"I don't have the budget right now, but I might do for future jobs, could you do this one for me for free and..."
What often ends this sentence is predictable but can often be insulting and, at times, infuriating. As a freelance videographer it's something I often hear, more times than I actually get offered a financial reward in exchange for my services. I would say that the video and film industry is in a race to the bottom, but that would be suggesting that we're not already there, when in actual fact we're in the basement. We've gone subterranean when it comes to getting paid to do our jobs.http://chrisleydon.com/blog/2013/9/11/video-production-the-race-to-the-bottom