i have had a great opportunity to make an animation for a music video but the guy i am in talks with mentioned payment would be done through royalties.

my question is, has anyone done any work that is basically free but involves royalties? does anyone have any suggestions as to what i need to agree with him?

Views: 861

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Mike knows what he's talking about. Getting paid on the back end is usually a sign you're about to get screwed over. Not all people are scumbags, but red flags should pop up when they say you'll get paid "when the deal is made." Favor for a friend or a passion project is another story entirely. Love the skill for skill route. Never even thought of that option.

My rusty experience in TV (in the 90's!) was never not getting paid - I worked for the big studios mainly. But I found that it often took ages for my invoice to be settled - long after I had sweated over this or that effect and it was in the can. I got angry because it was so disrespectful of my professional work.

I came across a very useful tip, which was to add 10% to the bill, and then add a note at the bottom to the effect that if it was paid within 14 days a 10% discount was applicable.

This worked a treat, because it was an offer not a threat. I could have said "Bills not settled within 14 days will attract a 10% surcharge", but somehow offering a 'discount' seemed more attractive.

Never paid late again after that!

When working with friends, I tend to trade skill for skill. Or knowledge for skill. That's when there's no budget, though. When there is a budget,  we work something out beforehand, I render them a 320x240 pixel preview of the work, and send the full resolution version after they pay me. If they don't pay me, they're stuck with what they've got. It's a way of proving that the work is done, and letting them see what they're paying for.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

MESSAGE BOARD CATEGORIES

STOPMO NEWBIES
basic stopmo discussion

ANIMATOR TALK
experienced animators looking to improve

CAMERA & STAGE
animation camera, lighting and moco rigs

ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
animation tool and rigging discussion

STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS
frame capture, editing, and post-production

STORY
script, storyboarding and storyreel discussion

SOUND
lip-sync, sound effects and music

YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT
discuss your stopmo film

ARMATURES
ball & socket and wire armature discussion

MACHINE SHOP
metalwork tool & talk

SCULPTING
sculpture information and advice

HAIR & COSTUME
materials, patterns and technique

CASTING
foam, silicone and resin

CLAY
clay puppet construction

GENERAL PUPPET MAKING
other puppet fabrication issues

STOP MOTION SETS
set design and construction information

MODEL DEPARTMENT
miniature prop discussion

MATTE PAINTINGS
glass matte paintings and backgrounds

GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS

STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION

FAVORITE STOP MOTION CHARACTERS

PRO ANIMATOR DISCUSSION

FILM FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

ANIMATION SCHOOLS

STOP MOTION BOOKS

STOP MOTION ON VIDEO

JOBS & PROJECTS
post here if you are looking for talent to hire

SWAP MEET
stop motion items for sale

CHAT BOARD
general discussion

SITE FEEDBACK
report bugs, comments and suggestions here

Latest Activity

Sal Elder replied to Sal Elder's discussion Choice of sculpting materials for moldmaking
"Nick, thanks for the thorough reply. I'll keep this info in mind when I try it."
yesterday
StopmoNick replied to Sal Elder's discussion Choice of sculpting materials for moldmaking
"You want it to sort of stick, enough to stay in place while you make the mould, but not mix and be…"
yesterday
Maelvon replied to KC's discussion Camera Raw
"Great, and what is your workflow to convert Raw files to Exr? Thanks a lot, Maelvon"
yesterday
Matilda Crona posted a discussion

How To Grab Attention With Animated Content

If you are suffering from a web page that does not hold audience, or a blog that has problems with…See More
yesterday

the inventor

© 2020   Created by Anthony Scott.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

.xg_widget_forum_index_index .xg_column.xg_span-7.xg_last {display:none;} .xg_widget_forum_topic_listForCategory .xg_column.xg_span-7.xg_last {display:none;} .xg_widget_forum_topic_show .xg_column.xg_span-7.xg_last {display:none;}