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. ALL RATES ARE PRO-RATED BY 1/4 HOUR AFTER THE FIRST HOUR.
Basic Hourly Studio Time (includes directing, editing [sound and video], etc): $125/hour (one hour minimum).
Day Rate available when a full 8-hour day is blocked in advance: $900 for 8 hour day.
Multi-day Production Block Rates are available for independent film production and projects requiring more than one full production day - Please call. Minimum 2-day booking.
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. Talent records on their laptop - we provide the mic, headphones and the quiet recording space.
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 in San Diego County, up to 25 miles one way. Up to two talent mics or one talent mic plus one boom.
All rates Portal-to-Portal up to 25 miles one way. 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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