I will be soon starting to collaborate on a regular basis with a post studio based in another country. The job is clear: I will be mostly working on Foley, Dialogue and Backgrounds on 10 episodes for an upcoming animated TV series. On top of that there might be additional sound design work I will be asked to do for trailers and promos. All from my London home-studio.
At the moment, they want to hire me as a freelancer rather then any other type or full employment contract. My role will even involve flying there a bunch of times to work on location with their team who I have already worked with in the last 3 weeks.
This is my real first full payed job in the field (all my experience has been done with volunteer work) so I am quite lost with rates and so forth. To make things even more complicated I must take into account that it won't quite be a "typical" one shot freelance gig sort of thing. It's a full on collaboration over a period of several months.
What kind of contract should I look for; what kind of rates and how much do you think it's most suited for a role like this? Should I rate per day, week or month?
In my inexperience, I feel asking for a standard freelance rate ( of?!) it's not suited as it would end up being a lot more of what an in-house sound designer takes in a studio.
I am talking about UK rates.
Thank you very much everyone!