Contractual : This is where you sign a contract before you start the job to agree payment/how you will be paid, time period, give specific details of what they want – the specifics, what they might provide you.

Advantages: Its an agreement to you that you are going to get paid and you can plan ahead as well as protects you. It’s good for the company as it is very detailed and gives specifics that aren’t to be negotitated.

Disadvantages: If you dont stick to the contract their will be problems, usualy ending up with you not recieving pay (reductions in pay + bad word of mouth in the future). Even if you have something unexpected happen you still have to stick to the contract and have to produce since you have signed the contract.

Negotiated: Try and get more money, or a fair amount. Negotiate the deadline – is it realistic can you meet the deadline. How much is it actually going to cost to do this job, does the pay make it worthwhile. Negotiating these things will be easier when you have done this sort of thing a few times as you know how long it will take to do things. Might be a good idea to ask around to see how long it takes other people.

Formal and Informal Briefs: Formal brief is set fairly set in stone this is what they want, you’ve got to go and do that. Informal briefs ask for you to work together with them to perhaps give back creative ideas.

Commission: When someone approaches you and pays/asks you to complete something for them – you might then go into a contract. They might have unrealistic expectations for you. A downside of being asked directly is that you might find yourself doing the same stuff over and over and they can also compare to your last work. its easier to get a bigger budget when on commission because they like you and the work you do and they are backing you to complete the job.

Tender: You come up with how much it will cost to complete an idea, you sort of have to guess what the budget is. (its a bit like bidding) You bid would have to be better, more favourable than others. You are trying to give the best pitch in order to get the job.

Competition: You’re posting up im going to make a film with these techniques in order to make something. The best idea etc will get the job. The amount of budget isnt fixed and they would usually have a good idea of what they want. Quite short turn around jobs.

Reading a Brief: What do you need to consider what do you look out for. Be really clear in what they are after. Make sure you both have the same idea in what you are doing. You have to think it through, only agree to do stuff that you realistically can do.

Negotiating the Brief: Its about talking to the clint finding where the slack is. Most clients will be happy to give you all the work and expect you to turn it around. You have to find out how much they want. upload previews and get them to give you feedback before handing the final edit. You want the client to come out of the job being pleased with your performance.

consultation with client, degree of discretion in interpreting brief, contraints (legal ethical regulatory) They want you to represent them not yourself so things like gender equality + racial equality ( i/e use 1 male actor 1 female, Have a diversity in ethnicity etc), negotiate amendments to proposed final product (agree in advanced what you are going to do if they dont like the final product Рi.e i will do this by this time and give you a chance to give notes on improvements  then i will produce the final product for this time and if you dont like it after that you will have to pay me this much extra for this work, amendments to budget Рare you going to charge me extra, are there any hidden costs. If you stick to the budget and deliever on time you will most likely get good word of mouth from the client. Propose extra things to the client that you think will be good instead of springing the idea on them later on in the project, amendments to condition fees Рopportunities, identify opportunities for self-development and new skills and propose extra skills that you can do.