I\'m an in-house composer/audio engineer at a video-post facility. Lately i\'ve had terrible problems with staff treating original composition as an after thought. For instance, i was only budgeted $600 !!!! of a $30,000 production for a 7 minutes industrial video!! All original music. Meaning, i was only booked 4 hours! to create this!! NOT TO MENTION, they wanted the music made prior to shooting and editing, so the video could be cut to the music. And i received little to no communication from a producer, just the video guys.
Please what kind of parameters do i need to establish? Can i give them an average of time per minute of music? Granted, alot is budget based, but they treat my creative process as it is me dragging a file from a CD. I have no problem with tight turn-arounds on :30\'s or :60\'s, but this long play stuff is killing me!! Not to mention the last :30 i did i was only booked 4 hours! The video guys had 3 days!!!
Can anyone please offer some suggestions, past experiences, etc. Life was much easier as a freelance, now since im on the clock and at the mercy of several people, i\'m falling apart.
Am i wrong or are these insane expectations ?????