Halo 2 Forum > News & Announcements > Newb Mombassa
 
 
Display Modes Thread Tools
Lemon Sherpa
n00b (level 8)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 19
Subtract from Lemon Sherpa's ReputationAdd to Lemon Sherpa's Reputation Lemon Sherpa is on the rise to fame Lemon Sherpa is on the rise to fame
#1
12-04-2014
Default Charging for halo montages?

I was wondering what your thoughts were on editors charging for their work. Long montages sometimes take 3-5 months to edit and can be pretty time consuming. I know editors like Zola and Obscure Terror sometimes charge thousands, but what do you think is a reasonable price for... let's say a 10 minute montage?
HAble
Praying for tidal waves..
HAble's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 28,744
Subtract from HAble's ReputationAdd to HAble's Reputation HAble IS OVER 9000 HAble IS OVER 9000 HAble IS OVER 9000 HAble IS OVER 9000 HAble IS OVER 9000 HAble IS OVER 9000 HAble IS OVER 9000 HAble IS OVER 9000 HAble IS OVER 9000 HAble IS OVER 9000 HAble IS OVER 9000
Send a message via AIM to HAble
#2
12-04-2014
Default

Depends on the caliber of the editing and the project.

Also depends on how much you enjoy it. I personally hate editing but enjoy making montages, hence why they're all so simple and still look like they're from 2005. Some people love editing as a hobby and would edit clips for a year straight for free. It all depends on your mindset and how much someone is willing to pay.
Xyox is gay
JoshNgton
THF VIP Member
JoshNgton's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,585
Subtract from JoshNgton's ReputationAdd to JoshNgton's Reputation JoshNgton IS OVER 9000 JoshNgton IS OVER 9000 JoshNgton IS OVER 9000 JoshNgton IS OVER 9000 JoshNgton IS OVER 9000 JoshNgton IS OVER 9000 JoshNgton IS OVER 9000 JoshNgton IS OVER 9000 JoshNgton IS OVER 9000 JoshNgton IS OVER 9000 JoshNgton IS OVER 9000
Send a message via AIM to JoshNgton
#3
12-04-2014
Default

zola and obscure terror charged thousands? for what lol?
H2F ShocK
H2F OG
H2F ShocK's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,889
Subtract from H2F ShocK's ReputationAdd to H2F ShocK's Reputation H2F ShocK IS OVER 9000 H2F ShocK IS OVER 9000 H2F ShocK IS OVER 9000 H2F ShocK IS OVER 9000 H2F ShocK IS OVER 9000 H2F ShocK IS OVER 9000 H2F ShocK IS OVER 9000 H2F ShocK IS OVER 9000 H2F ShocK IS OVER 9000 H2F ShocK IS OVER 9000 H2F ShocK IS OVER 9000
#4
12-04-2014
Default

I've heard of montage editors making hundreds, but not thousands
Lemon Sherpa
n00b (level 8)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 19
Subtract from Lemon Sherpa's ReputationAdd to Lemon Sherpa's Reputation Lemon Sherpa is on the rise to fame Lemon Sherpa is on the rise to fame
#5
12-04-2014
Default

I think Zola made at least a grand on his Str8 Rippin project, and I'm not sure about OT but I've heard numerous times that he also made around 1500 bucks on a project.
TIFE LIFE
4 LIFE
TIFE LIFE's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: third stone from the sun
Posts: 1,887
Subtract from TIFE LIFE's ReputationAdd to TIFE LIFE's Reputation TIFE LIFE IS OVER 9000 TIFE LIFE IS OVER 9000 TIFE LIFE IS OVER 9000 TIFE LIFE IS OVER 9000 TIFE LIFE IS OVER 9000 TIFE LIFE IS OVER 9000 TIFE LIFE IS OVER 9000 TIFE LIFE IS OVER 9000 TIFE LIFE IS OVER 9000 TIFE LIFE IS OVER 9000 TIFE LIFE IS OVER 9000
#6
12-04-2014
Default

lol what the fuck
Quote:
Originally Posted by PLaTaNo View Post
JLaw is definitely a freak and I eat ass so I know what I'm talkin about.
slater ohm
MovieCompMovieCompMovieCo
slater ohm's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: day care
Posts: 23,369
Subtract from slater ohm's ReputationAdd to slater ohm's Reputation slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000
Send a message via AIM to slater ohm
#7
12-04-2014
Default

It's dependent on too many factors to give an answer to that.

is there a professional organization involved? (sponsor of the player, pro e-sports team)
does the video stand to create enough views for monetization to be a factor?
does the editor view editing game footage as a hobby, an investment in skills or a side occupation?
skill of the editor?
What is the montage meant to achieve? (promotion of team name for example)
etc. etc.

If its just a normal tage for a normal bloke and a normal editor the standard is 'what the dude will give for it'. As was said in the Zola Retrospect documentary: in the Halo scene editors poor hundreds of hours into projects for no money, which is amazing.


THF




Halo 2 videos
Ohmage | Ohmega | Blue sky | Dual | Post Fin | Fash Late
Lemon Sherpa
n00b (level 8)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 19
Subtract from Lemon Sherpa's ReputationAdd to Lemon Sherpa's Reputation Lemon Sherpa is on the rise to fame Lemon Sherpa is on the rise to fame
#8
12-04-2014
Default

That's a good way of looking at it. I've heard some people say editors should charge an hourly rate, but in reality it doesn't seem realistic as month-long projects would end up being unbelievably expensive.
Stobs
Classic.
Stobs's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 3,024
Subtract from Stobs's ReputationAdd to Stobs's Reputation Stobs IS OVER 9000 Stobs IS OVER 9000 Stobs IS OVER 9000 Stobs IS OVER 9000 Stobs IS OVER 9000 Stobs IS OVER 9000 Stobs IS OVER 9000 Stobs IS OVER 9000 Stobs IS OVER 9000 Stobs IS OVER 9000 Stobs IS OVER 9000
#9
12-04-2014
Default

@Josh: Zola told me in a recent interview he was living off of the pay he received during the making of the Str8 tage. He didn't give specifics though.

I don't charge for montages. I make Halo videos because I enjoy making Halo videos. Doing them free of charge keeps things enjoyable for me. It allows me to put as much or as little time into a video as I see fit without huge expectations about the results (pretty much what HAble said.)
Not to mention I'm certainly no god-tier editor like some, so for me to charge money wouldn't seem right.
mike
OG status
mike's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Stay True.
Posts: 31,529
Subtract from mike's ReputationAdd to mike's Reputation mike IS OVER 9000 mike IS OVER 9000 mike IS OVER 9000 mike IS OVER 9000 mike IS OVER 9000 mike IS OVER 9000 mike IS OVER 9000 mike IS OVER 9000 mike IS OVER 9000 mike IS OVER 9000 mike IS OVER 9000
Send a message via AIM to mike
#10
12-04-2014
Default

about tree fiddy
over 2.5k views on youtube! Voted "best!"
32 Youtube Subscribers <3

Support THF and like our stuff ! Do it for mike, it's all he has

RIP Elmo, gone but never forgotten <3
 

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off