August 9, 2017 at 3:34PM
In-house Videographer equipment Requirements
Not new to NoFilmSchool but first post here and I have a question. Is it standard for an in-house videographer to provide their company with equipment?
I am a freelancer and have an interview with a company that wants to improve their video production by hiring on a part time videographer. It is in the landscape I work in, product and real estate, but I have a feeling that they want me to provide the equipment. I cant bring in $20k of my investments without making top dollar but they do not want to spend the money that a freelancer charges. My fs5 body alone rents for $500 for a few days, let alone lenses, mics, lighting and all the little things.
I have researched the question and haven't found many answers.
What is standard practice? I know they will sh*t themselves when I tell them I need a $5k + budget to get them the proper gear they need and a computer on top of that. Any advise would be greatly appreciated and thank you in advance!