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It all depends on how much you are needed and how experienced you are. I have 3 different guys I use and in the beginning they worked for free (to gain experience and also to help me out) but I generally pay them $150 a day now that they are more experienced (plus they’ve worked enough for free that I can’t ask for free work in good conscience anymore). That’s about $18.50 an hour so I think it’s plenty fair considering their obligation ends when we go home. I would never pay as much as $300 or $400 for a camera op. There are many plenty talented people out there that will work for less.