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#1 Scrappy Coco

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:27 PM

I'm doing a presentation on cinematography in my photography class, I need a reply from at least one professional or someone who practices cinematography.. Anyways my question is What is the average, or your most current salary of someone within cinematography?

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:34 PM

There is no "average" -- rates are all over the map, from zero to a bucketload, and we work freelance, so one good year may be offset by a bad year, so a yearly income figure would also be misleading. And we don't work year-round, so any rate figure you get wouldn't give you the whole picture.

I mean, if I told you that the "average" yearly salary was between $20,000 and $200,000, that would be fairly useless information, wouldn't it?

Since we have a real names policy on this forum, I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that your parents did not name you Scrappy Coco, though some parents have done worse in the naming department...
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#3 Stephen Williams

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:43 PM

I mean, if I told you that the "average" yearly salary was between $20,000 and $200,000, that would be fairly useless information, wouldn't it?


Hi,

I would think 90% fall in the $20,000-$200,000 range with 8% below & 2% above.

Stephen
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#4 Scrappy Coco

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:13 PM

thank you both for the reply, You are correct David Mullen my name is not Scrappy Cocoa however I just needed a quick answer to fulfill the "ask a professional" area of my project. I appreciate the help
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#5 Evan Pierre

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 03:05 AM

thank you both for the reply, You are correct David Mullen my name is not Scrappy Cocoa however I just needed a quick answer to fulfill the "ask a professional" area of my project. I appreciate the help


It's a shame you can't keep it, what a badass name.
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