August 10, 2006 8:44 AM   Subscribe

Help me figure out how to fairly develop quotes for jobs in the photo/video/film industry?

I'm trying to figure out how to come up with fair quotes for a variety of freelance services in the media sector. I've been doing everything from shooting video to operating mic booms to photography and simple web design. So far, my back-of-envelope guesses about rates have been good enough to get me jobs, but I'd like to learn more about the prevailing market so I can more confidently respond to the "So, what's your rate?" question. I'm not asking for exact reccomendations for rates, but rather "Where can I look to find out what other people with my experience are charging people in x area?" I'm currently located in Maryland but hope to relocate soon (not quite sure where) so general research tips are appreciated.
posted by Alterscape to Work & Money (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The best advice I can give you here is to call up some of the contract labor pools for AV and ask them to quote you rates for technicians of the various roles you wish to provide.

Then, subtract about $50-100 per day.

Most of these agencies tack on a fee in that range.

There are some markets that are much more expensive. You can probably guess which markets those are by looking at the government's per diem rates.
posted by tomierna at 5:51 PM on August 10, 2006

« Older minidv potential -- real or malarkey?   |   aol aolsearch porn Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.