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Travel days & Caption writing?

Can anyone tell me if there is an ‘industry standard’ for travel & caption writing days? For example, if the commission begins on the 2nd but I have to travel on the 1st to get there, should I be able to charge them a half day (if not full day) rate for the travel? Same on the back end – if the commission ends on the 15th but I have to travel on the 16th. Also, if the shoot warrants extensive caption writing that may take an extra day or two, do I bill that and at what rate? Half day, full day?

Thanks in advance!


by Jason Sangster at 2006-07-22 04:06:43 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Lhasa , China | Bookmark | | Report spam→

usually its counted as full day. But the starting of the assignment day depend upon your way of work. if its day wise then the starting day should be counted as because you are travelling for the assignment. about Caption writing days, i dont have any idea, but if it seems as a part of your job then it should be counted.deal with the authorities in a better way. enjoy!!!
by the way have you been to nathula at its opening?

by Subhamoy | 22 Jul 2006 10:07 | Assam, India | | Report spam→
Travel has always been a half day, caption writing/editing in not normally billable, but you could bill for digital processing…..hope this helps. Some publications might be more open than others though, but this is the Time Inc struture.

by [former member] | 22 Jul 2006 16:07 (ed. Jul 22 2006) | new orleans, United States | | Report spam→
I think everyone has different ideas of what is billable or not so it’s best to discuss with them beforehand. If your client is a small outfit not used to this type of work, they may be surprised to find that you’re billing travel, pre production, and post production time at the full rate like you could do with many other agencies/publications. I normally bill like Subhamoy, full rate for travel and pre/post production. I do the captioning sometimes during the shooting days (at night in the hotel) or during the post production so sometimes they pay additionally for it, sometimes not.

by Tommy Huynh | 22 Jul 2006 19:07 | San Antonio, United States | | Report spam→

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