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For the busy- The short version, 2014 rates- $1000 per 10 hour day with my gear, 1.5x per hour 10-12, 2x per hour 12-14 hours.  Billing weekly and  payment due within 2 weeks.  Hourly at $100 hour for partial days, 2 hour minimum.  Asst. Editor, audio mixer, color pass, supplies, drives, licensing additional.  Additional expenses or materials, licensing managed subject to 20% handling fee.

Platforms:  I work on an APPLE using  Final Cut Pro X,  Adobe Premier Pro, AfterEffects, Mocha AE, Motion and other recent software.  We do NOT work on AVID or Final Cut Pro 6 or 7 any longer.   I can also work remotely and edit on location, set or even your conference room.   Producers & Directors can enjoy my unsupervised First Cut services* Drop it off, view the roughs online later!:)  Note- conforming, and problematic media or media coming from a PC environment can take additional time.

Billing & Payment  Projects estimated longer than a week require either a retainer or up front 50% deposit at time of booking.  Deal Memos required on all projects.  Please review sample here.   Should work start prior to return of deal memo- the following standard rates shall apply.  Billing is done weekly. All invoices are net 15.  Accounts considered late at 30 days.

Deal Memo: If we are just doing business for the first time, I’ll be asking to have a deal memo signed in order to start work. It’s quite simple, you can see the sample here. In all cases, if other terms have not been negotiated, it will be assumed we are operating from the terms outlined in the deal memo.

Full Service Production Company:  See that post here.

Rates:

  • Editing- Final Cut X /Adobe Premiere Pro / Color DaVinci Resolve  $1000.00 per 10 hour day* prep or edit, plus additional equipment rental & expenses as necessary. Overtime (over 10-) is billed at 1.5x per hour 10th & 11th hour, 2x 12th hr. +.  All editorial projects require at least 1 day prep.  All project media will be conformed to ProRes 422 or ProRes 422HQ.  We do not support AVID projects.  All of our audio is outsourced to our audio production and sweetening vendors.
  • DVD-Blu Ray 1 off’s, these prices are on top of the day rate for editor:  One off’s simple menu : Author and Build- each version $85.00.  Each additional copy at $35.00 We do NOT do mass duplication.  There is no guarantee that any burned disc will work on every machine.  Please note DVD is NOT the same thing as Blu-Ray.  DVD is standard definition, Blu-Ray is for High Definition.  Please determine whether you want 720p or 1080i, or need one at 24p before ordering.
  • For broadcast customers, typically for remote work, I am working to a first cut, conforming the edit for a final finish, dubbing at a post production facility.  If you are new to broadcast, please note that many of the finishing processes i.e. final grading, audio sweetening , graphics design & 3d are done by those specialists to create the broadcast master.  Those services are billed separately by those vendors.Technical Problems: Just a note, if your footage has many technical issues, i.e. sound problems, exposure, poor or novice camera work, flat rates may not be available, or I may not take on the project.  Many issues that are caused by novices in production, camera or sound, or that are not produced to industry standards, can take many many hours to attempt to correct and can be impossible to create anything decent from. I will typically work from logs, script notes when reviewing media.  If we have started and I discover the media is in real bad shape during review, the media will be returned and customer billed for the days it took to review.  Typically this can be determined in 1 day.Logs-Script Notes,
  • Editorial Prep If you do not have logs, or your media identified, A&B camera logs etc, topical index etc, I can hire an assistant that will log and review the media and prep it for an edit, fees for that vary and it can take a week or longer depending on the amount of media. You should also provide transcriptions of long interview pieces with timecode/reel/clip ID’s.Deal Memo: If we are just doing business for the first time, I’ll be asking to have a deal memo signed in order to start work. It’s quite simple, you can see the sample here. In all cases, if other terms have not been negotiated, it will be assumed we are operating from the terms outlined in the deal memo.
  • *Freelance Directing or Producer $1600: Tony is available on a freelance basis when supported by one his producers or through one of his production company partners for select projects.  Rates start at $1600.00 per day.
  • Consultation: $1600  AVPfilms LLC will be offering consulting services to non-production company businesses who wish to be doing their own visual communications internally or those starting up production. Be it a full department or a couple of administrative assistants who need to create your audio and video messaging, or an help with an executive who needs an on camera read. This service will be of tremendous value, saving you countless hours and headaches and allow you to create work that works!  Rates based on $1600.00 per day, $160 per hour. See sample consultation agreement here.

Other Items

    • Stock Footage- Music, element production search billed at producer / 85 per hour.  For the unseasoned, this basically covers the acquisition of elements that producers should be providing.

For broadcast customers, typically for remote work, I am working to a first cut, conforming the edit for a final finish, dubbing at a post production facility.  If you are new to broadcast, please note that many of the finishing processes i.e. final grading, audio sweetening , graphics design & 3d are done by those specialists to create the broadcast master.  Those services are billed seperately by those vendors.

Technical Problems: Just a note, if your footage has many technical issues, i.e. sound problems, exposure, poor or novice camera work, flat rates may not be available, or I may not take on the project.  Many issues that are caused by novices in production, camera or sound, or that are not produced to industry standards, can take many many hours to attempt to correct and can be impossible to create anything decent from. I will typically work from logs, script notes when reviewing media.  If we have started and I discover the media is in real bad shape during review, the media will be returned and customer billed for the days it took to review.  Typically this can be determined in 1 day.

Logs-Script Notes, Editorial Prep If you do not have logs, or your media identified, A&B camera logs etc, topical index etc, I can hire an assistant that will log and review the media and prep it for an edit, fees for that vary and it can take a week or longer depending on the amount of media. You should also provide transcriptions of long interview pieces with timecode/reel/clip ID’s.

Machine Time:  If overnight renders are required where the progress does not need to be monitored, for example, compressions, up converts, completed animations rendering for high resolution, and it is not taking the machines away from other billable time, machine time may be billed at lower rate of 50.00 hour depending on the situation.  If the renders are longer than 12 hours, full normal day rate will apply.

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