I have worked with this company in the past and they like my work but due to the fact that they would have to rent a wireless follow focus and do without a video transmitter, they decided to post on craigslist to see what they could get for $250.00 for that day. What they got surprisingly was several replies.
They went with the first response they got. This ope came out with his Professional grade HD big rig, a preston wireless follow focus, and a wirless video transmitter for a full day. Let me try to put that in perspective, you cant even rent a preston for that price.
This blew my mind. 1% of my gear was more then that and this ope comes out with $80,000 to $100,000 plus dollars worth of gear. Apparently this individual was not the only one willing to do this. I know times are tough but how an earth are we going to recover from this if you are known as the guy who will do it for $250.00 if youre not booked that day and chances are you wont be. This is a producers dream. I feel like even if the economy turns its going to take our industry a whole lot longer to turn around because of this situation. I guess Im just venting but please let me know what you guys think. What can we all do to turn this around?
Edited by Tom Land, 21 April 2010 - 04:47 PM.