Also these photos from the Alexa and iPhone were shot in more challenging lighting conditions than the RED shootout ones. Hence, the much bigger difference. Although Alexa is awesome, no doubt.
Definitely equipment gets a better rate if it's a longer-term project. Your own day rates? I guess it depends on how you're set up. For us, editing is what it is. Which means no discounts. Why? I guess our experience says by taking that 20 day editing/post project we're dedicating our edit bays and editor time to one project, which usually means giving up other projects. Opportunity cost.
But whatever works for your business. The important thing is to HAVE a plan on how to deal with things. Consistency.
Thanks for this.
One of the things Shane mentioned in his podcast (when I was a member of his site) was, without naming Batman, how he'd had to reinvent himself. And how his reinvention process turned him into a genuinely more empathic, caring person who truly appreciated that he gets to do what he does.
So, if it takes Batman being a dick to effect a personal transformation like that? Fuck yeah, Batman. Gimme some of that.
For many jobs, the 'fix' is simple: get an external monitor that lets you load in a LUT. Expose and shoot with it like that, so you see how your final image might look, not the washed-out super-bright image on the camera. In post, apply a post LUT. The A7SII can do very high ISOs very well- but Slog is meant for color grading. And yes, it helps to overexpose by a stop once you understand what your image will look like after grading. But use your histograms, etc., to be sure you don't clip.
How loud is it?