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#1 Albion Hockney

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:54 AM

I was just curious on well paid commerical how high do OP rates go?

What is a good range for operator rates on national commerical spots or high end branded content....this would be stuff with 6 figure or higher budgets with well established directors from notable production companies. In most cases for an operator doing handheld work.


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#2 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:43 AM

It's about 850/10 in my neck of the woods but I'm sure others can fill you in on what they should be for big budget union features.


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#3 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 05:33 PM

National spots with large budgets would likely be union shows, so the rates would be on the 600 rate card.


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#4 Albion Hockney

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 05:50 AM

Thanks satsuki yea that sounds about right. Union rate cards arn't online and I think the rates go above that alot.


Edited by Albion Hockney, 16 April 2015 - 05:51 AM.

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#5 Gregory Irwin

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 10:18 AM

Thanks satsuki yea that sounds about right. Union rate cards arn't online and I think the rates go above that alot.

The rate cards are online but you must be a member to access that information.  The operators that I work with get around $100/hour for commercials.

 

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#6 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 11:37 PM

I guess the rates have gone up recently? I just got offered an operating gig for 1000/10 next week.
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#7 Ira Goldman

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 11:56 PM

There are union minimums, but certain production companies pay different rates. 


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