Slideshow Production costs

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by jean_paul_b_ardou, Jul 19, 1997.

  1. Hi,

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    I am looking for information on pricing the production of a slide show.

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    So far, I have made a tentative list of the elements involved, but besides
    the price of film and processing (and then again, how do you account for the
    fact that it takes x slides shot to get one that makes it to the final show?)
    it is not easy to price!

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    Find my list below, and if somebody has experience/knowledge in the matter,
    please drop me a note.

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    Maybe there is a better way to price a slideshow, such as saying that it
    costs so much per slide, which price would include all cost categories.

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    Maybe there are books written on the topic. Does anybody out there know?

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    Thank you very much.

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    Very truly yours,

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    Jean-Paul Bardou

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    Costs for Slide production

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    Regardless of duration, the production of a multi-projector slide show
    involves at least the following activities, with their associated costs.

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    Pictures
    Taking original dedicated pictures and/or
    Picking pictures from archives and/or
    Duplicating pictures from slides or paper prints.

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    Processing
    Done by a photo lab.

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    Special effect slides
    Design on computer
    Printing
    Copying to Slides or off-house high-contrast production

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    Subtitles
    Design on computer
    Printing
    Off-house production on high-contrast medium

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    Text
    Writing
    Editing
    Recording

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    Music
    Selection
    Time metering to text

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    Mixing text with music

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    Writing script (slides/text)

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    Synchronization

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    Durations/costs

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    Costs for photographic material
    (Here in Danish Crowns, since I live in Denmark)

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    Film: 45 DKK for 36 slides -> 1.25 DKK per slide
    Development: 45 DKK for 36 slides -> 1.25 DKK per slide
    Slide Mounts: 36 DKK for 36 slides -> 1.00 DKK per slide
    Total (before tax): 126 DKK for 36 slides -> 3.50 DKK per slide

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    It must be kept in mind that for a slide that is chosen, many are taken (from
    one in three to one in ten).

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    Special effect slides
    Design on computer ????
    Printing
    Copying to slides or ????
    off-house high-contrast production ????

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    Subtitles
    Design on computer ????
    Printing ????
    Off-house production on high-contrast medium ????

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    Text
    Writing ????
    Editing ????
    Recording ????

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    Music
    Selection ????
    Time metering to text ????

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    Mixing text with music ????

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    Writing script (slides/text) ????

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    Synchronization (using micsoft for 4 slide projectors) ????
     
  2. Hi

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    I produce my own AV shows using twin Kodaks , and I have just been paid $100(US) for a 14 minute AV of a wedding. Now I tend to set a standard showing fee of $100 for one evening regardless of how many AV;s are in that show.

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    I did cost out how much an AV cost me a long while ago whilst I lived in the UK , I now live in Bermuda , and the total figure was well over 1,000 UK pound if you included travel costs , film ,time , purchase of CDs for soundtrack etc etc. For that AV I received a fee of 40 pounds for 1 showing !!!.

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    I hope this helps in some way.

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    Regards

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    Dave Johnson
     

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