January 15, 2015 at 10:38AM
FIRST Freelance Job/Pay/corporate??!?!
I finally stop giving myself excuses and starting filming and pursuing my passion last year. I filmed one short film (terrible) in 2013 and worked on around 14 projects last year. This year i hope to double that and I also hope to start working some freelance.
I luckily got my first freelance gig with a major insurance company. A got hired through someone working for them but none the less it's a very big company and a great opportunity.
When i first met up with her I did some research and I found that $250 for a day is decent for a up and coming videographer, I don't know if this is accurate. I told her that number because she was a friend of a friend (and because it was my first job). Her exact response was "OH, that's a lot less then i thought, I am going to give you way more." This was in November...
The event is January15th (tomorrow and she finally scheduled everything to be shot January 5th (two weeks to edit, which i thought was plenty)... But she turned out to be very hands on and wrote me "notes" on what to edit, sent them to me YESTERDAY and even called me last night to walk me through what to cut out and what to leave in. Besides learning that working with clients can be very stressful and annoying I learned that my next project I will have to lay down some ground rules.
With all that being said, she really is a nice person and right now the pricing is left in the air. She just asked me what would be reasonable. I called off of work one day for her ( my soul crushing 9-5), she was willing pay me to take off of work today but I instead just came in late. She is paying me $500 to take pictures at the event where the the video will be shown, but I have no idea what to charge her for the video. I took a day off of work for it, I worked on it everyday after work for the last two weeks and during this past weekend. She knows it was very rushed and is letting me name my price.
Can anyone help me out?