In other words. Are you just charging a day rate, a percentage/fee of the total budget, both? Thanks for any help.
Depends on size of project, time and location commitment. Day, project, hourly and change fees are all common for our small team. Large companies offer different pricing structures.
I always take the project size into consideration. Also are they new clients or returning? Studios/Networks will usually make an offer based on the scope of the work and size of the project.
Day rates aren't always the best route because you usually won't have a great idea of what it will take until you get into it and it's easy to underbid your time unless you have worked for them before.
Last note. Don't work on the promise of getting paid when the project goes. Often they don't.
Hello! We always bill on a day rate. Minimum is half day of pre-production. Even if it is a very simple project, this have day of pre-production will cover you for all the work that you will do before you start the shoot.
If you would like more details on billing, or how my company does billing for all aspects of production, let's get a call scheduled!