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A guide to freelance video crew rates

Crew Scout makes it easy for businesses and video crew to connect & collaborate on projects together. Clients and video crew can set and negotiate pricing directly – creating flexible relationships no matter what your stage.


Customers can find & hire crew via a number of ways including posting a project to the network or browsing the crew directory and inviting specific crew you like to pitch for your project.

Day rate

Pay per day or half day for your freelancer

Sample video crew rates (Sydney / Melbourne)


Camera Operator

Video Editor

Sound Recordist

Cinematographer / DP

Half day (Ex GST)

$400 – $550

$300 – $400

$400 – $500

$700 – $1000

Full day (Ex GST)

$650 – $850

$450 – $600

$550 – $700

$1300 – $1600

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Project costs

Project costs to deliver a finished video

Videographer rate guide (shoot + edit)

If you’re looking for a videographer to shoot & edit content into a finished video then this video calculator can give you an indication of costs.

Production company cost guide

If you’re looking for a production company to create your content, this calculator can give you an indication of costs.