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- April 7, 2008 at 1:37 PM #46698AnonymousInactive
Hey Everybody, I have been doing weddings for sometime but now I am being asked to do some light commercial work and I’m not sure what to charge.
I have a small retail company that would like to do a 3-5 minute info video for their website. I would do all of theproduction,voice-over and editing. Are any of you doing this type of thing, and what is a fair rate for me to charge?
The price would vary depending on the equipment you are using and your skill level. If you are able to present a professional looking commercial, I would try any where between 20 and 30 dollars/hour.
WOW, that sounds REALLY Cheap. Is everyone out there working for only 20-30 per hour? I was expecting to hear something like $800-1200 per finished minute of video…. Am I dreaming?
Andyes, I will be usingprofessional equipment and will produce a professional quality video.
um… yeah…. that’s a bit much. You have to determine what your time is worth, and I wouldn’t base it on finished minutes, but how long it takes to produce those 3-5 minutes of video. Back in the old days when I produced local commercials, I would charge $150 for a 30 second spot,but that was way back….. now for a 3 – 5 minute video, a few hours of editing, a few hours of consulting with client, a few hours of script writing and revisions…. i’d probably go for about $400, but that’s me, I don’t know where you live, your market conditions….
Something like that, on a local level. $400 – $600 probably. I charge $60.00 per hour for print and web work. That is what this market will be used to.
Dumb question from a dumb student: What’s print? You mean exporting out to tape, DVD, or something of that nature?