I'll give you a brief rundown of my situation:
I have recently started filming my former High School's football games in the hopes that I can make some money. Previously, the game were recorded with some sort of ancient Super8 camera, so the quality was quite bad. I filmed the first game, compiled it and gave it to the coaching staff to review. They, along with the whole team, were completely blown away by the quality of the editing and the actual footage. I gave this game tape to them at no charge. I guess you could call it a sampler.(It was fully watermarked in order to prevent anyone else using it without seeing my copyright all over it)
After having a discussion with the head coach, he essentially told me that he wasnt willing to pay me more than $30 or so per game (apparently he is paying the other person filming $20 /per game). I however, approached some of my friends on the team who were very interested in having me as the regular film guy. They said that they would be willing to pitch in some money to supplement what the coach wanted to pay in order to have this game footage. They would also get their other teammates to pitch in as well. We agreed on $150 per game. In return, I would offer the players on the team a 20% discount on personal highlight/recruiting films.
However, now the majority of the team members are backing out. These are the players who don't really get as much playing time. They, obviously, don't see a need for it. But the "star" players still want the High Def game footage. So now I have films ready from another 2 games that I filmed and they're sitting on my desk, waiting for this to be resolved.
Note: I have watermarked all my films because apparently the teams in my area have a habit of giving the game footage to the players for free, so that they can use it for their highlight films and such. It would be unfair to me for the school to pay 150, and 40 people have the use of my footage at no charge. I also included disclaimers and warning so that theres no way my stuff will end up on youtube without people knowing its my footage.
Now I don't know what to do.
My questions are, what can I sell these "star" players now that the school doesnt want the game film and how much should I charge them?
Any other comments/advice are greatly appreciated. I did not expect this at all and I am completely lost in this situation.