NOTE: I looked through the forums first and held no results for my questions
So ultimately I'm curious about what I should've charged for my last wedding (first wedding) video as well as what I should charge for my next one and some info on what contracts I should check out.
My last one was a fixed rate at 500. My clients were thrilled with my work and payment was recieved without a contract. It was a 14 hour day with probably 25 hours of edit time which included a DVD and BLU-RAY encore project, menus, music and dvd cover art. Gear was rented and a second shooter was hired in at a fixed day rate which broke even and editing was pretty much free.
GEAR: (in case you need to know this?)
Panasonic HMC-150 x2
Audio technica shotguns x2
canon t3i x2
24-70 2.8 L x2
manfrotto tripod kits x2
Alot of memory and batteries
My next shoot is much simpler. Ceremony, speaches, cake cutting...highlights mostly. Probably an 8 hour day, 10 hours of editing tops but gear will need to be rented again. Not as much but some. Should that be included in quote? Am I running the risk of them seeking someone else out for this reason?
As for contracts I haven't begun to look into those so any info would be great.