Hi all, I am seeking bidding advice.
I've been asked by a producer friend to submit a bid to score an upcoming 70 minute documentary.
I have no idea how many minutes of finished music will be required, but I'm guessing maybe 40-50 minutes of finished cues.
I don't know their total budget, but I do know the quality of the footage and edit is excellent. It seems very well produced, and he said they "have some money" and to charge what I'm worth.
Unfortunately I've never been able to gauge a range for this sort of thing, so I fear I often creep in on the low end out of fear of losing the project. The producer mentioned there was another music company they were considering.
My gut is telling be 25-30K would be a fair number.
Also, my audio post company will likely be mixing the doc, so I was considering offering a package deal for both music and mix to entice them a bit more,
I would love to hear your advice on how you approach this sort of scenario on a day to day basis.
I trust you guys a lot more than google results.
thanks so much,