I’ve started working direct to agency here in Sydney doing TVCs, and I’ve got a fair idea what I’m gonna charge, but I wanna know what you guys all think before I invoice.
I’m remote, sometimes I’m booked as an editor, colourist AND Flame artist on the same job. (I shoot and direct too)
There seems to be some talk that once you’re using Flame on a commercial you’re free to up your rate considerably.
I When I’m making docos for TV networks, I charge AUD$900+gst per day, for that they get my suite (just for graphic design which I do on my laptop), offline editing on their gear, and as long days as they like, mostly 12 hour days. I don’t watch the clock though. 900 is way more than they pay my cohorts. Going rate amongst Avid editors is about 750-800 max.
For TVC, (Flame and Avid when I’m cutting), I think AUD$1200 per day is fair.
Commercials are fairly high end with this agency, but they’re very used to booking Flame suites.
Is 1200 per day undercutting? I honestly have no idea. I am aware post houses probably charge way more than that, but I won’t be feeding/schmoozing anyone etc.