What is the pay rate 4 UW video work?
Posted 22 April 2008 - 07:20 PM
What is a normal pay for such a job? I know what the time would be worth if I did something for half a day as a consultant but I don't want to either give it away nor rip the guy off.
While I'm at it, what is the going rate for editing work? (Just in case the guy comes back and want it edited too.)
Thanks in advance.
Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:16 PM
If you have a HDCAM in a housing you can charge $1500+ per day.
If you use a little single chip HDV setup in a basic housing then only a couple hundred dollars.
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:13 PM
Underwater stuff which has harder, weather dependent, involves a shitload of gear is so much harder to get consistent well paid work.
I think the industry that you are pitching too makes a huge difference.
Big corporation have no issues with dealing in big numbers... in fact I reckon if you are too cheap it puts them off.
Small dive companies which are struggling to keep there head above water in winter, if you say 5K they say NO WAY! (hey that rhymes a little maybe I should add poetry to my skill set)
Big dive companies see the value and spend the dollars and end up with a professional job and do even better..
Sorry I am rambling, what I am trying to say is that I always tailor a quote to the company, do a little research, get a decent brief from the client and in your quote break it down so that they see why it costs so much.