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#1 thomas-english


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Posted 08 October 2005 - 04:37 AM

Some day soon I hope to be buying gyro s for my rig. How do you go about negociating to charge for them.

Do you

- mention to production that they should probably pay the extra for them on any outdoor shoot hoping that they have no idea what your on about, they pay the extra wether they use them or not. You make sure that they are aware they cost extra so they don t think your "more expensive" than the competition. This way regularly getting 50 pounds or 90 US dollars.

- keep them on your truck at all times and clear it with production when you want to use them, like grips do with their spanners. that way occasionaly charging 120 pounds or 200 US dollars.

- Have them on your truck, use them when you want to, show off to the DoP, get more work... crank up your rate 'cause everyone thinks your so cool', elope with art department, buy a villa in kenya and live happily ever after.

My instinct is to do all three but sway with the third... get what you can, how you can but always make sure your using the best tools and your work is wicked.

are there any other strategies or opinions as to why any of the above would be anti union thing.



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#2 JamieSilverstein


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Posted 09 October 2005 - 04:32 AM

Regarding gyros and other parts of your equipment, I usually rent the whole rig for a price, and include all of the pieces. Charge a price that you think is fair relative to what the overall cost of the equipment and upkeep is and don't bother the producer with the "one time charges". They like to know their costs upfront, so if you keep the surprises to a minimum, you generally get the rate for the rig that you seeking.
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