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paul strilka
Low quotes in NYC- what's going on?
on Feb 4, 2009 at 2:42:41 pm

After ten years with an in house talent agency- I have recently been downsized.

I own and shoot with a Sony EX1. Can edit FCP or Avid. have a pretty decent reel.
I would like to freelance- work for myself- edit at home etc.
I posted a few "work for hire" ads on craigslist, mandy, etc. and:
My first offer was to shoot a ten hour day for $50. (?)
My second offer was for a website. I would shoot a 10 minute interview segment then edit in B roll and text. And they want it "flashy". I quoted $400 for the job ($200 to shoot. $200 to edit)
They basically responded - telling me I was not even in the ball park of other quotes.

Is it that bad out there?
I can't imagine packing up all my gear to make the trip to the location- set-up, shoot, break down, travel back, spend all night on the edit..and charge less than $400?

Are there guys out there charging $50 a day?


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