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bruno silvaWhat to Charge?
by on Apr 8, 2009 at 12:26:48 am

I am talking to someone about editing 3 hour raw footage down to 90min DVDs. This would be my first freelance job, what should I charge per edited dvd? I live in NY

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grinner hesterRe: What to Charge?
by on Apr 8, 2009 at 1:12:11 am

So you know, the going rate for a manned edit suite in your market is 250/hr and the going rate for a freelancer is around 70/hr.
I tell you that just so you have barrings on the norm, knowing you are not the norm. You are buying experince in this one, they are buying a half priced deal.
I'd say throw out a flat rate because it will take you longer than a seasoned editor by the hour.
Look at it as adding content to your reel. Any money is a bonus. Ask for 500 bucks per DVD and do em all for that price if ya have to. Then next time around you can stick your chest out a little more.

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bruno silvaRe: What to Charge?
by on Apr 8, 2009 at 1:21:22 am

hey thanks a lot!

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Mark SuszkoRe: What to Charge?
by on Apr 8, 2009 at 1:51:23 pm

It would be very useful to re-package every rate/fee/wage thread in this forum into a "sticky note" or FAQ page and we could just point to it when this question comes up.

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Andrew EvansRe: What to Charge?
by on Apr 11, 2009 at 5:39:57 am

that would be too easy

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Paul Del VecchioRe: What to Charge?
by on Apr 16, 2009 at 11:35:51 pm

Hey Grinner,

Just wondering where you got those rates from (the NY market). I'm not saying they're wrong or anything, I'm just wondering where you found that info.


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