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The “ball park” estimate for commercial work remains at, or around a thousand dollars per finished minute.

I charge $175 per hour for shooting and $75 per hour for editing. I advise clients that editing, generally speaking, averages about one-hour per finished minute and that this rate of completion should give them an idea of what editing will cost – could be slightly higher, could be lower.

I do have experience, can provide referrals and have examples of my work. This all makes a difference to the client when considering my rates. However, I still fall well below the industry “ball park” average of $1k per finished minute.

I am always willing to dicker over my rates, and will take in to consideration, or not, the complexity of the project when determining the fees. The MOST IMPORTANT thing is to get what is agreed upon in writing – in this day and age, and especially in commercial work, a handshake is not enough. There comes a time when your client will remember things differently from what you said, and you will too. Having it all spelled out in writing will greatly reduce the headaches that are sure to follow.

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