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  • Rohit Sardesai

    August 28, 2013 at 2:23 am

    Hello Everyone,

    I have an opportunity to teach Final Cut Pro to a student of Master of Film Making. She has no clue how to use the software. And i have no clue how much i should charge her for my services on hourly basis. Can you folks please advice me on this matter.
    I sincerely appreciate your advice.

  • Bret Williams

    August 28, 2013 at 4:49 am

    Ripple Training is $99 for 5 hours (that can be paused or watched over and over and over).

    I’m not sure if you’re certified or what, but based on the idea that they’d pause or review the DVDs 3 or 4 times – perhaps taking 10-20 hours to go through the lessons, then it’s more like 20 hours for $99. So I’d say $5 an hour is a decent rate. Ok, a little tongue in cheek, but there’s a lot of truth to it. Perhaps someone can’t learn from DVDs or the nearly unlimited wealth of free tuts on the net, but that’s your competition. Are you trying to just help someone out or earn a buck? It probably would be a bit wrong to charge $50-$100 an hour to train someone without them knowing of options like Ripple or others. But perhaps you could combine the two? They get the DVD and you charge X amount per hour to go through them with you as a hands on expert.

    And don’t forget to tell them that FCP 7 was EOL’d 2 years ago and learning a more current app like Avid, CC, or X might be an option they want to look into instead.

  • Rohit Sardesai

    August 28, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Hi Brett
    Thank you very much for your reply. I appreciate it a lot. In fact, I did mention online tutorials to this client of mine. But, she needs someone to sit with her and go through the editing process, personally. And, besides, she wants to learn Final Cut Pro 7 particularly because she only has access to FCP and Premiere.
    Although, i did like your suggestion where i can actually sit with her and walk her through the tutorials.

    And, once again, i do appreciate your advice. Sincerely.

    Thanks a lot.

  • Mark Suszko

    August 28, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I would charge what you charge for editing, per hour, with maybe a 20 pecent discount, and cap it at a certain number of hours.

  • Rohit Sardesai

    August 29, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Thanks, Mark. Thats actually sounds practical. I thinl, i will go for it.

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