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Member Since 20 Feb 2006
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In Topic: Reply for image/footage request for free

22 April 2016 - 12:01 AM

For broadcast, when asked if my footage is available, I always reply 'Yes, of course I license it for broadcast' then give them a rough idea of my rates and ask them what purpose they need it for.


If it is purely non-commercial or educational (Uni asking for use in a lecture), I usually am happy to give it for free. For anything else, if they tell me they cannot pay or pay me in the form of a credit (!!!!!!!! Yes, that helps feed me, please listen Daily Planet, Discovery), I politely tell them that if they, as the researcher, and their editor and their technicians are all getting paid, then I, as the content provider, also need paying.

In Topic: Ambon Diving

14 April 2016 - 02:21 AM

December is a great time.

At Dive into Ambon your can dive both the traditional muck sites in Ambon Bay, and the sites out of Ambon Bay. We find a lot of critters out of Ambon Bay that aren't found in it.

In Topic: A question about footage requirement

05 April 2016 - 04:46 PM

Interviews may be free (depends if you want to be on TV!) but existing footage for broadcast could reasonably go for $100 per second and up.


I agree on the interview.

Footage for Broadcast is harder to price. A lot depends on the usage and format. For single use, non-exclusive, 1080, I think anything from USD40-USD50 per second is the most you might get, again depending on amount of seconds required. 4K you would get a lot more. Public Broadcasters usually want to pay less. Exclusive (5 years or perpetuity) would put the price up again.


At the end of the day, it's up to you get get whatever you are happy with. For some Public Broadcasters I've given footage away for free (or nearly free). For extremely unusual footage I sometimes charge more. I usually give a discount for over 30 seconds used.

In Topic: Milne Bay Rhinopia/Scorpionfish?

23 March 2016 - 12:40 AM

Looks like a Lionfish, maybe a Scorpionfish, to me. Definitely not the Rhinopias filamentosus we get in Ambon.

In Topic: 17 inch notebook recommendation for editing and presentation

30 October 2015 - 04:51 PM

I looked at gaming laptops. I settled on MSI, got a laptop with top end dedicated graphics, 32GB RAM, three hard disks inside, with my operating system on a SSD (I swapped the optical drive for a hard drive), HD screen etc etc. I'm totally happy with it, way better value than a MacBook with specs that a MacBook can't match. However, I've always been a Windows users. This makes the choice easy for me.