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Old February 23rd, 2007, 01:25 PM   #1
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2 hr. Training Video, How much?

Not sure if this is the right place. But just out of curiosity, looks like we're going to be making about a 2 hour training video for a sales company. Just wondering about how much $$$ should we be expecting. There aren't too many details yet other than just filming role plays, live sales, nothing to fancy. I'll answer any other questions there may be. thanks

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Old February 23rd, 2007, 04:37 PM   #2
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Whatever the market will allow.

I generally get a day rate for shooting, and then from experience, I know that it takes me a week to put together a two hour video with chapters and menus. So on average, I charge for 6 days. One or two for the shoot, and four or five for the edit. I also throw in what it costs me for some new royalty-free music.

It depends on your location and your income requirement, but I hate to see people work for too little money to feed their family. I personally get a premium for shooting/editing HDV. My customers are large corporations, so I try to keep the number under the sign-off authorization, which is generally $10,000. I seldom push it. A training session usually runs $8K to $9K.

However, I am also the subject matter expert. That helps. It puts me in the driver's seat.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 07:12 AM   #3
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Set a day rate for production and an hourly for editing. This should reflect the basic cost for your time and then create costs for your equipment. It has to pay for itself eventually. Give nothing away unless you know your are competivley bidding and then give them "percieved value" that could get you ahead. Find out what other prod. companies in your area charge for thier location time and post! That will help giude you.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 02:02 PM   #4
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My gut said $5 grand - a two hour long production will involve mucho work on your part my friend, and a certain amount of wear and tear on the the equipment.

!0 grand certainly isn't too low, but again it does have a lot to do with where you live.

I wouldn't do for any less than $3,000, no matter where you live...

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Old February 28th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #5
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10 K is very reasonable. Be sure charge hourly for editing, because this is where you rack up time and money. And put limits on the amount of time; if you go over, start the meter again, and put this info in the contract. You can get nibbled to death of you don't do this.
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