Rates and Project Lengths for Film. & Motion Freelancers

The most comprehensive study on freelancer day rates and project lengths in the UK Film & Motion industry, by the country's leading marketplace of premium talent.

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YunoJuno is committed to providing a new level of transparency to both freelancers and companies alike. The following data is from our 2019/20 Freelancer Rates Report - a study based on over 25,000 bookings on the YunoJuno platform in 2019.

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Data for rates in the film & motion category

The most common rate range was £250-350 per day for those working in the film & motion discipline; with the average earning of £352, an increase of over 5% from the previous year. The top 10% of day rates was £425 per day. With the averages and top 10% rates being near to one another, this demonstrates that there are more standardised rates for freelancers in the sector.

Understand your worth to the team and to the producer. Trying to get a rough idea of the budget - there’s nothing worse than realising that you haven’t negotiated hard enough and other freelancers around you are getting paid a lot more for the same work.

Anthony Le - Editor & Motion Designer
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Data for project lengths in the creative category

The average project length within creative in 2019 was 9 working days per project, with even the top 10% being just 20 working days. Project tasks for freelancers are more clearly defined in the category, and require freelancers to develop longer lasting relationships with clients to ensure repeat work.

I personally prefer shorter projects as that usually breeds more variety and challenges. Anything from 2-5 days. It does usually depend on the type of project and the scope and intricacy of it.

Nick Kyriakides- Video Editor, Motion Graphics, Visual FX
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