Day Rates for Camera Dept
Posted 27 February 2008 - 01:02 AM
Posted 27 February 2008 - 06:00 AM
(ie $250/day in LA for 10 hours for 2nd shooter with 5 years production experience (2 years shooting) on low-budget tv shows)
If you're on a very micro budget where it's an "understandable" rate, than some people will work for that much. But realistically, you should be in the neighborhood of $400+ per day for an op, same for a 1st AC.
Posted 27 February 2008 - 08:26 PM
Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:50 PM
Posted 28 February 2008 - 07:59 PM
Depending on the project and the budget I charge $350-500 for 1sting. That also changes for 10 or 12 depending on feature or commercial. On more of the smaller budget stuff the 12 hour day is becoming more prevalent. I usually charge 50 or 75 less than my rate for my 2nd. You then can tack on your kit rental, for a bump in rate. A friend of mine makes 650 a day for 1sting and another 650 in kit rental. If you get paid like a whore you get treated like a whore.
I need to get to know more good 1sts. I would kill to consistently get a fair rate lately.
Posted 29 February 2008 - 12:11 AM
What is he/she renting? I've never heard of a 1st getting that kind of kit rental unless it's really an equipment rental. Does this person rent a set of lenses? Or maybe a Preston and a lot of other stuff? Because in order to get $650/day in rental you would need to have some serious gear, not just a cart and ditty bag and a monitor or two.
A friend of mine makes 650 a day for 1sting and another 650 in kit rental. If you get paid like a whore you get treated like a whore.
I'm confused about your whore comment? Does that mean you don't think assistants should get rentals?