My partner and I were
paid by a band to record a live performance of theirs. We had already been paid
for the recording of the performance and asked them if they wanted an edited
version of what we recorded, or just give them the original files and be done
Me: If you do want an edited version my rate is
Client: That’s pretty high. I mean, if it took
you four hours, then we’d owe you $200! How about we agree to pay according to
Me: That’s not how freelance editing works. Or
how any freelance works for that matter. With this caliber of video, I would
imagine it would take me at the most 3 hours. Also I don’t know any editor who
shares my experience who charges less than $50.
Client: Well it
Me: That’s fine!
I’ll send you the unedited files and that will the end of our working
sorry, no disrespect. I’m just kind of messed up today ‘cause we had a bad show
last night. It’s cool We want the edited version. We’re willing to pay. Again,
sorry for the lack of respect.
Me: Okay, I’ll send you a new contract for the
Sent the contract,
never heard back. So we just sent them the unedited files and washed our hands
of the whole thing. Which, honestly, felt pretty sweet.