I'm going to be working a gig for a month as a sound recorder with an employer I've worked with before. We have agreed on a fee for the days planned and what my responsibilities will be. This has all been agreed in emails.
I would like to get him to sign a contract, but in some ways feel that it might sour the relationship and create and air of distrust. In my mind this director would see it as not being able to take his word for it whilst also seeming like an insult, disrespect...or what have you.
What do you folks out there think? Have any of you been burned?
The definitive question is: I would like to know how well an email can stand up as a 'type' of proof of the working terms that were agreed by both parties.
Hope there's some kind folks out there that can help.