Pricing

Given our interest in creating an historical record, our services start with the interview.

Once one or more interviews are completed, we can provide further value-added services such as video highlights and photographic slideshows with video commentary.

Interviews are conducted in audio-only or video and audio formats.  Each interview lasts for about two hours although an interview session can take up to half a day with set-up and the packing up of equipment.

Each of the options below include as part of the price a preliminary interview that allows our interviewer to explain the process and to establish rapport with the interviewee.

Current rates

You can pay as you go, but if you order multiple services at the same time a 10 per cent discount will be applied. We can also provide a custom quote for a particular project. Our rates are based on those recommended by Professional Historians Australia. See the PHA scale of fees.

Audio interview session

Each 2 hour interview  =  $500. You receive:

  • the services of a professional historian/journalist to conduct the interview
  • broadcast-quality recording
  • some minor editing to remove any breaks or unintended answers
  • a copy of the interview file in two formats (.mp3 and .wav) copied on to a memory stick or DVD.

Video interview session

Each 2 hour interview  =  $1000. You receive:

  • the services of a professional historian/journalist to conduct the interview
  • video and audio recording in high resolution formats
  • some minor editing to include opening and closing screens with key information and to remove any breaks or unintended answers
  • a copy of the interview file in four formats (video file – with and without timecode and two audio files – mp3 and wav) copied on to a memory stick or DVD
  • an interview outline with timecode to enable you to keep a record of your favourite moments from the interview.

Discounts

We offer a 10 per cent discount for clients who order multiple sessions/services at the same time. For example if you wanted three audio interviews and a video interview this would cost $2500. We would offer a discount of 10% for this package, bringing the price down to $2250.

Additional services

We can provide various highlights packages, based on your needs. Some examples include:

  • highlights from a video interview
  • scanning photographs and interviewing the interviewee with the purpose of providing a slideshow with video commentary.

The cost of such packages depends on elements such as the editing time involved and any scanning of photographs. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

We do not provide transcripts but can arrange a contractor to produce a transcript if you wish.