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Re: Hired to shoot a wedding but not edit??

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Brent DunnRe: Hired to shoot a wedding but not edit??
by on Apr 4, 2011 at 7:00:46 pm

Why not hire a 2nd shooter with gear already?

I only do this if I have the date open, or if I'm hired by other companies that I frequently work with on projects. I hire them and they hire me, so we know each other's work.

In the future, always ask who is going to edit this and what style they are looking for.

I offer two types of shooting for other people, cinematic and documentary style. I charge hourly rates, because day rates for weddings typically can go from 6 - 12 hours. Indian and Bhuddist Weddings will run all day and into the next morning.

Cinematic requires more equipment, steadicam, sliders, cranes, etc.
Documentary, tripod.

So always ask what type of production do they expect and charge a rate based on not only the hours you are working, but how much gear you need to bring. Just because you are working an hour doesn't mean you do the same amount of work per hour...if that makes sense. I work my butt off shooting cinematic productions. Documentary is a breeze, but boring sometimes.

Brent Dunn
Owner / Director / Editor
DunnRight Films
DunnRight Video.com
Video Marketing Toolbox.net

Sony EX-1,
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 7D
Mac Pro Tower, Quad Core,
with Final Cut Studio

HP i7 Quad laptop
Adobe CS-5 Production Suite





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