Leaving town for a shoot
Posted 06 July 2007 - 08:42 PM
Posted 06 July 2007 - 11:20 PM
Posted 06 July 2007 - 11:43 PM
Good luck on your prep. I was wondering...and I am sure it has been different - but how does it usually work with the DP's contract...do you usually get signed on and work a day rate for prep or is that tied into a flat rate for the film, etc. I know in the indy world in Utah we usually get a flat rate for the film and then additional for post, etc. How have you seen it work early in your career and how has that changed?
I hope this question is o.k. to ask and of course feel free to not answer if it is too intrusive of a question.
Posted 07 July 2007 - 12:46 AM
Since everything is done with time sheets through a payroll company, I fill them out during prep for whatever was offered me in my deal -- let's say hypothetically it's three weeks of prep, which usually means 5-day weeks, so 15 days, 8-hours per day. Time sheets are turned in weekly. Then when you start shooting, you put down your actual working hours daily so you get overtime, etc. So prep is sort of a "flat" rate though it is still broken down into a hourly for accounting purposes, plus it's how the union calculates things.
Posted 07 July 2007 - 01:03 PM
Posted 09 July 2007 - 11:40 AM
Posted 09 July 2007 - 02:56 PM
I live in Hoboken. Shoot me an e mail if you need anything or If I see you walking around town, I'll just say hello.
Who are you using as crew? Grip, electric, assistants?
Posted 09 July 2007 - 05:51 PM
Posted 10 July 2007 - 11:29 PM
I don't remember you mentioning 4 weeks of prep in any of your other movies before. Is this a normal amount of prep time for a feature?
Posted 11 July 2007 - 04:14 PM
Posted 12 July 2007 - 10:42 AM
Mischa Barton is in the movie. That'll be fun...
I sense sarcasm? or...