How much to charge for master files?


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Hi everyone.



I am an animator and a client here made reference to maybe wanting the original master video file.



How do you go about figuring a price for this?



I’m sure it depends on the project, so I will give a few details.



Client sent me one picture to animate.

I needed to split this picture into layers, animate a certain part (using animation software), then process and add effects with video editing.

Consequently, I now have three ‘master’ files:

  • one from photoshop
  • one from the animation software
  • one from video editing ( camtasia)



    Length of video is about 30 seconds if that matters, and I charged 7 gigs.



    Anyone out there have any ideas?



    Thanks