May 13, 2015 at 8:22PM, Edited May 13, 8:31PM
16yrs Old - Hired for First Freelance Job | Short Documentary - Tips, Insight?
I was recently presented with an incredible opportunity to create a short documentary. This will be my first ever freelance paid project and I'm a little nervous and overwhelmed as I'm not sure what to expect.
I suppose my real question is, what's a good place to start?
I've begun creating an outline of what I'd like to cover for the short in terms of my client's life. I intend to create a schedule for production and shooting. Observing days where I speak with the client and talk with them and learn what they expect from the final product, note-taking days, interview days, and b-roll days.
I'm also curious how much one might charge for work on this short. I don't intend to ask a lot at all, seeing as it's my first project. Would it be based on time spent shooting in addition to post work? Grading, sound, editing, etc.? Would equipment rentals be acceptable to add to the price?
I look to you all for your experience and expertise, thank you in advance for any suggestions you may have. I can't wait to get working!