Please note that the suggested rates below are minima; that rates for copyright works are for limited licences; and that VAT is not included. See notes on negotiating rates and *find a freelance

Please note that a day's shooting requires at least one and frequently two following days of editing/production.

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* See also: reported rates, to compare: Photography / Videography
RATES: Commissions by the day
Videography

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Day shooting - including equipment GBP 500.00
Editing/production day GBP 500.00

Notes:

  • Note that under UK law copyright in freelance videography belongs to the videographer, as the person responsible for the video production. See Videography advice, linked above, for further advice on your rights.
  • When comparing rates with traditional TV practice, note that day rates for TV freelances are generally quoted not including equipment hire.
RATES: TV news footage
Videography

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Up to 1 minute transmitted GBP 300.00
Per subsequent minute transmitted GBP 300.00
Up to 1 minute transmitted - no less than GBP 250.00
Per subsequent minute transmitted - no less than GBP 250.00

Notes:

  • The above rates apply only to immediate usage agreed with the client - not repeat use, syndication or sub-licensing.
  • See Videography advice, linked above, for further advice on your rights.
  • Note that under UK law copyright in freelance videography belongs to the videographer, as the person responsible for the video production.
Agreements
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More advice and links...
* On negotiating for Photography / Videography
* Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended (unofficial; 1MB PDF)
* Copyright etc Act 1988 HTML from legislation.gov.uk
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* Rates for the Job good, bad and ugly
* Join the NUJ to get individual advice & representation

Text © Mike Holderness & previous contributors; Moral rights asserted. Comments to ffg@londonfreelance.org please. You may find the glossary helpful.

The National Union of Journalists must not, can not and would not wish to dictate rates or terms of engagement to members or to editors. The information presented here is for guidance and as an aid to equitable negotiation only.

Suggestions apply to contracts governed by UK law only. In any event, nothing here should be construed as legal advice.