I care more about pushing the boundaries of the story to create a visual texture rather than picking up a big paycheck or shooting on the latest camera. Being older than most Cinematographers who answer ads on job sites my priorities are different. That is why I give a portion of my day rate back to my Camera and G&E department budgets. This allows production to rent a camera that best suits the needs of the story or it can help to pay for that extra piece of gear to get us closer to our desired look. And as an extra effort, to make the locations a character, if the budget allows, we might be able to take some of the Camera/G&E dollars and put it towards Production Design.
The follow is included in my day rate at no extra cost:
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