Astoria Film Institute works to bring real-life video and multimedia production experience to film/media students throughout NYC by connecting them with local businesses and nonprofits that can benefit from their production services at affordable rates.

We are led by an entertainment/digital media/production veteran with over 25 years of experience creating marketing/branding/entertainment content, and several specialists who all work to mentor and guide our students through the projects.

We are a passionate group of creatives 

Services and Rates:​

Full Video Creation
From help with conceptualization to scripting, filming, and editing*
*price varies according to project size and scope
NOTE: Projects need to be estimated and agreed upon before starting work, so plan ahead!
Video Editor:
anywhere from $20* to $40* per hour of editing.
*depending on amount of cutting and tasks
Director of Photography/Cinematographer:
$150/day (no camera/lenses included)
$200/day (camera and lenses included)
$250/day (lights, camera, and lenses included)
Assistant Director:
Audio Recordist:
$200/day (with equipment)
Production Assistant:
Note: A day is up to 8 hours of work. After that an overtime rate will be negotiated, or a larger day rate. A half day (less than 4 hours of work) is half of whatever the indicated rate is.