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email: info@mastershotfilms.com

phone: TIGHT-LIGHT 

(844.485.4448)

Brooklyn,NY

MSF

F. A. Q.

IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE ABOUT HOW THIS COLLABORATION BETWEEN MASTERSHOT FILMS, CONTRACTORS, AND CLIENTS, WILL WORK.  THIS FAQ WILL PROVIDE ANSWERS TO  GENERAL QUESTIONS AND HELP US HELP OUR CLIENTS. PLEASE EMAIL TOM WITH QUESTIONS/CONCERNS THAT SHOULD BE ADDRESSED. 

CALENDAR / BOOKINGS

OUR SHARED GOOGLE CALENDAR IS TO BE SHARED AMONGST OUR BELOW GROUP TO INDICATE WHO IS BOOKED ON WHICH SHOOT, AS WELL AS WITH WHICH VAN. 

COLOR CODING MAKE ENTIRES EASY FOR US TO KNOW WHO IS IN CHARGE OF EACH SHOOT AT A QUICK GLANCE. 

SHOOTS LABELED IN YELLOW ARE SOFT HOLDS, AWAITING TO BE BOOKED/RELEASED. 


TOM WILL BE LISTED IN RED
ANDREA WILL BE LISTED IN ORANGE
DAVID WILL BE LISTED IN GREEN
MIKE WILL BE LISTED IN BLUE

THE "NOTES" SECTION OF EACH CALENDAR ENTRY WILL CONTAIN INFO: SHOOT LOCATION, GAFFER, GRIP, WHICH VAN WILL BE USED, WHICH PACKAGE WILL BE USED.  

INVOICING

CONTRACTORS INVOICING FOR THEIR LABOR

 

ALL MSF CONTRACTORS SHALL INVOICE TOM DIRECTLY UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE. 

PLEASE SEND YOUR INVOICE TO TOM WHILE YOU ARE ON SET. 

ALL INVOICES SHALL BE SENT TO MASTERSHOTFILMS@BILL.COM

YOUR INVOICES MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFO: 

  • NAME

  • JOB NAME 

  • JOB DATE

  • PRODUCER'S NAME & EMAIL

  • DP'S NAME & EMAIL

  • INVOICE NUMBER

  • AMOUNT OWED

  • ANY OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES W/ PHOTO OF RECEIPT - GAS FOR VAN, TOLLS, METERS, ETC. 

ALL PAYMENTS SHALL BE ISSUED WITHIN 30 DAYS (HOPEFULLY SOONER) AND PAID THROUGH BILL.COM

HOW DOES MASTERSHOT FILMS INOVOICE ITS CLIENTS?

MASTERSHOT FILMS INVOICE ITS CLIENTS ON THE SAME DAY OF THE SHOOT. SUBMITTING INVOICES IN A TIMELY FASHION HELPS PRODUCERS CLOSE THEIR ACCOUNTS FASTER  PREVENTS THEM FROM NEEDING TO WAIT ON LATE INVOICES TO PROCESS PAYMENT TO ALL OF THEIR VENDORS & CONTRACTORS. 

WHEN A CLIENT RECEIVES AN INVOICE, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO: 

  • view itemized list of expenses (labor, equipment, van transport, parking, etc.)

  • issue immediate payment by credit card/wire transfer

  • always inform customers that our preferred method of payment is by credit card 

CONTRACTOR

PAYMENT / OVERTIME 

ALL MSF CONTRACTORS ARE ON A 12HR DAY. MOST OF OUR SHOOTS CLOCK IN AROUND 10HR DAYS, BUT WE WILL OCCASIONALLY NEED TO DO A 12HR SHIFT. 

SHOOTING DAYS

DRIVER - YOUR DAY BEGINS AT THE TIME YOU PICK UP VAN @ GARAGE

NON-DRIVER - DAY BEGINS WHEN YOU ARRIVE ON SET

ALL MSF CONTRACTORS SHOULD ARRIVE ON SET 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO CALLTIME TO START UNLOADING THEIR VAN. 

JOB EXPENSES

ANY EXPENSES INCURRED DURING THE SHOOT SHOULD BE MADE ON THE COMPANY CARD IN THE VAN. IF ADDITIONAL EXPENSES ARE MADE WITH CONTRACTOR'S PERSONAL CARD/CASH, GET AUTHORIZATION FROM TOM AND SNAP PICTURE OF RECEIPT TO ADD TO YOUR FINAL INVOICE. 

BONUS OPORTUNITIES

WE SHOULD ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT TO ADD NEW CLIENTS TO OUR ROSTER- MORE REPEAT CLIENTS = MORE WORK FOR US ALL. WE CAN DO THIS FACE TO FACE, VIA EMAIL, OR THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA. 


BONUS 1: REFFERALS 
ANY RECOMMENDATIONS YOU MAKE TO PRODUCERS OR DP'S THAT LEAD TO A DIRECT BOOKING OF ONE OF OUR PACKAGES, MSF WILL TACK ON A ONE-TIME PAYMENT OF $250 TO YOUR DAY RATE. 

BONUS 2: WEEKEND SHOOTS

 IF YOU HEAR OF A NEW DP/PRODUCER THAT NEEDS HELP ON A SHOOT OVER A WEEKEND (SAT & SUN), I CAN OFFER YOU MY ENTIRE VAN AND LIGHTING PACKAGE FOR $699/DAY. YOU CAN QUOTE PRODUCTION HOWEVER MUCH YOU WANT FOR YOUR LABOR AND MSF EQUIPMENT PACKAGE.  ONCE THE PRODUCTION PAYS THE BILL, MSF WILL SUBTRACT THE $699 FROM THE TOTAL AND PAY YOU THE REST. 

BONUS 3: SOCIAL MEDIA PIC OF THE WEEK

ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO PROMOTE THE BUSINESS AND ATTRACT NEW CLIENTS IS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA. STARTING MARCH 2018, I'LL BE SELECTING 2 PICTURES PER WEEK FROM MSF EMPLOYEES. THE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WINNING PHOTO WILL GET $75/WEEK FOR THE BEST PHOTO OF MSF EQUIPMENT IN ACTION. THE RUNNER UP WILL EARN $25/WEEK.

GUIDELINES:

  • EMAIL PICS TO TOM@MASTERSHOTFILMS.COM

  • INCLUDE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WHATS HAPPENING IN THE PHOTO

  • TAG THE DP / PRODUCER / DIRECTOR IN THE DESCRIPTION

  • TAG WHATEVER BRANDS ARE RELEVANT TO THE PHOTO