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Old 08-23-2004, 10:32 PM
Kris Maher Kris Maher is offline
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Question Professional help would be greatly appreciated!

Currently, I am establishing a billing system for Color Correction, Retouching and Compositing at the advertising agency I work at. I have a presentation on Wednesday the 25th and I cannot seem to unlock any of the studio's pricing structures...well guarded. I was wondering if any of you could suggest some. For reference, my clientelle includes large hotels/casinos/resorts. Thanks!
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Old 08-23-2004, 10:52 PM
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Currently, I am establishing a billing system for Color Correction, Retouching and Compositing at the advertising agency I work at. I have a presentation on Wednesday the 25th and I cannot seem to unlock any of the studio's pricing structures...well guarded. I was wondering if any of you could suggest some. For reference, my clientelle includes large hotels/casinos/resorts. Thanks!
My 2¢ from an unprofessional perspective.

I'm not in the business, but it occurred to me as I read your post that a possible source (besides whatever replies you get here) of info would be to call around to other agencies (with a disguised voice, of course ) and get ballpark quotes from them. Is that feasible?

Good luck with your endeavor and presentation.

~Danny~
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Old 08-23-2004, 11:00 PM
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Retouching seems to be like consulting...

Thank you for your reply! I have actually tried this. I've found that everywhere I call tries to consult with me. They want to sit down and discuss what is involved and then bill me according to:

Photo Imaging*
Image Creation, Manipulation, Compositing, Color Correction and Retouching

Production Supervision *
Researching Projects, Stock Photo Searches, Photography Supervision and Prop Hunting

Photography *
Outsourced, Supply Stock Image or Shoot Digitally
*Billing is Variable Based on Specific Needs of Job

Myself, I fully understand where they are coming from, as the variables involved do matter. However, the partners that I am presenting to want hard numbers, return on investment and profit. Who can blame them?
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Old 08-23-2004, 11:52 PM
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Well, perhaps you could pose (over the phone) as a high school or college student doing research for a paper "due" Wed. and you need "ballpark figures" based on hypothetical work order descriptions & you don't have time for an in-person visit.

Just a thought.
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Old 08-24-2004, 12:35 AM
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Thanks!

You know... that didn't even cross my mind. Brilliant, sometimes it just takes an outside view. Much appreciated! Kris.
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