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    hi guys, im new to this forum but not new to filmmaking. I am currently setting up a production for a prospecting reality show and i am going to do it as a freelance project for just the pilots. I would like to know if any of you have a template for pricing on camerawork, editing, sound and such. im trying to make a fair price and want different responses.

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    If you are uk, thi is a good resource.



    http://www.bectu.org.uk/info/docs/do...mera200702.pdf

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    hey no problem, ill just convert the units into dollars and have a round off price. now this PDF doc that you gave me, is it a professional list or a general template?

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    BECTU is a trade union. The prices on their website are their recommended minimum rates. These are really good as a guide on what you can expect to pay for people who know what they're doing. You'll find cheaper but you just need one cock-up by a camera or sound assistant and your whole day's work is ruined.
    When making a pitch for a job, always over-estimate. Be pessimistic and allow a bit for the things which will go wrong and for the things you've forgotten.

    Remember, once you've got their interest you can always drop your price but you can't raise it without causing bad feelings.

    Also never, never, ever believe someone who promisses lots of work for you later, providing you do a deal on early work. It never happens.
    Last edited by Rembrandt Rob; 02-17-2008 at 06:00 PM.

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    yes, that i have learned through certain experiences. they are mainly looking for a quick fix for as cheap as possible. i really appreciate all of the feedback and great resources from everybody. I have only been a forum member for one day and am already pleased with this online community.

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    Thanks for the thanks.

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