phone: 858.484.0220 - email: [email protected]
Sound Services & Rates for Film & Video
Studio Production Rates
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I taught myself to edit music at 12 years old and have been serving the film and video production communities with a complete array of sound services ever since. My goal is to breathe life into your productions with Emmy® award-winning sound design*, recording and post-production audio and video services.
* I received 11 Emmy's for audio production and sound design during my 25-year career with NBC.
PLEASE NOTE THAT OTHER PRICING OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE DEPENDING ON YOUR PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS. PLEASE CALL TO DISCUSS YOUR PRODUCTION NEEDS.
Basic Studio Time (includes directing, editing [sound and video], etc): $125/hour (up to 4 hours)
Block rates available for single sessions in excess of 4 hours: Hours 1-4 at basic hourly rate. 20% discount off hourly rate for 5th hour onward.
Day Rate available when a full 8-hour day is blocked in advance: $800 for up to 8 hours.
Indie & Multi-day Production Rates are available for independent film production and projects requiring more than one full production day - Please call.
Voice Actor Audition Sessions: $1.00 per minute (minimum audition session of 20 minutes, includes directing and file upload)
Audiobook Recording and Mastering: Please call. Rates will vary depending on length of audio book and other factors.
Booth Rental for Audiobook Recording (no engineer): $25 per hour or $150 for 8 hours
Location Sound Mixer Rates
BEST RATE GUARANTEE: Everyone wants the best deal they can get and I’m willing to make deals – so long as they don’t sacrifice quality. To that end; I will match or beat any legitimate quote from any qualified mixer with the same or similar gear for the same job. I will also be happy to discuss your specific needs for combined packages or multi-day bookings that may result in a considerable discount. Simply put... I'll work with you to give you great sound within your budget.
Please note that I offer a "Flat Rate Production Package" that includes me as sound mixer, a boom operator and all equipment necessary for a major shoot. Of course, I also offer more conventional pricing with a separate labor day rate and equipment rental based on production needs.
The "Day/Project" rates below are for my time, expertise and the level of skill I bring to your project. Unless included in a Day Package, equipment rental is separate and will vary depending on your production requirements.
GREAT SOUND COMES AT A PRICE: I've been recording, mixing and editing sound for live events, film, video and television productions for more than 5 decades. To put it simply... when you need an experienced location or on-set production sound mixer for your next project, I've got the equipment, and expertise to give you great sound. Please note that I work only with my own equipment. Also, please note that most film productions requiring a mix of more than two moving talent, may require a boom operator.
LOCATION SOUND NON-UNION LABOR RATES:
(Rates apply to San Diego County only. All rates Portal-to-Portal. Please call for out-of-town rates.)
All rates Portal-to-Portal. Up to two talent mics or one talent mic plus one boom.
All rates Portal-to-Portal. Up to seven talent mics plus one boom. For larger mic setups, please call.
Includes all of the following:
Boom Operator / A2 Assistant: (required when boom mic is requested and/or sound mix requires more than two lav mics, or when playback is required on set.)
Sound Third / A3 Utility
I use my own equipment to handle most film/video production and live event situations, including multi-room/multi-mic audio setups. Equipment Package is in addition to labor rates and can be adapted according to your specific production needs. I can easily handle up to 8 wireless mics on set or up to 16 audio sources for a live event. Should your project require more inputs or third-party rental of additional equipment, a 10% surcharge will be added to the rental fee. Additional personnel may be required at separate charge.
*** Package rental rate does not include the additional manpower that may be required with this equipment *
NOTE: For larger events, additional mixers, speakers and microphones are available and additional crew may be required. Please call for a quote.
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