Rates for ops in the UK
Posted 27 March 2006 - 06:46 AM
Posted 27 March 2006 - 07:18 AM
Hey there, just wondering if anyone knows the rate for a operator w/rig in the U.K. Low budget HD feature.
What sort of HD? There are some people claiming HDV is HD and shooting features on it.
Posted 27 March 2006 - 11:33 AM
Posted 27 March 2006 - 05:12 PM
(all prices here quoted in UK pounds)
There are a lot of lowbudget features shooting over the last 2 years in the UK where the focus puller gets about 200 a week, the grip EVEN LESS and they are hassling you to operate steadicam for little money. These are very common! often with american money!!! I think american producers are starting to realise they can shoot a very cheap feature in the UK by blaggin crew or is it that most of the money in this bussiness is american.
I think its dangerous to talk rates on this forum as producers could easily use our open conversations against us by simply loggin on here.
I am sure there are deals done , kit 4 for 6 days etc etc. The big operators (A-camera/steadicam) seem to do an overall deal with kit thrown in for when/if it goes steadicam on the understanding as to how much steadicam there is. The low budgets are simply after super super cheap deals. I got asked a little while ago to do a 6 day week on a 750 with kit for 400 uk pounds a week.
Whatever deal you do, make sure it is bumped up to a reasonable rate defered that way your ego stays intact and people understand costs. I have had producers ring me up and say, yeah I got this guy for 200/day. The guy who did a deal does not realise the producer is mouthing off talking about how cheap he is thinking he simply did a favour.
goodluck... British low budget features... nightmare... British low budget feature producers.... NIGHTMARE!!!!!
I mean it! ... rescheduling work losing, labour inducing NIGHTMARE!
goodluck... I will PM you with more info.