I edit on a maxed out iMac at work and a recently built PC at home. I built it for roughly $600.
My PC does everything I need it to, in a decent manner, and decently fast. 4 min video, h.264, 20mbps, 2pass-VBR takes about 20min to export. I'm very happy with my purchase.
The mac at work can literally do that in under a minute but i also spend $3k less. I enjoying working in premiere more on the mac, mostly cause of the magic mouse but its not worth $3k.
Add me on FB then. If I'm ever in need of help I usually go to my friends on there.
Yes, I live in Denton.
Depending on the client, sometimes they think gear and camera kits are included in renting you. Sometimes it should be sometimes it shouldn't. Local business wants you to document an event or shoot a small segment. Yeah they might expect it to be all inclusive. A local ad agency or hired by another filmmaker, damn sure to include rental fees and such as a line item.
Be wary, sometimes day rates scare people away. People outside the industry often get confused and don't like the huge number attached. Again, depending on the client, I do hourly (with stipulations). Ex: $35/hr with 2 hr minimum and only in hr segments. You'll get the feel for it.
I also live in North Texas. Although I currently work 8-5 on marketing team as a videographer/photographer, I used to work freelance in the area.
Like said above, it depends on what your role on a production is and their budget and just how professional the shoot is.
A full budget commercial is ideal of coarse and these are rough rates at what you could be getting (all in day-rates).
$100-200 Production Assistant
$300-400 ENG Camera OP
$400+ Specialty Camera Op (Steadicam, Jib)
$400-500 Audio Recordist
These are all rough estimates and there are people that charge WAY higher and some productions that can pay less.
If you are pulling in clients on your own or working for someone who basically does all their own work, most likely their budget is way less. Sometimes I'll charge a client $1k to do a video and that includes everything, so my second camera isn't going to get $300 (1/3 of the budget).
Do you currently work outside of production? What are you making now? I took a look at your website and the work is pretty good. Is that all you, from start to finish? On smaller more personal productions, I'd charge $25-30/hr or $200 secure day rate.
Day Rate is a set amount a client pays you for an entire 8 or 10 hr day. You work 6 hrs, you make the same as working 8, you go over, you get more. You can also do 1/2 day rates and thats usually a little over half of a Day Rate's pay (ex: $125).
Anyone else see the Twixtor-like distortion on the wine glass video. Distinctly from :04-:09 in the lower left part of the glass. It that done in camera? Is it really slowmo or just an Apple-Twixtor effect?
Yeah, I dont understand either. Isn't this basically the same camera from a couple years ago. GoPro2/3White.