We did a shoot for an independent US documentary here in Vienna, Austria.
After we finished one week of shooting, I had a discussion with the producer who claimed that costs for batteries were part of the soundman´s fee, because he did not state otherwise before the shoot. (The sound guy did in fact state that he did not know how many batteries he would need on the job, therefore he would be unable to give any exact figures).
The producer claims to have worked with many different sound guys in the US over the years and batteries were always part of the fee.
Please tell me what is common practice in the US on this issue.
thanks & cheers
Edited by peter roehsler, 01 September 2010 - 01:58 PM.