[Tig] Tig Digest, Vol 361, Issue 1

Jim Wicks jim at jimwicks.com
Sun Nov 30 20:12:37 GMT 2014

Hi Justin,

I suppose every company has its own way of doing things.
The company that I work for, Olympusat, Inc., has a very different business model than most.

Olympusat is a vertical media company.
We own or co-own all our film catalogs, the scanner, restoration, color, including all the cable channels that they appear on.

In West Palm Beach, where our company is headquartered, I have more than a dozen members on my team, including restoration artists, audio specialists, colorists, and a conform artist. We also have a Mexico City division, which includes many more restoration artists, and scanning and telecine operators. 

In as much as I am Senior Colorist and Manager of Film Restoration Services, I am not deeply involved in the business side of things.
But I believe our costs to clients is calculated per frame.

Our client services include: scanning, restoration, color, and that’s in addition to full HD to 6K production and post production facilities.
The owner of the company, in my opinion, is a visionary - who’s only edict to me when he hired me nearly 4 years ago was, “I only ever want to do it right.”
We have, and we do.

Hope this answers some of your questions.

Best, Jim


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> On Nov 30, 2014, at 1:59 PM, justin lovell <just.love.film at gmail.com> wrote:
> How do you price out your restoration services?
> It's difficult to find rates around this and I have a couple clients asking about it.  Is there a standard pricing method?  
> Per foot,  per frame per minute? 
> Hourly rate for technician/suite? 
> Semi-automated vs fully manual?
> Workflow around this so client expectations aren't higher then what is capable for their budget?
> Trying to navigate this within industry standard rates.
> Justin Lovell
> Cinematographer // Assoc. CSC 
> WWW.JUSTINLOVELL.COM <http://www.justinlovell.com/>
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