Videographer Work Agreement

It`s really easy to work with friends, isn`t it? Or worse, family! Someone who knows you, who loves you, who knows who you do and who thinks you fit perfectly into this job. It`s great! You trust this friend and you think that they would never hurt you, that they would rework you or that they would misuse the project. Until they do. Don`t subseought new video filmmakers to gain experience or new clients, underestimated for their work. You must take into account not only your time, but also additional costs such as travel, extra processing time, salaries for secondary protection equipment and purchased specifically for the customer (for example. B storage devices). I firmly believe that everyone will reach an agreement with the best of intentions. Once, we had a project for which we should all make a video. We met several times, we checked creatively, signed a contract and got a deposit. Everything was fine. I can`t tell you how many times I`ve read on forums or Facebook groups about videographers who are dealing with clients who want so many changes that it will be ten hours of work. If you already have a paragraph like this, you can mention it when they start listing all the changes.

I always give my clients an estimate of how much their changes will add in advance to the project so they can decide for themselves whether the changes are worth it. You never want to surprise a customer with a huge bill after already paying you thousands of dollars. The descriptive titles of the sections and subsections of this Agreement are simple and have no influence on the structure or interpretation of this Contract. Many freelancers work exclusively for other studios. But there are many who also market themselves as “studios” but who work freelance to ensure their income. I often hire such contractors (and I will do independent filming or writing work myself from time to time). There are many situations where I am sent such a contractor to a job and am not present. The contractor is himself (or with a small crew) on site. It is possible that my client will ask for a business card or contact information.

I include provisions in subcontracts that ensure that contact requests refer me. Third-party contractors who shoot for another studio should not disclose their own business cards. Space for Amateur Filmmakers People who record images and videos with their mobile devices can be a major impeding to your assigned work. Consider discussing in advance with your client how you can prevent customers from disrupting check-in. Your client may need to request that mobile phone use be limited or that event participants keep some distance from the subject. Your client will take you into town if you don`t say so. Tell yourself that you offer a maximum of two revisions, so they get three designs. After the third project or the final design, there is no going back – there is no extra work that you will deposit in the video. At this point, you wash your hands and tell them that you don`t find guilt in the video. Subject. What parts do you film when you record a wedding or formal event? Can I make special requests? Are there any additional videographers available if you need it? You can pay for extra time or video-filming if you want to film other activities like installation, backstage, guest editing and more.

Translation: Come to work for free – Bretzels and Tonic are on us. My clients scratch me especially because of my style and can do it. That`s why it`s important for me to make it clear (also contractually) that I have the last word in the creation at the end of the day. Well, in reality and in practice, I`m not going to give the proverbial major to a client who wants me to make a change that, as an artist, I absolutely hate. I want them to reinstate me. And I even say in my contracts that customers can crazy