I met a local experienced videographer who I respected and thought I trusted but it looks like he doesn't want to pay me. I just did the 4th job since August (agreed pay when handed to client) and when I asked about pay I could tell from his reaction its going to be difficult. I get the impression that he thinks he's helping me by giving me experience. No contract was signed.
Now, he is expecting me to help out with an awards ceremony next week which is his biggest night of the year. I am thinking the best thing I can do is to ask for pay on the day and if he doesn't hand over the cheque I will walk away from him right before the show starts. Anyone been in this situation?