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Old March 7th, 2011, 05:55 PM   #1
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What % to give to videographer/editor

Lets say a client comes to me for a project. say a TV commercial. and I get busy so i cant shoot or edit it. And i give it to another videographer. I would approve the final edit and give thoughts/opinions about the video/production

what percent should I take and what percent to give to the guy shooting & editing it and talking to the client? So i would basically just be the producer

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Old March 8th, 2011, 11:06 AM   #2
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Re: What % to give to videographer/editor

Don't think about percentages. Think about:

a) Whom do you trust to take the gig and do it well?
b) How much does it cost to hire them?

There are times when I have paid 90% and other times when I have kept 90%. Just depends on what I needed done.
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Old March 8th, 2011, 11:17 AM   #3
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what percent should I take and what percent to give to the guy shooting & editing it and talking to the client? So i would basically just be the producer
Sorry, but there's so much more to being a producer than just taking
a referral fee. And that goes beyond "approving the final edit" as well.

Call it what it really is -- a referral fee.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 12:52 PM   #4
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Re: What % to give to videographer/editor

I think it depends on a lot of things. For example, is this a client whom you've worked with in the past and expect to work with in the future? Who would you hand it over to - someone you've known for a long time and from whom you might also get a referral in a similar situation?

Who will interact with the client - you or the person you hand off to.? And if the later, how much will you realistically be involved with?

If all you're doing is telling someone that contacted you that you're busy and you're giving the job to someone you have a good relationship with, I think there's a good case for not charging anything.

If it's an existing client. then as Chris say, just call it a referral fee and be upfront about it.

If you're actually going to have any significant involvement, then you're basically hiring a stand in and I'd go with Christian's line of reasoning.
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