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Whether you start your freelancing career as a calculated choice or land there by accident-you’re in good company. Up to 35 percent of the American economy is made up of independent contractors. Together, these workers have earned a respectable $1 trillion in the past year alone.
Graham Nolte, a DP (and so much more), shares tips and advice he’s learned from freelancing:
Thousands of thoughts are running through a freelancer’s mind during a project. “I need to plan this project to details. How do I get the perfect aerial shot? How do I promote it on social media? Oh snap, I forgot to reply to a message.” Your mind becomes a complete mess and you cannot make sense of all thoughts you get. In other words - you’re utterly distracted and you need to do something about it, since that state of being affects your productivity levels.
My husband/partner and I have operated our San Diego video production company together since 1982. So after hundreds of video shoots throughout three-plus decades, we have learned what to look for when we need to hire an extra hand or two. But for those of you who are maybe looking to hire a freelancer for the first time, and you want to hire the best, here are five tips to keep in mind as you search.
As a video producer or production company, booking a local freelancer for your client-facing shoot is not a task to take lightly. Book the wrong person and you’ll be in quite a jam. Going through the freelance hiring process is half like giving a job interview, and half selling the crew member on the excitement of the project. So it’s certainly both an art and a science. After booking for hundreds of outside freelance crew members, I’ve assembled six key items to look for to avoid disaster and make your out-of-town production a success.
by featured blog contributor, Jeremy PinckertIn working as a director and also as an owner of a video production company for 10 years, there are many different categories of relationships I have experienced. There is the all-crucial client relationship. Then there’s the relationship between collaborating colleagues. There is a certain dynamic between myself and staff employees. And finally, there is the relationship I develop with vendors and freelancers. This last relationship with freelancers is one I want to look at from the perspective of my experiences from both sides of the coin.
Getting your foot in the door and into a production company can be frustrating when you’re just starting out in your career. Even if you’ve got a tremendous amount of talent, many production companies have their pick of experienced candidates, and often won’t consider what you have to offer. Don’t give up though-many producers start out as freelancers, taking on one-off projects until they have the experience to join an established company or create their own business. The “gig economy” is booming, and it’s easier than ever to start a freelancing career. In fact, 35% of the American workforce was made up of freelancers in October of 2016-numbers that are only continuing to grow. Freelancing can help you gain experience, build a reputation, and bring in some cash. Who knows, you may like the experience so much that you decide to work for yourself forever! With that said, starting a successful freelancing career doesn’t mean you put up a website and wait for clients to come to you. It takes hard work and consistency to make it work. Here are 5 tips for getting started and becoming a great freelance producer, photographer, or other production professional!
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Long gone are the days of graduating college, finding a suitable desk job, and retiring after 30 years of working at the same company. The Recession of 2008 forced many professionals out of the corporate mold, demanding them to rethink what the road to success could be. The rise of online networking and smartphones paved the way for a new marketplace for employment: the gig economy.
Everyone today has a smart phone and simple access to upload their videos to websites and social media channels. But skilled video professionals with higher end equipment still reign supreme when it comes to quality. And with the growing need for live video, there are more opportunities and money on the table.