Saw this on craigslist.. Is it so bad that people are working for free?
Hello I need footage for my steadicam reel so I am offering to do free steadicam for your short or feature.
The following requests will have to be met:
Narrative ONLY (short or feature) NO COMMERCIALS/ MUSIC VIDS/ PSA's
Only ONE scene with a max shooting duration of four hours.
The footage will be recorded on my own cards and will keep a copy of footage.
Equipment will be provided for the footage be copied on set.
The camera HAS TO be an Alexa, Red or a similar size, film cameras are OK. (NO DSLR's)
A $30 stipend for gas.
Lunch will be provided.
IMDB credit will be given as Steadicam Op.
The shoot has to occur within 3 weeks or less from the day you contact me.
My on-set time will not exceed 6 hours.
The lens aperture will NOT be lower than f4.
A 4 + foot cable for video transmission (camera-monitor) will be provided.
A wireless focus system will be provided (but not necessary)
If interested please send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with all necessary info about your shoot (script, scene, location, contact info, etc.) and clearly stating that you agree to all the conditions expressed in this ad, if your e-mail is correctly worded, formal and fulfills my requirements I will immediately follow up with a call.
Please make sure to copy and paste the add at the end of your e-mail.