Living in Pittsburgh, Local 489 grip and Director and Cinematographer for Carpio Pictures.
Well I was just thinking visually. No story, just two shots and fill in the gaps from there. I'm not saying its the way to go, or that it can work, just something I would like to try out. Different approach
I have not seen a few of the movies (I know, I know) but this was pretty awesome. I'm always thinking of new ways of coming up with ideas for movies... and this made me think, what if i kinda reverse engineer and come up with the opening shot and the last shot... then try and fill in the blanks... Hopefully a good story will come of it.
Amen... I love it. I will also admit that there have been movies and scenes that bring tears to my eyes and the fact that we can create the same emotions in the storied we can tell, I think is amazing... this makes me want to go out and film right now!
I absolutely love the support of this community... The client was VERY happy, and apparently the one video was already sent to corporate. She also said that her boss (this was a surprise for him) cried at the end of it. Ha ha. I think I will definitely have future jobs with them.
I went the $20 an hour route, although I think I ran a little high. I think she was weary at but she happily paid me. She is already thinking about working on it some more and making it into a recruiting video, three employees tried to recruit me as well.
So if you guys are interested, would you guys like to see it? I'd love some feedback. But I do have to ask is it wrong for me to show it? Since it was made for a big company? No legal issues?
The day of the shoot I filmed from 7:30-6:00pm and I've been editing both videos. Sending them to her tonight. This is where I am lost. I read some places that 20 an hour is good to start, I read other places that you shouldn't charge by the hour. She is already paying me $500 to shoot photos at the event, so naturally I would think I could charge more for the videos, but I don't want to low ball myself I also don't want to take advantage of her, since I think she will hire me again.
Forgot to mention, the day OF the shoot she informed me she wanted me to shoot a short little sketch that will also be shown during the event. So there are TWO videos I did for her.