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October 28, 2014 at 8:09 PM #84056cgrill23Participant
Just started a production company, and it looks like I'm about to get contracted by a large education corporation to film, edit and upload a series of nine lectures in a few weeks.
The lectures are 3-4 a day. Editting will take an additional two-three hours.
I'm using a Canon XA20 along with some other mid-range equipment.
The corporation asked I provide them with a flat rate per lecture.
What would be a fair price?
I worked for the previous contractor, who had at least $250 a day in expenses for payroll. So I figured he was at least billing $500 per lecture. Still, I don't want to shoot too high or too low.
November 1, 2014 at 9:18 AM #211307
November 2, 2014 at 1:33 PM #211309paulearsParticipant
I think here in the UK, converting to pounds that they may perceive $2000 a day as quite high, because they may not appreciate the extra time editing might take. As a project price it makes sense – but it depends if the people receiving the quote are experienced enough to quantify it. Perhaps you could break down the cost per lecture into pre-production, production, post production, equipment hire etc and then give a much nicer figure for the price per lecture, which would allay fears about it being a randomly produced figure. I routinely include on invoices for client, a comprehensive list of the equipment used, with prices, so that if they were tempted (as has happened) to hawk it around other companies, they realise the scale of the job, and don't undercut when they see how complicated it is.
For what it's worth, I think you have under estimated the editing phase, but you know from your previous experience of the job what's involved. I would also suggest billing by the day, not the lecture.
March 10, 2017 at 10:22 PM #215238david lawsonMember
We think you just need to find a video capture card,then it is workable for recording.
from your canon camera to your pc computer and record at the same time.
You could e-mail mr.jack for details:firstname.lastname@example.org
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