CameraWizI'm deciding to pursue photography and videography. Well in the first day I got asked to shoot a bands promo video. There's a lot of questions I have. Should I be renting a better camera than a t3i? Should I be renting better lenses? Anything I should be concerned about? I already said yes that I'll do it so any tips would help. Should i be shooting glidecam the whole time? should I shoot handheld? Should I hire a buddy of mine to help do some some of the further away shots of the crowd and such?
Most importantly, how much should I charge? I don't want to sell myself short nor do I want to overcharge.
Help me NS.
1. Is it going to be a live show in a dark area? If so think about the lighting.
Its not about what gear you have but how you use it. Spend some time with your glidecam get as many shots as you can, do not shoot handheld if not glidecam put it on a tripod. Think about how you're going to tell the story before you get there so you have an idea of what to shoot. I like to write down ideas and bring it with me so I can go on the spot.
Well for a day of photography shoots most charge from 60-150. Film wise is a bit different its more involved than photos, you have sound video and motion and light to deal with. Your price should include your expense of travel, time spent filming, lunch, and if you're doing the editing that's even more tedious. I would say 15 for gas, 100 for the day of shooting, and 130 for the editing. So ask for around 250- 280 if you're going to hire a friend to help out. Honestly this is all subjective if you're confident you can totally manage those prices. If its a friend do it for cheaper or if you really really need the video work sacrifice your profits. Time is money and if you give good quality products there is no reason not to ask a fair price.