Not sure I can change my mind about that... And we haven't discussed length, but the sequence on YouTube is a couple of minutes long (a single shot in fact).
Congrats on the sale, must be some good footage. However, $80 is way too low, how long of a segment are they requesting?
It should be more about $40-$50 per second with a minimum amount of seconds, 30 is not unheard of (even if you only have 10 seconds, should charge for 30)
And yes, I would request more of a written contract with your and their signature on it, that way if they sell to a third party you can cover your bases etc
The producer was upfront with "we can't do more than $80". I obviously don't want to make it harder for pros to make a living (that would be thou, not the BBC).
Thanks for the feedback.
I would follow up on the contract but also nurture the relationship. Being paid is a good step that many dream of, especially from a entity such as the BBC. I agree with Mike regarding the details but it's a good first step. Obviously you have something good there.
I don't think the footage is anything special, but you can check it out at: