Posted 14 July 2009 - 01:29 AM
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 12:03 PM
Posted 14 July 2009 - 01:50 PM
Thanks very much Adrian. I do agree it is incredibly variable. I suppose that is why I was asking . I guess I was looking for more of a general range and not hard numbers. It seems there should be some sort of standard range that transcends region, production type, etc.. no?
I don't think that it's so much touchy as incredibly variable. Unless you're IATSE I don't think there actually is a "standard" rate and even then it would probably vary city to city based on cost of living...
Posted 14 July 2009 - 01:59 PM
I found this document, might help:
Posted 24 August 2009 - 09:35 PM
Thanks for your help!
Just as a note the AICP rates are not the same as the other union rate cards.
As a general suggestion I wouldn't take less than $150/12 ever, and then base it on your market and who the client is. I've worked for rates below my norm for certain jobs. Something also to look out for if a job is low balling you too much, you have to make sure the job is still worth it at all. Sometimes ultra low budget work comes with many hassles besides the low pay.
Posted 25 August 2009 - 01:00 AM
I think rule of thumb is $500/10 for high budget/union gigs, $250/10 or 12 for low budget gigs, $100/12 or flat for no budget cash-at-end-of-day gigs. I wouldn't recommend working for a flat rate unless you really need the money, experience, or contacts - it's pretty much guaranteed you will be working 14+ hours with no gas money, no kit rental, no bridge toll, no 2nd meal, etc. It gets old fast.
Make sure when you negotiate your rate to ask for kit rental for your gear and expendables if you provide any, and also mileage if you're going to be transporting gear in your car. Keep receipts.