Elissa (purelikeketchup) wrote in tvbiz,

project based rates (editing)

Question... so I'm working on a project for a friend of a friend (industry pro though) and she's requesting I invoice her for the whole project rather than using a day rate, because she's has a lot of problems with editors flaking out half way through and yet still getting paid their $400+ day rate.
So my question is, how much should I charge for the project.
I don't know too much about it but here are some details.
- The start of the project is going to be transferring Avid files to FCP, I know how to and I'm helping her look into post houses that will accomodate us (neither of us has an avid system)
- It's basically a sizzle reel for a pilot pitch, so it's short (about 3 minutes) but it needs to be hot and amazing and blah blah blah. In short, it's a reel (I've heard people charging $3000 for personal reels).
- There won't be any graphical creation like AE or anything, just because I'm not highly skilled in that area and wouldn't want to deliver something shitty... I'd just rather leave it out.
- I also need to help her with the creative/story-telling part of it. She's producing it, but she's very open to creative input and would rather go with someone elses idea (the whole "the grass is always greener" mentality)

Um, that's about all I know right now about the project. Last time I did a piece for her I charged $300/day (my day is between 8-12 hours). So... in short, hehe, does anyone have any recommendation about how I should determine what to charge her for the project? And please don't say always charge higher, blah blah blah, I know that, but I want a practical method of determining what to charge for what. If this doesn't make sense... well then... I'm fucked, haha!

xposted cause I'm impatient
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