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#1 John Hoffler

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 03:47 PM

hey all,

i have to write up an invoice for a class stating pay for 3 days of work as a DP of a short we shot. I'm having a hard time finding any info online to help me decide on my day rate. Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 03:52 PM

Are you actually being paid for this or are you just doing it for class?
The rates a DP make vary wildly normally and will often depend on if they're union or not.
For example, I normally charge $500/day base 10 with a 3 day week. That's just me, though and I am not union.
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#3 John Hoffler

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 04:47 PM

it's for a class. I didn't get paid for the shoot... :(

it was a S16 10-12 min short shot over 3 days.
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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 04:48 PM

Ahh gotcha. If you'd like, shoot me an e mail, adrian at adriansierkowski dot com. I can send you a template invoice I use as a .pdf if you'd like to see it .
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#5 Gus Sacks

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 05:10 PM

What it would be for a student film that could pay and afford S16...

150/day for 3 days... so 450.
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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 05:14 PM

I understood it more as a "charge them as though this isn't a student short" type thing. That's just me, though.
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#7 John Hoffler

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:03 AM

I understood it more as a "charge them as though this isn't a student short" type thing. That's just me, though.


thats the way they were going... as if it wasn't a student short
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