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John Baumchen
Re: New project, but slightly conflicted to accept.
on Nov 16, 2014 at 4:34:12 am
Last Edited By John Baumchen on Nov 16, 2014 at 4:48:51 am

$15/hour?!! If you're going to charge Mickey D prices, don't expect to make a decent living from video. You need to revamp your prices in a serious way. $120/hour would be a more acceptable rate for a professional.

As for rights, many on this forum feel like they have to prostrate themselves at the alter of getting the job. The fact is, the law of the land in the USA clearly states that in the absence of a specific agreement regarding "work for hire", YOU own the footage. No if's and's or but's. PERIOD. What that means is, unless you have a clause in your contract that SPECIFICALLY states that the work you're doing is on a Work For Hire basis, you're the sole owner of the footage. if you decide to work a WFH basis, you should charge double your standard rate, and I don't mean $15/hr.

One of the things I love about this business is that it always presents a challenge. Don't feel afraid to stretch yourself. On the other hand, if the subject matter conflicts with your personal beliefs, walk away. You'll feel better about yourself in the long run.


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