Need pricing info (and ideas) for in-house restaurant video

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Tony, Sep 12, 2003.

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    Tony Guest

    I am in NY (5 boroughs). I have an Italian restaurant owner that wants the following:

    2-hour DVD consisting of movie clips from films like Goodfellas, Godfather, etc edited together with
    music from Rat Pack (Martin, Sinatra, etc).

    So, it looks like I am responsible for renting or buying DVDs, extracting scenes, choosing audio to
    match the scenes, editing them together (using mostly dissolves and maybe quick fades to black.

    Since I have no idea how long I will be going through footage and putting it all together, I would
    like to get an houly rate. What is a good average rate to charge? I used to do weddings but this is
    totally different.

    Has anyone ever done this something like this before? I would think that I should put the restaurant
    name on the screen from time to time or as a logo on the screen. Anyone have ay ideas? I can think
    of things but I would like to hear what others have come up with for this time of in-house

    Let's forget the copyright stuff for now. I am making the restaurant sign a release that they are
    responsible for clearing all copyrights. Since they have a jukebox and Projection TV there already,
    they may be paying a blanket fee to cover royalties already.


    Tony, Sep 12, 2003
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    Kevin Guest

    To be perfectly honest this is sending HUGE alarm bells going off in my head.
    Kevin, Sep 12, 2003
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    Godfather, etc edited together with

    Let's not - unless you want to end up on the wrong side of a lawsuit.

    So?? A good lawyer will prove that it's not worth the piece of paper it's
    written on.

    Big maybe here. Even then, there will be a number of restrictions.
    Mike Kujbida, Sep 12, 2003
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    Jay Beckman Guest

    Godfather, etc edited together with
    quick fades to black.

    And then spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend yourself in the
    ensuing copyright infringement lawsuit(s).

    Good Luck!

    JC Beckman
    Chandler, AZ
    Freelance VTR / EVS / Profile Op
    Avid / Premiere Editor
    Jay Beckman, Sep 12, 2003
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    Max Volume Guest

    And why exactly does this guy WANT his restaurant to be associated with
    organized crime if he's in the middle of NYC??? One too many episodes
    of the Sopranos?
    Max Volume, Sep 12, 2003
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