I produce laser shows and consider myself competent to go out on site either with a live setup or with a show that I have done in advance and deliver a good looking (and safe) show to a client. Some of these clients are large household names and major events. I work freelance for lighting companies in the UK and Ireland but never direct for the client. I am reaching the point where I can produce shows of very high quality. But how much do I charge? Is there a going industry rate per 12 hour day or should everything I do be on one, flat hourly rate? I need to find this out but its never spoken about! How much should I be expecting after an 8.30am start when I still at the venue getting out at 1am the following day? Whats the going rate to sit and programme a show (per day or per minute of show)? Even just a ballpark figure would be of help.