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Script-to-Screen Video Produc­tion

Need it all done from start to finish? Keeping your budget and timelines in mind, we’ll develop a script that allows you to “picture this video” for your evaluation and approval.

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Script-to-Screen Video Produc­tion in Northern Virginia and the Metro DC area

This service is perfect for:

  • Businesses, non-profits and organizations without a video production department
  • If you have an idea (you can "picture this video") but don’t have the capabilities or equipment to pull it off
  • If you have more projects than your in-house department can produce in the time needed
  • Digital marketers who have clients requesting video production of marketing videos

What our clients say about our Script-to-Screen Video Produc­tion service

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Sharon is a gem! I had a last minute project and called Picture This Video and without question Sharon and her team were on it in a flash. I couldn't have asked for a better video and production team then Picture this Video. She took time with me to ensure I understood what to expect before, during, and after production. When they arrived at the location they were prompt, professional, knowledgeable, and creative when it came the shots needed to make this video special. Her turn around time was exactly what she said and the video was more then I expected but, exactly what I envisioned. Thanks Picture This Video you made my Virtual Event super special.

Jasmine Bull January 22, 2021
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I had such a great experience working with the team at Picture This Video. I was well prepared leading up to taping and made to feel super comfortable making the video, which isn't an easy thing to accoplish for me. The vdieo turned out great! I would highly reccomend using them for all of your video needs.

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We asked Sharon to produce a video featuring residents and life at The Old Soldiers Home. The home is/was closed to the public during Covid so Sharon had to work with the residents remotely. She helped define the vision/purpose, guided the development of a script, helped identify still photos to insert in the video - and delivered us an OUTSTANDING final product. All for a very affordable price. We are very grateful for Sharon's patience and professionalism.

Pat MacArevey January 14, 2021
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Working with Sharon Sobel (Maven of Picture This Video) to make our short film was easy and we also just had a great time. She turned the product around in no time and was a knowledgeable guide in the filming and editing processes. I am so grateful for her expertise and care. Mary J. Novak, Catholic Mobilizing Network, Chair, Board of Directors

Mary Novak March 27, 2020
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Our experience with Sharon and Picture This Video was first-rate. The video she produced for us was professional, and she was willing to make edits (quickly!) to fine-tune the video to meet our exact specifications. Sharon was great to work with, and we're very happy with the final result.

Jim Roddy October 22, 2019
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From start to finish, Sharon was instrumental in coordinating the entire production of my commercial. She advised me how to communicate with videographer most effectively so we captured everything she would need post-production and answered all my concerns. She caught the vibe that I wanted and even in the first draft nailed down so many of our critical needs. Through the editing process, we had difficulty finding the right music and so very resourcefully, she reallocated our budget to include a musician who brilliantly executed a piece for us. She managed her time so well that we didn't use all our hours - I'm really looking forward to working with Sharon again and highly recommend her!

Kathleen F October 18, 2019
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Sharon is amazing to work with! She quickly "got" who we were and what was most important for us to convey in a 30 second commercial with a tight deadline. Will work with again in the future!

Jessica Ford October 16, 2019

What to expect

How it works

Overall timelines are based on the project’s deadlines for each phase of production. If you have a tight deadline, send us a message - we'll give you an honest assessment of whether we're able to help.

  • Step

    Pre-production

    Keeping your budget and timelines in mind, we’ll develop a script that allows you to “picture this video” for your evaluation and approval. We can also use your prepared script, or use it as a starting point. The scripting process will shape a shot list and identify what crew roles we’ll need to provide.

  • Step

    Production

    Once the final script is approved, and deposit is received, production will start! We’ll conduct the shoot and obtain any additional imagery or media that’s been identified.

  • Step

    Post-production

    We can electronically send you versions of the video as it gets edited, giving you the opportunity to provide feedback on any spot in the video without you having to spend hours in the edit suite so you can focus on the other important things you have to get done! We’ll provide any version of the finished video you need: whether it’s formatted for social media, a big screen, or website delivery.

Why work with us?

We've got your back

Picture This Video is ready to be your partner in video marketing success -- here are a few reasons why:

    We have over 25 years experience

    We've been both lead and support on a vast array of production and editing projects. As a result, we know our strengths and communicate them clearly.

    We love working with businesses

    Actually, we specialize in production for businesses.

    We own and maintain our professional equipment

    Have equipment on hand, and access to additional equipment as needed.

    We have connections

    We're well-networked to find talented craftspeople to hire as needed.

    We can see things coming

    You'll find we proactively work to reduce and eliminate potential problems in production/post-production.

    Shooting on-location? We can help with logistics

    We're well-versed in location requirements and what to look for and look out for when it comes to how a location can affect a project's budget and potential shooting challenges.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Quick answers to common questions folks like you ask about Script-to-Screen Video Produc­tion

See our work

Check out a handful of Social Media Videos we've produced for clients just like you

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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

    $260
    $380
  • Videographer – labor only

    $395
    $595
  • HD Videography w/gear

    $790
    $1125
  • Teleprompter Operator w/gear

    $445
    $595
  • Remote Recording

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

    $595
    $950
  • Webcast/Event Producer from PTV office

    $495
    N/A
  • 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