I am planning to post wanted ads on Mandy, Craiglist and Here. But before I do I would like some feedback/advice from you guys.
I spoke to one guy in miami who quoted me 8K per video. Ouch! I felt that was way too much.
I spoke to another guy who quoted me 1K per video - much more affordable. His reel looks a bit to film schooly - not really any strong experience.
From my research I think that I should be able to get:
Equipment (two High Def cameras, lighting, jib, dollly, grip, mics) - 1K per day
Highly Experienced Cameraman (DP?)- $500 per day (2 days)
Assistant Cameraman (AC?)- $250 per day (2 days)
Post Production Editing and DVD Authoring - $1200-2400
Studio - $250 to $1000 per day depending on location and quality of studio (2 days)
Total Budget = 6-7K
I want to produce four videos - each containing 1-60minute and 1-30minute yoga sequence (just me - no students in video). Each video will also include a five minute intro/interview where I talk to the folks. Want simple set, dramatic lighting.
I think that it would probably take 2 days of filming. I teach 20 hours a week and am comfortable on camera, so I'm well practiced and do not antcipate the need for lots of shoot time/retakes. There will be a need for some post production editing because they will need to cut in different shots/angles.
I prefer to shoot in Florida. But can go to another city if it means I can get awesome work at an affordable rate. Which cities do you think have the most competitive talent pools?
What do you think? Is this a good budget? too much? too little? Am I missing anything?
How might I word the ad so that I manage my expectations, as well as the expecations of the folks I would hire.
Thank you for taking the time to read this,
Edited by Dyaln Funk, 23 September 2007 - 10:52 PM.