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Some production companies quote by the finished minute. At $500 a minute, a 30 minute production would cost $15,000. You can charge less per minute, or you can charge a hell of a lot more depending on the production needs.
Just as a heads up: It takes a lot more time than you actually think it does. I do a few video tutorials and it usually takes me 1 hour per finished minute. Now, this includes recording, editing, graphics etc.
As a rule, I bill hourly. But it generally works out to about 2 hours per finished minute if you want to really bill actual hours. try to have the client sit with you in a "supervised edit" for most of it. I bill $75-1oo per hour and its a sliding scale. try not to bid too low, as it ALWAYS takes longer than you think it will. Of course, it helps to know the budget up-front!
I bill for the shoot separately. Labor, equipment, delivery, setup - all itemized. Good habil to get into. Discount the gear but not the labor, and hire good freelance techs.
Well if you know your software and you have a computer, a microphone (noise
cancelling is best) then get TechSmith's Camtasia screen recording software
and you can do it for the cost of the Camtasia program.
Not much profit in that method, Robert.
<Jim_Simon@adobeforums.com> wrote in message <br />news:firstname.lastname@example.orgNXanI...<br />> Not much profit in that method, Robert.<br /><br /><br />So you were asking what you should charge? Got it. Sorry. I thought you were <br />asking how to do it yourself on the cheap, not what to charge someone else <br />for you to do it.<br /><br />Robert