs there.

  • Can you help YouTube content creators or podcasters with their video editing?

    Yes!  If you’re a regular content creator, talk to us about your show and how much editing you think it takes each month. We can likely give you reduced pricing for monthly, regular work from us. visit our post-production services page to see our editing rates and terms. 

  • What if we just want to give you footage and have you edit it?

    We can definitely just provide editing services, if that’s what you need. We prefer to work from a script because it reduces miscommunication, multiple revisions, and that means it saves you money. Please visit our post-production services page to see our editing rates and terms.

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Freelance & Editing Rates according to role

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  • Role Title

    Up to 5 hours
    Up to 10 hours
  • Associate Producer

  • Videographer – labor only

  • HD Videography w/gear

  • Teleprompter Operator w/gear

  • Remote Recording

    $105 per hour
  • Webcast/Event Producer onsite w/client

  • Webcast/Event Producer from PTV office

  • Terms

    • Mileage: Picture This Video works in the Metro DC area within a 25 mile radius of Fairfax, VA, with no travel fees. Additional mileage is charged at the current IRS rate.
    • Time is charged from arrival on site to departure from site.
      Our rates typically are based on 1/2 day (5 hours) or full days (10 hours).
    • For each hour over 10 in a day, the cost will be time and a half times the hourly rate for that job’s full day rate.
    • Cancellation of a scheduled scripting, videotaping or editing date may incur a kill fee:
      • 24-48 hours notice: $250
      • less than 24 hours notice: $300
      This is in addition to the cost of any rented equipment, and sub-contractors' kill fees.
    • Other rates & services available on request.
    • Invoices are due upon receipt. Deposit may be required.
  • Editing Rates

    Up to 10 hours
  • Logger / Digitizer – external system

    $36 per hour
  • Logger / Digitizer – internal system

    $55 per hour
  • Adobe Premiere editing – external system

    $75 per hour
  • Adobe Premiere editing – internal system

    $95 per hour