Freelance Charges

These are Guidelines for what I charge..

Lectures

  • Simple lecture of less than 1 hour duration, shot single camera (Sony PD150), including simple titles and one DVD copy.

    $225 - plus cost of tape - extra $50 to add powerpoint slides etc to the finished product


  • The same for between 1 and 2 hours duration

    $250 - plus cost of tape - extra $100 to add powerpoint slides etc to the finished product


  • The same for between 2 and 3 hours duration

    $300 - plus cost of tape - extra $150 to add powerpoint slides etc to the finished product


To encode material to Real Media or WMV or MPEG or other digital format for use on the web or on CD ROM or DVD, I charge between $50 and $100 per hour of material or part thereof.

Seminars

For an all day seminar, shot similarly to a lecture - I charge around $400 to $600 a day for filming depending on location and complexity of the shoot, plus tape and other costs such as the hire of extra equipment. This does not include the cost of editing the raw footage and creating DVD's.

Concerts, Plays etc

  • Simple shoot of a concert or play of less than 1 hour duration, shot single camera (Sony PD150), including simple titles and one DVD copy. This assumes a sound feed is provided by the venue or a separate sound operator, and the quality of the sound will be dependent on the feed provided, otherwise only ambient sound is recorded from the camera top microphone and may or may not be adequate depending on the venue acoustics etc. Additional shotgun microphones can improve the sound but will cost extra.

    $225 - plus cost of tape


  • The same for between 1 and 2 hours duration

    $250 - plus cost of tape


  • The same for between 2 and 3 hours duration

    $300 - plus cost of tape


For a more elaborate production with still only one camera operator an additional two fixed cameras (similar in quality to the PD150) edited to a finished DVD that you can get copied elsewhere

$1200 - plus cost of tape - for less than 1 hour duration,

$1500 - plus cost of tape - for between 1 and 2 hours,

$1800 - plus cost of tape - for between 2 and 3 hours


To do extra DVD copies (including case and cover slip and inkjet printed DVDs) - $10 per copy


Changing to extra moving cameras instead of fixed ones will depend on the cost of additional camera operators and cameras and tape.


NOTE: - The cost of any copyright clearances etc involved in the making of the video are extra



Editing

I base my quotes on a rate of $50 per hour (plus tape costs) for editing using my Matrox RTX based editing system, and I master on to DVCAM tape, and/or DVD.

Corporate Videos

My charges for elaborate productions depend on the complexity of the production.

As an example, for something similar to either of the two Brimarco Corporate Videos, which can be found on this web site (click here), I would quote between $1500 and $2500 depending on the number of shoots involved and the complexity of the editing.

Basic Camera Work (with Sony PD150 camera)

For a simple shoot - myself and my PD150, plus basic Light (4 light field kit) and sound equipment (camera top short shotgun, handheld mic and radio mic) - I charge $30 per hour (or part thereof) Plus cost of tapes (minimum charge of 4 hours)

With Sony SR270 HDDVCAM camera

$320 for 1/2 day(4hrs or less) - $440 for a day (8hrs or less) - $55 per hour extra for each hour above 8 in a day



These are indications only - the actual quote is likely to vary depending on the complexity of the shoot, number of copies on to DVD and/or VHS required, etc.

Please also note that currently my freelance business has a turnover per year of less that the amount required by the ATO for registration for GST - hence I currently do not have to charge GST to my clients (and therefore GST is not included in the above prices) - this may change in the future.