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KEIRAN ARTHUR

Sound Recordist / Sound Designer

Standard Rates

Please keep in mind that this document is intended to be used as a GUIDE ONLY. The rate negotiations for shooting will still be actively encouraged.

Standard Labour Rates:

These are the industry standard rates established by the Australian Screen Sound Guild, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), and MPPA (Motion Picture Production Award). This document is provided as full disclosure from Sounding Sensational for production companies to use as a reference and guide when budgeting for a project as the IDEAL rates to aim for.

Sound Recordist

Half Day (4hrs)  - $450.00

Full Day (8hrs) (lunch break included) - $650.00

Full Day (10hrs) (lunch break included) - $750.00

Notes - Head of Department, in charge of the overall sound recording.

Boom Operator 

Half Day (4hrs) - $300.00

Full Day (8hrs) (lunch break included) - $450.00

Full Day (10hrs) (lunch break included) - $500.00

Notes - Assistant to the Sound Recordist, in charge of radio microphone attachment and boom pole swinging.

 

Boom Op/Cable Runner

Half Day (4hrs) - $250.00

Full Day (8hrs) (lunch break included) - $300.00

Full Day (10hrs) (lunch break included) - $400.00

Notes - Usually the 2nd boom op, also does the assistant tasks.

 

Post Production Sound Recordist

Half Day (4hrs) - $350.00

Full Day (8hrs) (lunch break included) - $500.00

Full Day (10hrs) (lunch break included) - $650.00

Notes - Additional recording (ADR) in Post Production and Foley recording.

 

Post Production Sound Designer

Half Day (4hrs) - $450.00

Full Day (8hrs) (lunch break included) - $650.00

Full Day (10hrs) (lunch break included) - 750.00

Notes - Includes syncing sound effects/recordings and dialogue to the vision in consultation with the Director.

Important Note: All totals listed here are EXCLUSIVE of GST.

 

Important Note: A 'Standard Kit Hire' is included in these rates. This is considered to be a recorder, headphones, boompole, shotgun mic and two wireless lapel mics.

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Overtime:

 

The first 2 hours over a full day is calculated at 1.5x hourly rate

 

Every hour over the full day and additional 2 hours is calculated as double time.

 

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Travel Days:

A travel day is considered to be a day where the entire day is spent travelling from one location to the next where no actual shooting takes place. It is solely a day of travel, whether it be by car or plane. If the camera is picked up with the intention of shooting, or if any sound is recorded - even just one shot - the travel day immediately becomes a standard shoot day with the appropriate fees applied. A travel day is usually a full day, but it is charged as a half day with no additional equipment. Travel Day: $450.00 flat rate.

 

Hourly Rates:

The official standing of Sounding Sensational is that we do not work to an hourly rate. Please contact Keiran Arthur if a shoot is expected to be under the 4-hour half day to negotiate a reduced rate.

Shoot Cancellations:

When a shoot is cancelled for reasons out of the production company’s control, Sounding Sensational will charge a cancellation fee of $200. This occurs only if the shoot is cancelled within 24hrs of the call time.