This will be my first completely superfluous post, but have to share/vent - lately, I get asked to "price" the most vague, uninformed, unpriceable crap. As agencies get weaker, and we get more client direct contacts, that's the way it goes.
But this email today, forwarded on as written by a producer asking for us to price a "red package" and "editing" is really nice -
A colleague of mine is trying to set up a commercial shoot for a local restaurant and asked me to do some preliminary pricing research from different production companies in town. We want one day of shooting, shooting at the restaurant only, and we will probably need a voice over. Could you give me a estimated quote for this type of project? Look forward to hearing from you."