Hi everyone - im just setting up a new business and am wondering about the pricing for videos that i film, edit and finalise for corporate and business clients.
I recently completed 2 hours worth of filming and 8 hours editing for a friend who owns a music school. It's the first time he's ever commissioned somebody to do this kind of work for him and is the first time I've been booked in for a business project - so agreeing on price is a struggle.
The final product was a 2:47 video for use on his music schools website and youtube account - so basically video content for online.
It was a drum teacher performing 3 songs - shot with one camera from multiple angles over various takes, so quite alot of syncing and re-syncing in post production as each take threw up different continuity issues.
My client says he was expecting to pay around £40 as it was a sub-3 minute video. My thinking is ive put 10 hours work into this project and at £40 im essentially working for £4 an hour.
I have worked creatively in the industry on and off for around 13 years but now I'm setting my own business up im a bit lost in terms of how to gauge and price my services.
Any info or advice on the above project in particular or industry standard pricing for this kind of work on a whole would be much welcomed and appreciated.