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Question on pay for theater audio work
Old 6th February 2009
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Question on pay for theater audio work

Hi everyone Im new to the boards and was trying to find a good place to post this question. I am a recent grad from a sound arts studio and have begun doing some audio work. My next gig is working the audio boards for a theater play my contract that I need to sign says that I will be payed 150 dollars for my work but my big issue is the amount of time I have to put into the session which comes out to around 48 hours of work. This seems very low, and I was wondering if anyone had any info on theater work and how pay goes along with it.
Old 6th February 2009
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it depends on whether you are the sound designer or the sound operator. Also consider the size for the theatre.

As an op its not uncommon in UK to be paid £120 a day. The day is as long as it needs to be, so if you have a short run with long days its not great money, if the run is longer and everyone settles into their roles the call is often only for the show and you end up working 3 hours for the same money as you were for 12 hour days at the start. The joy of a daily rate versus an hourly rate.!
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