Jump to content


Photo

Operating


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 708 posts
  • Other
  • Brisbane

Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:54 PM

On professional, big productions, fully financed and all that, what sort of money does the camera operator make compared to the DP? Or is that like asking how long is a piece of string? But there must be some general pay grade I suppose.


  • 0

#2 Brian Drysdale

Brian Drysdale
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 5343 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:17 PM

The 2017 BECTU recommended rate for a camera operator for a 55 hour week is £3300 on a £30m+ feature, The DP rate is individually negotiated, it depends who you are..


  • 0

#3 Stuart Brereton

Stuart Brereton
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3487 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles

Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:27 PM

The 2017 BECTU recommended rate for a camera operator for a 55 hour week is £3300 on a £30m+ feature, The DP rate is individually negotiated, it depends who you are..

I remember there being a substantial difference between BECTU rates and what the BBC (or anyone else) actually paid. Has that changed?


  • 0

#4 Phil Rhodes

Phil Rhodes
  • Sustaining Members
  • 12407 posts
  • Other

Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:14 AM

I suspect any such comparison would be made pretty difficulty by the overwhelming variability in DP rates. I wouldn't be surprised if people who were stepping up and taking a big opportunity had on extremely rare occasion been paid less than some of their crew, even on big movies.

 

P


  • 0

#5 Brian Drysdale

Brian Drysdale
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 5343 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:35 AM

I remember there being a substantial difference between BECTU rates and what the BBC (or anyone else) actually paid. Has that changed?

 

The rates I mentioned are for high end productions. BECTU does have rates for different budget levels for drama and TV drama, however, I suspect the actual rates on a BBC drama may vary depending on the budgets and the above the line costs, they tend to be a lot tighter on the crew rates.


  • 0

#6 Mark Dunn

Mark Dunn
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2898 posts
  • Other
  • London

Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:54 AM

Crikey, I'm definitely putting my Steenbeck rates up then. I only charged the BBC £600 for a week's rental and local transport.


  • 0


Broadcast Solutions Inc

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Paralinx LLC

Tai Audio

Rig Wheels Passport

CineLab

Serious Gear

Metropolis Post

Abel Cine

Glidecam

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Ritter Battery

Wooden Camera

Visual Products

Abel Cine

CineLab

Paralinx LLC

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Wooden Camera

Visual Products

Metropolis Post

Serious Gear

Tai Audio

Rig Wheels Passport

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Ritter Battery

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Glidecam