The next time a client comes to you with a quick job, save yourself time and aggravation by sending them a Short Design Contract to be signed BEFORE you start working. The doc. is basically an abbreviated contract confirming the scope of the job, the schedule, fees to paid and essential terms and conditions. Use this style of contract for quick jobs or where a full-blown contract would make the client apprehensive.Edit Summary
Project Title/Description: FAIR Animated Video
Animator: Matthew Jedrzejewski
Project Manager: Joey Seales
Confirmation of Engagement
Schedule: Pre-Production & Commencement: , Animation Production: , Final Delivery video file(s):
Copyright Usage: The rights granted to Client are for the exhibition of the Final Video in its original form. License: Exclusivity:,
Revisions: Revisions may be made only by the Client during the Production phase. Additional fees will be charged for revisions made after Production revisions, and for additions to project scope.
Payment Schedule: upon project commencement, remaining upon project completion.
Payment Terms: Payment due days from issuance of invoice.
Cancellation Fees: In the event of Cancellation, will be compensated for services performed through the date of cancellation in the amount of a prorated portion of the fees due. Upon cancellation all rights to the work revert to the PROJECT MANAGER and all original art must be returned, including sketches, comps, or other preliminary materials.
Permissions and Releases: The Client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless against any and all claims, costs, and expenses, including attorney's fees, due to materials included in the Project at the request of the Client for which no copyright permission or privacy release was requested, or for which uses exceed the uses allowed pursuant to a permission or release.
Miscellaneous: This Agreement shall be binding upon the parties, their heirs, successors, assigns, and personal representatives. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding of the parties. Its terms can be modified only by a writing signed by both parties, except that the Client may authorize expenses or revisions orally. Any dispute arising out of this agreement will be resolved by negotiation between the parties. If they are unable to resolve the dispute, either party may commence mediation and/ or binding arbitration through appropriate channels. A waiver of a breach of any of the provisions of this Agreement shall not be construed as a continuing waiver of other breaches of the same or other provisions. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of Australia and the state of Queensland, and courts of such state shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue.
This Agreement must be signed and returned before Project Manager can schedule or begin this job.
Project Manager Signature
Print Project Manager: Joey Seales
Animator: Joey Seales