Hello, I'm a graphic designer but have done some small video projects in the past. I was approached by a potential client wanting 130 1 minute commercials for his custom pen website. I attached the following proposal, thinking my rates are fair and he's telling me to quote him lower (even though he won't get other quotes nor tell me a budget he has in mind!) Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you!!
$225 per 1 minute commercial (10% discount based on 150+ commercials, anything under 150 is $250)
(includes script, filming, producing, directing, equipment, editing, rendering)
Minus $20 per commercial if script is provided.
I viewed a few videos from discountmugs.com and I could guarantee a higher production value than their commercials.
If the price fits into your budget, the next step would be to hire an actor/actress. Unless you have someone in mind you would like to be the spokesperson, I highly recommend that I hire a professional. I'm hoping to find one for $10 per commercial (based on 150 commercials is $1500 and I'm estimating 30 hours of filming required for this project.)
Sample of what he showed me he wants for 130 of his products.