Great video man! The shot on the stairwell with the teacup lights is really impressive. With ISO advances in camera tech, it's getting easier and easier to pull off low-light shoots with practicals.
Earlier this year, I directed a music video using mostly practicals - a bunch of dangling blue glowing mason jars.
I use a Benro Aero 4 travel tripod with my GH4. This is for run and gun type work, and I love it. Very quick setups and one of the best value video tripods in my opinion. It can handle a GH4 + lens, rails, follow focus, and shotgun mic without being too heavy. In general, Benro is pretty underrated.
Your worth (rate) - if you're starting out - will largely be based on the quality of work you've done at an amateur/pro-sumer level. Aka, do you have a demo reel yet? You should share it in this thread and ask for feedback.
If you don't have a body of work yet, I would not charge more than $50/hr. unless you get the sense that a client is willing to pay a higher rate. But I'd be careful not to offend a client with a rate that is beyond your skill level. My starting freelance rate out of school was $65/hr., for reference, and my demo reel was acceptable (by student standards) enough that I was able to get corporate video work right out of school. Would love to see your work if you've got things to share.