Hey friends, I'm in desperate need of your thoughts and imput.
I need help with pricing of a BIG gig/massive adventure.
Tonight a previous client wanted to know how much would I ask to go on a book tour with an author for a full year of travel. I would get the holidays off, and a few weeks here and there. I would make small daily videos for them about 3 times/week as well as a weekly recap video.
Would only bring my own gear, no rentals, drones or anything like that. Basically 1 camera shots throughout the entirety of the tour. (Clearly I would Instantly reinvest a chunk of the money made into gear to avoid giving the money to the government in taxes)
The other scenario they threw out was basically meeting them in the major cities and events they would like me to film. Basically 6-7months total away from my home.
The final piece is a 1 hour long documentary style video, documenting the whole thing. Narrated by the main guy I'd be with....
So my question to you is: As others who work in the production industry, what would you charge that person to be on the road with them for basically a full year? What about the 6-7 month thing?
Some things to help you come up with your number:
I'm newly married so I do have someone back home (have already run both scenarios by her, she's all for it because it would be great for our family)
I do not have any scheduled gigs after the projected start date for the tour.
I would still be able to service my regular clients (I have a small team of 2 other people who could absolutely handle things when I'm not around)
Travel + accommodations would be paid for by them (Or they would reimburse me)
I appreciate the help!!!!!