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Milton Hockman
What are Hourly Rates in D.C. Area?
on Apr 28, 2008 at 2:37:27 pm

THinking about starting my own company within the year. WOndering what the average hourly rate is for motion graphics in the D.C. area.

Thanks.

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David Roth Weiss
Re: What are Hourly Rates in D.C. Area?
on Apr 29, 2008 at 1:08:46 am

The hourly rate Elliot Spitzer paid in D.C. was about $477 per hour. I doubt you could get that for editing though.

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Emre Tufekci
Re: What are Hourly Rates in D.C. Area?
on Apr 29, 2008 at 2:28:27 am

Bad David! Bad David! LOL :P

Depending on your experience you can earn between $60-$280 an hour. I know it's a wide gap but it really depends on your clientele.

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David Roth Weiss
Re: What are Hourly Rates in D.C. Area?
on Apr 29, 2008 at 3:44:17 am

[Emre Tufekci] "Bad David! Bad David! LOL :P"

I just can't help myself sometimes... There's a latent commedian inside me just waiting for a straightman like Milton to give me perfect setup.


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Mick Haensler
Re: What are Hourly Rates in D.C. Area?
on Apr 29, 2008 at 2:28:40 am

I charge $150 an hour outside the beltway. $500 an hour if I have to sit through DC traffic.

Seriously. The rates are as varied as anywhere else in the country but the high cost of living in DC might make it a bit higher. I live 2 hours outside of DC where the cost of living is very low so I charge accordingly. Competition is fierce which is why I like being a big fish in a small pond. Washington is one rat race I'd rather not have to run.

Mick Haensler
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Milton Hockman
Re: What are Hourly Rates in D.C. Area?
on Apr 29, 2008 at 1:32:09 pm

Where are you providing most of your services? Where is 2 hours outside of d.c.?

I'm new to all this and reading a few books on how to set up a shop. My main strength is motion graphics and I figure I could provide that type of service off the gate instead of having to schedule video shoots and such.

i didn't know if peopel charged more for motion graphics compared to straight editing.

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Mick Haensler
Re: What are Hourly Rates in D.C. Area?
on Apr 29, 2008 at 9:21:42 pm

[Milton Hockman] "Where are you providing most of your services? Where is 2 hours outside of d.c.?

I'm on the Eastern Shore of MD. My work takes me all over the Mid Atlantic.

I'm new to all this and reading a few books on how to set up a shop. My main strength is motion graphics and I figure I could provide that type of service off the gate instead of having to schedule video shoots and such.

i didn't know if peopel charged more for motion graphics compared to straight editing"


People charge more for quality. In other words, a skilled and respected editor will make more than a mediocre motion graphics guy. That being said, excellent motion graphics designers are in high demand and command top dollar. I myself am not that great at motion graphics and usually hire freelancers if the job exceeds my skill level. And I must say, finding excellent motion artists at a reasonable price is not easy. So if your work rocks and you do open up shop in Washington, shoot me an email.

Mick Haensler
Higher Ground Media




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Milton Hockman
Re: What are Hourly Rates in D.C. Area?
on Apr 30, 2008 at 5:59:48 pm

I have an online portfolio. Check it out at http://www.stephenhockman.com.

Let me know what you think.

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Emre Tufekci
Re: What are Hourly Rates in D.C. Area?
on May 1, 2008 at 11:39:12 am

To give you a reference,here is a freind of mine from LA who charges $100-$150 an hour for motion graphics.

http://www.digitalspatula.com

His website is really out dated beacuse he is so busy. The samples are about 2-3 years old.

Emre
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