Quoting a rate
Posted 24 August 2005 - 02:59 AM
While I'm at it.....what is the going rate for a dvx100 or HDV package? We'll probably shoot on one of these cameras or something similar.
Posted 24 August 2005 - 03:09 AM
Even if you don't on these type of gigs you might shoot one day for 4hr.
And the next for 16hr. eventually it'll even out...
You should then charge your standard 10hr. a day rate
And if you're feeling nice give them a discount or something...
You should also remember to charge a per-diem...
Music types don't always remember they got to feed you or stuff like
(Though they always get you booze and drugs )
So charge something for your daily expenses...
Besides that a DVX100 or XL2 camera package usually runs for $300 a day
You can probably get one for under $1000 a week
And you can probably make a deal with someone who owns one from much less.
& also don't forget about getting a good mic for sound...
Maybe even a good sound guy--which would be much better.
& always remember the little details that's what always burns you...
Just be nitpicky for a couple of days and figure everything you'll need.
Posted 24 August 2005 - 03:15 AM
I'm hoping a few people will list some hard numbers of what they would quote if offered this job. I have a number that I think is in the correct range, but I'd like to hear what others on this forum think.
Posted 24 August 2005 - 03:57 AM
Anyway, I would estimate a "normal" day and charge like what you would get if you´d work on daily basis. This already would be a good deal, since even if you work "just" 4 hours you will be there hanging around and not be able to do what you like. The rebate is not charging overtime. My clients live with that and are happy. In the end it´ll be a good experience for the upcoming jobs and you might put your footprints into the heaven of musicvideo cinematographers. Even if it turns out not being the right job. It´s a paid experience, so don´t ever look back.