Nick, thank you for that link. I’ve never used upwork. I was lead to believe it was like fiverr. Which is more hobbyist to semi pro looking to build a portfolio. Anthony looks like a great option. I would still wonder if he has his own gear. At that price I would say that he doesn’t. The work he does is good and see his strengths in the editing and motion graphics. Color correction and exposure is a bit off but the end product on the whole is good.
Mark, Anthony seams like a good option. Price is about as low as it goes without going with a kid straight out of collage. I would be sure to find out the cost of him manning one camera. Audio would be a feed from your audio board that feed the PA System. I would also highly recommend getting a wide shot second camera that is unattended. This will beef up the rental cost but will save you in the edit. It will also not bulk up your freelancer cost. I’ve worked with other camera men that don’t mind setting up a second camera, especially if they are the ones that are going to do the edit. Keep in mind some placement for the cameras. I don’t know how big your location is but if it’s to big remember the closer you are to stage the lest money you will spend on wide angle lens too. At least for the manned camera.
If it’s a one day event and a day of editing individual l session clips, I don’t see it being more than $1500.
Anything cheaper and you will be at risk for not capturing what you what. If you really wanted to you could set up a hand full of go pros for a wide and each position on stage. Get the audio department to record the audio. Then pay a pro to edit. In the end you will save some rental money the camera op on show day but you will also be adding in edit time and adding something that you will have to manage on top of all the other event management.
I hope I have helped give you some insight.
Please let me know if I can help further